Explore our Online Learning offerings to support the Vancouver Aquarium and Ocean Wise while it is closed to the public!
We're facing the most financially challenging time in the Vancouver Aquarium’s 64-year history – with an 80% decline in ticket sales and restricted visitor numbers expected to continue well into next year. After September 7, 2020, the Aquarium temporarily pause public programming and focus on to a new model that is financially sustainable in the long-term and accelerates our mission of ocean conservation. This temporary pause, although not what we would ever have hoped for, is a critical moment in our history.
It will allow us to focus our resources on providing uninterrupted care to our animals, while also undergoing a strategic planning process addressing how to reinvent the Aquarium so that we can continue to be a top visitor attraction for decades to come, while also addressing the most critical issues facing our ocean, including climate change, pollution and overfishing.
While we are closed, you can continue to engage with the Vancouver Aquarium via our Animal Live Cams and Online Learning.
Ocean Wise’s other conservation initiatives – including Ocean Wise Research, Ocean Wise Education, and programs like Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Ocean Wise Seafood, Marine Mammal Rescue, Arctic Programs and others – will continue without interruption.
Please consider supporting us on this journey by making a donation