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Get Up Close To The Stingrays




Per Adult or Youth


1 Adult + 1 Child*

Duration: 45 minutes
All prices include GST

* Participants must be 8 years of age or older. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Youth (age 13-18) can attend without adult accompaniment but cannot substitute for an adult if there is a child participant.

Up Close And Personal

This program is currently available on select days of the week - Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays only* - and must be booked onsite at the Guest Services Desk on the day of your visit. *Due to animal care, some days may be blacked out. Capacity is limited, and registration closes by noon** on the day of the program **Check the Guest Services desk for the most up to date information. Note: listed prices do not include General Admission.
Members receive 20% off Animal Encounters.


Go behind the scenes with one of our interpreters to discover more about the science of stingrays.
Meet an Aquarium biologist and participate in a stingray feeding session.

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What To Expect

Accompany an Aquarium interpreter to learn more about stingrays. You’ll visit behind-the-scenes locations including our animal food room and the stingray reserve area. Then, meet with one of our Tropical Waters Biologists to learn about animal care and feeding. As a group, participants will actively participate in an exclusive stringray feeding session and have a chance to touch the rays.


Go Behind The Scenes

This is a unique opportunity to view the Vancouver Aquarium with our animal care team. This tour includes access to exclusive behind-the-scenes areas, and will give you a chance to access our popular Discover Rays exhibit without waiting in line. Our knowledgeable interpreters will also show you amazing props that will give you a new perspective on stingray science. 

Things To Know

Stingray Encounters require participants to walk on wet, slippery surfaces. Closed-toed shoes are required. At the time of booking, please advise us of any disabilities, special needs, medical conditions or concerns you may have that could prevent you from fully participating in the program. No concern is too small; the more information you can provide about yourself, the better prepared we can be for your experience. Please note that underwater cameras are not permitted within the habitat for safety reasons, but dry photography is allowed.


The Stingray Encounter is currently offered on select dates (listed above), and can only be booked in person at the Vancouver Aquarium Guest Services Desk before before the cut-of time. To contact us by phone if you have questions please call 604-659-3552 or 1-800-931-1186, or email programs@ocean.org Please note that Animal Encounter availability is limited and subject to change.



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