Vancouver Aquarium with Kids

Published Aug 30, 2013

Now that the weather is turning, you may be looking for a warm place to cozy in with your kids while enjoying stimulating imagery and sounds. If so, the Vancouver Aquarium is a great place to visit.

When parents and caregivers are gearing up to take kids out to a destination spot such as this, there are many valuable tips to be aware of to ensure a pleasurable experience for all. We’ve put together a list for you of things you may be wondering about the Vancouver Aquarium.

When visiting the Vancouver Aquarium, parents often want to know if they offer family rates or season passes for families. The answer is yes.

Family passes are on sale throughout the year and are offered as one-year and two-year passes. The price ($155 for one-year) includes two adults and four children. Families can then add three additional family members onto their membership for a fee of $25 per person.

Single passes are also sold as either one or two-year passes, costing $65 for an adult, $47 for senior (65+), $47 for youth (12-18), and $47 for students (must present valid ID), and $36 for children (4-12). Children under the age of three are free.

The increased summer rates, which occur June 22 – September 2nd will be ending soon, and regular rates will be back in effect. These rates can all be found at the Vancouver Aquarium website:

Regular admission rates:

Adult: $25

Seniors (65+): $18

Youth (12-18): $18

Student (must show valid ID): $18

Child (4-12): $14

Under three: free

Summer admission rates:

Adult: $30

Seniors (65+): $23

Youth (12-18): $23

Student (must show valid ID): $23

Child (4-12): $19

Under three: free

All of these rates include 5% GST and tickets for the Vancouver Aquarium are available for purchase online and in person. The contact number for tickets is: (604) 659-3552.

Vancouver Aquarium visitors with disabilities or who have special needs are welcome to request 50% off of their tickets, or receive free admission for their attendee.

By visiting their website, you can also find extensive information on group rates (including conventions, government, ESL, senior, local, and family functions, among others), as well as special rates for schools, youths, and camps.

The Vancouver Aquarium encourages support of conservation efforts, and rewards those who TravelSmart a $2 discount when they present valid transit passes, including Fare Card, Day Pass, Employer Pass, Fare Box or Fare Saver. Additionally, those visiting theOcean Park Hong Kong are given a 10% discount or, comparably, given 10% off at the Vancouver Aquarium when presenting a stub from Ocean Park Hong Kong.

There are many beautiful and fun areas for kids, adults, and families alike to enjoy when visiting the aquarium. A big hit with many smaller kids are the touch pools, which boast varying sea stars and anemones, as well as the numerous fish that call the aquarium home. While older kids may be drawn to the marine mammals, such as beluga whales, dolphins, and otters, there are many spectacular attractions for those of all ages.

Complete with a shows, varying exhibits that cater to different tundra, and activities such as behind the scene tours and overnight sleepovers, the Vancouver Aquarium is a must visit. Make sure to grab a bite before hand though, as only small snacks are permitted inside.

For other super fun attractions in Vancouver, check out these attractions for kids and families on ChatterBlock!!

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