It may be the last full month of summer, but that doesn’t mean the good times have to wind down just yet. Vancouver Aquarium is gearing up to make a splash with the biggest summer bash of the season. On Thursday, August 31, summer vibes will take over After Hours as guests spend quality time with their date, bestie, or pals and 50,000+ aquatic creatures during the lively adults-only event.


The temperature might be hot, but that won’t be the only thing heating up as the BBQ gets fired up for a summer grilling session. Pair your grilled bites with the special cocktail of the night – Sea Lion-aid – and take in a show at the new Steller’s Bay exhibit, where you can come nose to snout with these acrobatic animals.


At the perfect night out, guests can enjoy wine, beer, and a kids-free evening while exploring the Aquarium’s galleries and making new connections or catching a puppet show for adults. In addition to the ever-changing scenery, there are lots of fin-tastic things to see and do:




Give your random marine knowledge a porpoise and enjoy our scavenger hunt like no otter

·         Touch a stingray as they glide through the water in the Discover Rays touch pool

·         Learn more about birds of a feather during the Meet a Penguin program

·         Catch a screening of the thrilling 4-D film, Coastal Predators

·         Rock out to tunes presented by Jack FM


Experiencing hands-on learning with marine invertebrates like sea stars, sea anemones, and more in the Wet Lab.*


Where:               Vancouver Aquarium (845 Avison Way)

When:                 Thursday, August 31, 2017, from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m.

What:                  Adults-only access to the Aquarium, including the Wet Lab, all galleries, the 4-D theatre and Discover Rays. Food, cocktails, wine, and beer will be available for purchase.


Tickets are only available online at vanaqua.org/afterhours. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early as they often sell out. Tickets are $23 for members and $31 for non-members.

After Hours is a 19+ event. Photo ID is required for entry. All ticket sales are final. Membership cards will be required for member-priced ticket holders.


Vancouver Aquarium
Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative, is one of the world’s leading accredited aquariums, dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life. www.vanaqua.org


Social Media: @VanAqua | #AfterHoursVA


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