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The Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre (NSMEC) is a unique collect and release aquarium located inside the Public Market in the seaside town of Gibsons, BC. The Sonntag Centre houses 30 exhibits displaying natural habitat and local marine fish...more
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473 Gower Point Road, Gibsons, British Columbia V0N 1V0, Canada
I really enjoy going to the NSMEC! I never knew how many creatures we had locally in our ocean, and I always learn something new when I visit. I would have loved having this facility available as a kid, but even now watching the sea...More
I love taking my kids here, I love the sea life, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and my kids love it! We always see and learn something new. We bought an annual family pass so that we can visit all the time.
I have visited many times and watched the evolution to this point where there is a first class display of local marine life. The giant tank that rises from the ground floor to the second level where the Education Centre is located is a sight...More
My children (5yrs and 3yrs) love visiting this place. It's a great place to explore and learn about the beautiful varied marine life in our local waters. The staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable and my kids love to pick out the laminated information cards...More
You will never take our oceans for granted after you have seen the amazing variety of aquatic life right in Howe Sound. The delicate fragility of some of the smaller creatures will astound you if you take the time to watch them closely. The dedication...More
This marine education center is similar to the one located in Uculelet on Vancouver Island. The marine biologists are so passionate and informative. Such a great addition as part of the Gibsons public market
This is a amazing place to visit and learn about the ocean creatures in the area. The staff are very knowledgeable and engaging with all the visitors. We arrived during their Christmas season and one of the staff was in the large tank in scuba...More
Hi there! Thanks for the question. As there is food produced and sold inside the Gibsons Public Market, we are only able to host service dogs inside the building. Let us know if there is anything else we can help answer!