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Ucluelet Aquarium

#2 of 27 things to do in Ucluelet Features Animals
180 Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-2782
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Touch and feel

My kids had a excellent afternoon touching and feeling the animals in this aquarium. The octopus... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MKoNetherlands
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Netherlands
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Loved the hands on exhibit

Nice little acquarium. It was a good opportunity to see what's below the surface. They have an... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Allison L
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Grand Haven, United States
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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180 Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 250-726-2782

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My kids had a excellent afternoon touching and feeling the animals in this aquarium. The octopus was very impressive so were the big fish and jellyfish.

Thank MKoNetherlands
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice little acquarium. It was a good opportunity to see what's below the surface. They have an exhibit where you can touch the urchins and starfish. Worth the visit.

Thank Allison L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We got to see them feed the octopus. There was a sea lion in the harbor. The displays are full of colorful creatures and the staff is super helpful.

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have aquariums for touching sea creatures. Very knowledgeable staff on hand and eager to explain exhibits. Best of all they release all the animals every 6 months and get new ones.

Thank Carla A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely a place to visit if you have kids and are in Ucluelet. We spent about an hour at the Aquarium but you have the option to keep the receipt and come back later in the day. The kids enjoyed all of the...More

Thank Sundsetk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited possibly the worlds only "catch and release" aquarium with three kids (9, 7 and 5). The 'touch tanks' were awesome and all three of them got stuck in. The volunteer staff were friendly and knowledgable plus we even saw a seal in the harbour...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see up close, great catch and release program. There are a ton of touch pool opportunities in this aquarium compared to similar ones I have been to. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Worth a return visit anytime we are in the area hiking!

Thank Lbroome705
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really a lovely spot, most animals are accessible to kids. Great staff, fabulous attitude. We'd go back for sure.

Thank R G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place today and it is just fantastic! So good for kids and adults alike. Although quite small it is so interactive and interesting we spent ages there. The staff are very knowledgeable and keen for you to ask questions. Fantastic job they are...More

Thank Glossop_Girl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little aquarium. With a good catch and release program. The octopus they had in was amazing but it was over all a little small. Has a lot of local sea life and you can learn about them. Overall cute locally run aquarium with great...More

Thank Mike S
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cubankid
20 October 2016|
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Response from checkit | Reviewed this property |
The Ucluelet Aquarium is closed seasonally for general maintenance and re-collection of our species. We close in December and re-open again in mid March.
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robert42348
18 September 2016|
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Response from Chico_Spark | Reviewed this property |
No pets allowed inside, unfortunately. Too easy for them to snag some fresh seafood from the open, low level aquariums.
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BBC48
10 April 2016|
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Response from phrzzy | Reviewed this property |
From the website: Adult $14.00 (tax incl.) Child (4 - 17) $7.00 (tax incl.) Student/Senior $10.00 (tax incl.) Annual Family Pass $50.00 + tax Annual Adult Pass $25.00 + tax Annual Student/Senior Pass $20.00 + tax Annual... More
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