Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Aquatarium and the Tall Ships Festival in Brockville

brockville Aquatarium
During our visit to Brockville, we also had a chance to check out the newly opened Aquatarium. The Aquatarium is a fun place to explore with children, as there are lots of hands-on activities to do and learn from.
brockville Aquatarium
There is an otter habitat where we can meet river otters, which is a vital animal in the St. Lawrence River ecosystem. Our children enjoyed connecting what they saw and learned at Sault Ste. Marie about the canal system when exploring and playing at the power of water exploration table. They agreed that manipulating the gears and seeing how they can adjust the water levels to make the ships float was lots of fun. 
brockville Aquatarium
They also enjoyed the green screen experience at the Aquatarium, which we usually enjoy when we visit the digiPlaySpace. I like that we were able to take a picture with the Sturgeon fish by the green screen and email the picture to ourself; the picture appears as though it is on a newspaper article. 

There are lots of other activities to do such as a fish tank with a touch experience to feel starfish, excavate bones such as in an archeological site, the AquaDrop ropes course, and more. 
brockville Aquatarium
One of our favourite activities was using the simulated rowing machine. There are two skiffs, side by side, fitted with rowing machines, which allows us to race in an interactive game. 
brockville Aquatarium
If you are planning on visiting Brockville, do check out the upcoming Tall Ships® Brockville Festival, which will be happening at the Brockville waterfront from Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18th.
tall ships
The festival showcases a number of tall ships, classic antique boat, both on land and in water, complete with varied performances of historic reenactments, and more. There will be deck tours, sail outs and dinner charters aboard the sailing vessels. After dark, all the ships will be alight making ready for the Saturday evening musical fireworks display. 

All you require is a Tall Ships® Passport which can be bought online at www.tallshipsbrockville.com or at designated locations

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16 comments:

  1. That would be a good day trip for the family

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  2. Oh wow looks like an awesome place to go and visit, so much fun and activities to do, sounds like your family had a great time!!

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  3. Looks like a fun interactive day!

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  4. That looks like a really fun day!

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  5. What a nice place to go for a day out. I know my kids would enjoy it.

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  6. WOW! What a beautiful ship! This must have been a great memorable experience!

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  7. Great festival, we have friends who attend.....I live near the canal in the Niagara Region and this year we got to see the Viking ship come thru :)

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  8. Looks like a fun excursion for all ages. I see there are otters. I can watch them for hours. They are so entertaining.

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  9. Beautiful pictures. Family fun day.
    Florence C

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  10. This looks like ssoooo much fun that I think I would be all hands on deck having fun right along side my kids.

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  11. we will need to check this out on our next visit there

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  12. I've never been to Brockville. Looks like a fun place to visit!

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