Aquarium in Stanley Park
Beluga Encounter Program
Photo Credit Hans Sipma
me tell you about my latest deep-sea adventure. I dove down into
the depths of the ocean and swam with the sharks. I wrestled with
a huge octopus and boldly looked into the eyes of a piranha. I rode
on a whale's back and laughed at the jaws of a crocodile. What a
day I had--at the Aquarium.
I've been to the Aquarium a million times, but I never get bored. I get to see all the fish and plant life you can't see from the top. I would never know what a seahorse looked like if I didn't see one at the Aquarium. Plus it has a killer whale show. The whales actually do tricks to get some fish from their trainers. Just be careful you don't sit in the splash zone. Jen dared me once and I got soaked. Boy was I sorry.
(December 2002 update: The Vancouver Aquarium no longer displays killer whales.)
Age group: All ages
Expense rating: $15.95 for adults, $11.95 for Youth (13-18) and Seniors, $8.95 for children (4-12), children 3 and under are free.
: Going to the Aquarium is like looking into a gigantic fishbowl with all the neatest fish in the world swimming around in it. I always thought seahorses were like unicorn, extinct, until I saw some bouncing in and out of the seaweed. I also get to see fish living around here. I'd sure like to dip my fishing rod in the salmon tank. The Aquarium gives me pictures of all the fish I read about, and it brings my imagination to life.
: One day it was pouring rain and everybody had the same idea as us: go to the Aquarium. At first we couldn't find a parking spot and then we had to wait in line to get in.
Season: All seasons
Educational highlights: Did you know the father seahorse is the one who has babies, not the mother?
Fun for the adult?: I know Dad likes the Aquarium because he likes fishing, and there's plenty of fish there. Mom always wants to leave before Jen and I do. She likes going for a walk on the Stanley Park seawall. How boring can you get!
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