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Your Membership Perks And Benefits

Membership to the Vancouver Aquarium, supports aquatic life by helping to fund vital conservation, research and education initiatives. You'll also receive numerous benefits, including unlimited admission, express entry and exclusive invitation to members' events.

Become A Member or Give Membership As A Gift


Making A Difference

Your membership directly funds our ongoing conservation, research and education programs, including The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Ocean Wise Seafood, and the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre

Beluga Show

Butterfly in the Amazon

Walk Past Lineups

Your membership allows you to fast track past admission line-ups. This means you can spend more time with your friends and family viewing beautiful marine life, exploring amazing new galleries and watching awe-inspiring shows. As a member you receive: 

  • Unlimited admission for named individuals (memberships are non-refundable and non-transferrable)
  • Express entry with valid membership card
  • Free guest pass (one time use) with Family & Adult membership types

Members-Only Opportunities

As a member of the Aquarium, you will be invited to experience exclusive programming and members-only access to the Aquarium during member events and early opens. You will also receive a subscription to monthly Waters e-newsletter. As a member you'll receive:

  • Exclusive invitation to members' events
  • Admission to members' only Super Saturday
  • Subscription to monthly Waters e-newsletter
  • Early registration for Junior Biologists Club
  • Early access to the Aquarium on non-peak weekends (Saturday & Sunday) at 9:30 a.m.
Dolphin Show
Blue Frog in the Leaves

Member Only Discounts*

  • 20 percent discount for 2 general admission guests per day (see our FAQs page for e-tickets)
  • 20 percent discount on AquaCamps**, Animal Encounters**, sleepovers** and birthday parties**
  • 20 percent discount at our Cafés*** and Gift Shops***
  • 20 percent discount on admission at our partner organizations, including:
    • TELUS World of Science (Vancouver, BC),
    • H.R. MacMillan Space Centre (excludes Family admission package),
    • Greater Vancouver Zoo,
    • Vancouver Art Gallery,
    • Royal BC Museum,
    • B.C. Wildlife Park,
    • Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea,
    • Calgary Zoo,
    • Ocean Park Hong Kong, and
    • Woodland Park Zoo (50 percent discount)
  • Discount membership to Stanley Park Ecology Society

Additional Perks

We have partered with these amazing organizations to bring our members more value for their membership. Please contact the Membership Department by email at members@ocean.org or by phone at 604.659.3526, and be sure to include your valid membership number for any promo code requests.

  • Mobi: Vancouver Bike Share, by Shaw Go - discounted memberships. Valid promo code required.
  • Fresh Prep - 3 Free meals with your first order. Valid promo code required.
  • La Casa Cottages - 30% discount on July to Sept 3rd, 2018 bookings (15% discount on all other reservations). Only valid for new bookings. Valid promo code required.


*Benefits do not apply to child memberships.

**Participants of Aquarium programs must be part of a current membership at the time of registration. Both the person registering and personparticipating must be current Aquarium members to receive discounts.

***Does not include daily specials at the Café, specified sales items in Gift Shop or the independent gift shop at the Vancouver International Airport.


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