Explore more at ocean.org
Page background

Experience An Amazing Event

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



Annual Fundraising Galas

Night At The Aquarium icon

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. 

Toast To The Coast icon

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

After Hours icon

After Hours

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

Rise Above Plastics icon

Rise Above Plastics

February 20, 2018 - See why recycling is good for the environment, how recycling should be carried out and discover examples of successful recycling projects.

Ocean Matters: Monthly Public Lecture Series icon

Ocean Matters: Monthly Public Lecture Series

February 27, 2018 - Explore how all facets of modern society affects, and is affected by, climate change and our oceans. 

Coastal Ocean Awards icon

Coastal Ocean Awards

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

Dine Out Pop-up icon

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.

Wild Family Nature Club icon

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. 

Dreamnight icon


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.

Wine For Waves icon

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.

Ocean Wise® Chowder Chowdown icon

Ocean Wise® Chowder Chowdown

November, 2018 Top Ocean Wise chefs compete head-to-head in Calgary, Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver for the title of 2018 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion in each city. 

Divers' Weekend icon

Divers' Weekend

January 27 & 28, 2018 - Join us for the 19th annual celebration of diving.

Volvo Ocean Education Program Launch icon

Volvo Ocean Education Program Launch

January 15, 2018 - The launch of Volvo Ocean Race's (VOR) Canadian Education program.

Member-only Events

Member Shopping Night icon

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.

Members Shoreline Cleanups icon

Members Shoreline Cleanups

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

Members' Summer Wet Lab Mondays icon

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.

Junior Biologists Club icon

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.

Members-Only Beachwalks icon

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.

Member Appreciation Week icon

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.

Super Saturdays icon

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.

Members' Holiday Party icon

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.

Return to membership section.


Share Your Thoughts

How was your visit? Fill in our comment card and let us know.
Find it here


Donate Now

Your donation supports ocean conservation.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

There are 33 species of oceanic dolphins. 
Read more