We are now open!

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm, Saturday-Sunday 9:30 am - 5 pm. Book your timed ticket online now!

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Hours & Rates

Mon-Fri 8:30am to 5pm, Sat-Sun 9:30am to 5pm

Every ticket purchased helps to ensure the future of the not-for-profit Vancouver Aquarium.
 

Please note: Visitors and Members must reserve tickets online, in advance. Tickets are date and time specific to control the number of people in the Aquarium at one time to facilitate physical distancing. You will be given approximately 1.5 hours to follow a one-way flow through six-zones and 86 indoor and outdoor exhibits.

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General Admission Tickets

mask2.png  Face masks required for entry. View our notices page for full details.

Timed Ticket Information (click/tap + sign to view details)

All visitors, including aquarium members, will need to select a ticket with a specific date and time to visit the aquarium. Tickets will not be sold at the entrance at this time.  

A maximum of 50 visitors may enter every 20 minutes. The last entry time is 3:30 p.m. Member tickets are included in number of visitors allowed per time slot. 



Aquarium members will need to reserve their visit online. Select the member option online and bring your membership card(s) with you when you visit. 

    

Admission will not be allowed more than 10 minutes before your ticket time.  

 

If you are more than 10 minutes late to your ticket time, you will need to purchase a new ticket for a different time slot if we cannot accommodate you at that time. 



If you are visiting with a group, we ask that you ensure everyone is together before entering the admissions area. As the building is a one-way flow, this will ensure you can travel together and stay as a group during your visit.  

     

You can present your tickets on your mobile device for scanning purposes at the entrance. Printed tickets can be presented but will not be collected by staff. 



If you purchased a ticket online on our website before the aquarium closed, need to reschedule your visit to a different time or date, or have additional ticket questions, email us at tickets@ocean.org 


Ticket Terms and Conditions

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to other events. We are not responsible for any inconvenience caused by the unauthorized duplication or printing of this ticket. In the event that duplicate copies of this ticket are presented, the Vancouver Aquarium reserves the right to refuse entry to any or all ticket holders. Tickets are not restricted for use by the purchaser only.


Know Before You Go! Visiting the Vancouver Aquarium

We're so excited to welcome you back and have been hard at work during our closure to re-invent the Aquarium you know and love into a safe and exciting new experience for all.

Special Notices

Special Advisory

COVID-19 Update – Welcoming You Back To The Aquarium 

Plans and procedures are in place to welcome you back to the Vancouver Aquarium for an inspiring and safe experience. 

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Visitor FAQ

HOW CAN I PURCHASE TICKETS AND WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS OF OPERATION?

You will not be able to purchase a ticket at the main entrance of the Vancouver Aquarium. All visitors and members must purchase/reserve a timed ticket in advance of their visit, and select a specific date and time for their visit. Guests have 60-to-90 minutes allocated for their visit. The last visit time available is 3:30 pm (as the aquarium closes at 5 pm). During the initial weeks of re-opening, our operating hours will be fluid. Please check our tickets page for available dates and times. Questions? Email tickets@ocean.org.


HOW CAN MEMBERS BOOK A VISIT?

If you are a current Vancouver Aquarium Member, you can reserve your free, timed tickets online by logging into your membership account and then selecting from the available dates and times. Members will not be admitted without a ticket. Contact members@ocean.org with any questions.


CAN I USE MY TOURISM PASS, INSPIRATION PASS, DISCOUNTED TICKETS OR 3RD PARTY TICKETS?

As we implement our new ticketing system in our initial weeks of reopening, we are not accepting any complementary passes or discount coupons. We hope to be able to accommodate these tickets again soon.


WHAT WILL THE ONE-WAY PATH THROUGH THE AQUARIUM BE LIKE?

During your journey through the aquarium, you will experience our exhibits and animals in their different environments. The path through the aquarium will take 1 – 1.5 hours to experience. Washrooms are available throughout the building and are sanitized and maintained on a frequent schedule. Please be considerate of other visitors as you move through the building.


ARE ANY EXHIBITS CLOSED?

The 4D theatre, Clownfish Cove play area and all lower floors are currently closed.


CAN I BOOK AN ANIMAL ENCOUNTER OR BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR?

Animal encounters and all behind the scenes tours are suspended at this time. 


ARE THERE FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPTIONS AVAILABLE?

There are food and beverage available for purchase onsite, subject to enhanced sanitation and distancing protocols. Offerings may be different/limited in the initial weeks of opening. Only payment by credit and debit will be accepted. 



The Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise Cafe (accessible from outside the building) and the Upstream Cafe (inside the Aquarium) are open. The Courtyard Cafe will remain closed for the time being. Physical distancing measures and enhanced cleaning are in effect.



NEW! Enjoy a Picnic in the Park! Pre-order the perfect picnic basket and pick it up on-site at the Aquarium to enjoy before or after your visit. Learn more.


IS THE GIFT SHOP OPEN?

The Vancouver Aquarium Gift Shop is open and subject to enhanced cleaning and distancing protocols. Only payment by credit and debit will be accepted. We encourage you to shop online at vanaquashop.org prior to your visit and pick up your items on-site after your visit.


offers and discounts

Special offers and group discounts

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Accessibility discounts

Visitors with a disability, who purchase a full price ticket, can invite a free attendant to join them and help facilitate their visit. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

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