10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We're open 365 days a year. Tickets can be purchased in person on the day of your visit or online in advance so you can skip the line. (Online ticket holders can proceed to the express line for quick admission.)
Please check the special notices below before you plan your visit!
General admission tickets are valid for one year after the date of purchase and are non refundable and non transferable to other events. Tickets are not restricted for use by the purchaser only.
A student is anyone 18 years and older with a valid student card from any post-secondary educational institution. Students must show their current student ID when purchasing general admission tickets or presenting their e-ticket to receive this rate. We accept student cards from all over the world.
Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by a paying adult or guardian aged 13 or over. The Vancouver Aquarium reserves the right to verify the age and identity of any unaccompanied minor or young guardians.
Give the gift of aquatic wonder by purchasing an E-Gift Card. Our E-Gift Cards can be used for admission to the Aquarium, memberships, animal encounters, birthday parties, sleepovers, cafe and gift shop purchases.
The Vancouver Aquarium will be open from 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Monday, October 14.
On October 17th the Vancouver Aquarium will be participating in ShakeOut BC along with over 500,000 other organizations and schools. This will drill will impact visitors who arrive at 10 a.m. for open, as visitors will be asked to evacuate the building for approximately 15 minutes at 10:17 a.m.
Discounted group rates apply to a minimum of 10 paying guests which include Corporate, ESL, Government, Military, Family, or out-of-country groups. Can be applied upon admission; pre-booking is not required, must pay in one lump sum.
Take transit in support of ocean health and receive a $2 admission discount when you display a valid transit pass, such as a Compass Card, Daypass, or FareSaver.
Biking is a great way to get to the Aquarium located in beautiful Stanley Park. Please show your bike helmet to the General Admissions window to receive this discount.
Are you a member of the Military, Canadian or abroad? Please show the General Admission window your Military ID to receive this discount for you and your party.
This section is intended for tour operators. Group bookings can be made Monday – Friday at 604-659-3552 or 1-800-931-1186. Volume incentives are available.
Go behind the scenes and get up close with aquatic animals. Get to know the Aquarium take an in-depth look at ocean ecosystems.
Go behind the scenes with our interpreters and animal care staff. Get a unique perspective into the animal habitats and help our team with a feeding or enrichment session.