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Today's Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

September 20, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Moompetam: Native American Festival

September 21, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Moompetam: Native American Festival

In celebration of local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its fifteenth annual Moompetam Festival.

This weekend celebration will feature traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, educational programs, live demonstrations, and more.

Links to Parent and Me: Sharks

September 21, 2019 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Sharks

Learn Together as a Family

Learn all about this fascinating, toothy predator!

Links to Moompetam: Native American Festival

September 22, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Moompetam: Native American Festival

In celebration of local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its fifteenth annual Moompetam Festival.

This weekend celebration will feature traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, educational programs, live demonstrations, and more.

Links to Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

September 24, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

Yi Chao

Seatrec founder and CEO Dr. Yi Chao will discuss a new clean power generation technology that can convert temperature differences in the ocean into electricity.

Links to Night Dive

September 27, 2019 7:30 PM—11:00 PM

Night Dive

At the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Night Dive, geared toward adults ages 18 and up, enjoy bands, groove to some DJs, and be moved by works of art.

Links to Baja Splash Cultural Festival

September 28, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Baja Splash Cultural Festival

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month

In celebration of National Latino Heritage Month, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its eighteenth annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival.

Links to Junior Biologist: Marine Mammals

September 28, 2019 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Marine Mammals

Learn the characteristics of mammals and find out what makes marine mammals so special.

Participants ages 7-12 will learn what makes marine mammals so special.

Links to Baja Splash Cultural Festival

September 29, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Baja Splash Cultural Festival

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month

In celebration of National Latino Heritage Month, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its eighteenth annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival.

Links to Aquatic Academy

October 2, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

October 4, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

October 5, 2019 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Professional Development

Participants will learn how to use standards-based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom investigations into the innovative exploration strategies, sophisticated instrumentation and equipment used onboard the ship to explore our largely unknown world ocean.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian

October 5, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian

Fish can get sick too!

Learn what it takes to be a world-class veterinarian in charge of over 11,000 animals in this hands-on class.

Links to Southeast Asia Day

October 5, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Southeast Asia Day

The Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate its annual Southeast Asia Day.

The festival’s program will highlight the beauty and diversity of the cultures of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, and Indonesia.

Links to Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

October 5, 2019 10:30 AM—12:30 PM

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

The Aquarium of the Pacific is working together with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to help restore a local wetland in Long Beach.

The Aquarium of the Pacific is working together with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to help restore a local wetland in Long Beach.

Links to Photographers Night

October 6, 2019 5:30 PM—10:00 PM

Photographers Night

Join us for a special night of photography at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Take the photos you have always wanted, borrow equipment, and avoid the crowds.

Links to Seniors Day

October 7, 2019 8:30 AM—1:30 PM

Seniors Day

A special day for seniors

The Aquarium of the Pacific will open its doors for free to seniors ages 50 and above on this special day.

Links to Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

Co-sponsored by: Aquarium of the Pacific & The Nature Conservancy

Hear from California Scientists and French Experts.

Links to The Scientific Attitude

October 8, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Scientific Attitude

Lee McIntyre

Lee McIntyre will discuss his concept of the scientific attitude, which includes openness to new ideas, but skepticism until those ideas have been tested against the evidence. He will also sign copies of his book, The Scientific Attitude.

Links to Aquatic Academy

October 10, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

October 11, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Aquarium of the Pacific 5K Run/Walk

October 12, 2019 7:00 AM—9:00 AM

Aquarium of the Pacific 5K Run/Walk

Long Beach Marathon Events

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is hosting its fifth annual 5K Run/Walk.

Links to Aquarium Kids Fun Run

October 12, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Aquarium Kids Fun Run

Up to 2,000 kids ages five to twelve can race in the Aquarium of the Pacific Kids Fun Run.

Participants will receive a commemorative marine animal medal, a finisher certificate, and free Aquarium admission.

Links to Junior Biologist: Birds and Reptiles

October 12, 2019 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Birds and Reptiles

Birds at the Aquarium?

Participants ages 7-12 will learn why they would find birds and reptiles at an Aquarium and how marine biologists care for them.

Links to Aquatic Academy

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

October 18, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Parent and Me: Otters

October 19, 2019 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Otters

Learn Together as a Family

Parent and Me classes allow adults and children to learn together through play, movement, and exploration.

Links to Sea Fare

October 19, 2019 7:00 PM—11:00 PM

Sea Fare

Join us on a culinary journey benefiting the Aquarium of the Pacific at our sixteenth annual Sea Fare fundraiser.

Thank you for joining us on a culinary journey at our Sea Fare Fundraiser. We hope to see you on October 19, 2019 for our 16th annual Sea Fare!

Links to Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian

October 20, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian

Fish can get sick too!

Learn what it takes to be a world-class veterinarian in charge of over 11,000 animals in this hands-on class.

Links to Aquatic Academy

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Links to Halloween Family Night

October 25, 2019 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

Halloween Family Night

Dress up in your coolest costume and trick or treat through our exhibits with your family and friends.

Links to Scarium of the Pacific

October 26, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Scarium of the Pacific

Spooktacular Halloween Fun for the Whole Family

Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at Scarium of the Pacific—a spooktacular educational Halloween event for the whole family.

Links to Junior Biologist: Invertebrates

October 26, 2019 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Invertebrates

From inking octopuses to sea star stomachs!

Participants ages 7-12 will learn what marine biologists have discovered about these spineless wonders in this hands-on class.

Links to Scarium of the Pacific

October 27, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Scarium of the Pacific

Spooktacular Halloween Fun for the Whole Family

Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at Scarium of the Pacific—a spooktacular educational Halloween event for the whole family.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist

November 2, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist

Feeding and caring for fish and sharks is a fun and rewarding career!

Aquarist is not a zodiac sign. It is a very important position that our scaly and spineless friends rely on! Find out what it takes to be one in this three-hour class!

Links to NOAA and Our Planet Day

November 2, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

NOAA and Our Planet Day

Find out what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) does for you, our nation, and our world at this annual event.

The event will feature interactive booths where you can learn more about a variety of NOAA programs, the ocean, and weather.

Links to Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

November 2, 2019 10:30 AM—12:30 PM

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

The Aquarium of the Pacific is working together with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to help restore a local wetland in Long Beach.

The Aquarium of the Pacific is working together with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to help restore a local wetland in Long Beach.

Links to Scout Day

November 3, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Scout Day

Explore the Aquarium with your fellow Scouts with our guides below!

Scouts, family, and friends, please join us for this self-guided event. Please check out our free downloadable activity sheets below.

Links to One Artist, Five Oceans

November 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

One Artist, Five Oceans

Danielle Eubank

Eubank is painting all the major bodies of water in the world and is the first person to paint all the oceans on Earth. She will discuss the process of documenting the world’s oceans and her travels, which have included expeditions aboard replica historic tall ships.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

November 8, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Junior Biologist: Sharks

November 9, 2019 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Sharks

Sharks are amazing predators of the deep!

Participants ages 7-12 will explore these amazing predators in this exciting class.

Links to Autism Families Night

November 10, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Autism Families Night

Join us for a special evening at the Aquarium exclusively for families with adults or children with autism.

Links to Veterans Day

November 11, 2019 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Veterans Day

In celebration of Veterans Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific honors veterans and military personnel.

These men and women are invited to enjoy the Aquarium with free admission on Veterans Day.

Links to Vanishing Vaquitas

November 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Vanishing Vaquitas

Conservation Lessons from a Humble Porpoise

Dr. Barbara Taylor will discuss the vaquita's past and future as well as what lessons we should learn if we want to share our coastal and river waters with porpoises and dolphins.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

November 15, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Autumn Festival

November 16, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Autumn Festival

A Celebration of Asian Culture

Delve into the arts, cuisines, cultures, and marine environments of Asia during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Autumn Festival.

Links to Parent and Me: Octopus

November 16, 2019 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Octopus

Learn Together as a Family

Parent and Me classes allow adults and children to learn together through play, movement, and exploration.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist

November 17, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist

Feeding and caring for fish and sharks is a fun and rewarding career!

Aquarist is not a zodiac sign. It is a very important position that our scaly and spineless friends rely on! Find out what it takes to be one in this three-hour class!

Links to Autumn Festival

November 17, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Autumn Festival

A Celebration of Asian Culture

Delve into the arts, cuisines, cultures, and marine environments of Asia during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Autumn Festival.

Links to Deep Ocean Resources and the Future of Humanity

November 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Deep Ocean Resources and the Future of Humanity

Dr. Gregory Stone

Marine scientist Dr. Gregory Stone will discuss exploration and research in the deep sea and the future of humanity.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

November 22, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Junior Biologist: Fish

November 23, 2019 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Fish

Participants ages 7-12 will learn how marine biologists keep fish healthy in an aquarium environment.

Links to Thanksgiving Lunch

November 28, 2019 11:00 AM—3:00 PM

Thanksgiving Lunch

Come gobble gobble with the sea otters and the entire Aquarium family!

Come gobble gobble with the sea otters and the entire Aquarium family!

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

November 29, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Reuse-A-Palooza Event

December 1, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Reuse-A-Palooza Event

Join us for the Aquarium’s 2nd Annual Reuse-A-Palooza event.

The event will feature interactive booths where you can explore alternatives to single-use plastic products.

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