Children & Youth

Immersive ocean education experiences

Education > Children and Youth Programs

Children and Youth Programs are immersive ocean education experiences that foster love for our oceans through fun and interactive activities. The team engages over 9,000 children, youth and families in marine science annually.

Our team of educators are passionate about inspiring the next generation of young leaders. Our approach is supported by the accepted social science assertions that adults develop concern for the environment based on experiences of awe and wonder as a child.

Children and Youth Programs

Camps & Clubs

Programs embrace nature play, science, art and hands-on experiences to foster a love of our natural world.

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Evening Programs

Choose one of five programs for your group to explore through hands-on, inquiry based activities, experiments and exploration.

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Birthday Parties

Participants tour the Aquarium with an experienced educator and engage in a multisensory exploration of the BC intertidal zone in our Wet Lab.

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Youth Leadership

A variety of opportunities including YouthToSea, multi-day learning journeys, and leadership programs, which highlight conservation, sustainability and advocacy to mentor the next generation of ocean champions.

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“AquaCamps are the best because we learn all about marine life and how to take care of the ocean. I learned that the sea turtle only eats green food like broccoli, spinach and kale. The camp leaders always have exciting games like sea star tag and camouflage. AquaCamps are a lot of fun!”

– Cole, Age 6 – AquaCamper since 2013