We Work Together
The Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise ® initiative, is home to thousands of incredible ocean species and amazing aquatic life. It’s also Ocean Wise headquarters, where our scientists, educators and conservation experts do their work, not only to protect our oceans but to inspire others to join us in our mission. Since opening in 1956, the Vancouver Aquarium has connected more than 40 million people from around the world to our oceans and all the wonders within them. All revenues from the Vancouver Aquarium directly fund Ocean Wise education, conservation and research initiatives. But it's not just about the money: every year, more than 1,000 people donate their time, talents and energy to help us conserve aquatic life.
We Couldn't Do It Without You
As a self-supporting, non-profit society, we wouldn't be able to operate our many conservation and research programs on our own. Rehabilitating marine mammals, organizing nation-wide shoreline clean ups, managing breeding programs for animals on the verge of extinction and conducting international research studies are just a few of the programs that wouldn't exist without your support. Learn how you can help
Membership offers incredible value and unlimited entry. It's also a great way to support aquatic life. As a member, you'll experience a whole new level of access to the Aquarium and our incredible marine life. Enjoy the freedom to visit as many times as you want within a year, go behind-the-scenes at member-only events or skip the line-up with express entry. Join today
It's Not Easy, But It's Fun
Whether you’re a volunteer, high school student, intern or employee, your time is valuable. Spend it well and have incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that directly contribute to the well-being of marine life and the fragile ecosystems that are all around us. At the Aquarium, you’ll get hands-on and rewarding experiences that will last a lifetime. Get involved