Dive Deeper Into Learning in our Aquatic Discovery Centre

Want to learn even more about the science of marine biology? Explore our hands-on interactive classroom for an in-depth science experience!

Our experienced, friendly educators lead a variety of weekend classes in both a more traditional “dry” classroom setting and a “wet” setting where participants can push up their sleeves for hands-on aquatic activities. Investigate and get a close look at the invertebrates that live in the waters of the 1000 Islands, or put your learning into action at the water table, where you’ll do real experiments that illustrate the power of the St. Lawrence River.

For young explorers in the 1000 Islands who can’t get enough of biology, we offer one-of-a-kind science “immersions” in our Water Lab discovery centre. In the Water Lab, our instructors and special guest presenters will guide you as you perform exciting experiments, study marine animals from the St. Lawrence River and beyond and even build your own underwater robot!

The water lab is used for scheduled special programming which require separate sign up, and is not open daily to the general public. For more information or to book your lab visit, please reach out to to the educational team at Jessica Williams ASK_7402

Water Lab Fast Facts:

  • There are over 1.5 million unique underwater species that we know of, and many more yet to be discovered! Thousands of diverse species can be found right here in the St. Lawrence River and 1000 Islands alone.
  • ROV-building has become a popular hobby even for non-scientists: there are many competitions that challenge participants to build homemade ROVs!
  • Charles Darwin’s observations as a marine biologist helped shape his theory of evolution, and his discoveries forever changed the way we view the natural world.