Hours- Temporarily Closed

We will continue to remain closed to the public to ensure the safety of our researchers and staff. We are currently taking bookings for K-12 school field trips, beginning March 2021. We hope to see everyone soon and we hope you continue to explore safely!


Admission Type Admission Fee
Adults (18+) $ 12.00
Students (6 -17) $  6.00
Children (up to 5) Free

Please note: no pets allowed except for certified guide dogs.

  • Children 5 and under free when accompanied by an adult
  • Vancouver Island University students and staff pay student rate upon presentation of student or staff card.
  • Vancouver Island University alumni receive $2 off admission rate upon presentation of alumni card.
  • Elder College participants receive the student price with presentation of student card.
  • Family memberships are available for those who like to visit often!

6 Things to do during your visit

  • Take a guided or self guided tour of the facility.
  • Learn about what makes our unique building so "green", marine conservation issues and how you can help protect the marine environment.
  • Observe research currently underway in our labs from the viewing mezzanine.
  • Get up close and personal with local marine life in our aquaria and touch tanks.
  • Take in amazing views of Baynes Sound from our deck.
  • Stroll around our site and riparian restoration area.

We occasionally close the Field Station for special events.  If you are planning a visit, please check our calendar for conflicts.

Your important admission donations help support the development of the Field Station including our coastal sustainability and public education efforts.