Transform Learning in Our Discovery Centre

The Aquatarium offers interactive discovery-based learning, making it the perfect destination for school field trips!

The Aquatarium is full of activities for young people of all ages. Explore the unique heritage and environment of the 1000 Islands region at the hands-on exhibits in our discovery-based learning centre. The educational experiences and activities offered at the Aquatarium are based on Ontario’s provincial curriculum standards.

Schedule a program in our lab, attend a presentation at our Magic Planet or Planetarium, and watch an educational film about this region’s history and culture in our theatre. Visiting students are free to explore the discovery centre at their own pace and learn about the 1000 Islands region in our many interactive exhibits. Why not finish off your visit by challenging your class to complete our Ropes Course and AquaDrop?

We offer K-12 programs linked to the Ontario Curricula in History, Geography, Social Studies, Art, Science and Technology. We can tailor activities to suit your students’ current curriculum objectives, and we have worksheets for you to print to direct your students to discover this amazing and unique region during their field trip, or as a follow-up in class.

Visit the Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing, and provide your students with an amazing opportunity to experience the 1000 Islands in a brand new way!

For more information, please download our School Visit Guide. You could also contact our Education Team directly at: Education@aquatarium.ca

If you are interested in having students participate in the High Ropes Course and AquaDrop, please see our Ropes Course page for all the requirements including downloadable forms.

  • Note: School Group visit fees are not covered by the Friends Program Membership
  • Buses – Drop off and Pick up – corner of Flint and Broad Street. Bus parking available at South end of Kincaid Street. See map for details. There is NO bus parking on Broad Street, Flint Street or St. Andrew Street.

Resources:

To encourage teachers to effectively connect classroom learning with their visit to the Aquatarium, we have developed a couple of resource sheets. We hope they are helpful.

Pre-Visit Suggestions/Questions: AQ – Pre-Visit

Post-Visit Reflection Work Sheet: AQ – Post-Visit Reflection

Rooms:

The following Rooms are available to rent for Teacher-led classes. Download our School Visit Guide for pricing details or contact our Education Team directly at: Education@aquatarium.ca or call 613-342-6695 to discuss your needs.

Activity Room – Seats 24 and includes use of a 70″ touchscreen television/monitor and small kitchen (sink, microwave, small fridge & freezer)

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Water Lab: Fully equipped lab for traditional “dry” classroom and “wet” settings where participants can do hands-on activities.

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