Off  Season Hours now in effect; Wednesday through Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. until Victoria Day 2020. Ropes Course open Saturdays & Sundays only.

OPEN ON FAMILY DAY MONDAY FEBRUARY 17th! - Bring 3 generations and receive 25% off at admissions! Restrictions apply.

Inspire Curiosity and Further Exploration


Become an Aquatarium Volunteer Ambassador at the Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing.

From hands-on interactive exhibits to personal encounters with native wildlife, the Aquatarium seeks to inspire a passion for learning and engage visitors in the distinctive history, culture and environment of the 1000 Islands. Share your knowledge and passion about the 1000 Islands & St. Lawrence Region with visitors and assist at events and education programs. As an ambassador, you will have the opportunity to meet individuals from around the world and join a family of fellow volunteers, staff, and wildlife experts who share a passion for the natural wonders of our region. The Ambassador program is open to anyone age 14+. We encourage students, college/grad students, adults and retirees to get involved.

Aquatarium Ambassadors responsibilities include:
Speaking with Aquatarium visitors and providing valuable and educational information about our experiences to engage and inspire curiosity about our diverse region.
Assisting and participating in special events
Assisting our Education Department instructors with school and family programs
Teaching visitors how to interact with live animals such as spider crabs, sea stars, whelks in our salt water touch pools
Opportunities for working behind the scenes with our Animal Husbandry team and other departments as requested.
Submerse yourself in the diverse history of our region through hands-on experiences and engagement with our visitors.

To get involved, please complete a volunteer application form available below.  You must be at least 14 years or older. After an interview and orientation, accepted candidates must complete our on-site training course.
Participants are asked to volunteer one 3 1/2 hour shift per week at minimum. Days and shifts are flexible. Must be willing to commit to a min. of 6 months.

Application Process & Training Sessions:.
Applicants under age 18 must have a parent sign their application form. Additional forms will be required to be completed after the orientation process.
An orientation and interview are mandatory. We will call or e-mail you to schedule an interview after we have received and reviewed your completed application.
If accepted into the volunteer program, you will be required to attend an initial on-site training course, which is approximately 3-4 hours. Additional On-going training sessions will be available to our volunteers.

If Interested In Becoming an Aquatarium Ambassador:

Please download the Volunteer Application here: VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

If you have any questions please contact our Volunteer Program Manager at: Email Volunteering

The Aquatarium is seeking experienced and qualified divers to join the Volunteer Dive Team.


– Physicians note stating fitness to dive
– Completion of online training modules
– 19 years or older
– Must be willing to wear Full Face Mask

Inquiries please contact [email protected]

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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.

Follow us on our social media accounts (FacebookTwitter and Instagram) which we update regularly.

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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