School Programs

The Discovery Passage Explorer Lab is open year-round for you and your friends, kids, colleagues, & K-12 classes! Experience hands-on ocean science, stories from the coast, creative activities, nature walks, and more!

Let us inspire and educate your class or group with our school programs developed specifically to meet age & curriculum requirements for each grade level.

Get a closer look at marine life through our observation tanks & microscopes and learn about the ecology and biology of local species.

Contact us today to schedule your group! Custom programming is also available, currently at no extra cost! Our marine educators will work with you to integrate specific topics of interest into our existing programs, or develop something new!

The Explorer Lab is a space separate from the Discovery Passage Aquarium. The Explorer Lab is across the parking lot, south of the main entrance to the Maritime Heritage Centre.

Thanks to funding and grants from various organizations, we are excited to offer programs in the Explorer Lab at a flat-rate of $60.00! And we are now offering programs in Campbell River schools for just $10 more! 

Travel to schools in other districts is possible, but is subject to additional travel costs. Please reach out for a quote. Pricing for custom programming exceeding 90 minutes in length may vary. One program unit applies to each classroom group in attendance. Maximum occupancy for the Explorer Lab is 32 persons.