An aquarium in Campbell River will open up again next month.
Discovery Passage Aquarium has announced that it will be reopening its doors to the public at 10 a.m. on June 8, which just happens to be World Oceans Day.
The aquarium says it will be celebrating World Oceans Day by offering a free admission booking to anyone who sends in photos of themselves and their social circles engaged in a recent local beach cleanup.
“This year, the aquarium is taking the quality of their exhibits and diversity of featured species to the next level,” Discovery Passage Aquarium said in a statement. “Without spoiling surprises, visitors can expect to see some species you haven’t seen in a few years, as well as others that you likely have never seen before.”
Additionally, the aquarium says it will be continuing its evening volunteer program and extending its opening hours to 8:30 p.m. five days a week.
Guests can expect an “air-tight” COVID-19 safety plan, which includes distancing between visitors and staff, and a “rigorous” sanitation schedule. Visitors will also be required to wear a mask this year — something that was not required in B.C. when the aquarium was open.
Discovery Passage Aquarium is located at the base of the Discovery Pier, across the parking lot from the Maritime Heritage Centre.
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