You Better Work, Fish! Celebrate Pride Season At Vancouver Aquarium®’s After Hours

Vancouver, B.C. – Get freaky and fabulous at the next After Hours on Thursday, August 9 at Vancouver Aquarium®, an Ocean Wise® initiative. High-energy drag performances and shocking aquatic animal sex talks will keep Pride Week vibes strong throughout the evening. Leave the kids with the sitter, dress in your finest drag, grab a drink, and let loose with your partner and pals as you explore the Aquarium’s galleries and meet the FIERCEST animals in the sea.

This is not your typical visit to Vancouver Aquarium. Enjoy special lip synch performances by local drag queen extraordinaire Carlotta Gurl – a first-ever for After Hours – and learn about outrageous reproductive strategies of marine creatures during Animal Sex Talks. Show your Pride in true fashion when you don your fanciest fishnet stockings and compete for the crown in the inaugural “Fishiest Drag Performer” contest. (Keep your outfit ocean-friendly — please omit beads, glitter, and sequins.)

Take in the newest and most-loved exhibits and experiences at Vancouver Aquarium. Immerse yourself in the ocean plastic pollution crisis in Vortex, acclaimed author and artist Douglas Coupland’s provocative art installation. Engage your five senses while watching Shark: A 4-D Experience. And join in celebrating the incredible diversity in British Columbia waters during special programs with majestic Steller sea lions and playful sea otters as well as a hands-on session with marine invertebrates in the Wet Lab.

An intimate affair, the event will tailored for an adult audience. Cocktails, beer, and wine will be available for purchase throughout the Aquarium.

Where:                Vancouver Aquarium (845 Avison Way)

When:                  August 9, 2018 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

What:                   After Hours access to Vancouver Aquarium, including the Wet Lab, all galleries, the 4-D theatre and Vortex  – Douglas Coupland’s radical new art installation.

Tickets are only available online at Purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment as the event often sells out. Tickets are $27 for members and $35 for non-members.

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

Photo ID is required for entry. All ticket sales are final. Membership cards will be required for member-priced ticket holders.

Vancouver Aquarium
Vancouver Aquarium®, an Ocean Wise® initiative, is one of the world’s leading accredited aquariums, dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life.


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April Penney
Ocean Wise