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October 2017

Tools for Tackling Issues in Conservation: Lessons from Social Science links to Tools for Tackling Issues in Conservation: Lessons from Social Science
October 24, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Tools for Tackling Issues in Conservation: Lessons from Social Science

Elizabeth Keenan

Elizabeth Keenan will discuss novel tools to improve our ability to tackle some of our most pressing environmental issues, including how to foster and motivate environmentally friendly choices and communicate concerns about climate change to general audiences.

Aquatic Academy links to Aquatic Academy
October 25, 2017 7:00 PM—9:30 PM Sold Out

Aquatic Academy

The Ocean and Climate Change

Explore with experts the role the World Ocean plays in modulating Earth’s climate and how the World Ocean and its ecosystems are responding to climate change. Learn more about the implications of those changes for the future.

Nemo’s Garden links to Nemo’s Garden
October 26, 2017 4:00 PM—5:30 PM

Nemo’s Garden

Sergio Gamberini

Sergio Gamberini, one of the owners of SCUBA gear company Ocean Reef Group, will explain the science behind Nemo’s Garden and what it could mean for the future of sustainable agriculture.

Family Overnight links to Family Overnight
October 27, 2017 5:00 PM—7:00 AM

Family Overnight

Grab your sleeping bags and coziest pajamas for an overnight adventure.

Explore the Aquarium after hours, and don’t forget to pack your sleeping bag!

Saturday Family Fun: Totally Turtles links to Saturday Family Fun: Totally Turtles
October 28, 2017 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Saturday Family Fun: Totally Turtles

Discover fun facts and turtle trivia as you explore these reptiles with your four to six-year-old child.

Otter October for Members links to Otter October for Members
October 29, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Otter October for Members

Hey members, it’s Otter October!

Photographers Night links to Photographers Night
October 29, 2017 5:30 PM—10:00 PM

Photographers Night

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

November 2017

Teacher Appreciation Month links to Teacher Appreciation Month
November 1, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $6 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff during the entire month.

Member Month links to Member Month
November 1, 2017 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Member Month

Aquarium members are fin-tastic! That’s why we’re spending the entire month of November celebrating you and your generous membership support.

Aquatic Academy links to Aquatic Academy
November 1, 2017 7:00 PM—9:30 PM Sold Out

Aquatic Academy

The Ocean and Climate Change

Explore with experts the role the World Ocean plays in modulating Earth’s climate and how the World Ocean and its ecosystems are responding to climate change. Learn more about the implications of those changes for the future.

Beach Babies: White Shark Nurseries of the Northeast Pacific links to Beach Babies: White Shark Nurseries of the Northeast Pacific
November 2, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Beach Babies: White Shark Nurseries of the Northeast Pacific

Chris Lowe

In this lecture, Chris Lowe, professor of marine biology and director of the Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach, will discuss what researchers think makes for a good white shark nursery and predictions of where the next ones might develop.

Shark Lagoon Nights links to Shark Lagoon Nights
November 3, 2017 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.

Member Morning Cartoons links to Member Morning Cartoons
November 4, 2017 9:00 AM—10:00 AM

Member Morning Cartoons

Start your Aquarium visit with an hour of morning cartoons just for members!

Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist links to Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist
November 4, 2017 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!

Autumn Festival links to Autumn Festival
November 4, 2017 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.

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration links to Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration
November 4, 2017 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.

Member Morning Cartoons links to Member Morning Cartoons
November 5, 2017 9:00 AM—10:00 AM

Member Morning Cartoons

Start your Aquarium visit with an hour of morning cartoons just for members!

Autumn Festival links to Autumn Festival
November 5, 2017 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.

Film Screening: Tomorrow links to Film Screening: Tomorrow
November 5, 2017 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Film Screening: Tomorrow

The Aquarium will host a free screening of the documentary film, Tomorrow, which explores humanity’s relationship with our planet.

Teacher Appreciation Month links to Teacher Appreciation Month
November 6, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 AM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $6 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff during the entire month.

Member Month links to Member Month
November 6, 2017 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Member Month

Aquarium members are fin-tastic! That’s why we’re spending the entire month of November celebrating you and your generous membership support.

Aquatic Academy links to Aquatic Academy
November 8, 2017 7:00 PM—9:30 PM Sold Out

Aquatic Academy

The Ocean and Climate Change

Explore with experts the role the World Ocean plays in modulating Earth’s climate and how the World Ocean and its ecosystems are responding to climate change. Learn more about the implications of those changes for the future.

From Doom & Gloom to #OceanOptimism: Success Stories in Marine Conservation links to From Doom & Gloom to #OceanOptimism: Success Stories in Marine Conservation
November 9, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

From Doom & Gloom to #OceanOptimism: Success Stories in Marine Conservation

Nancy Knowlton

Night Dive links to Night Dive
November 10, 2017 7:00 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.

Member Morning Cartoons links to Member Morning Cartoons
November 11, 2017 9:00 AM—10:00 AM

Member Morning Cartoons

Start your Aquarium visit with an hour of morning cartoons just for members!

Veterans Day links to Veterans Day
November 11, 2017 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Veterans Day

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

Junior Biologist: Birds and Reptiles links to Junior Biologist: Birds and Reptiles
November 11, 2017 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.

Member Morning Cartoons links to Member Morning Cartoons
November 12, 2017 9:00 AM—10:00 AM

Member Morning Cartoons

Start your Aquarium visit with an hour of morning cartoons just for members!

Scout Day links to Scout Day
November 12, 2017 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Scout Day

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

Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts are invited to complete steps toward their badges with self-led activity sheets that are specifically designed for scouts.

Autism Families Night links to Autism Families Night
November 12, 2017 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.

Teacher Appreciation Month links to Teacher Appreciation Month
November 13, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 AM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $6 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff during the entire month.

Aquarium Forum: Sato-Umi in the Anthropocene links to Aquarium Forum: Sato-Umi in the Anthropocene
November 13, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Aquarium Forum: Sato-Umi in the Anthropocene

The Aquarium will host a two-day forum called Sato-umi in the Anthropocene. This is the second of two forums co-sponsored by the American Honda Motor Company.

Member Month links to Member Month
November 13, 2017 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Member Month

Aquarium members are fin-tastic! That’s why we’re spending the entire month of November celebrating you and your generous membership support.

Panel Discussion: Sato-Umi in Southern California links to Panel Discussion: Sato-Umi in Southern California
November 13, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Sato-Umi in Southern California

Putting the Pieces Together: Sato-umi and its analogs as a concept for shaping the future of the Southern California coastal region.

The New Blue Economy: A Revolution in our Relationship with the Oceans links to The New Blue Economy: A Revolution in our Relationship with the Oceans
November 14, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The New Blue Economy: A Revolution in our Relationship with the Oceans

Aquatic Academy links to Aquatic Academy
November 15, 2017 7:00 PM—9:30 PM Sold Out

Aquatic Academy

The Ocean and Climate Change

Explore with experts the role the World Ocean plays in modulating Earth’s climate and how the World Ocean and its ecosystems are responding to climate change. Learn more about the implications of those changes for the future.

Member Appreciation Night links to Member Appreciation Night
November 16, 2017 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

Member Appreciation Night

Aquarium members are the best members!

To show our appreciation, we’re throwing a special celebration just for you.

Shark Lagoon Nights links to Shark Lagoon Nights
November 17, 2017 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.

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop links to NOAA Day Teacher Workshop
November 18, 2017 8:00 AM—12:00 PM

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

Real-time data and Marine Science Resources

Join us for the Aquarium’s annual NOAA and Our Planet Day and participate in a teacher workshop specifically designed to bring current science and data into your science curriculum.

Member Morning Cartoons links to Member Morning Cartoons
November 18, 2017 9:00 AM—10:00 AM

Member Morning Cartoons

Start your Aquarium visit with an hour of morning cartoons just for members!

NOAA Day links to NOAA Day
November 18, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

NOAA Day

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

Aquatots: Slippery to Prickly links to Aquatots: Slippery to Prickly
November 18, 2017 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Aquatots: Slippery to Prickly

This Aquatots program focuses on one of our senses, the sense of touch.

Let’s focus on our sense of touch as we explore slippery slugs, prickly sea urchins, and more with your two or three-year-old.

Member Morning Cartoons links to Member Morning Cartoons
November 19, 2017 9:00 AM—10:00 AM

Member Morning Cartoons

Start your Aquarium visit with an hour of morning cartoons just for members!

Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist links to Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist
November 19, 2017 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!

Teacher Appreciation Month links to Teacher Appreciation Month
November 20, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 AM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $6 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff during the entire month.

Member Month links to Member Month
November 20, 2017 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Member Month

Aquarium members are fin-tastic! That’s why we’re spending the entire month of November celebrating you and your generous membership support.

Thanksgiving Lunch links to Thanksgiving Lunch
November 23, 2017 11:00 AM—5:00 PM

Thanksgiving Lunch

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

Shark Lagoon Nights links to Shark Lagoon Nights
November 24, 2017 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.

Member Morning Cartoons links to Member Morning Cartoons
November 25, 2017 9:00 AM—10:00 AM

Member Morning Cartoons

Start your Aquarium visit with an hour of morning cartoons just for members!

Saturday Family Fun: Shark Sleuths links to Saturday Family Fun: Shark Sleuths
November 25, 2017 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Saturday Family Fun: Shark Sleuths

Sharks are the focus of this family program.

Discover how sharks’ amazing adaptations make them excellent predators with your four- to six-year-old child.

Member Morning Cartoons links to Member Morning Cartoons
November 26, 2017 9:00 AM—10:00 AM

Member Morning Cartoons

Start your Aquarium visit with an hour of morning cartoons just for members!

Teacher Appreciation Month links to Teacher Appreciation Month
November 27, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 AM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $6 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff during the entire month.

Member Month links to Member Month
November 27, 2017 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Member Month

Aquarium members are fin-tastic! That’s why we’re spending the entire month of November celebrating you and your generous membership support.

Teacher Appreciation Month links to Teacher Appreciation Month
November 28, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $6 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff during the entire month.

Teacher Appreciation Month links to Teacher Appreciation Month
November 29, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $6 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff during the entire month.

Teacher Appreciation Month links to Teacher Appreciation Month
November 30, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $6 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff during the entire month.

Member Month links to Member Month
November 30, 2017 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Member Month

Aquarium members are fin-tastic! That’s why we’re spending the entire month of November celebrating you and your generous membership support.

The Edge: The Pressured Past and Precarious Future of California’s Coast links to The Edge: The Pressured Past and Precarious Future of California’s Coast
November 30, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Edge: The Pressured Past and Precarious Future of California’s Coast

Kim Steinhardt & Gary Griggs

December 2017

Shark Lagoon Nights links to Shark Lagoon Nights
December 1, 2017 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.

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA links to Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA
December 2, 2017 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.

Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist links to Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist
December 2, 2017 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.

Holiday Treats for the Animals links to Holiday Treats for the Animals
December 2, 2017 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’s penguins, sea otters, seals, sea lions, birds, fish, and other animals.

Aquarium Holidays links to Aquarium Holidays
December 2, 2017 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Aquarium Holidays

Experience special holiday decorations throughout the Aquarium, photos with Santa, snow on the front lawn, and the Holiday Treats for the Animals festival.

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration links to Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration
December 2, 2017 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.

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