Encounter / Be a Biologist

Be a biologist behind

-the-scenes encounter

Guided by an Aquarium interpreter, you will learn what it is like to work as a biologist in several Behind-the Scenes locations. Get up close with some of your favourite animals and see them in different life stages, all while helping the biologists care for them.

Quick info

$35

Per adult or youth

$5250

1 adult + 1 child

20%

Off for members

45 Minutes

Duration

Age

Participants must be 8 years of age or older

Overview

Up close and personal

Guided by an Aquarium interpreter, you will learn how what it is like to work as a biologist in several Behind-the Scenes locations. Get up close with some of your favourite animals and see them in different life stages, all while helping the biologists care for them.

Be prepared to go behind-the-scenes

You will walk on un-even, wet, slippery surfaces

Closed-toed shoes are required for your safety

Please advise us of any special needs or concerns

How to register

Advance reservations are required. Booking within a week of the program date is unlikely so contact us earlier to check availability. Full credit card payment is required upon booking. To contact us by phone please call 604-659-3552 or 1-800-931-1186, or email us. Please note that program availability is extremely limited and subject to change. Day-of bookings for this encounter may be possible pending availability, please inquire at Guest Services Desk upon your arrival at the Aquarium. 

Housekeeping

We take safety seriously

We want you to enjoy your behind-the-scenes experience. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. No concern is too small; the more information you can provide about yourself, the better prepared we can be for your experience.

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Booking

Program availability is extremely limited and subject to change. Advance reservations are required. Full credit card payment is required upon booking. General admission is extra and will be charged upon booking. All prices include GST. Members receive 20% off.

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Age

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.

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Safety

Program requires participants to walk on un-even, wet, slippery surfaces. This program may not be suitable for those whom are not sure-footed. Closed-toed shoes are required. 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 cameras and photos are permitted.

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