The Vancouver Aquarium is one of my families favorite places to go and it isn’t just because they get to look at cool animals it is because the Aquarium works so hard to create such amazing experiences for them. Every staff member is there to answer your questions about anything there and they are always quick to teach you something you have never learned before.
At our last visit we got to check out the Diver’s Weekend and we learned so many new things: like snails that drill holes into other crustaceans, or how our water is starting to get too acidic which means animals with an exoskeleton can’t create strong enough skin to protect themselves.
Good news for that ocean snail, bad news for everyone else.
They are so attentive and caring and want you to discover something incredible every time you come, and they succeed with our family every time we make it down. If your family loves it like us, and you are still looking for some fun ideas for this Spring Break then the Vancouver Aquariums got a great line up just for you. Your kids can travel from the Arctic to the Amazon without ever leaving Vancouver as they explore the Aquarium’s diverse galleries. With more than 50,000 curious creatures, there’s so much to see, do and discover just check out all the stuff they do below:
· Learn why African penguins have two sets of eyelids during the ‘Meet a Penguin’ program at 2:15 p.m. daily. Don’t miss the chance to get up close with a Red-footed tortoise or a Ball python during feature programs at 11:45 a.m. – all in the Teck Connections Gallery.
· Marvel in the extraordinary adaptations of sharks that make them the ultimate ocean predators and guardians – like an Epaulette shark’s ability to ‘walk’ – during Shark: A 4-D Experience in the 4-D theatre every 30 minutes starting at 11:15 a.m.
· Gather round for story time. The Aquarium team and puppet troupe will keep the young and the young-at-heart in stitches during this dynamic and engaging family-friendly program at 10:45 a.m. daily in the Pacific Canada Pavilion.
· Go behind the scenes and get up close with our sea otters, sea lions or penguins during anor embark on a ‘Be a Biologist’ tour.
Of course if you are looking for something outside the box that you know will go down in the families history books than you might want to think about a sleepover. That is right a sleepover at the aquarium, could you imagine?
You can sleep with the jellies and so much more during theon Saturday, March 16th. Explore the Aquarium through a variety of special activities, head behind the scenes and learn about local marine invertebrates, then bed down in front of one of the Aquarium’s spectacular habitats before waking to a continental breakfast.
That is right BREAKFAST in “Bed” at the aquarium, definitely something you are going to want to do with your kids this Spring Break! Don’t forget they still have Spring Break Camps aswell – great for your little animal lovers.