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Junior Biologists Club

Junior Biologists Club is excited to start a new season where we continue to explore the animals, science, and research that happen behind the scenes at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Quick info


Takes place on Saturdays from October to June


For kids age: 6 to 9 & 10 to 13

2 Hr Session

9 am to 11 am
1 pm to 3 pm


Members rate per session


Non-members rate per session


Dive into ocean science research

Get ready to dive into a series of adventures to gain a better understanding of our aquatic planet, the technological innovation in Aquarium research and what we need to do to better protect our oceans.

Program Themes

Each month features a different theme

The 9 am to 11 am time slot is for 6-9 year olds.

The 1 pm to 3 pm time slot is for 10-13 year olds.

October 5, 12, 19

1. Something's in the Water

There is a lot in the water, both good and bad. Discover how scientists assess ocean and freshwater health by testing local water samples, reviewing the water cycle, and re-imagining an ideal ocean habitat.

November 2, 9, 16

2. Tremendous and Venomous

There are many ways that animals defend themselves in the wild, but let’s learn from the chemical masterminds of the natural world and see how their spines and fangs truly make them tremendous!

December 7, 14, 21

3. Let’s Help the Kelp!

Land or sea? Why not both? The kelp forests in our backyard play host to an astonishing amount of life! Dive in and see the treasures off our own coastline and discover what we can do to keep them protected.

January 4, 11, 18

4. Coral Reef Debrief

Coral reefs host an astounding amount of life, making them one of the most important ocean habitats, but they are at risk of dying before our very eyes. Join the brief to save the reef!

February 1, 8, 15

5. The Great Invertebrate Debate

Grow a spine? I think not – it’s fun to wiggle and jiggle along! Join the junior biologist team as we learn all about the fascinating creatures that flourish without a backbone, including some of our hands-on wet lab animals.

March 7, 14, 21

6. Down Low on the Micro

Don’t forget about the little guys! We will focus our lens on the smallest creatures in the oceans, and learn all about the mayhem that is happening in the microscopic world!

April 4, 11, 18

7. Underwater and Undercover

See all the ninjas in the natural world! The animals that hide in plain sight will be revealed as the team uncovers the secret of their disguises. From the octopus to the sole, we will uncover all their secrets!

May 2, 9, 16

8. Reptiles with Style

Not all reptiles are drab - some of our scaled friends have the craziest adaptations to help them survive out in nature! Slither in to find out who has the frills and skills to survive in the cold-blooded world.

June 6, 13, 20

9. Beach Outreach

Beach day! There are so many different things to find on the beach, from sea stars to shore crabs, so let’s spend some time exploring. We will discover our B.C. Coast and use our detective skills to separate the critters from the litter.


Recognition Program

Junior Biologists Club participants are now eligible for seven levels of recognition. Recipients will be awarded with an ocean-themed badge that they can wear with pride.

Level 1

Ocean Observer

Attend 3 sessions

Level 2

Ocean Explorer

Attend 6 sessions

Level 3

Ocean Ambassador

Attend 9 sessions

Level 4

Ocean Steward

Attend 12 sessions

Level 5

Ocean Extraordinaire

Attend 15 sessions

Level 6

Ocean Rescuer

Attend 20 sessions

Level 7

Ocean Champion

Attend 25 sessions


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