Vancouver Aquarium After Hours

Grab your sweetheart and pucker up at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours on Valentine’s Day. Indulge in an alluring and amusing exploration of the sex lives of aquatic animals while enjoying a drink in hand.

Your ticket gains you access to Vancouver Aquarium after hours including the Wet Lab, all galleries, the 4-D theatre and Vortex – Douglas Coupland’s radical art installation.

Douglas Coupland Vortex
[From Douglas Coupland’s Vortex exhibit]

In addition to exploring the Aquarium’s galleries at night, you can also enjoy special programs covering a range of hot topics.

Discover which aquatic animal has the biggest penis to body size ratio, which creatures engage in courting and which species mates for 14 hours straight during a sex talk by Vancouver Aquarium veterinary fellow Dr. Megan Strobel.

Vancouver Aquarium After Hours

Vancouver Aquarium® scientists agree that blushing can be considered camouflage when discussing topics such as coral sex. Don’t miss the thrilling shark sex program exploring four (yes – four!) ways that sharks reproduce.

You can also participate in a naughty puppet show that will leave you in stitches or watch the Meet a Penguin program that will bring you toe to webbed toe with these loveable birds.

Leave the kids at home; this racy event is for meant for an adults only. Cocktails, beer and wine will be available for purchase throughout the Aquarium.

Vancouver Aquarium After Hours

Valentine’s Day After Hours at Vancouver Aquarium

Venue: Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Date: February 14, 6 pm to 11 pm
Tickets: Members, $27; non-members, $35; only available online

Note: Purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment as After Hours events often sell out. Photo ID is required for entry. All ticket sales final. Membership cards required for member-priced ticket holders.

Located in beautiful Stanley Park, there are a number of scenic, safe and sustainable transportation options for After Hours guests including walking, biking and public transit. For details, visit Vancouver Aquarium online.

Follow the evening on social media! It’s @VanAqua with hashtag #AfterHoursVA.

Photos courtesy of Ocean Wise.

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