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See the pig-nosed turtle in the New Guinea exhibit.

Pig-nosed and “Quirky”

Having a rough day? Forget Zen meditation. Come see the pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta) instead. She’ll hypnotize you into a calmer state. Watch her below. Alexis T., guest services representative, says, “I love watching her glide around the habitat. She’s so graceful – it almost looks like she’s flying.” But when she’s not swimming around, she’s hiding within the twisted roots of the New Guinea exhibit, and that’s precisely why Alexis nominated her for November’sContinue Reading: Pig-nosed and “Quirky”

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Vancouver Aquarium Virgin Pledge

Virgin’s Pledge to Conserve Marine Mammals

We’re in the middle of an important chapter in the history of our interactions with our oceans. Humans are responsible for a long list of environmental impacts, and with most of us living in cities and preoccupied by technology, we’reContinue Reading: Virgin’s Pledge to Conserve Marine Mammals

Vancouver Aquarium Tourism Award Winners

Vancouver Aquarium Recognized at Annual Tourism Awards

At the Vancouver Aquarium, we strive to deliver exceptional service to every one of our million yearly visitors. Each year visitors have the opportunity to recognize  staff and volunteers who go above and beyond through the Vancouver Tourism Award Program.Continue Reading: Vancouver Aquarium Recognized at Annual Tourism Awards

Vancouver Aquarium Halloween Family Programming

Halloween Family Fun at the Vancouver Aquarium

Looking for Halloween plans for your family without a sugar rush? Join us from October 30 through to November 2 for fun, family-friendly Halloween programming and activities for kids and adults of all ages. From the tropics through the Pacific,Continue Reading: Halloween Family Fun at the Vancouver Aquarium

The dwarf cuttlefish's skin shimmers and changes colour because of millions of specialized cells.

Costumes – Not Just for Halloween

Halloween is a great excuse to throw on a costume and pretend to be someone or something else for just one night. Marine animals can “wear costumes” too, but it’s not for fun – it’s for survival. Camouflage allows animalsContinue Reading: Costumes – Not Just for Halloween