Sensory Friendly Hours

The Vancouver Aquarium hosts Sensory Friendly hours to welcome neurodiverse individuals, their families and caregivers the opportunity to enjoy the Aquarium. Light and audio levels will be reduced around the aquarium during Sensory Friendly Hours from 9:30am to 12pm.

The Vancouver Aquarium is happy to partner with local organizations that support those who are neurodivergent, including Pacific Autism Family Network and Canucks Autism Network

We also have comfort kits that can be taken out free of charge from the Guest Services Desk, including noise-blocking ear protectors, fidget toys, instructive cue cards and a photographic activity guide.

We are committed to providing all of our visitors, including those who are neurodiverse, the opportunity to connect with the incredible at the Vancouver Aquarium. Come visit the 65,000 animals and over 120 world-class exhibits during our Sensory Friendly Hours!

You can purchase your tickets online and skip the line. Guests with a disability, who purchase a full-price ticket, can invite a personal care attendant to join them for free, to help facilitate their visit. We also accept the Access2 card.

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2024 Dates & Times

Dates Times
January 21, 2024 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
February 25, 2024 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
March 24, 2024 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
April 02, 2024* 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
April 28, 2024 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
May 26, 2024 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
June 23, 2024 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
July 21, 2024 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
August 18, 2024 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
September 22, 2024 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
October 20, 20424 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
November 24, 2024 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
December 15, 2024 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

*World Autism Acceptance Day 2024

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Accessible To Everyone

At our core, we are dedicated to creating unforgettable aquatic adventures for every single one of our valued guests. In order to enhance accessibility and foster an inclusive environment, the Vancouver Aquarium has taken significant measures to support neurodiverse guests. Our dedicated staff and volunteers have undergone comprehensive training to effectively assist individuals with diverse neurological backgrounds.

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