World Oceans Day

Celebrate with us!



June 8, 2019


Vancouver Aquarium


10 a.m. 5 p.m. daily


General admission

Plan your trip

Explore our exhibits and galleries

Come along and celebrate our oceans

This World Oceans Day, come along and enjoy a day of celebration, packed with family fun and entertainment.
Enjoy live music from Bobs and Lolo, tuck in to slab cake and cookies, meet a penguin, be entertained by our puppet troupe and get involved with crafts and face-painting - all while getting to know what Ocean Wise does to conserve our oceans. 

Get to know Ocean Wise

Did you know that the Vancouver Aquarium is an Ocean Wise initiative? Ocean Wise is a global ocean conservation organization focused on protecting our world’s oceans. Learn more about what we do this World Oceans Day.

Bobs and Lolo

With energetic live performances and catchy tunes, this dynamic duo are guaranteed to get the kids on their feet and will have the entire family singing along!

Butterflies - Experience the Transformation

Our Amazon gallery is now home to beautiful butterflies. Learn all about the life-cycle of these fascinating invertebrates as you observe them up close.

Get 'Hands On' with special programs

If you've ever wondered how it feels to hold a sea star, now's your chance! Get your hands wet with our mobile aquariums, or go behind the scenes to our Wet Lab.

Live conversations with a One Ocean crew

Connect live to the One Ocean Expeditions' crew onboard a vessel off the coast of Ireland. Discuss all things 'ocean', and learn what they do for ocean conservation.

A Reef Reborn

Dive into a world of giant swirling schools, majestic sea turtles, and eye-popping life as we celebrate the triumph of a reef and a community in our new 4-D movie, A Reef Reborn.

June 8 is also Super Saturday where our members get early entry to the Aquarium and a whole host of other perks. Learn more.