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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.

Scroll down to check out our 2015 & 2016 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 [email protected]

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.


Fish Or Treat,
A Halloween Sleepover

Date: Friday, October 30, 2015
Trick or treat, smell my feet, and give me something good to eat. Start your halloween celebrations early and join us at the Vancouver Aquarium for a spooky fun filled adventure through our galleries.  Legend has it that on Halloween the past meets the present.  Bring your costumes to go trick or treating on a night stalkers tour where you will join other families in a quest to find the elusive ghost of Joshua Brown, a former aquarist.  End the night of safe trick and treating fun and bed down in Arctic Canada with our magical Beluga Whales. 

shark jaws

2016 - All programs start at 9 pm to 9 am

February 7th, 2016 - Arctic Exploration

March 19th, 2016 - Sharks, Sharks and more Sharks!

July 9th, 2016 - TBA

July 22nd, 2016 - TBA

August 5th, 2016 - TBA

August 13th, 2016 - TBA

August 20th, 2016 - TBA

October 29th, 2016 - 2016 Fish or Treat Halloween Sleepover

October 29th, 2016 - Winter Wonderland Family Sleepover

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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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