Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

By: Laura Einikis

If you are a fan of everything aquatic, look no further than the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre. Adults and children alike will love a visit to this fun, interactive, and educational center that brings you to the bottom of the ocean to experience aquatic plants and animals from all over the world. Located in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, this science center is a must-see for visitors of all ages.

The idea behind the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is to conserve and save animals and plants all over the world. For instance, it works to protect sea turtles that live on the Pacific Coast. The Leatherback turtle that lives on the British Columbia coast is a phenomenal species of reptile that needs to be protected from boats and fishermen.

Another conservation series near and dear to the heart of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is the salmon conservation program. The center works to track salmon and schools of salmon to ensure the fish are able to make their famous trek upstream to spawn. Additionally, the center works to protect different species of salmon from over fishing and works to educate the public on these great fish and their epic journey.

For the kids, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Center offers great opportunities for learning all about marine mammals like whales, dolphins, sea lions, seals and many more. The center also maintains a rescue program that rescues wayward and injured mammals, allows them to recuperate before returning them to their natural habitat. Visitors can also enjoy various exhibits of these marine mammals, including the new entrant to the center- a dolphin.

The center offers a unique combination of fun and learning for kids. Its interactive programs offer great glimpses of aquatic plant and animal life. The tide pool allows them to handle this wonderful wildlife like sea urchins and sand dollars. So the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Center offers the entire family a combination of education and fun.

Those of you having a favorite among marine animals, the Center runs family oriented programs to get up close and personal with your marines. The Beluga whale tour is one such program where you can touch the whale, train it, and even make their dinner. The trainer tour allows you to understand the behind the scenes activities at the center. You can also spend the night in the aquarium!

The great exhibits at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Center show all the animals that call the British Columbia coast their home, from salmon to those unique fish, crustaceans, and plants that live under the waters adjacent to British Columbia.

If you wish to travel many miles deep into the tropical rainforests of South America, go to the great Amazon Rainforest exhibit filled with unique and interesting creatures that are native to the Amazon River and river basin.

Adults and children alike are sure to enjoy a visit to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Center, so plan your trip today! The center is located in the lovely Stanley Park a mere five minutes from downtown Vancouver.

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