Join us for the next After Hours adults-only event and discover the Secret Sex Lives of Aquatic Animals.
Love is in the air, and underwater, at our upcoming adults-only evening at the Vancouver Aquarium. Come and learn all about the unique mating habits of marine life at this one of a kind event.
Grab a beer or glass of wine and enjoy access to all our galleries while exploring the Aquarium after dark.
In addition to the ever-changing scenery, there’s a lot to see and do:
- Listen to a hissing cockroach’s mating call, learn how sharks can reproduce 4 different ways, and see why diving is sexy. Enjoy romanced-themed programming, and so much more, all night long.
- Learn about sex underwater with a special presentation from our head veterinarian, Dr.Martin Haulena. From coral sex to otter love, this scientific talk will definitely be one to remember!
- Catch a screening of the 4D film Great Escapes: Life in 4D
- Experience hands-on learning with marine invertebrates like sea stars, sea urchins and more in our Wet Lab*
Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Tickets are available online only. Purchase your ticket early to avoid disappointment as the event sells out in advance.
*Due to space and time restrictions, we are unable to accommodate all After Hours guests in the Wet Lab. Entry to the Wet Lab is by timed-ticket; please pick up your timed-entry ticket, while supplies last, from the staff member in the Ocean Courtyard.
- 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:
After Hours is a unique aquatic evening experience for adults.
To ensure animal health and well-being, the Graham Amazon Gallery will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Be sure to visit before closing! The outdoor Penguin Point exhibit will be closed due to cold temperatures.
While you may like to stay out late, some of the animals require the lights to go out earlier in order to reflect their natural environment. However, the majority of our exhibits will remain well-lit throughout the evening to allow for easy viewing.