Visiting the Vancouver Aquarium during the holidays is always a fun Christmastime adventure for our family.
The funny thing about planning our visit to the Vancouver Aquarium this year was my seven-year-old asking me if he might be too old to enjoy it. Ha! What a kid. After I told the dude that adults enjoy visiting the aquarium even without kids – what a concept! – he agreed to head out on our mom and son adventure.
We made a morning of it and the time absolutely flew by as we made our way from exhibit to exhibit – staying indoors this year as we escaped the torrential rain. These are a few of our favourite things to see:
Watching the Polar Express 4D movie. It was thrilling to ride the rails to the North Pole with some holiday magic and effects along the way.
Playing junior animal technician rescuing a sea otter stuffie at Clown Cove. Even 7-year-olds can have fun playing animal doctor!
Watching Scuba Claus dive for his missing reindeer bells which were lost during a test run from the North Pole.
Checking out the bat cave, stingrays and scary snakes in the Graham Amazon Gallery.
The holiday marine debris tree which we used as a learning opportunity to talk about all the garbage in our oceans which continues to harm the marine mammals and damage our ocean ecosystems.
Holidays at the Vancouver Aquarium is open daily until January 3, 2016.
Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to visit the Vancouver Aquarium in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.