The Vancouver Aquarium - temporarily closed for in-person visits - see our virtual offerings! | Kids Out and About Vancouver

The Vancouver Aquarium - temporarily closed for in-person visits - see our virtual offerings!

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

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Open hours: 
Sunday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Organization learning resources

Title Description Cost
Teacher & Educator Ocean Resources
PUBLISHED

This space is a community for teachers and educators alike to find curriculum-linked resources to engage your students. Whether you've just participated in an Ocean Wise school program, or you're planning a self-directed visit to the Vancouver Aquarium, or you're just looking for some activities to help you lesson plan in the classroom, we've got stuff for you!

Academic - General
Science - STEM - General
Nature
Visual arts / crafts
High School
Adults
Ocean Resources, Activities, Crafts, Live Streams and More!
PUBLISHED

We know it’s a juggling act right now with the kids at home. That’s why our educators and animal experts at Ocean Wise and the Vancouver Aquarium have compiled these resources for kids to learn to care for the ocean – and the animals in it – from the comfort of your living room.

So dive in!

Academic - General
Science - STEM - General
Nature
Visual arts / crafts
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
Ocean Literacy Lessons, Classrooms and more!
PUBLISHED

These online courses are free, self-directed, and interactive for students in grade 3 to 12, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the ocean! Students can take the course at their own pace, and earn exciting badges for every accomplishment they make throughout the course!

Lets all get more ocean literate!

Academic - General
Reading
Science - STEM - General
Mathematics
Nature
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults