Have you always wondered what it takes to care for the animals at the Aquarium? Work alongside our Husbandry team to prepare food, monitor water quality and feed sharks in this half-day behind the scenes adventure!

When: Saturday mornings from 8am until noon
Cost: $175 plus HST
*Annual pass holders save 20%

Must be 16 years or older to participate, limit of one (1) participant per time slot.

Aquarist for a Day Includes:

  • Admission to the Aquarium
  • Behind the Scenes tour of the Aquarium through animal care areas and filtration systems
  • Access to a change room
  • Souvenir t-shirt, water bottle and multi-tool
  • Light refreshment in the café

Sample Itinerary

8:00am – Meet in the lobby, welcome
8:15am – Food Preparation
9:15am – Temperature/Water Quality Checks
10:00am – Break (coffee & muffin in the café)
10:45am – Food Prep / Vitamins
11:00am – Shark Feeding
11:30am – Clean Up, Q & A with an Aquarist
11:50am – Wrap up

*subject to change without notice, we reserve the right to cancel any program for the health/safety of our animals.

How to Make a Reservation

Please complete the reservation form below.

Please note that reservations are based on a first come, first served basis. Submitting this form does not guarantee a reservation. We will follow up soon to confirm dates based on availability. Your space is not confirmed until we have contacted you.

If participant is under the age of 18, please download and complete the waiver HERE PRIOR to participating in the program.



For more information, please contact education@ripleysaquariumofcanada.com.