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Home learner

Connect to the world and the Vancouver Aquarium in a whole new way

Quick info


Primary: born 2011-15
Intermediate: born 2005-11


Thursdays, once a month
Primary: 12:30-2 p.m.
Intermediate: 2:30-4 p.m.

Fall Series

Who Goes with the Flow?

Winter Series

Climate Conundrum

Spring Workshop

When the Tide's Out, the Table's Set*
*note: one workshop only, please see notes below


Environmental awareness in our every day lives

Join us for year of brand new programming, custom-designed just for you! Learn about marine wildlife in a whole new way while experiencing fun hands-on activities, sharing stories with the experts, and receiving an insider's look at what happens behind-the-scenes. These experiences create endless opportunity for student self-discovery and those special ‘a-ha’ moments that spark a life long curiosity and respect for our oceans.

Volunteers are integral in this process as they work with the coordinator to develop their skills in program planning with your specific students in mind.



To be eligible, students must be taking part in a distributed learning or blended learning program, or be a home school family. Students enrolled in a traditional K-12 school are not eligible. If you are uncertain if this criteria applies to you, please contact:


Program Details


Born in: 2011-2015 (Primary)         12:30-2 p.m. 
Born in: 2005-2011 (Intermediate)     2:30-4 p.m.

Fall Series: Who Goes with the Flow? 

Option A: Thursdays - Oct 10 AND Nov 7 AND Dec 5
Option B: Thursdays - Oct 17 AND Nov 14 AND Dec 12

Winter Series: Climate Conundrum

Option A: Thursdays - Jan 30 AND Feb 27 AND Apr 2
Option B: Thursdays – Feb 6 AND Mar 5 AND Apr 16

Spring Workshop: When the Tide’s Out, the Table’s Set *

Thursday June 4 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Thursday June 18 10:00am-12:00pm

*One class only; available for students born 2005-2015 + registered parents/educators*


Pricing Details

Fall/Winter Series (3 classes)

Student: $60*

Adult: $40*

Spring Workshop (1 class)

Student: $20*

Adult: $15*

*Price includes admission into the Vancouver Aquarium for each program participant on the day of their class. Please note that there are no further members or coupon discounts.*


The Vancouver Aquarium is a non-profit society dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life. Our fees go towards maintaining the needed infrastructure of our top tier education programs, including: the care and feeding of the animals, maintaining the extensive physical demands of a heavily plumbed building, and retaining world class and highly educated biologists and teachers to engage your students. We keep our school program fees as low as possible, with our education department working just short of a cost recovery basis based on the requirements just listed.

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