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After Hours 


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Don’t miss our Hallowe’en After Hours for a frightening evening of fun under the sea.

Explore the galleries with a beer or glass of wine and learn about the spooktacular creatures that call the Aquarium home. The evening will feature a variety of aquatic and Halloween-themed programming, including:

Schedule of Events




Sea Star Wars show

6:30 – 9:00

Pumpkin Contest

Vote for your favourite Aquarium staff-carved pumpkin

6:30 – 9:30

BBC Earth’s Frozen Seas 4-D Experience

Shows every 30 min.

6:30 – 9:45

Hands-on Wet Lab*

Sessions run every 15 min.


Caring for Belugas


Beluga research presentation by Dr. Valeria Vergara


Snakes on a Stage show


Climate Heroes show




Caring for Belugas


Beluga research presentation by Dr. Valeria Vergara


Snakes on a Stage show


Winner of the pumpkin contest announced

Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

If you are in the spirit, wear a costume and snap a photo of yourself in our galleries with the hashtag #AfterHours for a chance to win a pair of tickets to our next adults-only event.

FORBIDDEN COSTUME ITEMS: The safety of our animals is our number one priority and as such please ensure your costume does not include the following forbidden items: balloons, feather boas or feathers in general, straws/stir sticks, confetti, bubbles, sparklers, beaded necklaces (i.e. Mardi Gras beads), glassware (as props), or glow sticks.

Tickets are only available online. Purchase your ticket early to avoid disappointment as the event sells out quickly.

*Due to space and time restrictions, we are unable to accommodate every guest in the Wet Lab. Entry to the Wet Lab is by timed-ticket, distributed on a first-come, first-served basis by an Aquarium volunteer on the Ocean Courtyard as you come through Admissions.

Important Info:

  • 19+ event. Photo ID required for entry.
  • No tickets available for purchase at the door.
  • All ticket sales are final.
  • Membership cards will be required for member priced ticket holders.

Closures & Lights Out

Please note the following exhibit closures/viewing restrictions:

  • Amazon Graham Gallery will be closed at 8p.m.
  • Underwater Dolphin viewing will be closed at 8:30 p.m.
  • Penguin Point will be CLOSED for the duration of the evening due to the colder temperatures as the South African penguins go to sleep with the setting sun.
  • You will notice that some of the lights are out in certain habitats to reflect the animals’ natural environment. However, the majority of our exhibits will remain well-lit throughout the evening to allow for easy viewing.
After Hours

Thursday, October 29, 2015


Vancouver Aquarium


6 to 10 p.m.


Members: $21
Non-Members: $29
Prices include tax


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