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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. 

Annual & Upcoming Events

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After Hours

February 14, 2018 - Experience the peace and tranquility of our galleries without the kids! Join us for an adult-only evening.

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Charting a Sustainable Course: Exploring Canada’s Fisheries

Nov 7, 2017 - Join the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre and OceanCanada for a series of engaging talks exploring the history and future of Canada’s fisheries followed by Q & A and a “Meet and Mingle.”  

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Anecdotal Evidence

November 9, 2017 - Anecdotal Evidence is a live storytelling series where people share stories of how they experience science in their lives. 

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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. 

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Ocean Wise® Chowder Chowdown

November, 2017 - Top Ocean Wise chefs compete head-to-head in Calgary, Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver for the title of 2017 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion in each city. 

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Spring 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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Divers' Weekend

January 2018 - Explore the oceans. Expand your horizons. Exchange Ideas. 50 percent off admission or 10 percent off Aquarium membership for certified divers.

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Coastal Ocean Awards

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

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Wine For Waves

April 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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Holiday Splash

December, 2017 - ‘Tis the season to consider something amazingly different for your Holiday Party. Groups of 8–80 people are welcome to share in an unforgettable holiday celebration at the Vancouver Aquarium.

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Dine Out Pop-up

Forget the fish 'n' chips. During Dine Out Vancouver Festival, award-winning executive chef Ned Bell will transform the Café at the Vancouver Aquarium into a one-of-a-kind bistro dining experience you won't want to miss.

Member-only Events

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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 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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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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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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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 Member Appreciation Week. Visit during appreciation week and take advantage of members-only gallery time and extra member discounts.

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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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