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Ocean Festival 2022

Dive Into Ocean Discovery!

The Canadian Museum of Nature is proud to participate in Ocean Festival 2022, a summer-long national initiative that includes events, engagement opportunities and learning activities.

In support of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, we are exploring human connections to the ocean.  

Starting in May and on different occasions through the summer, we'll offer special activities to explore ocean-related topics and the ways in which the ocean benefits us.

Dive into ocean discovery! Learn how we can help ensure a healthy ocean for future generations.

Closeup of an anemone and blue mussels in an aquarium. 

Pacific Discovery Tank

Live Sea Creatures

Explore the unique ecosystem of tide pools in our new aquarium.

Water Gallery

Explore our greatest and most precious natural resource. Observe live animals, participate in hands-on activities and meet our star attraction: a real skeleton of a blue whale.

A view of a beach and ocean on Vancouver Island, B.C.

Ocean Days

Museum Activities

On June 8 and 11, come dive into fun ocean-themed activities at the museum.

A translucent jellyfish floating in water. 

Ocean Scavenger Hunt

At the Museum

Take part in our scavenger hunt and challenge yourself to find six specific ocean creatures on display in our galleries.