Bedford Institute of Oceanography

1 Challenger Drive, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 4A2


(902) 426-4306

About Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Halifax

Bedford Institute of Oceanography is a world-class multi-disciplinary research institutes in oceanography and one of the world’s largest oceanographic establishments.


What to Do at Bedford Institute of Oceanography?

Things to Do at Bedford Institute of Oceanography

Go on guided tour of the BIO Sea Pavilion and its touch tank and learn about the various marine animals that inhabit Nova Scotia’s coastal waters.

The institute is a great family visit with its “touchable” animals such as starfish, sea cucumbers and lobsters.

Understand how the Titanic looks like on the ocean floor at The Titanic exhibit as well as the images from the 1991 expedition. See the latest technology in seafloor mapping, take a virtual reality tour of the Sable Gully, learn about aquatic species at risk and deep sea corals.

When to visit Bedford Institute of Oceanography?

Bedford Institute of Oceanography Hours

By Appointment Only, May – August

9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday

The institute also holds open house in September when visitors can visit the institute without appointment.

Time required to visit:

1 – 2 hrs, depending on interest

How much will it cost to visit Bedford Institute of Oceanography?


FREE Admission

How to get tickets?
Book tours -Call: (902) 426-4306

How to get to Bedford Institute of Oceanography?

1 Challenger Drive, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 4A2
Lat: 44.682999 Lon: -63.611610
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Parking available.

What about amenities and accessibility?


Wheel chair accessible
Bilingual/Multilingual tour


Wash rooms/ family friendly
Picnic tables


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