See what it takes to care for penguins, lorikeets, and other birds here at the Aquarium.
Do you need to shadow a marine biologist for a school assignment or are you just interested in what a job in the field of animal care is like?
The Job Shadow series of programs at the Aquarium is perfect for either. We have four unique 3-hour programs that are sure to give you the inside scoop on a career in marine biology. Take the entire series, one is typically offered the first Wednesday and Saturday of every month.
Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist:
This Job Shadow program takes a closer look at the field of bird husbandry. During this 3-hour program participants will:
- Hear from our aviculture staff what it takes to do their jobs
- Visit various behind-the-scenes locations
- Observe birds on exhibit ,while looking for discrete bird behaviors
Other activities may include:
- Prepare food for our penguins and observe a feeding session
- Create enrichment toys for our lorikeets
- Examine feathers under a microscope
- Learn more about common local shore birds
- Gain insight into the important conservation issues facing bird populations today
*The Aquarium reserves the right to change the animal interactions without notice due to animal safety, exhibit maintenance, or animal health reasons.
Participants must wear closed-toe shoes for behind the scenes access!
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 | 3:30 PM–6:30 PM
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 | 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015 | 3:30 PM–6:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 | 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015 | 3:30 PM–6:30 PM
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 | 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
|Cost||$39.00 per student
$35.00 for Aquarium members
Aquarium admission not included
Purchase your tickets for Job Shadow here. Please select the correct date from the calendar to book the correct program.
Members, please call to purchase your discounted tickets.
|RSVP||(562) 951-1630. Pre-registration and pre-payment required on all experiences unless noted. Cancellations made 72 hours before the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 72 hours before a program will still be charged the full program price.|
Job Shadow: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist
This class is designed to get you hands-on experience here at the Aquarium with our bird biologists.Aquarium of the Pacific DD/MM/YYYY