Exhibit / Clownfish Cove

Clownfish cove

Explore the Clownfish Cove children’s area where children learn by play to wonder at and care for our oceans.

Please note this exhibit is temporarily closed to encourage social distancing. Please view our COVID-19 special advisory page for more information. 


Learn through play

This children’s area is targeted at kids ages eight and younger and features an animal rescue centre, seaside dock with “underwater” tunnels to explore, touch table and reading nook. The fun, interactive, learning experiences of Clownfish Cove encourage a sense of responsibility regarding conservation in both children and caregivers. The goal is to help create caring kids—while they play.

Camps & Clubs for kids

Sign up your children for one of our camps and they’ll have unforgettable experiences while learning about marine life. 

How we help

Creating a world in which oceans are healthy and flourishing

The Vancouver Aquarium is an Ocean Wise initiatiave. Our mission is to inspire the global community to become Ocean Wise by increasing its understanding, wonder and appreciation for our oceans.


Ocean Wise Seafood

Overfishing is one of the greatest threats our oceans are facing today. The Ocean Wise seafood program helps to ensure that ocean life will be abundant for generations to come.


Plastic Wise

Ocean Wise is tackling the global crisis of plastic waste in our ocean. We’re conducting groundbreaking science to understand the problem and seeking bold solutions to address plastic pollution.



Since 1956, our researchers have been conducting original studies of animals and ecosystems both in the ocean and on site in order to advance our knowledge and enhance environmental conservation.

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