Join us for a program that takes you to meet the Vancouver Aquarium’s resident sea turtle, Schoona. Guided by an Aquarium interpreter, you will start in the Animal Encounter room to hear amazing stories of this sea turtle’s rescue before heading to the Aquarists’ kitchen to make up a healthy meal. Then get ready to visit the shark penthouse to participate in Schoona’s daily feeding session.
This is a rare opportunity to view our shark penthouse during your visit to meet our resident sea turtle.
You’ll also see what a day is like in the life of a Vancouver Aquarium tropical biologist.
Throughout this entire adventure, you’ll receive an intimate look at the many conservation and research programs and initiatives that the Aquarium is involved with.
Days offered vary and must be booked onsite at the Guest Services Desk on the day of your visit. Capacity is limited so upon your arrival, please ask at the Guest Services desk if the program is running. Guest Services desk is located in the Teck Connections Gallery. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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.
The Sea Turtle Behind-the-Scenes Encounter is currently offered on select days, which can vary, and can only be booked in person at the Vancouver Aquarium Guest Services Desk. To contact us by phone if you have questions please call 604-659-3552 or 1-800-931-1186, or email. Please note that program availability is limited and subject to change.
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. Please note that underwater cameras are not permitted within the animal habitat for safety reasons, but dry photography is allowed in certain Behind-the-Scenes areas.
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for the amount of the encounter and admission to give the gift of aquatic wonder!