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Junior Biologist: Northern Pacific

What adaptations do animals have for the cold?

Do you know a budding marine biologist? The Junior Biologist series of programs at the Aquarium will encourage a love of science in your seven- to twelve-year-old child.

Each 2-hour class includes theme related activities, guided gallery tour, interaction with our animal care staff behind-the-scenes, and a keepsake journal.

Northern Pacific:

The Aquarium of the Pacific represents three regions of the Pacific Ocean; discover the special adaptations animals have to live in the chilly waters of the northern coast. During this 2-hour program your seven- to twelve-year-old child will:

  • Touch animals in our private classroom touch pools
  • Take a guided tour of the Northern Pacific gallery while completing a scavenger hunt
  • Watch one of our animal care staff feed our giant Pacific octopus behind-the-scenes*
  • Record observations in a keepsake journal

Other activities may include:

  • Use a world map to identify the North Pacific
  • Conduct an experiment to create water that is as cold as North Pacific waters
  • Feel the warmth blubber can offer warm-blooded animals
  • Touch real sea otter fur
  • Practice feeding like a baleen whale

*The Aquarium reserves the right to change the animal interactions without notice due to animal safety, exhibit maintenance, or animal health reasons.

Junior Biologist: Northern Pacific
Event Information

Cost $29.00 per child
$25.00 for members
Aquarium admission not included
Tickets Purchase your tickets for Junior Biologist here. Please select the correct date from the calendar to book the correct program.
Members, please call to purchase your discounted tickets.
Ages 7-12 years old
RSVP Pre-registration and pre-payment required on all classes unless noted. (562) 951-1630