Sensory Sunday Morning

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Mar 3, 2024

Sensory Sunday Morning

On the first Sunday of every month, experience the aquarium with special accommodations for an enjoyable experience for all.

Take it Easy

Included with general admission, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada hosts sensory-friendly events throughout the year, which offer welcoming lighting, a music-free environment, and a quiet room for guests who require a break.

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Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada hosts sensory-friendly hours the first Sunday of every month. On Sensory Sunday Mornings, there is increased lighting, a music-free environment, and a quiet room for guests who require a break. These sensory days were developed in conjunction with Autism Ontario to ensure all guests feel welcomed and have an enjoyable experience.

Certified Autism Center

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is proud to be a Certified Autism Center by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). After completing intensive autism sensitivity and awareness training, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is the first attraction in Canada to receive this important designation.

Becoming a Certified Autism Center demonstrates an organization’s commitment to ensuring guests with autism and sensory sensitivities have the best possible experience. As part of the certification process, Ripley’s Aquarium staff underwent extensive training as well as an onsite review which involved the integration of IBCCES Sensory Guides at each exhibit to give visitors more information on sensory impacts.


Swirling Pinstripe backdrop

Woah! The Aquarium sounds like alotl fun! But what are you doing all the way down here with the axolotls – some of the most secretive salamanders in the world?!

Did you know out of more than 800 salamander species that exist, only about 22 can be found in Canada?