Vancouver Aquarium® scientists agree that blushing can be considered camouflage when discussing topics such as coral sex. Indulge in an alluring and amusing exploration of the sex lives of aquatic animals during the Valentine’s Day-themed After Hours on Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise® initiative.
With a drink in one hand, your partner or pal in the other, get set for a scintillating night. In addition to exploring the Aquarium’s galleries at night, you can also enjoy special programs covering a range of hot topics. Discover which aquatic animal has the biggest penis to body size ratio, which creatures engage in courting, and which species mates for 14 hours straight during a sex talk by Vancouver Aquarium veterinary fellow Dr. Megan Strobel. You can also participate in a naughty puppet show that will have you in stitches or watch the Meet a Penguin program that will bring you toe to webbed toe with these loveable birds. Don’t miss the thrilling shark sex program exploring the four (that’s right – four!) ways that sharks reproduce.
Leave the kids at home; this racy event is suited for an adult audience. Cocktails, beer, and wine will be available for purchase throughout the Aquarium.
Where: Vancouver Aquarium (845 Avison Way)
When: Thursday, Feb. 14 from 6 to 11 p.m.
What: After Hours access to Vancouver Aquarium, including the Wet Lab, all galleries, the 4-D theatre and Vortex – Douglas Coupland’s radical art installation.
Purchase your tickets early to have Valentine’s Day plans sealed with a fish and to avoid disappointment (the event often sells out). Tickets are only available online at vanaqua.org/after-hours and are $27 for members and $35 for non-members.
Located in beautiful Stanley Park, there are a number of scenic, safe and sustainable transportation options for After Hours guests including walking or biking and taking public transportation. For details, visit vanaqua.org/visit/location.
Photo ID is required for entry. All ticket sales are final. Membership cards will be required for member-priced ticket holders.
Vancouver Aquarium®, an Ocean Wise® initiative, is one of the world’s leading accredited aquariums, dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life. vanaqua.org
Social media: @VanAqua | #AfterHoursVA
Media release and (Sealed with a Fish) image provided by April Penney, Ocean.org