After Hours at Vancouver Aquarium: Jelly Invasion

Comments 147 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The next Vancouver Aquarium “After Hours” adults-only event will take place Thursday, June 6, 2013 giving grown-ups the opportunity to explore galleries and exhibits without having kids in tow.


Jelly Invasion features over 15 species of jellyfishes hailing from various parts of the globe. These beautiful marine animals are more complex than you might think. Through our new exhibits and interactive displays, visitors can learn how jellyfish hunt, eat, protect themselves and reproduce without having hearts, brains, bones and eyes.

In addition to new exhibits, animals and interactive displays, the June After Hours event will feature Jelly Factor, a fun game show style interpretive program that will allow you to put your jelly knowledge to the test, and a Jelly Deli where the truly adventurous may even get the chance to snack on some jelly delicacies.

Get your hands wet in the Wet Lab, immerse yourself in a 4-D experience: BBC Earth’s The Great Salmon Run, and test your knowledge with Jelly Factor, a game show style interpretive program that puts your jelly knowledge to the test. There will also be a Jelly Deli, where the adventurous may get the chance to snack on jelly delicacies, and other food, beer, and wine* will be available for purchase throughout the evening.


After Hours takes place from 6:00pm to 10:00pm on Thursday, June 6th and from 7:30pm to 8:30pm you can enjoy a presentation of Culturing Jellies, a biologist’s perspective, which provides visitors with a deeper look inside the world of jellies. A full schedule of activities for the night is posted online.

Tickets are only available in advance, not at the door, and they’re selling quickly for $18 (members) and $25 (non-member). This is a 19+ event and photo ID is required for entry.

If you would like to see what After Hours is all about, and have a grown-up night out in a fascinating and unique location, I have two ticket to give away thanks to the Vancouver Aquarium. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win your way into #AfterHoursJellyInvasion at @VancouverAqua from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00am on Sunday, June 2, 2013. *Alcohol available only with the purchase of food. Must be legal drinking age. Please enjoy responsible and plan a safe trip home. Follow the Vancouver Aquarium on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Update The winner is Aaron!

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  1. cindySaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 10:06am PDT

    jellyfish are magical and so would a night out with them

  2. Aaron B.Saturday, May 25th, 2013 — 10:07am PDT

    Would love to take my wife to this! Love the Aquarium!

  3. Jason LSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 10:07am PDT

    Love the jellyfish exhibit! Must be amazing to be there afterhours!

  4. Kai Yan ChauSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 10:13am PDT

    That would be awesome! 🙂 I love the Vancouver Aquarium!

  5. KrisandraSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 10:13am PDT

    This sounds so cool!!

  6. AmSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 10:14am PDT

    Jellyfish are fascinating. I could look at them for hours:)

  7. KrisandraSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 10:15am PDT

    This sounds so cool!

  8. Alex A.Saturday, May 25th, 2013 — 10:17am PDT

    Ive always wanted to go to the aquarium after hours! i missed the sharks though =(

  9. MariaSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 10:17am PDT

    Love the Vancouver Aquarium, it’s been years since I’ve been there though! Would be really cool to experience it this way.

  10. KimSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 10:19am PDT

    This sounds amazing! I love the jellyfish!

  11. LiseSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 10:26am PDT

    Haven’t been to the aquarium in years. This sounds like a fun event minus kids

  12. Sonja SSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 10:29am PDT

    I love the Aquarium, but haven’t been in ages!

  13. YasminSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 10:35am PDT

    Ooh. Finally a night out without my son!!

  14. DoraSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 10:46am PDT

    What a great opportunity to learn more about jellyfish!

  15. KelseySaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 11:07am PDT

    Sounds like fun!!

  16. ManuelaSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 11:10am PDT

    I love jellyfish! Would love to win! Thanks 🙂

  17. AnneSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 11:10am PDT

    This looks like a fun adult night out.

  18. KateSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 11:11am PDT

    Ooh, a chance to actually enjoy the exhibits without having to toddler-wrangle.

  19. RebeccaSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 11:13am PDT

    Would love this! The aquarium is such a great place!

  20. MelanieSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 11:18am PDT

    Would love to go hang with the jellies!

  21. KaySaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 12:05pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  22. FlorenceSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 12:19pm PDT

    Love jellyfish!

  23. TracySaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 12:21pm PDT

    Sounds like a fun event!

  24. AnnikaSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 12:47pm PDT

    I’d love to win these tickets, the event sounds ace!

  25. bjhSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 1:09pm PDT

    I haven’t been to the aquarium in years – would love to go!

  26. AllisonSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 1:12pm PDT

    Looks like a super fun night!

  27. BreanneSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 1:12pm PDT

    Would love to go!!!

  28. lorSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 2:09pm PDT

    wow – fun!

  29. Dayna WilsonSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 3:51pm PDT

    I have always wanted to go to an Aquarium AfterHours event, but I just haven’t gotten around to it. The Aquarium is my favourite place in Vancouver, and I’m a proud member!

  30. LeahSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 5:18pm PDT

    I haven’t been in so long!! I’d love to go

  31. ShelleySaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 5:40pm PDT

    Adults only, count me in!

  32. AbbySaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 6:08pm PDT

    It would be nice to not have to trip over small children.

  33. BrendaSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 6:12pm PDT

    I love the jellyfish exhibits!

  34. CliffSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 6:13pm PDT

    Great idea

  35. RobynSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 8:08pm PDT

    Amazing event, I’d really like to take part!

  36. janSaturday, May 25th, 2013 — 8:43pm PDT

    jellyfish are amazing

  37. Tiffany LSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 2:10am PDT

    sounds so fun!

  38. Nicole JSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 8:30am PDT

    This looks so interesting! I’d love to see what this is all about!

  39. DilaraSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 8:49am PDT

    Sounds fun!

  40. KatieSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 11:20am PDT

    What a wonderful night out.

  41. BrittaSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 11:44am PDT

    Thank you for the contest! It would be a lot of fun to attend.

  42. AliciaSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 11:51am PDT

    Looks fun!

  43. KarenSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 11:54am PDT

    No kids? I’m in!

  44. Jake HamiltonSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 11:55am PDT

    too sweet!!

  45. LaceySunday, May 26th, 2013 — 11:57am PDT

    Awesome! I love kid-free events!

  46. VaniaSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 11:59am PDT

    I miss the Aquarium!

  47. DonnaSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 11:59am PDT

    I could watch jellyfish all day – or in this case from 6-10pm!

  48. RhandiSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 12:11pm PDT

    I was just saying yesterday that the aquarium needs adult only time. This is awesome!

  49. GordonSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 12:12pm PDT

    I’d love to see these jellyfish! 🙂

  50. GregSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 12:16pm PDT

    Great idea! The Missus and I would love to go.

  51. MariaSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 12:32pm PDT

    Would love to win this as a perfect date night!

  52. zaeliaSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 12:37pm PDT

    Kids-free Aquarium? What a fabulous idea!

  53. DarleneSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 12:54pm PDT

    Yay Aquarium!

  54. Sylvia YSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 1:08pm PDT

    Now that my son is an adult, he would be my guest.

  55. RachelSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 1:38pm PDT

    I’d like to learn more about jellyfish 😀

  56. AdaSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 1:39pm PDT

    jelly fish so cool!

  57. Lucy LuSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 3:01pm PDT

    I’ve always wanted to check out jellyfish!

  58. Sharon DongSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 3:51pm PDT

    Magical!! Would love to win this. 🙂

  59. Amanda BryanSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 4:10pm PDT

    I would love to attend this! Jellyfish are awesome

  60. KayKaySunday, May 26th, 2013 — 4:48pm PDT


  61. Michelle WSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 5:52pm PDT

    I love the aquarium!

  62. juliaSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 6:05pm PDT

    This sounds like so much fun!

  63. diana rSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 7:30pm PDT

    would love to go

  64. ShannonSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 7:51pm PDT

    this would be a great experience! would love to go!

  65. DebraSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 9:32pm PDT

    Wonder what they’ll have at the jelly deli?

  66. richard wSunday, May 26th, 2013 — 11:06pm PDT

    LOVE to check it out!

  67. KristenMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 2:25am PDT

    Wow, what a great event! Would love to attend!

  68. SwapnilMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 7:05am PDT

    Sounds amazing, hope to win

  69. CourtneyMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 8:04am PDT

    I love these adult nights that are happening at different venues around the city! Such a great idea.

  70. KatieMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 9:11am PDT

    The aquarium is the happiest place on earth!!!

  71. RobinMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 9:35am PDT

    Jellyfish are so cool!

  72. LindsayMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 9:52am PDT

    Sounds like fun

  73. DavidMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 10:11am PDT

    would love to go! =D

  74. ChelleMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 10:44am PDT

    I love attending any event held at the Aquarium!

  75. ErinMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 10:44am PDT

    This would be such a great date night for the hubs and I….much needed!

  76. wenxiaoMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 10:47am PDT

    This is so cool.

  77. ChristineMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 11:03am PDT

    Fingers crossed!

  78. MichelleMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 11:06am PDT

    I’d love to attend this!

  79. HannahMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 11:07am PDT

    Love the aquarium!

  80. KrissyMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 11:14am PDT

    I’d love to go hang out with the jellies!

  81. Lelainia LloydMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 11:35am PDT

    REALLY want to see this exhibit-Jellyfish are my absolute favourite thing at the aquarium. I really enjoy photographing them and they are so mesmerizing to watch. If I ever win the lotto, I am going to have a tank in my livingroom. (dare to dream!)

  82. Peter KMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 12:07pm PDT

    Awesome! I’d love to go!

  83. Stephanie SMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 12:07pm PDT

    after hours at the aquarium would be so much fun!

  84. SandyMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 12:14pm PDT

    Ahh I was telling my bf about this – I am soo fascinated & want to go soo badly!!!!!

  85. CaresseMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 12:32pm PDT

    I love jelly fish (even after being stung by a Man O War jellyfish in Mexico)!

  86. LeasaMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 12:55pm PDT

    Creepy jelly fish. Creepy.

  87. MoniqueMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 1:04pm PDT

    I would love to go see this!

  88. Erin BMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 1:40pm PDT

    This would be a perfect date for my boyfriend and I!

  89. Mary WMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 1:49pm PDT

    sound like fun

  90. JanetMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 2:34pm PDT

    I would love to go!

  91. KevinMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 2:34pm PDT

    This would be great! I have never been to After Hours!

  92. EileenMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 2:38pm PDT

    Fun! Love jellyfish!

  93. GigiMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 2:45pm PDT

    This would be a fun date night!

  94. MagMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 3:23pm PDT

    I love their colours.

  95. StevieMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 3:50pm PDT

    What a great idea. No kids. Yeeeehhh

  96. StephanieMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 5:46pm PDT


  97. Ana PerezMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 8:39pm PDT

    I want this!!

  98. Donna LMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 9:22pm PDT

    I love how the jellyfish just glow. They are so captivating when the move. I’d love to see them in action at the Vancouver Aquarium.

  99. Bonnie RMonday, May 27th, 2013 — 9:36pm PDT

    Would be great to enjoy the aquarium, adults only! Great idea!!

  100. HayleyTuesday, May 28th, 2013 — 12:22am PDT


  101. staceyTuesday, May 28th, 2013 — 8:22am PDT

    sounds like a really cool and fun evening! would love to go!

  102. JTuesday, May 28th, 2013 — 9:47am PDT

    I love the vancouver aquarium!

  103. erinTuesday, May 28th, 2013 — 9:48am PDT

    So fun!

  104. Richard HTuesday, May 28th, 2013 — 10:21am PDT

    I love the aquarium!!

  105. janice montroyTuesday, May 28th, 2013 — 10:23am PDT

    sounds amazing, I love the aquarium

  106. WallyTuesday, May 28th, 2013 — 11:22am PDT

    I love the aquarium and was planning a visit anyway.

  107. MosheTuesday, May 28th, 2013 — 11:56am PDT

    date night!

  108. Lor.Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 — 11:57am PDT

    Love the aquarium

  109. Leora ZalikTuesday, May 28th, 2013 — 4:05pm PDT

    Money is really tight. Can’t afford this magnificent event but soooo badly wish I could!

  110. mirandaTuesday, May 28th, 2013 — 5:29pm PDT

    Great idea, I’m in.

  111. NatalieTuesday, May 28th, 2013 — 5:29pm PDT

    Sounds like fun!

  112. AleciaTuesday, May 28th, 2013 — 9:52pm PDT

    What a wonderful event, I’d love to go!

  113. AlexTuesday, May 28th, 2013 — 11:44pm PDT

    it will be a nice night out!

  114. Wendy JellyWednesday, May 29th, 2013 — 7:37am PDT

    I am ready to see the Jellyfish they are really beautiful, I could stare at them all night!!!

  115. NathanWednesday, May 29th, 2013 — 10:36am PDT

    who doesn’t love jellyfish?!


  116. AmyWednesday, May 29th, 2013 — 11:51am PDT

    I’d love to go see jellyfish!

  117. Radhika KWednesday, May 29th, 2013 — 12:10pm PDT

    Thanks for the contest! (@radicalradhika)

  118. Billy QuirkeWednesday, May 29th, 2013 — 2:20pm PDT

    jellyfish scare me….. but in a good way

  119. RobWednesday, May 29th, 2013 — 3:22pm PDT

    you had me at jellyfish

  120. KatThursday, May 30th, 2013 — 11:03am PDT

    I’d love to see the jellyfish! Perfect date night.

  121. Gabriella SchmidtThursday, May 30th, 2013 — 11:22am PDT

    What an awesome event. Perhaps it will get me over my experience of being a “Golden Girl” after a jelly fish stung me.

  122. PuckThursday, May 30th, 2013 — 7:18pm PDT

    I’ve always wanted to go to one of these things. So cool 🙂

  123. Michelle W.Thursday, May 30th, 2013 — 8:18pm PDT

    My friends were just talking about this!

  124. TammyFriday, May 31st, 2013 — 11:16am PDT

    I would love a night out with the Jellyfish!

  125. GazFriday, May 31st, 2013 — 1:57pm PDT

    Maybe this will help me overcome my fear of jellyfish!

  126. E. GarnierFriday, May 31st, 2013 — 2:37pm PDT

    I would love to see the Jelly’s they are my favourite. And having just moved to Vancouver at the beginning of May, I haven’t had a chance to visit the aquarium yet… Winning this would make it happen that much sooner, and let me see my favourite marine animal.

  127. allisonFriday, May 31st, 2013 — 7:43pm PDT

    Omg I love jellyfish!!

  128. TiffanyFriday, May 31st, 2013 — 10:15pm PDT

    Yes please! The aquarium is so crowded normally.

  129. Samantha YangSaturday, June 1st, 2013 — 12:36am PDT

    Havent gone in about a year and I recently found out about the Afterhours! Would love to surprise my boyfriend with tickets as an early anniversary gift! 🙂 We both LOVE the aquarium!

  130. KatSaturday, June 1st, 2013 — 8:43am PDT

    I love jellyfish and the aquarium. Would love to go!

  131. RamonaSaturday, June 1st, 2013 — 8:48am PDT

    Would love to go to a kid-free night at the aquarium!

  132. MariaSaturday, June 1st, 2013 — 10:19am PDT

    I would love to go to Jelly Invasion!

  133. DebSaturday, June 1st, 2013 — 10:42am PDT

    Love the jelly, reminds me of the scene from Nemo.

  134. RaySaturday, June 1st, 2013 — 11:09am PDT

    Sounds like a great event.

  135. KatySaturday, June 1st, 2013 — 11:49am PDT


  136. richardSaturday, June 1st, 2013 — 12:57pm PDT

    Sounds very interesting!

  137. cindySaturday, June 1st, 2013 — 2:27pm PDT

    love those little jellies

  138. KelseySaturday, June 1st, 2013 — 4:15pm PDT

    Thanks for holding this contest! I’d love to enter.

  139. VarleySaturday, June 1st, 2013 — 7:36pm PDT

    Jellys are beautiful creatures, would love to attend.

  140. Ryan MSaturday, June 1st, 2013 — 10:05pm PDT

    I like jelly fish and peanut butter fish too.

  141. KyleSaturday, June 1st, 2013 — 10:21pm PDT

    Love the Aquarium – will be there!

  142. HeidiSaturday, June 1st, 2013 — 10:29pm PDT

    Sounds like a great night

  143. Jenn SSunday, June 2nd, 2013 — 5:01am PDT

    Jelly Fish are such mysterious animals

  144. Caitlin Rowe EnrightSunday, June 2nd, 2013 — 7:00am PDT

    After living in the UK for the last 6 months, this would be the perfect “welcome back to BC” event!

  145. ElaSunday, June 2nd, 2013 — 9:49am PDT

    Jellyfish rock! Love VanAqua!

  146. kerriSunday, June 2nd, 2013 — 12:15pm PDT

    Would love to win ticke. funky things those jellyfish

  147. Bonnie MelodySunday, June 2nd, 2013 — 1:17pm PDT

    This is such a great idea!

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