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Unique Activities

The Vancouver Aquarium offers incredible opportunities to get to know the facility better, learn more about the animals that live there and take an in-depth look at the ecosystems represented there. Animal encounters with dolphins, sea otters, Amazon birds and a sea turtle give you the chance to get up close and personal with these magnificent animals. Sleepovers give you the rare chance to explore the galleries in a whole new way, without any crowds to distract you. 

Unique Experiences

Activities Include:

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Animal Encounters

Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience alongside our marine mammal trainers, and get up close and personal with our incredible marine animals.

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Birthday Parties

Complete with a fully-decorated party room, your group will have an unforgettable birthday party as they meet squishy sea cucumbers and prickly sea urchins in the Wet Lab and go behind-the-scenes in our secret Jellyfish hallway.

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Behind The Scenes Tour

There is so much more to the Vancouver Aquarium than what you see in the galleries. Gain a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes workings of the Aquarium and see what it takes to care for 50,000 amazing animals. 

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Spend the night at the Vancouver Aquarium with your friends and loved ones; it’s an experience you’ll never forget.

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Treasure Hunt Game

Become an Aquarium Explorer. Play Snappz, the Vancouver Aquarium treasure hunt game. Our treasure hunt is a great way for you and your family to discover some of the secrets of the Aquarium.


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