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Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program

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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5R3, Canada
+1 709-864-2459
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Excellent

Tide pools outside were excellent. Able to see some creatures for the first time in the shell... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
N8308ZAcarolb
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San Jose, California
Great for young families

I brought my girls (age 2 and 4) here a few days ago and they loved the touch tank. They're allowed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
yrd79
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Montreal, Canada
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OCEAN SCIENCES CENTRE, PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM Touch Tank/Seal Tours- All Ages! Come dip your hands into our salt water touch tank. Explore the underwater world of Newfoundland’s local sea creatures’ hands on! Also be sure to visit our resident harp seals Babette, Tyler, and Deane! Open June 1st-Sept. 10am-5pm daily, rain or shine 7 days a week. Free Admission! (Donations Accepted)
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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5R3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tide pools outside were excellent. Able to see some creatures for the first time in the shell, very nice and knowledgeable

Thank N8308ZAcarolb
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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review of our free program. Hope you come again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I brought my girls (age 2 and 4) here a few days ago and they loved the touch tank. They're allowed to hold the sea stars, crabs and everything else. It's in a beautiful spot right on the ocean, with access to the East Coast...More

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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank-you for your great review of our free Public Education Program. Hope you visit again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We LOVED our visit to the ocean science centre. The kids and my mother (72) enjoyed the touch tank and learning about all the species within it. Then to watch the seals interact with the staff and hear about the research and understanding that is...More

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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your GREAT review of our program. We have an amazing team of marine interpreters! Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Other than an outdoor touch tank where you can touch and have an idea of the marine life in the Atlantic, and seeing some seals up close with opportunities to feed them, there isn't much to do here. Kids may find it fascinating, though.

Thank Avidesh S
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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Its a free outdoor program so it is difficult to add attractions with limited space and budget. Hope you enjoyed your time and visit us again.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

If you flew in from the east this is what you would have flown over. This is a great spot to get on the East Coast Trail, and the exhibit is a great place to get acquainted with some of the creatures that live in...More

Thank Riley S
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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thanks for your review of our location. We love seeing visitors to our site during the summer and it is a great thing to do for free!

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Even during the off season it is worth the trip. Where do you see seals only a few feet away from you. If your lucky you will get there at feeding time.

Thank Steve W
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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thanks for your review! We are now open for the season, 10am to 5pm daily (7 days a week rain or shine) so make sure to drop back for a visit.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Great place with cute seals. Can't wait to see the touch tank when it's open! New viewing deck and touch tank look awesome

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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thanks for your great review! We are now open 10am to 5pm daily (7 days a week, rain or shine). Make sure to drop back for a visit.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

This is a great spot to visit touch tanks for free (you can also go to touch tanks at the Petty Harbour mini aquarium but there you have to pay) but then there are also the 3 harp seals. It's nice to combine this with...More

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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for your wonderful review of our location and our summer education program. Yes, Trip Advisor does not allow me to say it is open seasonally, unfortunately. So, yes, if you would like to visit we Open June 1st until Sept but you can visit...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Take the time to walkabout and visit this site if time allows, you won't be disappointed, especially if you have kids in tow.

Thank JRGBonavistaS
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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for your wonderful review! Hopefully you will drop back in the summer to visit the sea creatures on display in our outdoor visitors program.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

The Ocean Sciences center is mainly a research facility. They do have limited school and public displays, but only in season (summer time). Be sure to check their site before planning a trip! BUT you can visit the seals 24/7/365. It's about a 30 minute...More

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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

So glad you enjoying vising our site. Thanks for the wonderful review and hopefully we will see you again. Yes, the site does not allow for us to enter our seasonal operation hours. Hopefully this is something I can fix or work around.

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Ashley C
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Our invertebrate touch tank and fish view tanks are wheeler chair accessible, however, our seal visitors platform in not wheelchair accessible BUT we can make arrangements for those in wheelchairs to view the seals from a... More
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