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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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April 15, 2014 - Join the Vancouver Art Gallery, Mountain Equipment Coop and Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films (VFOF) at the Vancouver Aquarium for our very special presentation of Watermark.

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Wine For Waves

May 2, 2014 - Be the first to experience the spring release wines from the Naramata Bench – while supporting the conservation of our oceans.

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Rescuing Sea Lions: Notes From The Field

May 9, 2014 - Join the Vancouver Aquarium’s Veterinary Medicine Team as they share their stories of rescuing sea lions in the field. 

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After Hours

July 23, 2014 - Experience the peace and tranquility of our galleries without the kids! Join us for an adult-only evening.

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Spring 2014 - 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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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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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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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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