Exploramer

1, rue du Quai
Sainte-Anne-des-Monts (Quebec) Canada
G4V 2B6
Phone:
+418-763-2500
Email:
info@exploramer.qc.ca

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Aquarium

Explore the mysteries of marine life via our pools and aquariums, which are home to a living collection of fish and other marine organisms. Dip your fingers into touch pools to touch rock crab, starfish and sea urchins.

Museum

  • Sharks: 100 Million Deaths

Hollywood movies and the media have transformed sharks into icons of our collective imagination, inspiring both awe and fear every time we venture into the sea. However, is this fear reasonable? This exhibition may help you rethink your perception of the sharks of the St. Lawrence and discover amazing facts about these little-known and vulnerable creatures.

  • The Birds and the Sea

An island in the middle of the St. Lawrence, birds that change their behaviour, chicks that die… What is behind these strange phenomena?

Come and discover northern gannets in an exhibition that focuses on the food chain and the subtle balance between predator and prey. Follow the journey of these and other seabirds, from land to sea.

  • Exceptional Beings: When Science Rivals Fiction

What makes marine life so diverse? A long series of transformations known as evolution! Through interactive touch screens, digital games and scientific research content, discover the many species found in the St. Lawrence as well as the mysterious and unusual world of these exceptional beings.

Sea excursions

Board the C-E Marin Exploramer for a sea excursion. Discover the ecosystem of the St. Lawrence, watch crab and whelk traps being hauled in and collect scientific samples. This is your opportunity to discover marine life in the St. Lawrence!

Fish-harvesting activity

Put on a pair of waders and follow your guide. Participate in an experience that will allow you to explore the coastline and discover the species caught in a fishing net.

Note that this activity is only offered at low tide (download the schedule on this page).

Dare to Taste!” activity

This guided tasting activity will give you the opportunity to discover responsible options offered by the St. Lawrence and taste five marine species promoted by the Smarter Seafood program.

Smarter Seafood program

Exploramer launched the Smarter Seafood certification program to encourage restaurants and fish markets to introduce consumer to little-known seafood species in an effort to preserve species at risk.

Day camp

The Masked Porpoise Squad is a science day camp offered to children aged 6 to 11 on Fridays throughout the summer, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reservations are required.

Sidewalk café

Moor yourself for a few moments and enjoy our Smarter Seafood fare, made of seafood caught in a sustainable manner.

Gift shop

Exploramer also has a gift shop you can browse for souvenirs and local handicrafts. Why not take home a piece of the sea in your luggage!


Opening dates

Exploramer: June 5 to October 9, 2022

Restaurant: June 5 to September 4, 2022


Schedule

Daily, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

Please visit our website: http://exploramer.qc.ca/en/tarifs/

Reservations

Recommended for sea excursions and the fish harvesting activity, required for the day camp

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash

Activities available

Sea Excursions
Enjoy one of our four daily sea excursions with the following themes: “Introduction to Sustainable Fishing” at 7 a.m., “Discover the St. Lawrence” at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and “Laboratory at Sea” at 1:30 p.m.
Wildlife Observation
Discover the mysteries of marine life in the St. Lawrence in about 20 pools and aquariums that are home to a living collection of fish and other organisms. Touch the animals in the touch pools and learn more about their biology.
Museums
Exploramer presents the following five exhibitions: “A Garden Under the Sea” (permanent aquarium exhibition), “Sharks: 100 Million Deaths,” “Exceptional Beings: When Science Rivals Fiction,” “The Birds and the Sea” and the Smarter Seafood exhibition.
Interpretation Sites
Exploramer is a science museum with the mission to raise public awareness about conservation and encourage recognition of the St. Lawrence marine ecosystem as a vital part of our environment. The museum presents five exhibitions every year.


Services

  • Picnic area
  • No pets allowed
  • Bar
  • Boutique
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Conference/meeting room
  • Free parking
  • Other: free Wi-Fi and accessible to people with physical disabilities

How to get there

Exploramer is located on the Sainte-Anne-des-Monts wharf, across from the church:

  • From Route 132, head north on Route du Parc at the lights (junction of the 132 and 299). You will see the steeple; we are across from the church.
  • From Route 299, continue heading north until you reach the St. Lawrence.

Affiliations and distinctions

Affiliations

  • Canadian Museums Association
  • Québec Museums Association (SMQ)
  • Tourisme Gaspésie
  • Must-See Attractions Gaspésie
  • Smarter Seafood
  • Certified by Kéroul (accessible to people with physical disabilities)

Distinctions

  • Winner of an environmental excellence award from the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Regional Environmental Council (2014)
  • One of Destination Canada’s Canadian Signature Experiences (since 2012)
  • Winner of a Phénix award for the environment in the “Responsible Consumption” category from the Ministry of the Environment (2010)
  • Awarded a “citizen company” award in the cooperative sector by L’Actualité magazine (2010)
  • Winner of a Québec tourism award in the “Sustainable Development” category (2008)

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