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The 1000 Islands Ontario’s Aquatarium

Discover a world of learning right on the banks of the St. Lawrence River!

The Aquatarium is a registered not-for-profit charity whoes mission it is to inspire curiosity through enriching and entertaining experiences. The Aquatarium offers a full range of interactions & activities for kids, teens and adults, as guests are encouraged to experience life in the 1000 Islands region. Guests participate in hands-on interactive exhibits as well as seeing many species of fish and animals, such as otters, native to the St. Lawrence River. We have several replica ships that are found in the St. Lawrence river, as well as amazing experiences such as green screen adventures and a salt water touch tank! We seek to rekindle a passion for learning and engage visitors in the distinctive history, culture and environment of the 1000 Islands.

To see our Board Members click here.

Our Senior Team:


 

Michelle Osborne – Executive Director

Michelle brings a wealth of experience in leadership from the not-for-profit sector with a particular focus on financial management, building community partnerships and leading teams.

 

 

 

 


Abby Dumbrielle – Education Coordinator

 


Jen Carter – Senior Aquarist

 


Jenn Hodgson – Events & Gift Shop Manager

 


 

Kevin Joubert – IT Management

Born in Vancouver and raised between there and South Africa I have learned that home is where the heart is. More recently I moved to Toronto and now have settled in the Thousand Islands and find myself thoroughly enjoying the environment. Having worked in both IT and the Travel Industry for more than 20 years, I take pride in applying what I have learned to support and further grow this remarkable facility.

 

 

 


Michelle Moore – Guest Services & Volunteer Manager

 


Nancy Hanna – Education Director

 


Sarah Laturnus – Manager of Public Relations

Sarah Laturnus is the Aquatarium’s Manager of Public Relations. Experienced in all aspects of business with a demonstrated history of working within multiple industries. Skilled in Marketing, Management, Public Relations, Sales, Retail, Community Engagement, Hospitality and Events. A strong operations professional with a Small & Medium Enterprise Management training focused in Business Management from Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology.

 

 


Thomas Harder – Director of Operations & Animal Husbandry

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.”-George Bernard Shaw

I am a problem solver who loves educational facilities and kids. Zoo’s, Aquariums, Museums…. Especially if they are different! It is my desire to smoosh everything I know together to create unique, fun, and thought-provoking exhibits. I thoroughly believe that everything, right out of the box, needs to be modified. I challenge myself and others to never say “I can’t do that!”

I started working professionally taking care of aquariums in 1990 and have helped build and run 3 facilities since. I moved to Brockville for this project in 2012 and have loved every day of it. I am very proud of this facility and what I have helped create. I look forward to what changes I can help create for tomorrow.

 


 

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SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION FORM (1 per Child) - 2019
All prices include taxes * Camp hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm * Extended hours: 8:00am- 9am and 4:00 to 5:00pm - $30/week * FRIENDS Members: Discounted rates as indicated Cancellation Policy: A $40 non-refundable administration fee per child applies if you wish to cancel registration. If written cancellation is received a minimum of 15 days prior to the program start date, a refund (less the non-refundable $40 admin fee per child) will be provided. No refunds will be provided for cancellations 14 days or fewer prior to the program start date. Campers should be minimum of 6 years old as of January 1st, 2019 (5-year olds with kindergarten experience accepted subject to approval)
Friends Member pricing: with active Friends Membership: $175/5-day weeks, $170/4-day week $75 for July 4 &5th.

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We have several ways to volunteer at the Aquatarium, each with their own additional benefits and opportunities. We invite you to visit our VOLUNTEER page on the website to learn how you can join our team and become a part of our Aquatarium family for years to come!

Our otters are rescued North American river otters and are not domesticated. As such, they have a different temperament than those you may see on line where people are interacting with otters one on one. Those otters are usually Asian Small Claw otters and are not native to the St. Lawrence river. As there is no safe way to allow people, including our team members, to directly interact with river otters, we are unable to offer close encounters with them.

No. With the exception of our salt water touch tank, all our fish and animals in the Aquatarium are native to the St. Lawrence River area. We have otters, pike, sturgeon, carp, trout and bass just to name a few.

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The experience takes approximately 90 minutes. However, this time will vary from person to person.

We take reservations for weddings, meetings and events. Book your special day with us now, and host your special day at one of the most exciting attractions in the 1000 Islands! Contact our Events Team to discuss all the details at: [email protected]

Yes! As long as you provide your admission receipt at the front desk before leaving ON THE DAY YOU PURCHASED the admissions, all the funds can be applied towards a yearly Friends membership! Remember, if you visit us a total of three times in a year, it will have paid for itself!

Yes, we have a limited number of wheelchairs available for visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

We feature many types of fish that are indigenous to the St. Lawrence River and the surrounding 1000 Islands area. River otters, various reptiles, amphibians and many more friendly critters call the Aquatarium their permanent home. Ongoing guest speakers and scientists bring in different and unique species for special Aquatarium visits. We list them on our calendar of events so be sure not to miss them!

We are located at the foot of Broad Street in Brockville, Ontario, Canada, right on the waterfront. We are in the first floors of the Tall Ships Landing building and even offer indoor parking off Flint Street.  Our address is:
6 Broad St.,
Brockville, Ontario
K6V 4T7

Yes! We have a Family Day-Pass. See the admission section for details.

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The Aquatarium is a registered not-for-profit charity who’s mission it is to inspire curiosity through enriching and entertaining experiences. The Aquatarium offers a full range of interactions & activities for kids, teens and adults, as guests are encouraged to experience life in the 1000 Islands region. Guests participate in hands-on interactive exhibits as well as seeing many species of fish and animals, such as otters, native to the St. Lawrence River. We have several replica ships that are found in the St. Lawrence river, as well as amazing experiences such as green screen adventures and a salt water touch tank! We seek to rekindle a passion for learning and engage visitors in the distinctive history, culture and environment of the 1000 Islands.

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