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Temporarily Closed

The Aquarium has paused all on-site public programming and temporarily closed to the public while we focus on transformation.

Support the Aquarium

Our expert team provide 24/7 critical care for our 70,000 animals whether we’re open to the public or not. Without ticket revenue, gift shop sales and donations are an essential lifeline for animal care.

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Shop Online

Shop online and support the Aquarium. All proceeds from retail sales to to support our mission to keep our oceans healthy and flourishing.

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Donate Now

Your tax-receiptable donation will make a difference now more than ever – in fact, six generous donors will now match every dollar you donate up to $100,000!

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Other ways to support

Explore other ways to support.

Check in on the animals through our webcams

Baby Otter Cam

Otter Cam

Jelly Cam

Underwater Otter Cam

Penguin Cam

Stay Engaged

The Vancouver Aquarium may be temporarily closed, but there are many ways to stay connected with us and make a difference for the ocean. 

Online Ocean

Through virtual learning, Ocean Wise education connects students, parents, teachers and communities to the ocean to create lifelong ocean ambassadors.

Ocean Wise Seafood

Chose Ocean Wise recommended seafood to help ensure that ocean life will be abundant for generations to come.

Join a Shoreline Cleanup

Take action in your community wherever water meets land, one bit of trash at a time.

Our work never stops

Ocean Wise is a global ocean conservation organization on a mission to protect and restore the world's ocean. Learn about our other initiatives. 

Combatting Ocean Plastic Pollution

Through multi-faceted research, citizen science, engagement, action-oriented initiatives, and sharing information, scientists and staff at Ocean Wise combat the problem of ocean plastic pollution.

Arctic

Improving our understanding of how today’s rapid changes impact both wildlife and the people who rely on it for social, cultural and nutritional wellbeing.

Marine Mammal Research

Ocean Wise is conducting long-term studies to monitor the health and status of marine mammal populations.

Accreditation

Recognized for excellence

The Vancouver Aquarium undergos regular accreditation inspections by professional associations. The voluntary accreditation process is a independent verification that we meet or exceed professionally-established standards of animal care, education, conservation and research.

AZA

Accredited member of Association of Zoos and Aquariums

CAZA

Accredited by Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums

AMMPA

Member of Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums

American Humane

Certified by American Humane's Humane Conservation™ program

LEED Gold

Recipient of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design award

ISO 14001

Certified to ISO 14001 environmental standards

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