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Junior Biologists Club

Junior Biologists Club is excited to start a new season where we continue to explore the animals, science, and research that happen behind the scenes at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Quick info


Takes place every Saturday


For kids age: 7 - 10 & 11 - 13

9:30 a.m. - noon

Program time is 2.5 hours


Members rate per session


Non-members rate per session (general admission extra)


Dive into ocean science research

Get ready to dive into a series of adventures to gain a better understanding of our aquatic planet, the technological innovation in Aquarium research and what we need to do to better protect our oceans.

Program Themes

Each month features a different theme

The first two dates of each theme are for 7-10 year olds.

The third date (indicated by an *asterisk) is for 11-13 year olds.

October 6, 13, 20*

1. Journey to the Jungle

Rainforests are known for their stormy weather, humid environments, beautiful tall trees, and for being a biodiversity “hot spot”. Join our team as we explore the Amazonian rainforests, from tree tops to forest floor, to identify some unique animals.

November 3, 10, 17*

2. Ocean Odyssey

Have you ever looked at our beautiful mountains, rivers, lakes, and ocean and wondered how they were formed? Are you curious about what the ocean landscape looks like? Is it flat? Is it rocky? How deep is it?

December 1, 8, 15*

3. Arctic Expedition

Grab your parka and snowshoes as we travel to the white desert – the Arctic Circle! Learn about our favourite arctic critters, including polar bears, walruses, belugas, narwhals, and even teeny tiny plankton, and how these species have adapted.

January 5, 12, 19*

4. Salty Science!

Put on your lab coats and goggles as we dive into the marine research that takes place at Ocean Wise. Get hands-on experience in marine science through a variety of experiments, activities, and special guest speakers that will get your feet wet.

February 2, 9, 16*

5. Plunder Down Under

Dive deep into the ocean abyss, where the sunlight can no longer penetrate this world of eerie, cold darkness. Miles beneath the surface lies an unexplored world, filled with sights we have never imagined!

March 2, 9, 16*

6. Operation Orca

The Southern Resident killer whales, which call Vancouver waters home, are struggling to recover from their endangered status due to threats including toxic pollution, declining Chinook salmon populations, and noise and disturbance from boat traffic.

April 6, 13 & 20*

7. Migration Mission

Take on an adventure countless animals do each season: a migration. Follow the tracks of a leatherback sea turtle or a humpback whale with our massive Migration Map, in which we will see step by step how far those of the animal kingdom venture.

May 4,11 & 18*

8. Fishing to Dishing

Come join us as we dish it about the fishing industry! We’re serving sustainability while playing with our food to learn about where the fish on our plates comes from. Analyze a fish before it’s been neatly packaged with a fish dissection.

June 1, 8, 15*

9. Frogs Forever?

Take a hop into the lifecycle of a frog and have a glimpse with your bulging frog eyes at the ecosystem they call home. Get an insiders look at what initiatives the biologists at Ocean Wise are doing to protect frogs.


Recognition Program

Junior Biologists Club participants are now eligible for seven levels of recognition. Recipients will be awarded with an ocean-themed badge that they can wear with pride.

Level 1

Ocean Observer

Attend 3 sessions

Level 2

Ocean Explorer

Attend 6 sessions

Level 3

Ocean Ambassador

Attend 9 sessions

Level 4

Ocean Steward

Attend 12 sessions

Level 5

Ocean Extraordinaire

Attend 15 sessions

Level 6

Ocean Rescuer

Attend 20 sessions

Level 7

Ocean Champion

Attend 25 sessions


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