After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium: The Secret Sex Lives of Animals

Comments 107 by Rebecca Bollwitt

VancouverAquariumLogoThe Vancouver Aquarium’s next adults-only After Hours evening will be on September 19th as guests can explore “The Secret Sex Lives of Animals” through programming and shows.

This exclusive nighttime event allows adults to peruse the aquarium’s galleries and exhibits without kids underfoot while enjoying a selection of food, wine and beer.

In addition to our current exhibits, animals and shows, the September “The Secret Sex Lives of Animals” After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium will feature a scientific talk from staff veterinarian Martin Haulena, an Amazon interactive learning show with live animals, and a seahorse romance program to catch up on your aquatic mating knowledge. Penguin Point and the Amazon Gallery will be open along with the Wet Lab Experiences (every 10 minutes).

Tickets are $18 for Vancouver Aquarium members and $25 for non-members. The event will run from 6:00pm until 10:00pm on Thursday, September 19, 2013.

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Photo credit: TheVancouverGuy on Flickr

If you would like to attend, I have a pair of tickets to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win your way in:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win tickets to After Hours at @VancouverAqua from @Miss604

Follow the Vancouver Aquarium on Facebook and Twitter for more special event information and updates about their latest 4-D experiences.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Must be legal drinking age to enter, win, and attend. Please enjoy responsibly.

19+ event. Photo ID required for entry. No tickets available for purchase at the door. Due to BC liquor laws, alcohol is only available with the purchase of food. Membership cards will be required for member priced ticket holders.

Update The winner is Katie Schiebler!

107 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Jennifer EricksonThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 10:48am PDT

    I don’t think I’ve ever been to the Aquarium without children! This would be a fun date night

  2. Annie JensenThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 10:49am PDT

    I love the Vancouver Aquarium!

  3. FrancisThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 10:50am PDT

    I’ve been wanting to see the penguins since I first heard of them. No screaming kids around, even better.

  4. RenThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 2:08pm PDT

    Haven’t been to the aquarium in such a long time. Would be great to re-visit with this event!

  5. EdThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 2:24pm PDT

    Booze and fish? Were do I sign up!!

  6. AnnaThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 2:25pm PDT

    This would be so much fun!! Attended a gala at Science World once and it was great to explore minus the children, I think the Aquarium would be just as exciting too! Plus, it would be fun to see if adults act as childlike and care free as they did at Science World. :p

  7. MarianneThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 2:41pm PDT

    I am new to Vancouver and I’d love to go!

  8. ShawnetteThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 2:57pm PDT

    The Aquarium will be a great place for a first date, so I would love those tickets.

  9. NatalieThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 3:28pm PDT

    This would be an AWESOME date night! A much needed one too haha 🙂

  10. CarolineThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 3:29pm PDT

    I’m sure I will love Vancouver aquarium, I am a scuba diver and miss seeing fishes all around! Can’t wait to go 🙂

  11. Teresa KThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 3:34pm PDT

    I’d love to win this.

  12. LuciaThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 3:35pm PDT

    I would love to go!! 🙂

  13. bjhThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 3:51pm PDT

    This sounds fun!

  14. KDThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 3:52pm PDT

    Sounds interesting! Haven’t been to aquarium in years!!!

  15. KayKayThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 4:01pm PDT

    a fav pasttime!

  16. RamonaThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 4:03pm PDT

    Kid-free fun!

  17. ArtThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 4:04pm PDT

    This would be awesome!

  18. Mary AnneThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 4:04pm PDT

    Would make a great Anniversary gift for my man ♥ Please & Thank you ♥

  19. Sharon D.Thursday, September 5th, 2013 — 4:05pm PDT

    Be cool to experience this.

  20. MichaelThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 4:10pm PDT

    How cool would this be? Like a voyeur!!! 😀

  21. ShannonThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 4:16pm PDT

    Keep missing the after dark events… HOPE TO GO!

  22. Michelle W.Thursday, September 5th, 2013 — 4:22pm PDT

    The aquarium without kids would be great!

  23. BillyThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 4:51pm PDT

    Sounds fun! not sure about the slugs love-making though..

  24. DebbieThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 4:56pm PDT

    This would be an amazinG way for my four year old to see the aquarium:)

  25. JuliaThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 5:51pm PDT

    Sounds like a great date night idea!

  26. Julia E.Thursday, September 5th, 2013 — 6:11pm PDT

    Seahorse romance program? Well, I’m officially interested!!!

  27. Frank_ZThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 6:41pm PDT

    I will not retweet this, because I hate “contest spam”, but love to win this way

  28. Dayna WilsonThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 7:27pm PDT

    I have always wanted to do the After Hours Aquarium thing, it sounds so fun.

  29. DonnaThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 7:41pm PDT

    I would love to check out the Vancouver Aquarium’s after hours event. It sounds amazing! Also retweeted your post. Thanks.

  30. MichelleThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 9:40pm PDT

    Can’t wait to check out the aquarium again.. it’s been too long!

  31. janThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 10:03pm PDT

    this would be amazing to attend

  32. GordonThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 10:40pm PDT

    I’d love to go to the Aquarium at night!

  33. jeffThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 10:46pm PDT

    probably one of the more unique contest I’ve seen in awhile. count me in!

  34. Steph :)Thursday, September 5th, 2013 — 10:52pm PDT

    I love Schoona!

  35. AngieThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 11:52pm PDT

    Sounds like a great date night!!

  36. AngieThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 11:52pm PDT

    Sounds like a great date night!!

  37. moniqueFriday, September 6th, 2013 — 8:09am PDT

    would love to go

  38. WallyFriday, September 6th, 2013 — 8:44am PDT

    I would love to go.

  39. Aaron B.Friday, September 6th, 2013 — 9:51am PDT

    Would love to take my wife to this!

  40. MatthewFriday, September 6th, 2013 — 9:58am PDT

    Sounds like fun to me!

  41. HelenFriday, September 6th, 2013 — 10:14am PDT

    That’s on our anniversary – would love to celebrate it at VANAQUA.

  42. ChelleFriday, September 6th, 2013 — 10:32am PDT

    I love the after hours events at the Aquarium!

  43. lorFriday, September 6th, 2013 — 11:43am PDT

    Looks like fun!

  44. Peter KhooFriday, September 6th, 2013 — 1:11pm PDT

    Vancouver Aquarium is awesome!

  45. Megan JFriday, September 6th, 2013 — 3:38pm PDT

    I’m interested! Sounds fun

  46. LucFriday, September 6th, 2013 — 4:03pm PDT

    The jellyfish are fascinating!

  47. Nicole JFriday, September 6th, 2013 — 8:02pm PDT

    I’ve always wanted to check out the After Hours events here!

  48. EileenFriday, September 6th, 2013 — 8:18pm PDT

    Haven’t been in a long time…would love to go back!

  49. RjFriday, September 6th, 2013 — 9:50pm PDT

    Excellent idea for a night out with the wife!

  50. JoanneFriday, September 6th, 2013 — 10:27pm PDT

    My boyfriend LOVES sea creatures. This would make the best surprise for him!

  51. Lyndsey Morgan JayneFriday, September 6th, 2013 — 11:00pm PDT

    Animal behaviour and Marine biology were a couple of my favorite classes in uni. This would be an awesome experience! I LOVE seahorses!!

  52. HayleyFriday, September 6th, 2013 — 11:07pm PDT

    Sounds like fun~!

  53. RaymondFriday, September 6th, 2013 — 11:52pm PDT

    Sounds like a lot of fun.

  54. DebFriday, September 6th, 2013 — 11:53pm PDT

    Would love to attend.

  55. LauraSaturday, September 7th, 2013 — 6:58am PDT

    This would be so much fun! I haven’t had the chance to go to the aquarium without numerous children being there so this would be an interesing change 🙂

  56. SwapnilSaturday, September 7th, 2013 — 8:40am PDT

    I heart Aquarium

  57. ChrisSaturday, September 7th, 2013 — 8:59am PDT

    Animals doing it sounds like an entertaining evening – I’d love to go!

  58. Sonja SSaturday, September 7th, 2013 — 11:36am PDT

    I love the Aquarium–this would be so cool!

  59. kelseySaturday, September 7th, 2013 — 4:34pm PDT

    this would be so great! i love the aquarium!

  60. KimSaturday, September 7th, 2013 — 9:24pm PDT

    How fun… I haven’t been here with m husband in years… Just the kids.

  61. KellySaturday, September 7th, 2013 — 9:37pm PDT

    Ooh la la! Sounds intriguing….and fun! Sign me up. 🙂

  62. BrianSunday, September 8th, 2013 — 1:00am PDT

    This sounds great. I could certainly use some tips in this area 🙂

  63. RCSunday, September 8th, 2013 — 8:32am PDT

    I love the aquarium so much that I force everyone to go with me. Winning these would make it easier to do that! lol

  64. deanSunday, September 8th, 2013 — 11:58am PDT

    now this sounds like a fun night out

  65. Richard WooSunday, September 8th, 2013 — 1:15pm PDT

    I would love to be lucky enough to win this package! It would be a great date night for my girlfriend and I!!!

  66. Jessie ChengSunday, September 8th, 2013 — 4:17pm PDT

    I’ve been to the Science World after dark event and absolutely loved it. Would love to experience the Vancouver aquarium version of this!

  67. W LeungSunday, September 8th, 2013 — 4:33pm PDT

    Sounds cool!

  68. Farnaz FarrokhiSunday, September 8th, 2013 — 5:17pm PDT

    I can’t think of a better place than the Vancouver Aquarium to learn about romance in the wild!

  69. JanetSunday, September 8th, 2013 — 5:19pm PDT

    I love seeing sea otters!

  70. AmySunday, September 8th, 2013 — 5:22pm PDT

    Would love to experience the aquarium after dark great date night

  71. EmilySunday, September 8th, 2013 — 5:26pm PDT

    Would be such an awesome experience!

  72. Lisa GedakSunday, September 8th, 2013 — 5:31pm PDT

    Great Date night for sure:) Would LOVE to win!! Thanks for hosting this contest….

  73. Katie SchieblerSunday, September 8th, 2013 — 6:26pm PDT

    I think I would feel guilty going to the aquarium without my kids… But I’d love to go!

  74. LucianoSunday, September 8th, 2013 — 8:23pm PDT

    What a fantastic date night that would be….I would love to win these tickets!

  75. LucianoSunday, September 8th, 2013 — 8:25pm PDT

    What a fantastic date night that would be…and I know just the person to ask! Have not been to the aquarium in ovet a year!

  76. richard staplesSunday, September 8th, 2013 — 9:38pm PDT

    Seems like this would be an amazing night!!! Love the aquarium

  77. AlexSunday, September 8th, 2013 — 10:07pm PDT

    I love the Vancouver Aquarium!

  78. GlendaSunday, September 8th, 2013 — 10:08pm PDT

    Sounds awesome! What a great way to spend a Thursday night!

  79. Jenn SMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 4:53am PDT

    What a great event. I would love to go

  80. jenniferMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 10:21am PDT

    would be great to win!

  81. NatalieMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 11:10am PDT

    Sounds like fun!

  82. BeatriceMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 12:57pm PDT

    I’d love to go to this event!

  83. jenMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 1:00pm PDT

    great event. would like to attend!

  84. CeciMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 1:15pm PDT

    Interesting, Vancouver Aquarium at night! I’ve love to go!!

  85. CherylMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 1:47pm PDT

    Sounds like a fun event.

  86. Bonnie RMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 1:47pm PDT

    Very cool!

  87. Brenda AMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 2:23pm PDT

    What a fun night out and a great way to enjoy the aquarium without the children.

  88. David HadidMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 2:24pm PDT

    Would love to go to this! Never been to the Vancouver Aquarium!

  89. leahMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 3:38pm PDT

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

  90. Lindsey MMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 3:40pm PDT

    I would love to do this. The aquarium is great!

  91. AmyMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 4:13pm PDT

    Hmm… sounds facinating

  92. ShawnMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 4:23pm PDT


  93. ShirleyMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 5:23pm PDT

    This would be an amazing experience.

  94. ColmTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 1:23am PDT

    In it to win it.

  95. StotesTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 6:02am PDT

    Sounds like a great time!

  96. AlisaTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 8:25am PDT

    I haven’t been in years.

  97. MichaelTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 11:09am PDT

    Aquarium without kids makes me want to go to the Aquarium.

  98. MariekeTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 1:06pm PDT

    Its been a while since I’ve visited my little sea otter friends. Would love to go for After Hours!

  99. JeremyTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 6:06pm PDT

    Sounds like a good time!

  100. HeidiTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 8:51pm PDT

    I keep meaning to go to this!! Would love to win tickets!

  101. DuncanTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 11:27pm PDT

    Sounds like a great evening out – would be an excellent date night with my new wife!

  102. Roy MarvelousTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 11:32pm PDT

    Never been to the Aquarium. Would love to go!

  103. Caitlin EnrightTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 11:46pm PDT

    What a great idea for date night!

  104. Mary AnneWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 9:05am PDT

    I would love to see the jellies ♥

  105. Philip TWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 9:55am PDT

    Sounds like fun!

  106. DarleneWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 10:16am PDT

    The Aquarium is my favourite place in Vancouver!

  107. Janet Y.J. KongThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 8:21am PDT

    Sounds like a cool event!

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