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Experience An Amazing Event

Attending an event with us is fantastic opportunity to experience the Aquarium in a whole new way. 



Annual Fundraising Galas

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Night At The Aquarium

Night at the Aquarium is the Vancouver Aquarium’s signature gala fundraiser to raise money to benefit the Aquarium's many education, conservation and marine science endeavors. 

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Toast To The Coast

The Vancouver Aquarium hosts its annual wine-tasting and food-sampling event, Toast to the Coast, every fall. Experience some of the newest and hottest Ocean Wise restaurants while sipping on delicious B.C. wines. 

Ocean Education Events

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Ocean Matters: Community Education

Every month Ocean Wise hosts a number of community education programs featuring engaging speakers and ocean leaders from around the world

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Wild Family Nature Club

Fridays, twice monthly. Check calendar for dates - The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre has teamed up with the Canadian Wildlife Federation to host nature clubs for families with young children. 

Annual & Upcoming Events

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Spring Break

Spring 2018 - Spring Break fun for gills and buoys (of all ages)

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Coastal Ocean Awards

April 9, 2018 - The Coastal Ocean Research Institute and the Vancouver Aquarium are pleased to present the Coastal Ocean Awards.

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After Hours

April 20, 2018 - A night of trivia and more. Meet a penguin, sip a cocktail and explore the galleries during this adults-only event.

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Wine For Waves

April 13, 2018 - Be the first to experience the Spring Wine Releases from the Naramata Bench – while supporting the conservation of our oceans.

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May 8, 2018 - On this special night we open our doors for over 500 children living with life-threatening illnesses and their families to visit the Aquarium.

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Ocean Wise® Chowder Chowdown

November, 2018 - Top Ocean Wise chefs compete head-to-head for the title of Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion.

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Divers' Weekend

January 2019 - Join us for our annual celebration of diving.

Member-only Events

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Super Saturdays

On the second Saturday of each month, members can attend Super Saturdays. We open an hour early for members to enjoy peaceful galleries and specialty programming, line-up free.

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Members' Holiday Party

December 2018 - 'Tis the season, so why not join us for a night of festive, family fun that's just for members.

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Members Shoreline Cleanups

The Shoreline Cleanup promotes an understanding of shoreline litter issues by engaging Canadians to rehabilitate shoreline areas through local cleanups.

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Member Shopping Night

Join us at our EXCLUSIVE Members' shopping night for prizes, refreshments, gift wrapping and fun! On this night only, the Aquarium gift shop will be open for members-only shopping.

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Members' Summer Wet Lab Mondays

This summer, we're excited to pilot members-only access to our Wet Lab on Monday mornings from 9:30 - 11 a.m. This is your chance to have an up-close-and-personal experience with marine invertebrates like sea anemones, jellies, sea stars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers. Just show your member card at the Wet Lab door for access.

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Member Appreciation Week

We love our members and to show our thanks, we’re hosting Member Appreciation Week. Visit during appreciation week and take advantage of members-only gallery time and extra member discounts.

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Members-Only Beachwalks

This members-only program provides you with a hands-on opportunity to explore the Intertidal zone by searching for live aquatic animals at the beach, within walking distance of the Aquarium.

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Junior Biologists Club

Join our AquaClubs and explore the animals, science and research that happen behind the scenes at the Aquarium. AquaClubs are kids age 7 - 11.

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