Public Education Program
The Marine Public Education Program will open June 1st, 2014 until Labour Day Weekend (Sept 1st, 2014). Our current public education program (PEP) is a complimentary interactive and interpretive outdoors activity for tourists, school children and local visitors. Features of the program include an outdoor touch tank, where visitors can experience a never - ending variety of local marine life; an out - door observation platform for viewing our captive population of harp seals; and marine interpreters (MUN summer students) to answer questions and explain current research initiatives at the facility.
Operation time: 10am-5pm daily
No cost but a donation box is available.
There are no indoor tours of the Ocean Sciences Centre facilities.
Contact Danielle Nichols at 864-2459 for further information.
Summer Public Education Program
|From June to September, the Ocean Sciences Centre has an outdoor public education program. Visitors are able to learn about and interact with coastal marine invertebrates at our outdoor touch tank. Knowledgeable marine interpreters are available to answer questions about the marine environment, animals, history and research of the Ocean Sciences Centre.|
Our resident Harp seal population can be viewed year round from our outdoor observation platform. There are currently five Harp seals being studied at the OSC. For more information on our seals and related research, please visit the OSC Harp Seal Website.
During the summer, many Minke and Humpback whales can be seen in Logy Bay. The whales follow the capelin which move inshore to spawn in late June or early July.
|Icebergs can be found along the Newfoundland and Labrador coast during the spring. Sometimes they travel right into the bay!|