Halloween at the Vancouver Aquarium

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It’s no secret that the Vancouver Aquarium can be a spooky place.  As cute as the belugas may be, the octopus, giant catfish and supremely ugly wolf eels are equally as frightening.   So it shouldn’t be a surprise that one of the scariest places for Halloween fun is the aquarium.

This year, the aquarium is hosting a special series of Halloween events from Oct. 16-31 called Spooky Seas.  Inside the Underwater Dolphin Gallery – normally a great place to watch the cute antics of the aquarium’s resident dolphins – you can get up close and personal with some of the most fearsome denizens of the deep.  On display will be the massive jaw and serrated teeth of a great white shark, plus the humongous skull of a killer whale.

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Halloween at the Vancouver Aquarium

SpongeBob Comes to the Vancouver Aquarium

Everyone’s favorite sea sponge has found a new home at the Vancouver Aquarium.

SpongeBob SquarePants is the star of the new 4D theater experience at the aquarium. Summer mornings through September, guests can catch the antics of SpongeBob and his marine companions in a short, interactive film shown inside VanAq’s special theatre.   Going above and beyond plain old 3D theatres, the 4D theatre integrates sensory effects like mist, wind, scents and dramatic lighting.  Shows run about 20 minutes and are included in the price of general admission.

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SpongeBob Comes to the Vancouver Aquarium