Guided Tours

By Appointment Only, May - August

Hours: May through August, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday

Fee: no charge

For general information inquiries, please call: (902) 426-2373

Guided tours of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography can be tailored to meet particular interests, age group, and size. Guests will be accompanied by bilingual tour guides around a series of wall panels describing research at BIO. Our Titanic exhibit boasts a model of what the Titanic now looks like on the ocean floor and images from the 1991 expedition. The latest technology in seafloor mapping can be found at BIO! 3-D multibeam images have been used for many applications, from identifying old ship wrecks to determining the specific composition of bottom material that is habitat for different species of fish and shellfish. Take a virtual reality tour of the Sable Gully, learn about aquatic species at risk and deep sea corals located off our coast. Other educational exhibits highlight species of conservation concern within Maritime waters and a simulation of a ship’s bridge. Our tours conclude with a visit to the Sea Pavilion which houses touch and demonstration tanks complete with knowledgeable staff to enhance your experience. Touch starfish, crabs, sea cucumbers, lobsters and more!

Great for family entertainment and for those of all ages interested in learning more about the oceans!