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After Hours


Scream-Worthy Fun, Yep.
Screaming Kids, Nope.

Join us for the next After Hours, our adult-only event, for a frightening evening of fun under the sea.  

Explore our galleries with a beer or glass of wine in-hand and learn about the spooktacular creatures that call the Aquarium home, from venomous fishes and jellies, to bats, bugs, snakes and scorpions. 

The evening will feature a variety of Halloween-themed programming, including the popular Snakes on a Stage show, a special appearance by Darth Vader at the Venomous Fishes dive show and guest presentation by Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard, Head of the Vancouver Aquarium Cetacean Research Program.

You’ll also have the opportunity to get hands-on in our Wet Lab. Plus don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the thrilling effects of our 4-D theatre, featuring BBC Earth’s The Great Salmon Run. Food is available for purchase at our new café. Wine and beer are also available for purchase.

If you are in the spirit, wear a costume and snap a photo of yourself in our galleries with the hash tag #AfterHours for a chance to win a free pair of tickets to our next event.  Prizes will be awarded for best costume, best group costume, and best aquatic themed costume – so get creative!

IMPORTANT: 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 available online only until 5pm October 29. Purchase your ticket early to avoid disappointment as the event often sells out well in advance. 

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.

After Hours

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Vancouver Aquarium


6 to 10 p.m.


Members: $18
Non-Members: $25
Prices include tax


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Why Are The Lights Out?

After Hours is a uniquely aquatic evening experience for adults.

While you may like to stay out late, for some of our animals the lights go out early in order to reflect their natural environment and behaviour. However, the majority of our exhibits will remain well lit throughout the evening to allow for easy viewing.

To ensure animal health and well-being, the Amazon Gallery will be open from 6-8 p.m. and the outdoor Penguin Point exhibit will be open weather dependent from 6-8 p.m. Be sure to visit before closing!

Thank you for your understanding.

Evening Schedule

6 p.m. Event open  
6 - 8 p.m. Amazon Gallery and Penguin Point open  
6:30 p.m. Creatures of Camouflage              Teck Engagement
6:30-9:45 p.m. Hands-on Wet Lab       
Sessions run every 15 minutes   
Canaccord Exploration Gallery
6:30-9:30 p.m. BBC Earth’s The Great Salmon Run 
Shows every 30 minutes 
4-D Theatre
p.m. Caring for Belugas
Killer Killer Whales            
Canada’s Arctic deck
Teck Engagement
7:30 p.m. Venomous Fishes dive show
Snakes on a Stage show                 
Pacific Canada Pavilion
Teck Engagement
p.m. Caring for Belugas
Killer Killer Whales     
Canada’s Arctic deck
Teck Engagement
8:30 p.m. Venomous Fishes dive show
Snakes on a Stage show                
Pacific Canada Pavilion
Teck Engagement
p.m. Creatures of Camouflage Teck Engagement
10 p.m. End of event  

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