A celebration of aquatic light
November 28, 2013 to January 22, 2014
Come in out of the cold and enjoy a unique experience of aquatic light that will help lift those winter blues. Discover the incredible world of fluorescent and bioluminescent light that exists in the dark depths of the ocean through exhibits, shows and up close encounters with glowing anemones, cuttlefish, jellies and corals. Plus take a journey far below the ocean surface to explore aquatic light with a new deep-dive interactive at the Vancouver Aquarium. This digital experience means you’ll stay dry as you discover how the ocean changes once sunlight disappears. Learn about the different animals that call the deepest parts of the ocean home and compare their depths with the height of familiar buildings and mountains. Discover bioluminescent animals that make their own light in a place where darkness reigns. This floor to ceiling interactive deep-dive installation is an “immersive” experience that will take you from the surface of the ocean to the abyss.
A family favourite is back: during the month of December Scuba Claus visits the Aquarium to swim merrily amongst the salmon, rockfish, sturgeon and sea stars in the Strait of Georgia exhibit.
Immerse yourself amongst our several species of jellies dancing through the water with new lighting to highlight their beauty. In addition, Jelly Swarm, a unique light installation created by Tangible Intervention in collaboration with origami artist, Joseph Wu, is back and features almost a hundred jellies aglow with colourful LED lights. Control the lighting yourself using a touch screen and create beautiful patterns of light throughout the amazing swarm hanging above you.
Don’t miss a visitor favourite, our electric eel powered tree, and be amazed by the transfer of electricity from this incredible animal to the lights on the tree.
Note: Luminescence is a day time program taking place during our regular opening hours. For an up to date list of our opening hours, please check our hours page.