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The Vancouver Aquarium invites little ones and their grownups to experience the weird and wonderful world of aquatic critters and more over spring break this March.
Not only will kids get to explore the aquarium’s diverse galleries filled with over 50,000 curious creatures, but they may also participate in a range of special activities.
For example, kids may learn about why African penguins have two sets of eyelids during the ‘Meet a Penguin’ program which takes places everyday at 2:15 pm. In addition, they can get up-close-and-personal with a Red-footed tortoise or a Ball python during feature programs at 11:45 am.
Kids may also learn why shark’s are the ultimate apex predators of the ocean during Shark: A 4-D Experience in the 4-D theatre every half-hour starting at 11:15 am. Also, the Aquarium team and puppet troupe keep youth in stitches during an engaging family-friendly program in the Pacific Canada Pavilion at 10:45 am. Little ones can also go behind the scenes and come face-to-face with the adorable sea otters, sea lions or penguins during an Animal Encounter.
The Aquarium also offers the Inside & Out Family Sleepover on Saturday, March 16, which invites kids to explore the aquarium through a range of unique activities. They’ll get to venture behind the scenes and learn all about the wonders of ocean before heading down for a scrumptious continental breakfast.
Spring Break AquaCamps are another great way for school-aged children (four to twelve years old) to have a blast learning about ocean life. The camps run all day during both weeks of spring break and include a variety of fun activities that allow kids to get hands-on with sea creatures, make some cool arts and crafts, and visit the Aquarium’s fascinating galleries.
For even more Spring Break fun, the Vancouver Aquarium is extending its hours and will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. from March 16 to 31.
When: March 16 to 31 from 9:30 am – 6 pm
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Cost: $38 Adult; $30 Senior (+65); $30 Youth/Student (13-18); $43 Children (4-12); FREE for kids 3 and under
Animal Encounters, Sleepovers and AquaCamps can be purchased for an additional cost (member discounts apply); advance booking is recommended as spaces are limited and often sell out.