This holiday season drop by the Aquarium for some festive underwater fun with Scuba Claus, the electric eel Christmas tree, and more. Throughout the galleries you’ll find plenty of holiday activities, shows and interactive displays to engage the whole family. Read more about our holiday offerings below and plan your visit today to experience the magic of the season at the Vancouver Aquarium.
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Special Holiday Shows
Don’t miss Scuba Claus on his annual visit to the Aquarium. Wave hello as he takes a daily dip in the Strait of Georgia exhibit to swim merrily with the halibut, rockfishes, sturgeon and sea stars.
Scuba Claus dives daily from November 24 to December 24.
Check out the Eel-lectric Lightshow and learn how the electricity generated by the electric eel turns on the switch that lights up the Christmas tree. This dazzling display of light is created by an amazing animal, one of only a few species in the world that can discharge a huge jolt of electricity.
Hop on board The Polar Express 4-D Experiencefor a 20 minute cinematic adventure complete with the rumble of the train, falling of magical snow and heavenly scent of hot chocolate on this mystical ride to the North Pole.
Create your very own pattern of light across the ceiling of the Pacific Canada Pavilion with the popular interactive Jelly Swarm by Tangible Interaction in collaboration with origami artist Joseph Wu. Swipe your fingers across a touch screen and watch as over a hundred large origami jellies come to life with LED lights, mimicking the ability of some jellies to glow.
You can also enjoy festive aquatic décor throughout the galleries, our one-of-a-kind marine debris tree by B.C. artist Pete Clarkson, fun family programming, holiday crafts and more.