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Welcome to the AquaCamp Community!

Posted by haileyrenaud on October 10th, 2018

At Ocean Wise, our mission is to inspire the global community to become Ocean Wise by increasing its understanding, wonder and appreciation for our oceans. Our Children & Youth Programs are immersive ocean education experiences that foster love for our oceans through fun and interactive activities, engaging over 9,000 children, youth and families in marine science annually.

Through our programs, we inspire the next generation of leaders to develop concern for the environment by experiencing awe and wonder as a child.

AquaCamps: offer your children a fun, educational experience never to be forgotten. Our camps are filled with hands-on activities, animal observations, crafts and time to run around outside to fully engage your children in an environment that encourages active learning. Children will learn about local and exotic animals, life cycles, food webs, adaptations, ecosystems and sustainability. Register online!

Junior Biologist Club: explore the animals, science, and research that happen behind the scenes at the Vancouver Aquarium and in ocean science research. Get ready to dive into a series of adventures to gain a better understanding of our aquatic planet, the technological innovation in Aquarium research and what we need to do to better protect our oceans. Register today!

WILD Family Nature Club: Ocean Wise has teamed up with the Canadian Wildlife Federation to host free nature clubs for families with young children. Families can get connected and learn about local nature and wildlife with the outdoors as their classroom. During clubs, an educator from Ocean Wise will lead a group to a designated destination in Stanley Park for unstructured play time. Check out our calendar to find an event near you!


For more information, please email camps@ocean.org or call Hailey at 604-359-3493 or 236-886-4191.


Interested in celebrating a birthday at the Aquarium? Does sleeping with the fishes sound dreamy to you? Check out our birthday parties and sleepovers! Tour the Aquarium with an experienced educator and engage in a multisensory exploration of the BC intertidal zone in our Wet Lab.

Have a Splash of a Birthday: You’ll touch marine invertebrates like squishy sea cucumbers, sticky anemones and prickly sea urchins in our Wet Lab before heading behind the scenes for a visit through our Jellyfish hallway. As an added bonus, the birthday child will be named an Honorary Aquarist and will get to feed our fish in the two-story Strait of Georgia Pacific Canada Pavilion, one of the Aquarium's largest exhibits.

Spend an Incredible Night in the Aquarium: After the Aquarium has closed its doors for the night, we invite you to join us for an exciting night of exploration. You’ll have the chance to explore the Aquarium through a variety of special activities and head into our behind-the-scenes marine lab, where you can touch local invertebrates including live sea stars, sea urchins, anemones and more. Bed down in front of one of the Aquarium's spectacular marine galleries, and receive a continental breakfast when you wake up. 

For more information, please email sleepovers@ocean.org or call 604-659-3504.

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