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Bedford Institute of Oceanography

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Princess Margaret Blvd near Windmill Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 1A1, Canada
+1 902-426-2373
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World-class Scientific Institute

Annually, the Institute opens its door to the public and makes a lot of effort to show what is... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
WintergreenFarm
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Nova Scotia
Good Tour

Very interesting to see all the work going on in researching our oceans. the touch area for the... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
RichardOliver2014
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Kentville, Canada
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Princess Margaret Blvd near Windmill Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 1A1, Canada
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Annually, the Institute opens its door to the public and makes a lot of effort to show what is does. Seven separate federal agencies work from there so you can see cutting edge technology as well as pick up and get to know some pretty...More

Thank WintergreenFarm
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Very interesting to see all the work going on in researching our oceans. the touch area for the children was a highlight for my kids

1  Thank RichardOliver2014
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great open house for children to learn... as well as us adults. Touch Tank, Scientists and friendly staff..

Thank rob19321
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is a must stop for anyone with the love of nature or environment. The knowledge possessed by the scientists in the building was phenomenal.

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is a government research station and is very professionally run. You need to phone the centre to arrange a visit. A guide escorts you around the centre and are really geared up for children to learn about conservation of our environment. At the end...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 12 July 2016

A great spot to visit. Very informative, interesting displays. A fantastic opportunity to touch some of the local ocean critters!

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 20 April 2016

BIO is a very impressive experience,from the free tours ,and to see what we have in our ocean in the Maritimes,,,,,,It will blow your mind to see the colored lobsters ,,,,the variety of fish,and the shell fish that we have here in our province, i...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Read about this in a NS travel mag...Canada's largest oceanography research centre. Very informative, small intimate tour, Anicka was a fabulous tour guide. Teenage daughters had a blast picking up all the lobsters, crabs, etc. Call ahead to reserve a FREE tour.

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 July 2015

I've been visiting since I was a little girl, now at 17 I still enjoy every visit. The exhibits are largely permanent, Titanic, the Gully, etc. but the live galleries will give you something new to expect every visit. They have a number of touch...More

Thank Misheru_Misaki
Reviewed 2 July 2015

A number of Federal Government Departments or Agencies have a presence here including Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Environment Canada the Canadian Coast Guard, the Canadian Hydrographic Services and Natural Resources Canada. Researchers also work in partnership with Universities and the private sector. Tours are sometimes...More

3  Thank Brian T
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