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Ninth Annual

Urban Ocean Festival

Explore and celebrate Southern California’s coast during the Aquarium’s ninth annual Urban Ocean Festival. The event will include art exhibitions, a fashion show and contest for designs using recycled materials, mural painting, poetry readings, booths, and educational activities. Urban Ocean boat cruises exploring the local coast and port complex will be available during the weekend at an additional cost.

Schedule of Events
10:30 a.m. Ronny & The Classics live music performance
11:00 a.m. Urban Ocean Film
11:35 a.m. Ronny & The Classics live music performance
12:00 p.m. Sustainable Seafood Tasting
12:30 p.m. Explorer Time: Harbor Critters
1:00 p.m. Urban Ocean Poetry Awards Ceremony (SATURDAY ONLY)
1:15 p.m. Urban Ocean Film
1:20 p.m. Trashin’ Fashion Show (SUNDAY ONLY)
1:30 p.m. Ronny & The Classics live music performance
2:30 p.m. Urban Ocean Film
2:45 p.m. Urban Ocean Poetry Cruise (SATURDAY ONLY)
3:30 p.m. Explorer Time: Harbor Critters
4:30 p.m. Urban Ocean Film

Trashin’ Fashion Show

1:20 p.m. – Sunday only / Honda Blue Cavern

A fun fashion show featuring garments made from recycled materials and awards for the most creative eco-friendly designs.

Art Exhibition

Great Hall

The winning artists from the Urban Ocean Art Contest in the categories of painting/drawing, photography, and sculpture will display their artworks along the Great Hall. Various art pieces will be available for sale.

Urban Ocean Poetry Awards Ceremony

1:00 p.m. – Saturday Only / Ocean Theater

Winners from three categories of the Urban Ocean Poetry Contest will be recognized, and the winners will read their poetry.

Vaquita Conservation

Great Hall

Learn about the most endangered marine mammal on the planet and what you can do to help.

FREE Sustainable Seafood Tastings

12:00 p.m. / Great Hall

The Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program will offer free sample tastings of healthy and responsible seafood, presented in partnership with Premier. Learn about responsible seafood and what the Aquarium of the Pacific is doing to promote ocean conservation.

Interactive Mural Painting

Plaza in Front of the Aquarium. Get a hand stamp for re-entry to the Aquarium

Art Miles Mural Project and guest community artists invite all Aquarium visitors to help paint murals on canvases that depict interpretations of the urban ocean.

Explorer Time: Harbor Critters

12:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. / Marine Life Theater

Kids of all ages are invited to explore with the Aquarium and discover animals from our local Rainbow Harbor.

Urban Ocean Shows

Science on a Sphere / Ocean Science Center

Experience the urban ocean projected on a six-foot-diameter global display system in the Ocean Science Center. Shows will run periodically throughout the day during the festival weekend. See Ocean Science Center for show times.

Urban Ocean Poetry Cruise

2:45 p.m. – Saturday only / Dock 2 outside Aquarium

Come explore the urban ocean through poetry. As you sail past massive ships, local wildlife, and ocean vistas, listen to poetry of the sea, and learn about our local harbor from Aquarium narrators. See information desk for cruise prices and tickets.

Urban Ocean: World Port and Sea Life Cruises occur monthly at 4:00 p.m. on June 9, July 14, August 11, and September 8.

All programs subject to change and weather dependent.

Trashin Fashion models wearing dresses made of recycled materials
Event Information
When Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Cost Included with general admission to guests. Free to Aquarium members; 20% off for their guests.
Coupon Get $10 Off Adult Admission at Urban Ocean Festival
Tickets Members get in free. Simply show your card at the entrance.
Not a member? General admission is required. You can purchase tickets online.
Info (562) 590-3100, ext. 0
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