After Hours:
May 4, 6:30-11 p.m.

Event info


May 4, 2019


Vancouver Aquarium


6:30 - 11 p.m.


Regular price


Members' price

Event details

Join us for Pints, Pinnipeds and Rescue Stories – a special edition After Hours.

The Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre – the only one of its kind in Canada – rescues, rehabilitates and releases more than 150 sick, injured or orphaned marine mammals each year. In some exceptional cases, these animals are deemed non-releasable and the Vancouver Aquarium becomes their home. 

Watch unique programs throughout the evening and get to know these resilient animals and their rescue stories though during this special edition After Hours event. Enjoy a pint (or two) from one of the many local craft breweries who are joining us for the evening as well as food from the Aquarium Café. This event is 19+. Food will be available for purchase. Tickets are non-refundable.  

Señor Cinco the California sea lion

Señor Cinco was found emaciated and unresponsive on Vancouver's Spanish Banks on May 5, 2018. Blinded by gunshot wounds to the face, Cinco continues to receive care at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Hardy the Sea otter

This weeks-old sea otter pup was found stranded and rescued off Vancouver Island in June 2017. Months of around-the-clock care followed while Hardy learned basic life skills like how to eat, swim and groom.

Harbour seals

Harbour seals are found along the East coast of the Pacific, from Alaska to California. Mothers give birth to one pup at a time in Spring or Summer, and these pups are the most common patients at MMR.

Bella Bella the Steller sea lion

Bella Bella was found stranded in June 2017 by a lighthouse keeper on remote McInnes Island. Due to an extensive rehabilitation process, Bella Bella was deemed unreleasable and now calls Vancouver Aquarium home.

Mo the Northern fur seal

Rescued in January, Mo was spotted swimming irregularly near Hardwicke Island. She is continuing her rehabilitation at our Marine Mammal Rescue Centre and we are hopeful about her eventual release.

Partial proceeds from each ticket sale directly supports the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre’s efforts.


Rescue Stories

Stranded seal and sea otter pups, entangled sea lions, and other marine mammals in distress get a second chance thanks to our Marine Mammal Rescue Centre team and their rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

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