Vancouver Aquarium’s New Exhibits- Vortex & Research Outpost

Research Outpost

Last weekend we received an invite to the Vancouver Aquarium to view the two new exhibits.  A morning at the Vancouver Aquarium is always sure to bring smiles, questions and a lot of giggles. However, the newest exhibits, Research Outpost and Vortex will surely get the entire family thinking.

The Research Outpost has always existed however this is the first time they’re inviting the public to get close and learn a bit more about the young walruses Lakina and Balzak. You’ll see these charismatic animals interact with their trainers.  Additionally, you’ll learn about the unique characteristics of these animals, the challenges they face in the wild, and how Vancouver Aquarium is able to help through research.

Vancouver Aquarium

Sometimes seeing is believing and I firmly believe that children need to see it! The Douglas Copeland’s Vortex was mind-blowing! Vortex is the acclaimed author and artist Douglas Coupland’s imaginative interpretation of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Learn about the plastic pollution crisis through a creative lens and witness the Japanese fishing boat, originally from Ishinomaki.  It was found washed up on shores of Haida Gwaii six years after the 2011 tsunami.

Vortex Exhibit
Photo Courtesy of Bruce Shearer



Every inch of the exhibit is powerful and leaves you considering your own footprint in this world. Every wall is inspiring, the message is clear and left us all motivated to make a difference!

Open your eyes with the Vancouver Aquarium new exhibits, Research Outpost and the Douglas Copeland Vortex exhibit.

New Exhibits
All contents removed from the ocean, from flip-flops to tampon applicators and more! Photo by Bruce Shearer

Interested in reducing your single-use plastic consumption? Please head to the Vancouver Aquarium and see these exhibits up close. Furthermore, I encourage you to check out the #BePlasticWise Pledge. Each month, the Ocean Wise team will send you a new challenge so you can try to reduce your plastic use in another area of your daily life. Check it out here:

Looking for more fun? Check out our event’s calendar HERE

Don’t forget to stop by and say hello to all our Vancouver Aquarium friends!

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Disclaimer: We received an invite to experience these two new exhibits courtesy of The Vancouver Aquarium. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Looking for more fun things to do in Vancouver? Why not try Science World after your stop to the Aquarium!



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