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Visitor Information


Visiting Researchers  
The OSC will provide facilities and support services to qualified researchers who wish to collaborate with OSC personnel or conduct independent research. Visiting researchers must contact the Director for further information. Click here for the location of the OSC.

Facility & Services may be charged for:

  • General laboratory use and support,
  • Aquarium/Tank space, and/or
  • Service unit support.
For additional information on user fees please refer to theOSC User Fee Document.

Marine Public Education


Public Education Program

The Outdoor Summer Marine Public Education Program OPENS June 1st, 2015 until Labour Day Weekend (Sept 7th, 2015).

Touch Tank / Seal Tours - All Ages!

Come dip your hands into our salt water touch tank. Explore the underwater world of Newfoundland’s local sea creatures’ hands on! Also be sure to visit our resident harp seals Babette, Tyler, and Deane!

Interpretation times:

10am - 5pm Daily RAIN OR SHINE 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Free Admission! (Donations Accepted)

Ocean Sciences Centre is located on Marine Lab Road off Marine Drive and Logy Bay Road

Contact Danielle Nichols at (709) 864-2459 to book or for further information.


Since 1988 the Ocean Sciences Centre has organized and played a continuous role in public awareness in marine sciences through its Marine Public Education Program. Each summer we invite visitors of all ages to our outside touch tank and Seal Facility where student interpreters discuss research conducted at the OSC, marine mammal and sealing issues, and introduce the curious to a variety of native sea creatures.


Ocean Sciences
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
Canada A1C 5S7

(709) 864-3708
(709) 864-3220 (Fax)