Discover the best fit for your school or community.

Saltwater aquaria and their ever-changing ecosystems are at the heart of Seaquaria programming. These aquaria provide a unique window into the local marine environment and offer a springboard for countless new learning opportunities. We offer a range of aquaria to ensure all children have the opportunity to benefit from this unique teaching tool.

Please contact us for up to date pricing information.

For assistance with booking one of our programs, please call 778-430-7585 or email us at


We offer a wide variety of engaging, experiential and place-based education programs designed to build responsible and informed environmental stewards who have an emotional connection to the world around them. Our programs encourage students to interact with their environment in novel ways, while still meeting core elements of the BC Science curriculum.

Our programs cater to all learning levels and styles, and we love creating custom programs to meet the learning needs of students. Our programs take place at three locations, noted below.

For assistance with booking one of our programs, please call 778-430-7585 or email us at

If you’d like to go ahead and book a program, please visit to complete our booking form.

Sensational Sea

Preschool- Grade 2

The Sensational Sea is designed to introduce students to the marine invertebrates, seaweed and fish species on our coast. Through hands on exploration students are able to experience the incredible biodiversity that the Pacific Northwest has to offer!

Program length: 1 hour
Cost: $140 plus GST

Great Adaptations

Grade 3 to Grade 6

Meet an animal that takes its stomach out of its body to eat lunch and another that eats using its feet! Great adaptations is all about the wacky and wonderful adaptations that marine organisms have evolved to thrive in their environment.

Program length: 1.5 hours
Cost: $150 plus GST

From Annelids to Zooplankton

Grade 5 to Grade 9

From Annelids to Zooplankton will introduce students to concepts of evolution by natural selection through a process of inquiry based scientific discovery. Students will cycle through touch basins and microscope stations and be introduced to a wide range of marine phyla!

Program length: 1.5 hours
Cost: $150 plus GST

Your Watershed and You

Grade 2 – Grade 12

Your Watershed and You is a field-based program that introduces students to a local watershed through a series of hands on activities that emphasize the pivotal role that water plays in our lives.

Program length: 1.5 hours
Cost: $150 plus GST

Watershed StewARTship

This program is offered in conjunction with the Robert Bateman Centre and is currently in redevelopment. Stay tuned for more details!

Seashells by the Seashore

Grade 2 – Grade 8

We believe that the best learning often happens outdoors and this field-based program is all about cultivating a love of learning through hands on exploration of local beaches.

Program length: 2 hours
Cost: $200 plus GST

Scientists on the Shore

Grade 9 – Grade 12

Scientists on the Shore is a field-based program designed to introduce students to basic intertidal sampling techniques and intertidal diversity.

Program length: 2 hours
Cost: $200 plus GST

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A permanent aquarium over 60 gallons in size is placed in your school.

Seaquaria staff monitor the aquarium over the school year to ensure it is healthy and happy, and that it is well stocked with local animals. Because the aquarium is always present in the school, it is a valuable tool to weave environmental awareness into the students’ everyday lives – no matter the season. Learning outcomes are met easily and in an engaging fashion. As students care for their aquarium, they build an understanding and respect for the organisms in their care, and they develop the stewardship skills essential for the preservation of our natural resources.

What’s included?
  • Seaquarium
  • Annual servicing (including set up and take down at the start and end of each school term)
  • Emergency servicing and support
  • Animals, water, and extras
  • Introductory educational program
  • Access to online database of lesson plans, creature guides, and educator resources
  • Onetime cost of tank purchase and installation: approx. $5000
  • Annual set up, servicing and stocking fee: $1600

A saltwater aquarium is placed in your school or community centre for 3-6 months at a time.

This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in experiencing Seaquaria before making a long term commitment with the purchase of a permanent aquarium.

What’s included?
  • Temporary rental Seaquarium
  • Installation and take down
  • Emergency servicing
  • Animals, water, and extras
  • Introductory program
  • Creature guides and lesson plans
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Are you planning a community celebration or an event focused on environmental awareness and conservation issues?

Let us bring the ocean to you with our Mobile Seaquarium – an interactive touch tank that gives your community an up-close and personal encounter with marine creatures great and small. Our marine educators will bring a large diversity of ocean animals from our local shores and facilitate related activities to promote environmental awareness, marine education, and community stewardship. Always a crowd-pleaser, our Mobile Seaquaria enhances learning while providing a truly unique and memorable experience.