Vancouver Aquarium Membership
The Vancouver Aquarium was happy to welcome visitors and members back to the Aquarium this summer, and proud that we were able to operate in a COVID-safe way. However, the reopening did not improve our financial situation. We lost money every day we were open, during what is normally our busiest season of the year. Unfortunately, it is not possible to continue operating during this pandemic in a way that allows us to have enough visitors to cover our costs – especially during the fall and winter seasons.
Our Board of Directors has therefore made the decision to pause public access to the Aquarium while we focus on transforming to a new model that is financially sustainable in the long-term and accelerates our mission of ocean conservation. Our last day of regular operations will be September 7, 2020 and we will remain closed until further notice. At this time, we do not know how long the Vancouver Aquarium’s temporary closure will last, but we will keep you updated as news becomes available.
Although public access to the Vancouver Aquarium will be temporarily paused, all other Ocean Wise programs – including: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Ocean Wise Education, Marine Mammal Rescue, Ocean Wise Seafood program, Ocean Wise Research program, Arctic Programs – will continue to operate without interruption. While our doors are closed, the caring never stops. Providing world-class care for our 70,000 animals will continue to be a top priority, and donations will continue to be gratefully welcomed. Until we can welcome you back, we invite you to continue to experience, explore and learn about our oceans with us online through our Online Leaning programs and our digital touchpoints. Visit VanAqua.org and follow us on social media to stay up to date.
Please note that your Vancouver Aquarium Membership will be extended to cover the amount of time the Vancouver Aquarium is closed. The additional time will be added to your Membership once we re-open. Our Members are huge part of what makes the Vancouver Aquarium so special. We thank you for your support through this difficult time.
This isn’t goodbye, but simply ‘sea’ you later (better than ever before).
Need more information? Contact the Membership Department at [email protected].
Your membership to the Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise® initiative, directly supports our many research, direct action and education initiatives, while you receive numerous benefits and unlimited access to Canada's largest aquarium in return.
Please note: We are unable to renew existing or sell new memberships during this time. Please check back in the fall for more information.
Membership to the Aquarium opens the door to amazing new experiences.
• Members’ early opens (Daily at 8:30 a.m.)
• Super Saturday programs*
• Special Wet Lab sessions*
• Beach Walks with Ocean Educators*
• Members’ Shoreline Cleanup*
• Members’ Appreciation Week*
* Please note that due to social distancing measures, these events are on hold until further notice.
• General admission for your guests (two per visit)
• Purchases at our Cafés and Gift Shops
• TELUS World of Science
• HR MacMillan Space Centre
• Vancouver Art Gallery
• Royal BC Museum
• BC Wildlife Park
• Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea
• Greater Vancouver Zoo
• Ocean Park Hong Kong
• Woodland Park Zoo
Note: If you are a member of one of our partner organizations listed above and would like to book your reciprocal 20% off ticket to visit Vancouver Aquarium, please email [email protected]