Located along the wharf in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Exploramer is a science museum focused on the marine environment of the St. Lawrence. Offering an aquarium with touch pools as well as exhibitions, sea excursions, a fish-harvesting activity and the Smarter Seafood certification program, Exploramer invites visitors to discover the sea.
Sea excursions: Board the C-E Marin Exploramer and discover a plankton laboratory at sea, watch rock crab and whelk traps being hauled out of the water and participate in scientific data collection. This is a fun hands-on way to discover the fascinating world of the St. Lawrence!
Fish-harvesting activity: Put on a pair of waders and follow the guide out into the water to the fyke net. Take advantage of low tide to discover what is hidden underwater and learn about the plants and animals that live there. This experience is an opportunity to explore the shoreline of Gaspésie and discover various species caught in a fishing net.
“Dare to Taste” activity: This guided tasting activity will allow you to discover responsible seafood options offered by the St. Lawrence and taste five marine species promoted by the Smarter Seafood program.
Day camp: This science day camp is offered to children aged 6 to 11 on Mondays and Fridays throughout the summer. Using a fun and educational approach, the day camp gives children the opportunity to learn more about various species of marine life found in the St. Lawrence. Please note that this day camp is available in French only. (It could provide a good French immersion experience for children with some prior knowledge of the language.)
Smarter Seafood: This program is designed to promote the sound management of marine resources by encouraging restaurants and fish markets to introduce consumers to little-known edible species from the St. Lawrence in an effort to support sustainable development and protect biodiversity. Smarter Seafood therefore serves as a consumer guide for sustainable seafood choices as well as a certification program for local restaurants and fish markets.
Gift shop: To help you preserve your memories of your visit to Exploramer, the gift shop offers a wide variety of treasures you can take home as souvenirs or gifts. Filled with sea-themed souvenirs, local handicrafts and food products and a large collection of reference books on the topic of the sea, our selection is sure to please you.
Café: During your visit, stop in the café for a bite to eat. Our lunch counter offers a wide selection of Smarter Seafood-certified products, comforting soups, hot croissants and espresso coffee.
Exhibitions and activities in French and English Educational program Observation tower offering a view of the St. Lawrence Access to people with reduced mobility Large parking lot with free parking Picnic area on site Beach, wharf and marina nearby You can be served in English, and translated materials are available.
Open: June 4 to October 8, 2023, daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Average length of visit: 2 h
- $18.90/adult for museum and aquarium
- $12/person for the “Dare to Taste” activity
- $60.90/adult for sea excursions (taxes not included in rates)