View a list of upcoming Explorer Days and read our Explorer Day Etiquette below!
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- This event has passed.
July 9, 2017 @ 3:00 am - 7:00 am PDT
Our July Explorer Day will occur on July 9th at the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. This was a big success last year, so we are lucky to have this opportunity again!
There will be one or two tours, depending on the number of people. Each tour of the facility and the rescue animals is limited to 12 people (including parents and young siblings that are walking). So registration for this explorer day will be on a first come first serve basis. We will have one timeslot at 10am, and the next group at 11am if there are enough people interested. We can add an additional one at 12pm as well if necessary, but we will leave it at 10am and 11am for the time being.
A couple of quick rules/notes from the folks at the centre:
· Everyone should wear close-toed shoes; no sandals, please!
· The site is a quarantine zone for marine mammals; once you’ve visited us, you cannot go to the Vancouver Aquarium on the same day. Similarly, no pets are permitted on-site.
· Parking is free on the dock; please respect our neighbours by only parking in the northernmost section, right next to the Rescue Centre.
· Photos and video will likely not be permited within the site.
This event is now FULL!
Explorer Day Etiquette:
- Be prepared to HAVE FUN!
- Pre-registration with your Club Leader is required for most Explorer Days (Friends are welcome if space permits).
- Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure enough time for passport stamping and organization. Starting times are firm, and Leaders cannot wait for late-comers!
- Please stay with the Leader and let them know if you are leaving early.
- Children must always be accompanied by an adult guardian, who is responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
- Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen, snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.