Exhibit / 4-D Experience

The 4-D Experience

Immerse yourself in our 4-D Experience, a cinematic adventure filled with thrilling sensory effects such as wind, mist, scents and dramatic lighting.

Overview

The 4-D Theatre Experience®

Our 4-D theatre brings learning to life. The 4-D seat system includes an astounding number of features and effects, each one carefully choreographed to the film on the screen. Immerse yourself in the 4-D experience and allow yourself to be transported into the action through the special effects of sound, smell, touch, lights and weather effects.

Now Playing

Reef Reborn 4-D Experience®

Dive into a world of giant swirling schools, majestic sea turtles, and eye-popping life as we celebrate the triumph of a reef and a community in A Reef Reborn 4-D.

NOW PLAYING: ONCE DAILY

Splash & Bubbles: 4-D Undersea Adventure

Dunk has lost his lucky pebble and his best friends Splash, Bubbles, and Ripple want YOU to join them in the search. From visiting the beautiful kelp forest to seeing an active underwater volcano, join these Reeftown Rangers as they “catch a current” to explore our one big ocean and meet all kinds of citizens of the sea.

coming soon

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 4D Experience®

You are invited on an extraordinary adventure to the North Pole this holiday season on THE POLAR EXPRESS™with the SimEx-Iwerks 4D Version of the Holiday Classic. Starts November 21, 2019.

Theatre features

Theatre features

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4-D Screen

With larger-than-life images that leap right out of the screen, the 4-D experience is your chance to look at marine animals in a whole new way.

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Sound

Immerse yourself in a herd of plodding elephants or a flock of cawing birds, with surround sound that puts you in the middle of the action.

03

Smell

Catch a whiff of the scents that will further immerse you in the 4-D experience, with customized smells for various shows.

04

Touch

A variety of innovative technology creates vibration, shaking and rumbling in sync with the effects on screen.

05

Lights

Exciting flashes of light take place to mimic lightning and other bright natural phenomena.

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Weather

Various effects like wind, mist, snow and bubbles imitate elements of weather and will awaken your senses.

Details

Please note

01

Arrive early

We recommend you arrive 15 minutes prior to the show time as spaces are limited. Late admittance to the theatre will not be accepted as the doors are locked once the show begins.

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Accessibility

Our 4-D shows are accessible for all audiences and include: wheelchair access entry, 4 wheelchair spots, assisted listening headsets and closed captioning units are available upon request.

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Not for everyone

The 4-D Experience may not be appropriate for children under four or for people with light sensitives, back issues or scent allergies. Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times inside the theatre and in the Aquarium.

Featured

Go behind the scenes

Participate in interactive sessions alongside Aquarium interpreters, biologists and trainers. Get up close with some of the incredible aquatic animals as you go behind the scenes and help with a feeding or training session.

How we help

Creating a world in which oceans are healthy and flourishing

The Vancouver Aquarium is an Ocean Wise initiatiave. Our mission is to inspire the global community to become Ocean Wise by increasing its understanding, wonder and appreciation for our oceans.

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Ocean Wise Seafood

Overfishing is one of the greatest threats our oceans are facing today. The Ocean Wise seafood program helps to ensure that ocean life will be abundant for generations to come.

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Plastic Wise

Ocean Wise is tackling the global crisis of plastic waste in our ocean. We’re conducting groundbreaking science to understand the problem and seeking bold solutions to address plastic pollution.

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Research

Since 1956, our researchers have been conducting original studies of animals and ecosystems both in the ocean and on site in order to advance our knowledge and enhance environmental conservation.

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