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Today's Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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 Teacher Appreciation Days

November 26, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

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 Discounted Late Nights

November 29, 2019 5:00 PM—8:00 PM

Discounted Late Nights

Special Extended Hours

Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific with special extended hours at an extra special price!

Links to Discounted Late Nights

November 30, 2019 5:00 PM—8:00 PM

Discounted Late Nights

Special Extended Hours

Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific with special extended hours at an extra special price!

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.

Links to Tree Lighting

December 1, 2019 10:00 AM—11:00 AM

Tree Lighting

Kick off the holiday season at our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony!

Links to A New Age of Ocean Exploration

December 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

David McKinnie and Jyotika Virmani

CANCELLED David McKinnie, acting engagement lead at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s office of Ocean Exploration and Research, and Jyotika Virmani, executive director of planet and environment at XPrize, will discuss the advances in technology that are heralding a new age of ocean exploration.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

December 6, 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 Holiday Treats for the Animals

December 7, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Holiday Treats for the Animals

In celebration of the holiday season, Santa Diver will be delivering an ocean of gifts to the Aquarium of the Pacific for its animals, including penguins, sea otters, seals, sea lions, lorikeets, and fish.

The Aquarium's Holiday kickoff!

Links to Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist

December 7, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist

See what it takes to care for penguins, lorikeets, and other birds here at the Aquarium.

This class is designed to get you hands-on experience here at the Aquarium with our bird biologists.

Links to Aquarium Holidays

December 7, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Aquarium Holidays

Get into the holiday spirit with the Aquarium Holidays celebration from December 7 through 23!

Get into the holiday spirit with the Aquarium Holidays celebration from December 7 through 23! The halls are decked, the animals are feeling jolly, and there is lots of holiday fun for you to enjoy.

Links to Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

December 7, 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 Holiday Treats for the Animals

December 8, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Holiday Treats for the Animals

In celebration of the holiday season, Santa Diver will be delivering an ocean of gifts to the Aquarium of the Pacific for its animals, including penguins, sea otters, seals, sea lions, lorikeets, and fish.

The Aquarium's Holiday kickoff!

Links to Homeschool Holiday

December 13, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Holiday

Join us for Homeschool Holiday! We are opening our doors to homeschool families, networks, students, parents, and teachers.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

December 13, 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 Holidays

December 14, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Aquarium Holidays

Get into the holiday spirit with the Aquarium Holidays celebration from December 7 through 23!

Get into the holiday spirit with the Aquarium Holidays celebration from December 7 through 23! The halls are decked, the animals are feeling jolly, and there is lots of holiday fun for you to enjoy.

Links to Junior Biologist: Marine Mammals

December 14, 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 Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist

December 15, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist

See what it takes to care for penguins, lorikeets, and other birds here at the Aquarium.

This class is designed to get you hands-on experience here at the Aquarium with our bird biologists.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

December 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 Aquarium Holidays

December 21, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Aquarium Holidays

Get into the holiday spirit with the Aquarium Holidays celebration from December 7 through 23!

Get into the holiday spirit with the Aquarium Holidays celebration from December 7 through 23! The halls are decked, the animals are feeling jolly, and there is lots of holiday fun for you to enjoy.

Links to Parent and Me: Penguins

December 21, 2019 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Penguins

Learn Together as a Family

Waddle, migrate, and feed like a penguin!

Links to Sea Squirt Winter Camp

December 26, 2019 8:30 AM—11:30 AM

Sea Squirt Winter Camp

This three-day camp offers an exciting introduction to marine biology for five- and six-year-olds.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

December 27, 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 Winter Teen Overnight

December 30, 2019 5:00 PM—7:00 AM

Winter Teen Overnight

Dive into ocean exploration!

Dive deep and enjoy a night sleeping with the fishes in this teen only event.

Links to New Year's Eve Presented by Night Dive

December 31, 2019 8:00 PM—1:00 AM

New Year's Eve Presented by Night Dive

Ring in 2020 with the New Year’s Eve presented by Night Dive at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Links to New Year's Eve Presented by Night Dive

December 31, 2019 8:00 PM—1:00 AM

New Year's Eve Presented by Night Dive

Ring in 2020 with the New Year’s Eve presented by Night Dive at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Links to Winter Day Camp

January 2, 2020 8:00 AM—12:00 PM

Winter Day Camp

Join us as we explore the Pacific Ocean and its inhabitants during our two-day Winter Day Camp adventure for 7-12 year olds.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian

January 4, 2020 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 Parent and Me: Octopus

January 4, 2020 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 An Evolutionary and Philosophical Answer to the Climate Change Mystery: Why the Doubt?

January 9, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

An Evolutionary and Philosophical Answer to the Climate Change Mystery: Why the Doubt?

Dr. Thomas White

Dr. White will explore the possibility that the skepticism surrounding climate change is the product of a central but potentially dangerous feature of American culture— “American exceptionalism."

Links to Junior Biologist: Sharks

January 11, 2020 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 Parent and Me: Octopus

January 11, 2020 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 Offshore Oil Platform Decommissioning Forum For The Public

January 13, 2020 8:30 AM—5:00 PM

Offshore Oil Platform Decommissioning Forum For The Public

The Aquarium will host a forum to investigate the issue of decommissioned oil rigs. Once these structures have reached the end of their functional lifespan, drilling operators, government agencies, and surrounding communities must decide what to do with them.

Links to Offshore Oil Platform Decommissioning Forum For The Public

January 14, 2020 8:30 AM—5:00 PM

Offshore Oil Platform Decommissioning Forum For The Public

The Aquarium will host a forum to investigate the issue of decommissioned oil rigs. Once these structures have reached the end of their functional lifespan, drilling operators, government agencies, and surrounding communities must decide what to do with them.

Links to Parent and Me: Otters

January 18, 2020 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 Parent and Me: Octopus

January 18, 2020 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: Veterinarian

January 19, 2020 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 Festival of Human Abilities

January 25, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Festival of Human Abilities

Celebrate the Creative Spirit of People with Disabilities

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for its annual Festival of Human Abilities, a celebration highlighting the creative talents and abilities of people with disabilities.

Links to Junior Biologist: Fish

January 25, 2020 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 Parent and Me: Octopus

January 25, 2020 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 Festival of Human Abilities

January 26, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Festival of Human Abilities

Celebrate the Creative Spirit of People with Disabilities

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for its annual Festival of Human Abilities, a celebration highlighting the creative talents and abilities of people with disabilities.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist

February 1, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist

See what it takes to care for penguins, lorikeets, and other birds here at the Aquarium.

This class is designed to get you hands-on experience here at the Aquarium with our bird biologists.

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