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Invest in the Aquatarium, a non-profit discovery centre dedicated to learning through critical thinking and enhancing traditional education in the 1000 Islands – Ontario and St. Lawrence River region.

As a non-profit organization, the Aquatarium relies on the support of individual and corporate donors for ongoing exhibits, activities and programs. Through facilitating education and conservation in the 1000 Islands, Ontario and St. Lawrence River community, the Aquatarium hopes to preserve the unique history, culture and experiences of the region for many years to come.

With your support, the Aquatarium can continue to inspire curiosity, passion and adventure with activities for kids, teens and adults. Your investment will be directly applied towards the evolution of our discovery centre to ensure that the Aquatarium can continue to be a one-of-a-kind destination for explorers just like you.


The Aquatarium values our donors and volunteers as true partners and we offer many ways to get involved.

For details on our Aquatarium Mates program, please see below.

Become a sponsor for our educational programs.
Contact our Executive Director for sponsorship opportunities at 613-342-6789 x 7011 or email us:  Email Development.


 Want to be a partner in our mission to inspire curiosity through enriching and entertaining experiences?  Why not join our team as an Aquatarium Mate by donating?  Your donation will provide you with the status of Cadet, a Steward, an Officer, a Captain, or even an Admiral!   You will receive a tax receipt and other benefits for your donation.

Your ranking and benefits are valid for one year from date of donation.

Ready to become an Aquatarium Mate?  Please complete this Mates donation Form and reach out to us.  You can contact us via phone 613-342-6789 x 7011 or email: Email Development

The Aquatarium values our Aquatarium Mates as true partners in our mission to inspire curiosity through enriching and entertaining experiences.

Here are some of the things our Aquatarium Mates make possible:
• provide programs for students and youth
• provide veterinary services for Aquatarium animals
• provide much needed equipment for aquarists
• provide affordable admission

We are very thankful for the support of our 2017-2018 Aquatarium Mates


Shirley Smyth, Elspeth Symonds, Carolyn & John Coffin, Ian & Richelle Beatty, Kevin Beatty



John Jeffrey, Laurie Jeffrey, Patricia Marshall, Timothy & Elinor Utting


Linda Breedyk, Bonita Erwin, Pat Gillis, Carola Johnston, Fran Ledamun, Joe Manko, Stephen McGovern, Judy Saunders, Mary Ellen Stoll, Holly Welch, Chris Wood, In Memory of Jean Fuller


Maureen Bradley, Lynda Cavanagh, Connie Chillcott, Brenda Clarke, Karen Collett, Jean Cummins, Laurie Fitchell, Barb Graveline, Terry Grimes, Valarie Hodgkinson, Gerry Kasaboski, Karen Kerr-Kennedy, Margaret Lawrence, Stephanie MacDonald, Susan Macklin, Destiny Mercer, Franklyn Heisler, Tracey Smith, Norma Wilkes, Bill Yarranton, Patricia Le Poidevin, Gina Taggart-Budde, Margaret Storrier, Jennifer Barnes

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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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