What does the Vancouver Aquarium mean to you? That is the question we asked people when they made a donation towards our Save the Vancouver Aquarium campaign. Here’s what some of them said…
The Vancouver Aquarium is where I learned to love the ocean. I am now a marine scientist.
I have supported the Vancouver Aquarium for the last 6 years and visit with my grandchildren often, ages 6, 4 and 2. I think the education value they provide to children is vital in developing tomorrows leaders to take a strong interest in the ocean and environment.
I was a youth volunteer at the Aquarium from 2000-2004 and it was an incredible source of inspiration and I certainly would not be where I am today without my time as a volunteer at the Aquarium.
I heard your amazing story from my friend living in BC. I live in a desert and don’t get the privilege to admire sea animals. Please protect them for me.
A window into the precious life in our oceans, and a treasure chest of shared memories for generations of my family.
As a child, I cherished my adopted killer whale through the adoption program (Surf A66). I also spent an incredible day of learning and fun with your marine mammal team quite a few years ago.
The level of care and compassion shown to all of the animals is unlike any other. This is one of my favorite aquariums in the world. I always make a point of visiting whenever I’m in Vancouver-area.
I love this Aquarium. My husband proposed to me and then took me to the Aquarium and it’s one of my favorites I’ve ever been to!
Little did I know that sea otters are a keystone species in our coastal marine ecosystem, that the bullfrog is an invasive species in many places, that piranha aren’t a danger to me, that not all penguins like the cold, or that the spiny lumpsucker is a golf ball-sized fish that lives in the waters surrounding Stanley Park. I’d never have known or seen any of these incredible creatures that I now love and defend had it not been for my frequent aquarium visits.