Explore Canada’s largest indoor aquarium with 20,000+ marine animals.
Plan your visit to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and purchase your timed-entry ticket online. Containing over 5.7 million litres of water, the 12,500 square metre (135,000 square foot) interactive aquarium immerses guests in a thrilling underwater adventure.
All programs, dive shows and tours have been temporarily suspended but there’s still lots to see with plenty of space to safely explore. Learn more about the aquarium’s safety measures for an enjoyable visit.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada features one of the world’s most extensive jellyfish exhibits, 65+ year old giant lobsters, stingray touch pools and daily live dive shows.
Catch a glimpse into the shark tank life (from a distance) with the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada’s Shark Camera. Have burning questions about the jellyfish? The Ripley’s team also offers interactive live streams you can catch at home from various parts of the aquarium.
From the heart-pounding experience of Dangerous Lagoon, to the hypnotic dance of Pacific Sea Nettle jellyfish at Planet Jellies, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is captivating Torontonians as well as guests from around the world.
Begin your journey through the aquarium by learning what life is like for the underwater creatures living in Lake Ontario and the other Great Lakes. Then head to the Pacific Kelp Exhibit to see a simulation of the wave conditions on the British Columbia coast. Featured sea creatures include the Largemouth Bass, American Lobster, Wolf Eel, Giant Pacific Octopus and more.
The aquarium’s most exhilarating exhibit is an experience you will never forget. Step onboard the moving sidewalk to be transported through North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel. Home to the aquarium’s most fearsome-looking animals, you’ll find Sand Tiger Sharks, Green Sawfish and Green Moray Eel. You can’t help but oooo and aaaah as the majestic creatures glide above mere feet from the top of your head. Don’t forget to take a #SharkSelfie!
With hundreds of jellies surrounding you on all sides, you will truly feel as if you’ve visited another planet at the Planet Jellies exhibit. Be hypnotized by the backlit and colour-changing displays filled with different species of jellyfish. Don’t forget to look up, where the ceiling exhibit showcases the beautiful and translucent Moon Jellies!
The Shoreline Gallery at the top of Ray Bay provides visitors with an educational and tactile experience like no other. Run your fingers against the silky smooth skins of the four species of stingrays, while friendly educators will teach you about these amazing creatures. You’ll fall in love at first touch!
This kaleidoscope of colourful fish and coral must be seen to be believed. Home to over 100 species of fish, Rainbow Reef is one of the most-bio diverse exhibits at the aquarium!
A favourite among kids and underwater explorers of all ages, the Discovery Centre allows visitors to crawl through underwater tunnels into transparent viewing bubbles for an up-close look at Clownfish, Palette Surgeonfish, Wobbegong also known as “carpet sharks” and more. Get your hands wet at the Horseshoe Crab touch pool where you can feel the tough shells of these extraordinary “living fossils.”
Marvel at the grace of the Cownose Rays, Southern Stingrays, and Roughtail Stingrays as they coast through the water in Ray Bay and the Batfish, Unicorn Surgeonfish and Harlequin Tuskfish swim through Rainbow Reef.
Please note, these following experiences are temporarily on hold. In addition to its regular visiting hours, Ripley’s Aquarium also hosts several special events and activities.
Get up close and personal with a stingray! This two hour adventure includes:
Learn more about pricing and reservation information on the Stingray Experience.
Have you ever wanted to swim with sharks? You can with the public S.C.U.B.A dive program! Guests can get up and close and personal with the sawfish, sharks, turtles and fish on a 30 minute guided dive in Dangerous Lagoon.
Learn more about pricing and reservation information for Discovery Dive.
Spend an evening exploring the aquarium and learning about the magnificent marine animals that grace its waters. Afterwards, tuck into your sleeping bag for an unforgettable evening beneath the “Dangerous Lagoon” shark tunnel. Surrounded on all sides by sharks, stingrays, and sea turtles, this will be a slumber party to remember!
Family sleepovers are open to family groups of any size, to a maximum of 60 people. Learn more about pricing and reservation information for Family Sleepover.
On the second Friday of every month, Ripley’s Aquarium turns into a soulful one-of-a-kind jazz bar. Wander through the aquarium while treating your ears to live jazz music. Drop by the cash bar for refreshments and watch as the marine animals move and groove to the rhythm. It’s the perfect spot for a memorable date night.
Can’t get enough Aquarium? Purchase an Annual Pass so you can keep coming back all year long!
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