What's on at the Vancouver Aquarium | Oct 6-12
Three penguins waddle to the shimmering rock surface, before toppling down. Their sharp-beaked heads swivel toward the sun. Another day in paradise, at the Vancouver Aquarium.
African penguin lounging on rocky beach
African penguins, a new puffer fish, original chowders, a Toast to the Coast. Vancouver Aquarium is packed full of the most awesome-best-fun events ever. From a spiny Porcupine Pufferfish to a teeny-weeny monkey to an aquatic life party––here's what's on at the Aquarium, according to the press release sent to us by the organization:
Toast to the Coast (Upcoming)
On October 12th, inspired individuals with an appetite for conservation will come together for Toast to the Coast, one of the Vancouver Aquarium’s signature fundraising events. Set against the magical backdrop of the Aquarium at night, guests connect with aquatic life while they nosh on exquisite canapés from leading Ocean Wise restaurants, sample the best of BC’s local wines, boogie to live music and leave with chic items from the silent auction. All proceeds directly support the Aquarium’s conservation, research and education programs. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets here.
Chowder Chowdown (Upcoming)
On November 21st, 12 top Ocean Wise chefs compete head-to-head in Vancouver and Toronto for the title of 2012 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion. Taste 12 delectable original chowders, paired with craft beer, and vote for your favourite, all in support of sustainable seafood. Tickets here.
Penguin Point (On now)
If you haven’t seen our African penguins yet, now is the time. Come see them at Penguin Point, the Aquarium's new penguin exhibit located between its Wild Coast and Canada’s Arctic exhibits. Watch these amazing little characters lounge on their rocky beach, paddle around and “fly” underwater. Discover how these birds have adapted to living in the ocean, and see if you can spot goofy penguin behaviours.
Check out our Pufferfish (On now)
The Vancouver Aquarium has a new puffer fish. Porcupine Pufferfish are fascinating little fish mostly because their size is so deceptive. If you frighten one––watch out: not only can it inflate to almost double its size but it’s whole body is also almost completely covered in sharp spines. Check ours out in the mangrove exhibit of the Tropics Zone.
Our Marmoset family just got bigger (On now)
If cuteness is your thing, swing on down to the Vancouver Aquarium to see the latest addition to our family of Goeldi marmosets in the Tropic Zone. Earlier this week, Ginger, the matriarch of the family, gave birth to her fifth baby. The teeny-weeny monkey can be seen sleepily riding on its mother’s back while its brothers and sisters leap around from branch to branch. There isn’t a shortage of cuteness with these little ones.