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Field Trips For All Ages

Children and their teachers have been participating in Vancouver Aquarium school programs since 1956. Through our hands-on programs, Aquarium educators touch the lives of thousands of visitors, students and teachers every year and are turning education into action for change. Staff-facilitated school programs are 1-2 hours in length and are held both in our galleries and our behind-the-scenes classrooms, including our renowned Wet Lab learning facility.

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 BC Ministry of Education’s Integrated Resource Packages.

Incredible Educational Experiences

Teachers Please Note:

Bookings for April 7, 2014 until June 20, 2014 is now open.

A 25% deposit is required in order to book a program.

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Summer Programs

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Coastal Connections

Looking for a cool new way to enjoy the hot summer? Join us in our Wet Lab, our popular one-of-a-kind behind-the-scenes classroom allowing visitors to handle and observe a wide variety of live tidal pool animals from local B.C. waters.

Additional Programs

Booking Information

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Note: Popular programs and field trip dates book quickly, so be sure to make your reservations as soon as possible. Registration for all school programs is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Self-Guided Visit: To book a self-guided visit or for more information, please call 604-659-3552 or email 

Bag Lunches for Schools: You can pre-order lunches for your school group: see our menu for more details. 

Overnight Programs: If you are interested in our Overnight Programs (for school groups, community groups, and families) please email or call 604-659-3504.

AquaVan: If you are interested in our AquaVan, please email or call 604-659-3488





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