As Family Day in British Columbia draws near we want to ensure that our visitors know about the full range of family services and offerings available to our guests and members year round.

Family services at the Vancouver Aquarium

The underwater viewing area for dolphins offers a quiet getaway.

New mothers who are nursing are welcome to nurse anywhere in the facility and we also provide three nursing areas throughout the Aquarium. Rooms with comfortable chairs are available in the upper Teck Connections Gallery and the lower Teck Engagement Gallery. There is also a semi-private area in the dolphin underwater viewing area. Looking for a quiet family washroom? The restrooms in the hallway between our Frogs Forever Gallery and the lower Teck Engagement Gallery are the least used at the Aquarium.

We also offer complimentary strollers, wheelchairs and walkers for all Aquarium guests available on a first come, first serve basis throughout the day as well as booster chairs and high seats at all our cafés. Family programs are offered daily in our newly expanded spaces from storytelling to arts and crafts to interactive games. Children ages eight and under can explore Clownfish Cove which offers a place to learn by play to wonder at and care for our oceans.

Looking for a unique family volunteer program? The Aquarium provides families with children ages 10 to 14 opportunities to volunteer together, educating and connecting with the public onsite.

Vancouver Aquarium 4D theatre

Enjoy an immersive 4D experience at the Aquarium.

We’ll be open a little longer this Family Day weekend from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7 through to Monday, Feb. 9. Our 4D theatre currently showing BBC Earth’s the Great Salmon Run will be playing every 30 minutes and we’ll have a full schedule of family friendly programming throughout the day. If you run out of time on your visit, stop by our membership desk and upgrade your day admission to a year round membership for your family. You’ll enjoy discounts at our gift shop and cafés, as well as access to exclusive members only event.

We hope you’ll bring your family to meet some of our aquatic families this weekend and enjoy all the family friendly amenities the Vancouver Aquarium has to offer.

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