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Have An Incredible Educational Experience

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Field Trips Engage
Active Minds

Education at the Aquarium is delivered with a fun, hands-on approach that creates a memorable, personal experience for children and their teachers. This delivery, coupled with a focus on conservation, creates an opportunity for behaviour change - instilling a sense of stewardship for the environment. Thus, Aquarium educators play a vital role in fulfilling the Aquarium’s mission by helping children build emotional connections to marine animals, teaching them to understand the natural world and actively engaging them in conservation initiatives such as the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

To apply for funding or donate to allow low-income school groups to participate in Aquarium Programs, visit Daytrippers.ca


Hands-On Learning

 
 
 
 
 
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School Programs

Since we opened in 1956, children have been engaged, amazed and inspired by our aquatic animals. Engage your students through close encounters with fascinating creatures and hands-on, experiential programs.

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School Programs FAQ

A field trip to the Vancouver Aquarium is a unique way to engage your students in a hands-on learning experience with incredible marine life. All of our programs are developed to support the Prescribed Learning Outcomes of the B.C. Ministry of Education’s Integrated Resource Packages. 

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Home School Days

Have you ever wanted to participate in a school program, but didn't meet the Aquarium's minimum requirements for a school group? Returning in winter 2017, we're offering selected programs just for groups like you.

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Student & Group Sleepovers

This program is designed to meet a school-based curriculum and environmental badge requirements for Scouts and Guides. Fun-filled and interactive activities showcase the various ways animals, plants and humans interact within each ecosystem (seven days a week).

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