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After Hours at Vancouver Aquarium: Jelly Invasion

Saturday, May 25th, 2013 — 10:04am PDT
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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:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
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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. cindy says:

    jellyfish are magical and so would a night out with them

  2. Aaron B. says:

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

  3. Jason L says:

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

  4. Kai Yan Chau says:

    That would be awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the Vancouver Aquarium!

  5. Krisandra says:

    This sounds so cool!!

  6. Am says:

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

  7. Krisandra says:

    This sounds so cool!

  8. Alex A. says:

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

  9. Maria says:

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

  10. Kim says:

    This sounds amazing! I love the jellyfish!

  11. Lise says:

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

  12. Sonja S says:

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

  13. Yasmin says:

    Ooh. Finally a night out without my son!!

  14. Dora says:

    What a great opportunity to learn more about jellyfish!

  15. Kelsey says:

    Sounds like fun!!

  16. Manuela says:

    I love jellyfish! Would love to win! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Anne says:

    This looks like a fun adult night out.

  18. Kate says:

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

  19. Rebecca says:

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

  20. Melanie says:

    Would love to go hang with the jellies!

  21. Kay says:

    Would love to go!

  22. Florence says:

    Love jellyfish!

  23. Tracy says:

    Sounds like a fun event!

  24. Annika says:

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

  25. bjh says:

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

  26. Allison says:

    Looks like a super fun night!

  27. Breanne says:

    Would love to go!!!

  28. lor says:

    wow – fun!

  29. Dayna Wilson says:

    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. Leah says:

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

  31. Shelley says:

    Adults only, count me in!

  32. Abby says:

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

  33. Brenda says:

    I love the jellyfish exhibits!

  34. Cliff says:

    Great idea

  35. Robyn says:

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

  36. jan says:

    jellyfish are amazing

  37. Tiffany L says:

    sounds so fun!

  38. Nicole J says:

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

  39. Dilara says:

    Sounds fun!

  40. Katie says:

    What a wonderful night out.

  41. Britta says:

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

  42. Karen says:

    No kids? I’m in!

  43. Jake Hamilton says:

    too sweet!!

  44. Lacey says:

    Awesome! I love kid-free events!

  45. Vania says:

    I miss the Aquarium!

  46. Donna says:

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

  47. Rhandi says:

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

  48. Gordon says:

    I’d love to see these jellyfish! ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. Greg says:

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

  50. Maria says:

    Would love to win this as a perfect date night!

  51. zaelia says:

    Kids-free Aquarium? What a fabulous idea!

  52. Darlene says:

    Yay Aquarium!

  53. Sylvia Y says:

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

  54. Rachel says:

    I’d like to learn more about jellyfish ๐Ÿ˜€

  55. Ada says:

    jelly fish so cool!

  56. Lucy Lu says:

    I’ve always wanted to check out jellyfish!

  57. Sharon Dong says:

    Magical!! Would love to win this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. Amanda Bryan says:

    I would love to attend this! Jellyfish are awesome

  59. KayKay says:


  60. Michelle W says:

    I love the aquarium!

  61. julia says:

    This sounds like so much fun!

  62. diana r says:

    would love to go

  63. Shannon says:

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

  64. Debra says:

    Wonder what they’ll have at the jelly deli?

  65. richard w says:

    LOVE to check it out!

  66. Kristen says:

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

  67. Swapnil says:

    Sounds amazing, hope to win

  68. Courtney says:

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

  69. Katie says:

    The aquarium is the happiest place on earth!!!

  70. Robin says:

    Jellyfish are so cool!

  71. Lindsay says:

    Sounds like fun

  72. David says:

    would love to go! =D

  73. Chelle says:

    I love attending any event held at the Aquarium!

  74. Erin says:

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

  75. wenxiao says:

    This is so cool.

  76. Christine says:

    Fingers crossed!

  77. Michelle says:

    I’d love to attend this!

  78. Hannah says:

    Love the aquarium!

  79. Krissy says:

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

  80. 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!)

  81. Peter K says:

    Awesome! I’d love to go!

  82. Stephanie S says:

    after hours at the aquarium would be so much fun!

  83. Sandy says:

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

  84. Caresse says:

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

  85. Leasa says:

    Creepy jelly fish. Creepy.

  86. Monique says:

    I would love to go see this!

  87. Erin B says:

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

  88. Mary W says:

    sound like fun

  89. Janet says:

    I would love to go!

  90. Kevin says:

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

  91. Eileen says:

    Fun! Love jellyfish!

  92. Gigi says:

    This would be a fun date night!

  93. Mag says:

    I love their colours.

  94. Stevie says:

    What a great idea. No kids. Yeeeehhh

  95. Stephanie says:


  96. Ana Perez says:

    I want this!!

  97. Donna L says:

    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.

  98. Bonnie R says:

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

  99. Hayley says:


  100. stacey says:

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

  101. J says:

    I love the vancouver aquarium!

  102. erin says:

    So fun!

  103. Richard H says:

    I love the aquarium!!

  104. janice montroy says:

    sounds amazing, I love the aquarium

  105. Wally says:

    I love the aquarium and was planning a visit anyway.

  106. Moshe says:

    date night!

  107. Lor. says:

    Love the aquarium

  108. Leora Zalik says:

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

  109. miranda says:

    Great idea, I’m in.

  110. Natalie says:

    Sounds like fun!

  111. Alecia says:

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

  112. Alex says:

    it will be a nice night out!

  113. Wendy Jelly says:

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

  114. Nathan says:

    who doesn’t love jellyfish?!


  115. Amy says:

    I’d love to go see jellyfish!

  116. Radhika K says:

    Thanks for the contest! (@radicalradhika)

  117. Billy Quirke says:

    jellyfish scare me….. but in a good way

  118. Rob says:

    you had me at jellyfish

  119. Kat says:

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

  120. Gabriella Schmidt says:

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

  121. Puck says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to one of these things. So cool ๐Ÿ™‚

  122. Michelle W. says:

    My friends were just talking about this!

  123. Tammy says:

    I would love a night out with the Jellyfish!

  124. Gaz says:

    Maybe this will help me overcome my fear of jellyfish!

  125. E. Garnier says:

    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.

  126. allison says:

    Omg I love jellyfish!!

  127. Tiffany says:

    Yes please! The aquarium is so crowded normally.

  128. Samantha Yang says:

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚ We both LOVE the aquarium!

  129. Kat says:

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

  130. Ramona says:

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

  131. Maria says:

    I would love to go to Jelly Invasion!

  132. Deb says:

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

  133. Ray says:

    Sounds like a great event.

  134. Katy says:


  135. richard says:

    Sounds very interesting!

  136. cindy says:

    love those little jellies

  137. Kelsey says:

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

  138. Varley says:

    Jellys are beautiful creatures, would love to attend.

  139. Ryan M says:

    I like jelly fish and peanut butter fish too.

  140. Kyle says:

    Love the Aquarium – will be there!

  141. Heidi says:

    Sounds like a great night

  142. Jenn S says:

    Jelly Fish are such mysterious animals

  143. Caitlin Rowe Enright says:

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

  144. Ela says:

    Jellyfish rock! Love VanAqua!

  145. kerri says:

    Would love to win ticke. funky things those jellyfish

  146. Bonnie Melody says:

    This is such a great idea!

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