Today is World Autism Awareness Day, and in light of the accessibility services provided at the Vancouver Aquarium, we’d like to take a moment to highlight this day and its significance.

A visit to the Aquarium can stimulate the senses for just about anyone, with our many beautiful exhibits and the 50,000 animals that inhabit them. We understand that it can be quite the undertaking for parents with children on the autism spectrum.

With the help of our volunteer, Lesley B., who has experience working with children on the autism spectrum, we developed a tool for parents to prepare for their visit. It is a photographic preview of a typical visit at the Aquarium highlighting elements such as lines, darker areas and shows.

The Vancouver Aquarium aims to be accessible and inclusive for everyone. For more information on our accessibility services, check our accessibility page on our website.

If you have any questions or additional accommodation requests for your upcoming visit, you can contact our visitor experience team at 604-659-3400 or at [email protected] and the team will be happy to help!

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