Through our collections, research, exhibits, and programming we encourage experiential learning, observation and dialogue, and inspire people of all ages to find their place in Nature.

Located in the Steamship Terminal on Victoria’s Inner Harbour, the Centre displays the definitive collection of Robert Bateman’s work, which is used to support a dynamic program of public events.

Since he was a boy growing up in Toronto, Ontario, Robert Bateman has painted, sketched, and sculpted the particularities of the natural world. This display shows the major themes of his life’s work, including his early experimentation with abstract art styles, his travels throughout the world, and his commentary on the state of our planet. The paintings, drawings, sculptures, etchings, and lithographs are a refreshing and inspiring view of our natural and man-made heritage.