Special Event

Holiday Splash

Now - January 2

Explore oceans of holiday magic during Holiday Splash at Vancouver Aquarium! Guests can discover Scuba Claus diving daily and sharing holiday cheer with all who come to visit. Delight in the wonder of the season as you snuggle up for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 4D Experience® and enjoy our enchanting Jelly Snow Globe surrounded by more than 65,000 incredible animals. Make magical memories this holiday season. Holiday Splash is included with your admission.

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Diving At 11am and 2pm Daily

Scuba Claus Is Coming To Town

Make oceans of magical memories with Scuba Claus. Discover the wonder of the season as he dives at 11am and 2pm daily right before your eyes, sharing holiday cheer with all who come to visit. As he swims up to say hello, whisper your Christmas wishes and see if they come true! Make magical memories with Scuba Claus before he swims away on Christmas Eve.

Seasonal Sweets & Treats

Celebrate the season with all your senses when you discover new chef-made holiday treats at Vancouver Aquarium! Dine on a toasty Grilled Chicken Apple and Brie Panini, then satisfy your sugar plum dreams with sweets like Christmas Clownfish Cones or a steaming cup of hot chocolate in a Holiday Souvenir Penguin Mug with free refills! Grab your holiday sweets and treats before they're gone for the season!

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Give The Gift Of Membership

Give your family the gift of membership this holiday season! Enjoy year-round access to our 65,000 amazing animals and start creating a lifelong love of the underwater world. Family memories are made surrounded by our world-class exhibits and during our exclusive member events, plus you can share these incredible experiences with those you love during exclusive members-only Bring A Friend Free days.

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Dive Into Oceans Of Holiday Magic

Jelly Snow Globe

Jelly Snow Globe

See the magic of the season come to life inside the enchanting Jelly Snow Globe. Discover an illuminating underwater world where bright white jellyfish appear as the snow inside a classic holiday snow globe, peacefully suspended in serene waters. Capture magical memories — and the perfect Christmas card-worthy family photo — with this one-of-a-kind holiday backdrop.

Discover The Magic Of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 4D Experience®

Discover The Magic Of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 4D Experience®

For a limited time, you are invited on an extraordinary 4D adventure this holiday season on THE POLAR EXPRESS™. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

New Holiday Programs

New Holiday Programs

Dive into festive fun with some of our incredible animals during new, interactive holiday programs! For a limited time, find out what lumpsuckers would like their stockings stuffed with, help decorate a sea star-topped Christmas tree, and learn all about bioluminescent animals - nature's very own Christmas lights! Don't wait to discover oceans of holiday magic.

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