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Family Sleepovers


Family Sleepovers are programs that are offered to the general public: Aquarium members, families; adults; and individuals. Participants explore the galleries through a variety of special activities, presentations, tours and guest speakers based on the evening's programming.

Please scroll down for all our 2017 & 2018 Family Sleepover dates.


Pre-registration for all programs is necessary, and can be made up to two days before the program date, pending availability. To register for a program, please call 604-659-3552 Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or send an e-mail to programs@ocean.org.

PLEASE NOTE: The Registration for December 30, 2017 Sleepover closes Wednesday December 20 at 3:00 pm.

Family Sleepover Cost



Cost per participant (age 6+) 




Notes: All dates and themes are subject to change due to various issues including but not limited to the safety of the animals, building renovations, weather and registrations. All prices are in Canadian funds. All prices are tax inclusive. An adult must accompany anyone under 19. Minimum age: 6 years.  Cancellations must be in writing and is 50% refund of the original booking, if cancellation is within two weeks of the sleepover date, there is no refund.


2017 - All programs start at 9 pm to 9 am


December 30th, 2017 - Winter Wonderland Holiday Family Sleepover

What better way to spend your holidays than sleeping over at the Vancouver Aquarium! Join our family for a special Winter Wonderland Sleepover this December. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about our marine mammals before going to bed with the Steller Sea Lions in the underwater viewing gallery. The program does provide a night snack and breakfast.

PLEASE NOTE: The Registration for December 30, 2017 Sleepover closes Wednesday December 20 at 3:00 pm. 

Winter Wonderland Family Sleepover

2018 - All programs start at 9 pm to 9 am


Sunday February 11 - Family Day

Theme TBA

Saturday March 24 - Spring Break

Theme TBA

Saturday July 7 - Summer Sleepover

Theme TBA

Friday July 20 - Summer Sleepover

Theme TBA

Saturday August 11 - Summer Sleepover

Theme TBA

Saturday October 27 - Fish or Treat Halloween Sleepover

Trick or treat, smell my feet, and give me something good to eat.  Start your halloween celebrations a little early by joining us at the Vancouver Aquarium for a spooky fun filled educational adventure through our building. End the night of safe trick and treating fun and bed down in one of our living marine galleries. There will be a snack in the evening and breakfast is included.

Saturday December 29 - Winter Holiday

Theme TBA

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Additional Information

  • You will be sleeping in the galleries, there are no private rooms. 
  • Please pack lightly & appropriately, each participant is expected to carry his/her own gear.
  • You will require to bring your own sleeping gear
  • Please bring: Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow, warm clothes, toiletries, and camera.
  • Due to Work Safe regulations, no flip flops or open toed shoes allowed. Must be closed toed shoes and have a heel.
  • Washrooms are available but we do not have shower facilities.
  • There is no re-entry or in and out privledges once you enter into the facility and the program has begun.

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