Join us on Saturday, March 2 as we celebrate accessibility at the Aquarium.

One of our primary goals at the Vancouver Aquarium is to allow visitors to experience and enjoy the wonders of aquatic life to their fullest potential. As part of our commitment to inclusion, we regularly provide a number of services for guests with disabilities, but on March 2, we will celebrate accessibility with the following additional services:

  • American Sign Language interpreters will be at all of our marine mammal and dive shows
  • The Wet Lab will be open every hour so guests can experience our aquatic world through touch
  • Descriptive tours will be offered for visitors who are blind or have low vision
  • Extra volunteers will be on site to interact with our guests and showcase a variety of tactile props in the galleries
This PADS companion is mesmerized by one of our our sea lions.

This PADS companion is mesmerized by one of our our sea lions.

In addition, we have partnered with BC Field Trip and the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) to offer PADS puppies-in-training a unique opportunity to socialize. PADS pups in training, along with their volunteer-raise and a friend, will receive free admission to the Vancouver Aquarium from Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3.

 

 

 

As part of our commitment to accessibility, guests can take advantage of the following services everyday:

  • Accessibility window at admissions and accessibility rates on daily passes
  • Use of our wheelchairs and strollers
  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms
  • Designated wheelchair-viewing spots on Canada’s Arctic Deck for beluga shows, the Wild Coast deck for dolphin shows, and at Penguin Point for our penguin talks.
  • Open captioning on most of our videos, and more.
The stunning zebra shark, one of the Aquarium's new residents for The Secret World of Sharks and Rays. Photo credit: Vancouver Aquarium.

The stunning zebra shark, one of the Aquarium’s new residents for The Secret World of Sharks and Rays. Photo credit: Vancouver Aquarium.

On March 2, all guests will enjoy The Secret World of Sharks and Rays, which opened on February 7. With sharks and rays as the stars of the Aquarium this winter and spring, this feature has some bite! Explore Vancouver Aquarium’s galleries to uncover the amazing lifestyles of the not-so-famous sharks and their cousins – the skates, rays and ratfishes.

 

 

Guests will also enjoy the ever-popular BBC Earth’s The Great Salmon Run 4-D Experience in our 4-D theatre, which includes wheelchair access entry, four wheelchair spaces and printed scripts of the 4-D show upon request. The 4-D Theatre provides a full-sensory adventure that is hard to forget.

Join us on Saturday, March 2 as we celebrate accessibility at the Vancouver Aquarium.

For more information, please contact our visitor experience team at 604-659-3400 or visitorexperience@vanaqua.org.

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