Holiday gift giving made easy at the Vancouver Aquarium

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From green gifts like an annual membership to a symbolic wild killer whale adoption, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre makes giving fun and easy this holiday season.

A popular green idea is to give the gift of an annual membership to the Vancouver Aquarium. Members receive numerous benefits, including unlimited admission, express entry and exclusive invitation to members’ events.

Membership also supports aquatic life by helping to fund vital conservation, research and education initiatives. A year of endless learning through a family membership is $185 and can be purchased through vanaqua.org.

For something a little different, why not adopt a wild killer whale? Through the Vancouver Aquarium Killer Whale Adoption Program you can symbolically adopt a wild killer whale on behalf of a friend or family member. For as little as $64, the Vancouver Aquarium will send your gift recipient a kit featuring an adoption certificate, ID photo and biography of a specific wild whale selected for them. They will also receive a CD featuring sounds of B.C.’s killer whales and a reusable tote bag. This special gift will help support important research on wild killer whales and help conserve these threatened populations.

To adopt a wild killer whale, visit killerwhale.vanaqua.org.

Give the gift of conservation through Vancouver Aquarium’s Aquadopt. Each symbolic adoption includes a plush toy, certificate of adoption, animal fact booklet and collector card. Aquadopt kits are $55 and include a $40 tax receipt. Aquadopt kits directly support the care of animals at the Aquarium and help fund its many conservation, research and education programs. Aquadopt kits are available for purchase at the Vancouver Aquarium Gift Store.

Stop by the newly-renovated Gift Shop and discover an exquisite selection of aquatic-inspired gifts like the adorable plush animal collection from Toronto-based Cate and Levi that are handmade in Canada using reclaimed wool. The Vancouver Aquarium Gift Shop is open seven days a week and proceeds directly fund conservation, research and education programs.

 

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