By Nicole Capelo
It’s after hours at the Vancouver Aquarium. Do you know where your kids are?
The correct answer is: at home, of course. On Sept. 20 from 6 to 10 p.m., join the school of adults who will be swimmin’ on down to the Vancouver Aquarium for a night of informative presentations and hands-on learning sessions. Bonus: you won’t have to chase after the kiddies.
The evening, focused on the preservation of precious underwater species, will feature a world premiere screening of BBC Earth’s The Great Salmon Run 4-D Experience. This highly anticipated film is about one of nature’s most fascinating events: the journey of salmon swimming upstream along the west coast of BC. With 4-D sensory effects, the action—like these determined aquatic heroes—promises to be larger than life.
Aside from the feature film, see presentations on sustainability or watch “Salmon CSI,” a live interactive salmon dissection. You can also enjoy hands-on sessions in the Wet Lab, along with a discussion lead by Mike McDermid about Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program.
Just in case you needed another reason to leave the kids at home, the Aquarium’s much loved acrobatic dolphins will be making an appearance. Tickets won’t be available at the door, but are available online.
Now, to find the phone number of that babysitter…