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Ucluelet Aquarium

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Address: Whiskey Dock, Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-726-2782
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Come explore local marine life with all your senses! Knowledgeable staff,...

Come explore local marine life with all your senses! Knowledgeable staff, interactive demonstrations and fascinating diversity all within our new facility! Features a giant tide pool, kids play area, many touch tanks and video microscopes. Best part is that all the animals are release back into the wild at the end of the season after a short time on display. Admission: Adult $14, Child $7, Student/Senior $10. Under 4 is free. Annual passes pay for themselves in two visits! Staying for a week? Opts for a Annual Family Pass $50.00 Or Annual Adult Pass $25.00

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This is a small aquarium with lots of local animals from the sea, there are touch tanks and Guides who will answer all your questions! We even saw a seal as we left in the water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a small aquarium with lots of local animals from the sea, there are touch tanks and Guides who will answer all your questions! We even saw a seal as we left in the water outside!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A catch and release aquarium where species are caught locally and then released back after. Lots of interesting facts about local marine life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our kids loved coming here and be able to be "hand-on" and immersed in their surroundings. Staff were very knowledgable and patient with the children.

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Nanaimo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The most incredible spot for children and whole families. A great group of staff and volunteer are excellent orators. A great Board of Directors who are in tune with the staff and their knowledge, interest and care for the west coast sea life.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very small however very interactive. Ideal for children under 12. Expensive if your are all adults. You will be in and out in less then an hour. Very knowledgeable staff. Very open to answering questions. Staffed by marine biologist students.

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Peterborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the aquarium. They have a wide variety of creatures that they collect in the Spring and release at the end of the season. There is a hands on area and huge tanks with labels for display. There is a washroom and a cute gift shop as well.The staff is very friendly and you move about at your... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this was a surprise-this is a catch and release facility. you can pick up some of the starfish and anemones. the studens will give you lots of information about the animals and the area in general

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Trail, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a catch and release aquarium and a great place for people to learn and see the local marine life up close. There was numerous staffers there to answer questions.

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Thank William F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A teeny little place but worth the money. Our rather timid 7 year old was able to conquer his fears and touch anemones and urchins aplenty. Made the rest of our beach visits much more enjoyable

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This aquarium is relatively small but at the same time unique and very visitor friendly. You are allowed to touch many of the plants and animals in the tanks. Kids very much enjoyed the experience.

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