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Celebrate The Holidays With All Your Aquatic Friends

This holiday season drop by the Aquarium for some festive underwater fun with Scuba Claus, the electric eel Christmas tree, and more.

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November Is
Ocean Wise™ Month

Ocean Wise is a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood.

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Holiday Shopping

We have a variety of unique gifts for the animal lovers in your life. Plus, you can feel good about supporting our many conservation, research and education programs.

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Our 1,500+ staff and volunteers are deeply committed to protecting our oceans.

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10 a.m. 
to 5 p.m.

Doors close at
4:45 p.m.

  • Celebrate the season with Scuba Claus and Friends
    Holiday season has arrived and the Vancouver Marine Science Centre is ready to celebrate with you in our underwater winter wonderland. While Santa Claus prepares for his...
  • Spotlight on: Junior Biologists’ Ocean...
    Sisters Annabelle and Abby Kjellbotn have been regular visitors to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre since 2012, when their grandparents gave them the gift of...
  • Green Gifts Sure to Please
    Every year, we all face the same conundrum: what do you get people for the holiday season? Everyone already seems to have everything, and unwanted gifts just wind up in the...
  • Chowder Chowdown Dishes up Delicious Winners
    Another tasty Vancouver Aquarium Ocean WiseChowder Chowdown season has come to a close. This year’s events in Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary saw dozens of chefs serve...

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