Vancouver, B.C. – Did you know that sharks lay eggs called mermaid’s purses? Or that some fish keep their eggs safe in a secret hiding spot? Or that octopuses decorate their den with hundreds of eggs strands? When it comes to animals, what seems weird and surprising to us is normal to them. Celebrate the quirky and curious facts about aquatic creatures and their eggs as you participate in the third annual Easter Scavenger Hunt from Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22 at the Vancouver Aquarium®, an Ocean Wise® initiative – where weird is normal.
Embark on an Easter Scavenger Hunt with your family and friends as questions crafted by our eggs-perts take you on a journey through the Aquarium’s galleries – from the warmth of the Tropics to the cooler but oh-so-colourful British Columbia coast – in search of the answers. Return your completed Scavenger Hunt form to receive a chocolate treat and enter to win a prize.
Then deep dive into the fascinating underwater world as you take in special programs and shows. With more than 50,000 aquatic creatures, there’s so much to see and do!
• Get up close with a Red-footed tortoise or Ball python at 11:40 a.m. or an African penguin at 2:15 p.m. in the Teck Connections Gallery.
• Marvel in the extraordinary adaptations of sharks that make them the ultimate ocean predators and guardians during Shark: A 4-D Experience every 30 minutes starting at 11:15 a.m. in the 4-D theatre.
• Gather round for story time. The Aquarium team and puppet troupe will keep the young and the young-at-heart in stitches during this dynamic and engaging family-friendly program at 10:45 a.m. daily in the Pacific Canada Pavilion.
• Go behind the scenes and get up close with our sea otters, sea lions or penguins during an Animal Encounter or embark on a Be a Biologist tour.
Plan your visit and purchase your tickets at vanaqua.org/easter. The Easter Scavenger Hunt and 4-D theatre is included with admission or membership. Animal Encounters and the Be a Biologist tour can be purchased for an additional cost (member discounts apply); advance booking is recommended as spaces are limited and often sell out.
Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative, is one of the world’s leading accredited aquariums, dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life. vanaqua.org
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