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Be a Biologist Behind-the-Scenes Encounter




Per Adult or Youth


1 Adult + 1 Child*

Duration: 45 minutes
All prices include GST

* Participants must be 8 years of age or older. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Youth (age 13-18) can attend without adult accompaniment but cannot substitute for an adult if there is a child participant.

Book Early - space is limited and fills well in advance.

Booking office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Closed weekends and holidays.

604-659-3552 / 1-800-931-1186


Note: General admission is extra and will be charged upon booking.

Members receive 20% off Animal Encounters




Go Behind the Scenes and see the aquarium from a new perspective.

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Purchase an e-gift card online for the amount of the encounter and admission to give the gift of aquatic wonder!

Up Close And Personal

Guided by an Aquarium interpreter, you will learn how what it is like to work as a biologist in several Behind-the Scenes locations. Get up close with some of your favourite animals and see them in different life stages, all while helping the biologists care for them.


Up Close And Personal

What To Expect

During this program, you will enjoy a special Behind-the-Scenes tour, and get a chance to meet biologists and learn about the work they do at the aquarium. During this program, experience what it is like to care for these animals, by participating in different feeds. 

Go Behind The Scenes

Experience what it’s like to care for fish, jellyfish and more as you go behind the scenes to see the fishy part of animal care. You will get an opportunity to experience first-hand what it is like to be a Biologist. Throughout this entire adventure, you’ll get an intimate look at the many conservation and research programs, along with initiatives, that the Aquarium is involved with on an ongoing basis.

Go Behind the Scenes
Things to know

Things To Know

Program requires participants to walk on un-even, wet, slippery surfaces. This program may not be suitable for those whom are not sure-footed. Closed-toed shoes are required. Please advise us of any disabilities, special needs, medical conditions or concerns you may have that could prevent you from fully participating in the program. No concern is too small; the more information you can provide about yourself, the better prepared we can be for your experience. Please note that cameras and photos are permitted.

Advance reservations are required. Booking within a week of the program date is unlikely so contact us earlier to check availability.Full credit card payment is required upon booking. To contact us by phone please call 604-659-3552 or 1-800-931-1186, or email programs@ocean.org  Please note that program availability is extremely limited and subject to change.


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