(siːˈkwɛərɪə ) noun

Seaa body of salt water not as large as an ocean and often nearly surrounded by land

Aquaria. a transparent tank of water in which fish and other water creatures and plants are kept


In your Classroom.

Bring the ocean into your classroom! Our classroom programs are designed to inspire and support responsible and informed environmental stewards and citizen scientists. Students are encouraged to interact with their environment in respectful and novel ways. 

Seaquaria in your classroom comes in a multi-series program, the Salish Sea Safari, and in short form programs that run between 1.5 to 2 hours. We offer our short form programs in the classroom, virtually, and on field trips.

Follow the “Explore Programs” link to see what we can bring into your classroom. 

For assistance with booking one of our programs, please email us at

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In your School.

Bring the ocean into your school year-round! At the heart of our Seaquaria in Schools program are saltwater aquaria and their ever-changing ecosystems.  These aquaria are a unique teaching tool available to the entire school that provides a window into our local marine environment. Use your “Seaquarium” as a springboard for countless new learning opportunities and safe space for students. 

This program is on hiatus for the school year 2022 to 2023.

Please contact us to be added on the waitlist. We are offering the Salish Sea Safari, a new multi session, hands on program in lieu. Follow the “Explore Programs” link above. 

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In your Community.

Hosting a community event? Or a lunch and learn for your staff? Trying to bring more environmental awareness into your sports event? Want to register your kids in a fun and engaging summer camp? Let us bring the ocean into your community! 

We offer:

  • Summer Camps in the Esquimalt Gorge Park in July and August – click “learn more” below for more information and to register!
  • A mobile touch tank, also known as the mobile Seaquarium that features an interactive display stocked with local marine life.
  • Multi-phylum display that includes live organisms from a variety of marine animal groups such as echinoderms, molluscs, cnidarians, etc. 
  • Virtual and in-person presentations 
  • Field trips to the Gorge Waterway Nature House and local beaches

Book us for an event by following the link below!  

Our mobile Seaquarium is on hiatus until further notice. Please contact us to be added to on our waitlist. Our scaled down display is available. 


Stream to Sea is a Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) program. Seaquaria is working with DFO to deliver and coordinate Stream to Sea in Southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. This program features: classroom salmonid incubation tanks, storm drain marking activities, and various salmon presentations by Seaquaria educators. The Stream to Sea education program aims to ensure that children have healthy streams and seas in the future. 

If you would like to join the Southern Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands’ Stream to Sea program, please email us at 

Not sure who to contact for your region? Follow the link to the DFO website.