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Educational Programs For K-12 School Groups

Educate by the seashore, play with the touch tanks, peer into the aquariums, and have lots of fun on a field trip at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station. Our outstanding hands ‐on lab programs incorporate a series of engaging and age appropriate activities that aim to inspire curiosity and increase understanding of our oceans. Classes are taught in the facility’s seawater teaching lab by passionate science educators and volunteers. Many programs are available year‐round but some beach and research vessel activities are subject to weather conditions and tides. Programs are designed to meet the new BC curriculum learning outcomes and can be customized to meet the goals and interests of each group.

K-12 Educational Programs

Click on our Public Education Guide below for more information and program descriptions!

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Program Guide

Program Fees

Day Programs
$100/hour (per group of up to 25 students)

*If fees become a barrier please let us know. We may be able to assist school groups secure funding who are unable to afford programming.


We offer healthy and delicious catering options for you to enjoy during your trip to the station! Meals can be added to any program. Special diets and most food allergies can be accommodated with advance notice. Please arrange meals at time of booking.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
$9.50 $12.00 $15.00



Can't get here? We can come to you!

We have modified some of our eduational programs so that they can be brought right to your classroom! A travel rate of $0.52/km will be added to your total. Some exceptions apply, inquire for more details.



Monday – Friday  10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Species ID & Count Touch Tanks Beach Survey  School Group Tours Indoor Activities Species ID & Count           Touch Tanks                       Beach Survey                    Indoor Activities    

Contact Public Education Lead Amie Armet at 250-740-6609 to book your trip!

Discover Science Packages

Discover more great programs with our partners at Horne Lake Caves and combine your visit with a trip to the caves to explore Biology and Geology all in the same day!

Horne Lake Caves