We are the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, the premier aquarium of the Salish Sea. Our award-winning, not-for-profit facility takes a ‘hands on, hands wet’ approach to learning, and offers an unparalleled ocean experience for people of all ages.
The Centre houses 28 underwater habitats teeming with live marine life - from a giant Pacific octopus to microscopic plankton. Take a virtual trip to the seafloor in our submarine elevator, shake hands with sea stars and tickle urchins in our touch pools. Examine the enigmatic behaviors of hundreds of species as they make their home in our intricately designed exhibits. You won’t believe what you find!
While visiting the aquarium, you will be greeted by knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteer Oceaneers who will help guide your experience and help reveal the mysteries of our beautiful Salish Sea.