Sea Otter behind
Sea Otter 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].
Accompany an Aquarium interpreter to learn more about sea otters. You’ll spend time in the Animal Encounter room, learning why these animals are so important to their ecosystem. Then, meet with a member of the marine mammal staff to learn about animal care and feeding. Finally, prepare yourself to get closer to the animals as you help with an otter training session. This experience is an exciting and educational trip that you won't soon forget.
Sea Otter Encounters are available twice per day, on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
This is a unique opportunity to view the Vancouver Aquarium with our trainers and observe these incredibly playful and affectionate animals up close.
Get a glimpse into a day in the life of a marine mammal trainer and how they interact with these unique animals.
Throughout this entire adventure, you’ll also get an intimate look at the many conservation and research programs and initiatives that the Aquarium conducts on an ongoing basis.
Enjoy a special presentation with the Animal Encounter Team, complete with displays and props, and visit the marine mammals inside their habitats.
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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