School Programs

Exciting field trips for all ages

Our educational programs are our immersive experiences that foster love for our oceans through fun and interactive activities.

Overview

Have an incredible educational experience

Through our cirriculum program field trips we engage over 20,000 students per year in inquiry-based learning, led by a group of professional educators and biologists. Workshops, guided tours, hands-on, students explore how scientific investigations can play a major role in preserving marine life, and how our actions have an impact on the world around us.

School Programs

Field trips to the Vancouver Aquarium

A unique way to engage your students in a hands-on learning experience with incredible marine life.

All Ages

Coastal Connections

Coastal Connections is an after hours Wet Lab program that will engage your group with local animals, ecosystems and environmental issues.

Grades: K-12

Wetlab: Community

Our Wet Lab programs are a great way to engage your group, inspire curiosity and instill a sense of respect for all ocean life and its environment.

Grades: Pre-12

Virtual Aquaclass

The Virtual Aquaclass is an opportunity for students to connect live with the Vancouver Aquarium without having to leave the classroom.

Grades: K-7

4D Theatre: Big Picture Conservation

Skip the line and enjoy your very own screening of the 4D theatre Film with a bonus conservation themed program by one of our aquarium educators. Ideal for Large Groups.

Grades: K-3

Sea Sensations

Sea Sensations is a classroom-based experience designed to inspire students by diving into the colourful world of marine mammals.

Grades: Pre-3

Aquatic Adventures - Frogs

This year, children will “hop” into our classroom to meet our amphibian friends. They will join us in a journey to find out more about the life cycles and habits of these amazing animals.

Grades: K-3 / 4-10

Staying Alive

Discover how animals and plants are adapted to survive in different environments. Learn how size, shape, colour and behaviour help them stay alive, and what we can do to maintain healthy habitats.

Grades: 4-10

Research in Action

Few places have the abundance and diversity of marine life that we have here in our own backyard. Learn about fish research in Howe Sound and how it is rooted in observations and initiative.

Grades 4 - 12

Wetlab: Identity

Join us behind-the-scenes at the Vancouver Aquarium in our original Wet Lab for a unique hands-on experience.

Grades: 4-12

Ecology Field School

In Stanley Park, we are in a unique position to learn more about these amazing animals and how we can keep our ecosystems healthy.

Grades: 4-7

Arctic Biodiversity

Ideal for classes seeking an emphasis on Indigenous content and the influences of different cultures on the diversity and survival of all living things.

All ages

Home Learner Workshops

Join our team of teaching experts at the Vancouver Aquarium for a year of brand new programming, custom-designed just for you.

Programmes scolaires

Excursions à l'Aquarium de Vancouver

Une façon unique d'engager vos élèves dans une expérience d'apprentissage pratique avec une vie marine incroyable.

Années: 4-12

Wetlab: Identité

Joignez-vous à nous dans les coulisses de l’Aquarium de Vancouver dans notre Wetlab original pour une expérience unique !

Pré à la 12ème année

L'AquaClasse Virtuelle

L’AquaClasse Virtuelle est une occasion pour les étudiants de se connecter en direct avec l’Aquarium de Vancouver, sans avoir à quitter leur salle de classe.

M à la 12ème année

Wetlab: Communauté

Joignez-vous à nous dans les coulisses de l’Aquarium de Vancouver dans notre dernier Wetlab (nouveau cette année) !

M à la 3ème année

Les Mammifères Marins

Les Mammifères Marins est une expérience en salle de classe conçue pour inspirer les élèves en plongeant dans l'univers coloré des mammifères marins.

M à la 7ème année

Cinéma 4D La Conservation au Premier Plan

Evitez de faire la queue et profitez d’une projection privée de notre film actuel dans le cinéma en 4D ainsi que d’une présentation bonus sur le thème de la conservation par un de nos éducateurs de l’aquarium.

Années 4 - 10

Des Recherches à l’Action

Peu d’endroits dans les océans du monde ont l’abondance et la diversité de la vie marine que nous avons ici dans notre propre jardin.

Summer group programs

This summer, bring your group for a workshop

Looking for a cool way to enjoy the hot summer? Children can take part in our summer programs.

Coastal Connections

In our popular interactive animal wetlab, participants will discover how coastal animals have adapted to life in their shoreline environment.

4D Theatre: Big Picture Conservation

Skip the line and enjoy your very own screening of the 4D theatre Film with a bonus conservation themed program by one of our aquarium educators. Ideal for Large Groups.

Testimonials

Some words from our students

Online Resources

Resources for teachers

Here you will find resources for planning your visit, activities for your students, as well as follow up activities for your class.

Other Educational Programs

Camps & Clubs

Programs embrace nature play, science, art and hands-on experiences to foster a love of our natural world.

Birthday Parties & Sleepovers

Participants interact with an experienced educator and engage in a multisensory exploration.

Mobile Programs

Our mobile aquariums bring ocean education to your school, youth group or community event.

Bennett Bursary Program

The Bennett Bursary was established by patrons of the Vancouver Aquarium, in honour of long-time Board member and education advocate Betsy Bennett. This program serves schools that have been designated by the Ministry of Education as inner city.

Shoreline Cleanup

Aquablog

Ocean Bridge: Changing minds to turn the tide

Rescue

Team Rescue

In The Field

Arctic Research

Shoreline Cleanup

Aquablog

Ocean Bridge: Changing minds to turn the tide

Rescue

Team Rescue

In The Field

Arctic Research

Questions?

View our school program FAQ for answers.

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