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Ucluelet Aquarium

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fun place to visit

The touch tanks were fun and interesting. The kids learned alot but the price could be better, was... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2012
Laura S
Little Falls, Minnesota, United States
touch tanks rock!

Went to the aquarium again this year, great new building! Lots of touch tanks, loads of eager... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2012
Ottawa, Canada
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The Ucluelet Aquarium is closed for the 2017 season. We will re-open March 1st, 2018. See you then!
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180 Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-2782
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

The touch tanks were fun and interesting. The kids learned alot but the price could be better, was expensive for a family of four to go and the overall center was small.

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Went to the aquarium again this year, great new building! Lots of touch tanks, loads of eager helpful staff. And: a Great Pacific octopus! Made for happy, educated visitors.

Thank YAvis
Reviewed 16 July 2012

they had a lot of ''touching pools'' for a hands-on sea-life experience for our toddler.

Thank NanafromCanada
Reviewed 16 July 2012

I took my kids and had to force them to leave after more than an hour. They cried to take me back. It's a good aqurium, with an awesome interactive display. Over a dozen interactive tanks, where kids can touch the marine life. A must...More

Thank shegde
Reviewed 13 July 2012

An amazing Aquarium with extremely knowledgeable staff. Learnt loads.

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 13 July 2012

Quite small but full of interest and the staff were excellent, so keen to impart their knowledge.

Thank Pensionerplus
Reviewed 13 July 2012

This is a hands on attraction. Young kids love it, they can pick up starfish, touch all sorts of 'sea things' and the young people who work there are really very knowledgeable and kid friendly.

Thank Sandie Y
Reviewed 12 July 2012

It's a touch and feel sort of place so if you have little kids they will love it! My 4 year old girl loved it. It's a great place to learn without feeling guilty since it's a catch and release place.

Thank Joseibi J
Reviewed 10 July 2012

This unique place is small but perfectly designed. The animals/fish are all caught in the sea nearby, and stay in the aquarium for the season, then are released again. We had no idea that clams, starfish and anemones could be so interesting! The staff are...More

Thank ziggy007
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Do touch the sea creatures. It will freak you out at first but it's worth it. A sea cucumber feels like a stuffed toy version of itself. The star fish look like they've been crocheted. This aquarium was one of the highlights of our visit....More

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19 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.
17 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.
9 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