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Enjoy A Night
With The Family

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Turn Out The Lights

After everyone has gone home and the Aquarium has closed its doors for the night, join us for an exciting night of exploration, complete with special activities, tours, presentations and guest speakers. After a delicious evening snack, we continue on the second half of your adventure in our behind-the-scenes marine lab. Touch local invertebrates, including sea stars, sea urchins and anemones. 

Bed down in front of one of the Aquarium's spectacular marine galleries. In the morning, after a continental breakfast, tour the Wild Coast exhibit and Graham Amazon Gallery as the Aquarium awakens for a new day.

Registration

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@vanaqua.org.

If you would like information for community & school group Sleepover programs, please see Ecosystem Expedition.

 
 

2015

 
 
 
 

It's a Whale of a Tale!

Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015
Oh, the stories. The Vancouver Aquarium has many. What better time to have story time than during a sleepover at the Vancouver Aquarium. Spend the evening with our leaders and hear the unique one of a kind aquatic stories throughout your adventure through the galleries. At bedtime, crawl into your comfy sleeping bags in the Arctic Canada's underwater gallery and fall asleep to the Beluga Whales.

Cost per participant (age 6+)

SOLD OUT

 

SOLD OUT

 

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.

Belugas

Dolphins And Porpoises

Date: Saturday, July 25. 2015
Come stay awhile here at the Vancouver Aquarium as it becomes a night of story telling featuring the rescue stories of our Dolphins and Porpoises. The evening will feature an evening snack and breakfast, tours and sleeping with the Beluga Whales in the Arctic Canada underwater Gallery.

Cost per participant (age 6+)

SOLD OUT

 

SOLD OUT

 

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.

Daisy

Animal Training:
The Inside Story

Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015
Ever wonder how we train to do those amazing feats? Enlist to become an honourary trainer in this engaging behind-the-scenes experience takes you on an inside look at the animals, animal care and the training techniques and methods used at the Vancouver Aquarium. The group will set up camp in Arctic Canada underwater gallery as the beluga whales lull you to sleep. Evening snack and breakfast included.

Cost per participant (age 6+)

SOLD OUT

 

SOLD OUT

 

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.

It's a Whale of a Tale Again!!

Date: Friday, August 14, 2015
Due to overwhelming success the last couple of years, we have decided to run the sleepover a second time in August. We just love to share our stories! The Vancouver Aquarium has many. What better time to have story time than during a sleepover at the Vancouver Aquarium. Spend the evening with our leaders and hear the unique one of a kind aquatic stories throughout your adventure through the galleries. At bedtime, crawl into your comfy sleeping bags in the Arctic Canada's underwater gallery and fall asleep to the Beluga Whales.

Cost per participant (age 6+)

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

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.

Steller sea lion

PJ's!  Paws and Jaws!

Date: Friday, August 21, 2015
Come on down for an experience after hours at the Vancouver Aquarium. Discover how animals use camouflage to find the best hiding spots against predators such as Penguins, Seals and Whales. The fun continues as we head inside the Aquarium for an evening snack followed by an exploration of sea otter paws, shark jaws and other clawed Aquarium critters. Then it is lights out as you settle into your sleeping bag to watch the beluga whales swim by from Arctic Canada’s underwater gallery.

Cost per participant (age 6+)

SOLD OUT

 

SOLD OUT

 

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.

It's a Whale of a Tale Yet Again!!!

Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Good things happens in three's, right? With both previous programs sold out, we have managed to secure a third It's a Whale of a Tale sleepover. We just love to share our stories! The Vancouver Aquarium has many. What better time to have story time than during a sleepover at the Vancouver Aquarium. Spend the evening with our leaders and hear the unique one of a kind aquatic stories throughout your adventure through the galleries. At bedtime, crawl into your comfy sleeping bags in the Arctic Canada's underwater gallery and fall asleep to the Beluga Whales.

Cost per participant (age 6+)

$110

Regular

$88

Members

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.

 
Otter

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. 

Cost per participant (age 6+)

$110

Regular

$88

Members

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.

Jaw
 
 
 
 
Jellyfish

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