Open to Ontario Homeschool Families Only


Exclusive to homeschool families – experience workshops, dive shows and tank talks while you connect with over 16,000 aquatic animals.


Please visit our Field Trips page to complete the request form and indicate in the Additional Comments box that you are visiting for the Homeschool Days.


10:00am – Arrival and Check In
10:30am – 11:30am: Workshop
11:30am: Lunch
12:00pm – 1:15pm: Self-guided Tour of the Aquarium and visit the Kelp Kart
1:15pm: Dive Show
*Itinerary subject to change without notice


10:00am – Arrival and Check In
10:00am – 11:15am: Self-guided Tour of the Aquarium and visit the Kelp Kart
11:15am: Dive Show
12:00pm: Lunch
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Workshop
*Itinerary subject to change without notice


  • Minimum age of child to participate in classroom workshop is 4 years old
  • Price per student is $14.50 plus HST
  • 1:4 ratio for complimentary adults. Additional adults are $25.50 plus HST.
  • Changes to reservation and additional participants are subject to availability
  • Programming subject to change without notice
  • Lunch is not provided, please ensure you pack a litterless lunch or you can purchase from Ripley’s Café.
  • Payment will be required in advance via credit card over the phone.
  • Cancelation policy: full refund within 48 hours of visit, less than 48 hours’ notice, no refunds
  • No additional coupons, passes or annual pass discounts apply.
  • Please complete online booking form on the previous page. For school board, please note “homeschooling family”. Include any children 3 years and under attending with you in the Comments field. Strollers are not be permitted in the classroom during the workshops.
  • Where two children of different grade levels will attend, the children will be assigned to workshops in the same time slot and the adult will attend the workshop with the younger student.


Primary Workshop (Kindergarten to Grade 3)
Wednesday, September 26: Creatures Undercover
Wednesday, October 10: My Own Aquarium
Wednesday, October 24: Sensational Sharks
Wednesday, November 7: Amazing Algae
Wednesday, November 21: Creatures Undercover
Wednesday, December 5: Sensational Sharks

Junior – Intermediate Workshop (Grade 4 and up)
Wednesday September 26: Watery Web
Wednesday October 10: Lake Invaders
Wednesday October 24: Pollution Solution
Wednesday November 7: What’s in the Water?
Wednesday November 21: Great Plankton Challenge
Wednesday December 5: Squid Dissection