The Holiday Season has arrived at the Vancouver Aquarium, and MomMomOnTheGo and crew recently went and check all the festive decorations and events out.
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH SCUBA CLAUS AT VANCOUVER AQUARIUM
Vancouver, B.C. – Everyone’s favourite festive guest, Scuba Claus, returns for his lively annual visit to celebrate the holidays at the expanded Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre. Catch Scuba Claus on his daily dive in the Georgia Strait exhibit-a stunning exhibit full of colourful marine life found on British Columbia’s coastlines, including halibut, rockfishes, sturgeon, crabs and sea stars. Experience the Holidays at Vancouver Aquarium from November 27 until January 4, 2015.
Catch Scuba Claus, who will be spreading festive cheer and reminding us of ways to keep our oceans healthy, daily at Vancouver Aquarium, until December 24, 2014.
Enjoy the return of nostalgic memories and rediscover the wonder of the electric eel-powered holiday tree and the jelly swarm exhibit.
Hop on board a 4-D theatre film adventure of THE POLAR EXPRESS and celebrate the 10 year anniversary of this beloved story while you get swept away to the North Pole through an exhilarating sensory experience of wondrous sights, sounds and more.
Admire the Marine-Debris Tree art installation, by Pete Clarkson, that was built with debris collected during a shoreline cleanup of the West Coast Trail.
Enjoy the Frozen Moments: Images of the Artic photo exhibit that showcases stunning images of the Artic as captured by five renowned photographers including: David McEown, Daisy Gilardini, Mark Robinson, Rob Stimpson, and Nansen Weber.
Explore an outdoor maze of trees and enjoy crafts and stories with Scuba Claus’ elves.
Experience the holidays at Vancouver Aquarium until January 4, 2015. The Aquarium is open 365 days a year, including statutory holidays. For more information, and schedules, please visit vanaqua.org.
The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is a non-profit society dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life. www.vanaqua.org
My family absolutely loves the Vancouver Aquarium. We love that they do not capture, but rescue, rehabilitate and release whenever possible. We love the educational aspect of the Vancouver Aquarium. We also loves all the displays.
For my family, the Vancouver Aquarium never gets old. Every time we visit the Aquarium, we are just as excited as the last visit.
One of our favorite times of year to visit the Vancouver Aquarium is during the holiday season. There is really nothing better than a mixture of one of your favorite places to visit with your favorite holiday season and that is just what you get this time of year at the Vancouver Aquarium.
Okay so what is my favorite part of the holiday season at the Vancouver Aquarium? That is truly a hard one to answer.
I really love the 4D experience. During the holiday season, the 4D feature is The Polar Express which is a staple Christmas time movie in our household. It is pretty neat to be watching The Polar Express and to be sprayed with ice, smell hot chocolate, smell the Christmas Tree, feel the bumps and shaking of the train. The Polar Express 4D show is simply a must see and do event at the Vancouver Aquarium.
My Little One loved Scuba Claus. Scuba Claus has lost his bells and needs to scuba dive in the Georgia Strait exhibit that the Vancouver Aquarium has in order to find them. My Little One was pretty happy that Scuba Claus found his bells and that a fish had not eaten them.
Don’t forget to write you letter to Scuba Claus before you leave. We did and at the bottom of the letter you leave an email address so that Scuba Claus can respond.
Story time with the elves was visibly enjoyed by all the little ones that made their way to the story time we attended. After all, what child does not love story time, especially from an elf.
Something that really stuck with all of us was the Vancouver Aquarium marine debris tree. The Vancouver Aquarium made a Christmas Tree entirely out of marine debris that was collected from one of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanups.
The marine debris tree really hit home especially because last year I had been trying to find the time and a shoreline cleanup that my family could participate in, but we never did get around to it. I think that after seeing the marine debris tree, that we are all a little more inspired to ensure that we make the time for a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup this coming year.
The marine debris tree is so large, that I was unable to get the entire tree in a photo. My photo of it only shows the top portion which misses all the horrible debris they have under the tree.
I highly recommend stopping in to visit the Vancouver Aquarium no matter what time of year it is. I have to admit though, that I do love the extra special touches during the holiday season.
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