At the Vancouver Aquarium, we wouldn’t be able to fulfill our conservation mission without the support of our many members. To show our thanks, we’re hosting our first ever Member Appreciation Week. From February 15 – 23 (this week!), members are invited to take advantage of extra discounts at the Gift Shop and Café, members-only gallery time and more.

Members don’t just support the Aquarium with their membership contributions. They also donate, participate in direct action initiatives like our Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and volunteer their time at the Aquarium and our Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. You can read about Wendy, one of our members who is also a donor, in a recent AquaBlog profile.

In addition to giving their valuable time and support to the Aquarium’s efforts, our members are also Aquarium ambassadors who share our vision of a sustainable world where aquatic life is flourishing. Member Appreciation Week is our way of recognizing that passion and support for aquatic conservation.

From February 15 – 23, members will enjoy some extra perks including:

  • Early Opens. Early entry for members at 9:30 a.m.
  • An extra 10 per cent discount at our Café and Gift Shops on top of our regular 20% member discount.
  • A chance to win an encounter with the majestic beluga whales that also help support our research efforts. Members can visit the Membership Desk located in the Pacific Canada Gallery from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily for a ballot to win a Beluga Encounter for two people. See contest rules online.

Please join us in celebrating the many contributions our 77,000+ members make to the Vancouver Aquarium every year.

Not a member? With extra perks during Member Appreciation Week, it’s never been a better time to join. For a full list of benefits, visit here, or contact the membership office at 604.659.3526.

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