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Discover Rays


New Touch Pool
Now Open

Are you ready to connect with our oceans like never before? Well, roll up your sleeve and come have a unique, hands-on encounter at the Discover Rays touch pool at the Vancouver Aquarium. Watch as these gentle fishes “fly” beneath the water’s surface, delighting and surprising guests with their curiosity.

The new 50,000L Discover Rays touch pool is home to both cownose and southern stingrays. Not only will you be able to get up-close and personal with the rays, you’ll learn all about their slimy armours, their amazing sixth sense, and why stingrays have big mommas. You’ll also find out how overfishing and other human activities are threatening rays. The exhibit will offer a unique window behind-the-scenes where you can take a peek at the life support systems and discover how these animals are cared for.

Located adjacent to the Lower Teck gallery, Discover Rays is included with the purchase of your general admissions ticket and is a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages!


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