Sea lion behind
Sea lion behind
Please note that Animal Encounters have been suspended until further notice. If you have any questions about an animal encounter you have booked, please contact [email protected].
Guided by an Aquarium interpreter, you will learn how the sea lions at the Vancouver Aquarium are helping researchers piece together why these majestic animals are disappearing in the wild. Then, meet up with a sea lion trainer and experience first-hand what it’s like to work with such charismatic animals. It’s a truly amazing experience.
Experience what it’s like to care for sea lions as you go behind the scenes to see the fishy part of animal care.
Meet up with a sea lion trainer and experience first-hand what it’s like to work with such charismatic animals. It’s a truly amazing experience.
During this program, you will enjoy a special presentation in the Animal Encounter room, complete with displays and props, before visiting the sea lion habitat.
You’ll then get to know the sea lions up close. Throughout the entire journey, you can also expect to learn more about the Aquarium's many research, conservation and animal care projects.
Call 604-659-3552 / 1-800-931-1186 or email [email protected] to book. Booking office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - closed weekends and holidays. Day-of bookings for this encounter may be possible pending availability, please inquire at Guest Services Desk upon your arrival at the Aquarium.
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.
Program requires participants to stand and kneel for extended periods of time, go up and down stairs, walk on wet and slippery surfaces and be above the water on an unstable dock. Closed-toed shoes are required. Please advise us of any special needs. Cameras are not permitted within the habitat for animal safety reasons.
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