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Experience An Amazing Event

The Aquarium’s celebrated fundraising events offer many opportunities to support us, from buying tickets to sponsorship to prize donation. Attending these events is a fantastic opportunity to experience the Aquarium galleries in a whole new way. Your support goes towards our programs, which are all built around a single mandate: protecting and conserving our fragile marine environments, now and forever. Our vision is a sustainable world, where aquatic life is diverse and flourishing. 


Annual & Upcoming Events

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Sunday Family Fun Day

Every Sunday, June 22 to August 31, 2014 - we are delighted to offer our members and visitors an exciting addition to our regular programming with family focused fun.

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The Kraken Revealed

September 3, 2014 - Join the Vancouver Aquarium and Dr. Edith Widder to learn about glow-in-the-dark creatures and how they helped Dr. Widder lure the giant squid, “the kraken”, out of hiding, and are helping her to find and stop ocean pollution.

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Securing Food For The Future

September 23, 2014 - The world is facing a future with an even bigger population than it has today. How will enough food be produced to feed us all? Join the Vancouver Aquarium and a special guest speaker, Jose Villalon, for an insightful perspective on this important global issue.

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Introduction to Marine Life Course

September 30 - This course gives students of all ages a wonderful introduction to the marine life of British Columbia.  

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After Hours

October 29, 2014 - Experience the peace and tranquility of our galleries without the kids! Join us for an adult-only evening.

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Ocean Wise™ Seafood Chowder Chowdown

November 2014 - Overfishing is the biggest threat to our oceans today. Join us in November for our annual Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown and support the Vancouver Aquarium’s efforts to keep our oceans healthy. 

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Spring 2015 - Dreamnight is a special opportunity for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to visit the Aquarium. This year, 500 children were able to interact with our marine creatures in an unforgettable evening.

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Wine For Waves

May, 2015 - Be the first to experience the spring release wines from the Naramata Bench – while supporting the conservation of our oceans.

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2016 IAC

The Vancouver Aquarium has been selected to host the ninth International Aquarium Congress in 2016.

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Murray A. Newman Awards

For excellence in aquatic research and conservation. Join us at this annual recognition event.

Annual 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. This high-profile evening will provide Vancouver's philanthropic and corporate leaders with a unique way of experiencing the Aquarium as the magical backdrop for a splendid gala evening.

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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.  Funds raised will benefit Aquarium education and conservation initiatives.

Member-only Events

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Join our members-only 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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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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Member Appreciation Week

We love our members and to show our thanks, we’re hosting our first ever Member Appreciation Week from February 15 - 23! Visit during appreciation week and take advantage of members-only gallery time and extra member discounts.

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Member Appreciation Night

As a member, you help support the Aquarium’s mission to conserve aquatic life. To show our appreciation, we’re hosting a free evening for members!

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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

Celebrate the holidays at the Vancouver Aquarium! Join Scuba Claus for a family-themed evening of festive activities.

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Twilight Tuesday

Twilight Tuesdays provide a unique opportunity for our members to join us for a fun-filled evening after hours. Enjoy special entertainment, visit our Wet Lab for some hands-on exploration and learning or get creative at our craft and face painting stations.

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