Spring Break 

Explore our galleries and enjoy special programs with your family this Spring Break.

Quick info


March 16-31, 2019


Vancouver Aquarium


9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily


General admission

Plan your trip

Explore exhibits and animals

Spring Break Fascination and Fun

Did you know that a sloth only goes to the bathroom once a week? Or that a penguin has fleshy hooks on its tongue? These are just some of the 50,000 creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, where weird is normal. Come and enjoy special family programs and shows including 'Meet a Penguin' or 'Shark: A 4-D Experience®'. Or maybe you'd prefer to get up close and personal with your favorite animal during an animal encounter? All of this and more at the Vancouver Aquarium this Spring Break.

Spring break features and programs

Puppet Show

The Aquarium team and puppet troupe will keep the young and the young-at-heart in stitches during this dynamic and engaging family-friendly program.

Shark: A 4-D Experience®

Come face-to-face with some of the world's most strange and mysterious shark species.

Meet a Penguin

See an African penguin waddle through the the Aquarium. Meet their trainers and learn how they care for the day-to-day needs of these endangered birds.

Animal Encounters & Tours

Go behind the scenes and get up close with our sea otters, sea lions or penguins during an Animal Encounter or embark on a ‘Be a Biologist’ tour.


Our camps are filled with hands-on activities, animal observations, crafts and time to run around outside to fully engage your children in an environment that encourages active learning.

Family Sleepover

Come peek behind the habitats to see some of the magic that happens behind the scenes and experience the Aquarium Inside & Out. Bed down in front of one of the Aquarium's spectacular marine galleries.