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Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program

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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5R3, Canada
+1 709-864-2459
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Nice Spot

If you flew in from the east this is what you would have flown over. This is a great spot to get on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Riley S
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Seals up close

Even during the off season it is worth the trip. Where do you see seals only a few feet away from... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Steve W
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OCEAN SCIENCES CENTRE, PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM Touch Tank/Seal Tours- All Ages! Come dip your hands into our salt water touch tank. Explore the underwater world of Newfoundland’s local sea creatures’ hands on! Also be sure to visit our resident harp seals Babette, Tyler, and Deane! Open June 1st-Sept. 10am-5pm daily, rain or shine 7 days a week. Free Admission! (Donations Accepted)
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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5R3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you flew in from the east this is what you would have flown over. This is a great spot to get on the East Coast Trail, and the exhibit is a great place to get acquainted with some of the creatures that live in...More

Thank Riley S
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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review of our location. We love seeing visitors to our site during the summer and it is a great thing to do for free!

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Even during the off season it is worth the trip. Where do you see seals only a few feet away from you. If your lucky you will get there at feeding time.

Thank Steve W
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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thanks for your review! We are now open for the season, 10am to 5pm daily (7 days a week rain or shine) so make sure to drop back for a visit.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Great place with cute seals. Can't wait to see the touch tank when it's open! New viewing deck and touch tank look awesome

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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thanks for your great review! We are now open 10am to 5pm daily (7 days a week, rain or shine). Make sure to drop back for a visit.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This is a great spot to visit touch tanks for free (you can also go to touch tanks at the Petty Harbour mini aquarium but there you have to pay) but then there are also the 3 harp seals. It's nice to combine this with...More

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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for your wonderful review of our location and our summer education program. Yes, Trip Advisor does not allow me to say it is open seasonally, unfortunately. So, yes, if you would like to visit we Open June 1st until Sept but you can visit...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Take the time to walkabout and visit this site if time allows, you won't be disappointed, especially if you have kids in tow.

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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for your wonderful review! Hopefully you will drop back in the summer to visit the sea creatures on display in our outdoor visitors program.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

The Ocean Sciences center is mainly a research facility. They do have limited school and public displays, but only in season (summer time). Be sure to check their site before planning a trip! BUT you can visit the seals 24/7/365. It's about a 30 minute...More

1  Thank Mary A. K
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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

So glad you enjoying vising our site. Thanks for the wonderful review and hopefully we will see you again. Yes, the site does not allow for us to enter our seasonal operation hours. Hopefully this is something I can fix or work around.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Our visit to the Ocean Science Centre was very fun and educational. It is a must for those with children. The touch tank along with the educational guide makes this fun for all ages. The seals seem very happy and content swimming around in their...More

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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thanks for your great review of the program.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Very interesting research learn about seals and about sea life in general.very well informed staff. Free admission. Great for kids to interact

Thank ray l
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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thanks for your great review of our program and staff.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were told about this quaint spot by the crew on Iceberg Quest. It apparently is not a well advertised spot. It is not far from Signal Hill. We enjoyed the touch tank and watching the Harbour seals. Although that was all there was to...More

Thank Judy R
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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks for your review of our program and location. We are a very small free education program supported by the University and it is nice to see new visitors to the area.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Brought my kids here yesterday, loved the touch tank. They were being shy, but the staff engaged them. We came here before, but we were lucky enough to watch the seals being fed. Can't believe it's free, but I wish we were allowed access to...More

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OSCLogyBay, Manager at Ocean Sciences Centre Marine Public Education Program, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thanks for your great review of our program. Unfortunately, there are no public tours of the buildings. It is mostly working research labs and not very interesting for visitors.

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