After Hours:
May 4, 6:30-11 p.m.

Join us for Pints, Pinnipeds and Rescue Stories - a special edition After Hours.

Event info

Date

May 4, 2019

Location

Vancouver Aquarium

Time

6:30 - 11 p.m.

$45

Regular price

$36

Members' price

Event details

Join us for Pints, Pinnipeds and Rescue Stories – a special edition After Hours.

The Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre – the only one of its kind in Canada – rescues, rehabilitates and releases more than 150 sick, injured or orphaned marine mammals each year. In some exceptional cases, these animals are deemed non-releasable and the Vancouver Aquarium becomes their home.

Partial proceeds from each ticket sale directly supports the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre’s efforts.

Unique Programs

Here's what you can expect to see at After Hours

Watch unique programs throughout the evening and get to know these resilient animals and their rescue stories though during this special edition After Hours event. 

Señor Cinco the California sea lion

Señor Cinco was found emaciated and unresponsive on Vancouver's Spanish Banks on May 5, 2018. Blinded by gunshot wounds to the face, Cinco continues to receive care at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Hardy the Sea otter

This weeks-old sea otter pup was found stranded and rescued off Vancouver Island in June 2017. Months of around-the-clock care followed while Hardy learned basic life skills like how to eat, swim and groom.

Harbour seals

Harbour seals are found along the East coast of the Pacific, from Alaska to California. Mothers give birth to one pup at a time in Spring or Summer, and these pups are the most common patients at MMR.

Bella Bella the Steller sea lion

Bella Bella was found stranded in June 2017 by a lighthouse keeper on remote McInnes Island. Due to an extensive rehabilitation process, Bella Bella was deemed unreleasable and now calls Vancouver Aquarium home.

Mo the Northern fur seal

Rescued in January, Mo was spotted swimming irregularly near Hardwicke Island. She is continuing her rehabilitation at our Marine Mammal Rescue Centre and we are hopeful about her eventual release.

Food & Beverage

Participating Craft Breweries

Enjoy a pint (or two) from one of the many local craft breweries who are joining us for the evening as well as food from the Aquarium Café. 

Tofino Brewing Co.

Tofino Brewing Co. brews small batch, handcrafted beer using high quality malted barley and Pacific Northwest hops.

Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

Since 1984, Spinnakers has led the renaissance of craft brewing. As artisan brewers, their philosophy is that great beer goes best with great food.

Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.

Since 1984, Spinnakers has led the renaissance of craft brewing. As artisan brewers, their philosophy is that great beer goes best with great food.

Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks

Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks motto is “Keeping Beer Weird”. They push traditional styles of beer to the limit, by adding a West Coast flair to their liquid.

Strange Fellows Brewing

Strange Fellows Brewing is an East Vancouver craft brewery inspired by tradition and creativity. Their beer is influenced both by old world traditions, West coast ingenuity and seasonal ingredients.

Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

Steel & Oak Brewing Co. embodies the modernness of today while remaining dedicated to the craftsmanship of years long past.

Stanley Park Brewing

Every beer Stanley Park Brewing makes is a tasty tribute to Stanley Park and the experiences had within it. And just like the Park, they craft each one to be an exciting break from the everyday.

Moosehead Breweries Limited

What started as a small one-woman craft brewery, grew with grit throughout time as the commitment to brewing quality beer passed on from generation to generation.

Music

AudioZoo Band

AudioZoo Band is Vancouver's Premier Cover Dance Band. Ted Okos lead vocals & lead guitar. Budd Marr vocals & Bass guitar, Devin Rice drums, Elio Martelli vocals & guitar.

This event is 19+. Food will be available for purchase. Tickets are non-refundable.  

Rescue Stories

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Program

Stranded seal and sea otter pups, entangled sea lions, and other marine mammals in distress get a second chance thanks to our Marine Mammal Rescue Centre team and their rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

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