The Aquatarium is aware of the concerns in the public and the media about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision has been made to close the Aquatarium to the public until further notice.
The Aquatarium takes the health of our guests, staff, and volunteers very seriously. We will continue to monitor the situation daily and will continue to seek guidance from the Health Unit and the Canadian Public Health agency. All programming including March break camps are cancelled, and refunds will be issued. Parents are being contacted directly. Any new updates will be posted on our Website and Social Media.
If you have questions about the virus please consult the following websites: https://healthunit.org/coronavirus/ https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html
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.
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.,
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.