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Enjoy a wide variety of events at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

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Today's Hours: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Links to Baby Animals

August 17, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 AM

Baby Animals

Not all animals look the same throughout their lives. Explore the transformations that some animals undergo before reaching their adult stage.

Links to Sharks

August 17, 2020 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

Sharks

Our friend Sharky helps us explore sharks around the Aquarium and discover why they are such special and amazing animals.

Links to Aquarium Exploration: Octopus

August 17, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

Aquarium Exploration: Octopus

Octopus are incredibly intelligent. From camouflage to suction cups, explore some of the adaptations that make them so unique.

Links to Bioluminescence and the Deep Sea

August 17, 2020 1:00 PM—1:30 PM

Bioluminescence and the Deep Sea

Have you ever wondered about animals that live in the deep ocean? Explore this habitat and the special animals that call it home.

Links to Aquarium Exploration: Habitats

August 17, 2020 2:00 PM—2:30 PM

Aquarium Exploration: Habitats

Join our educators as they explore the kelp forest and coral reef habitats within the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Links to Crafty Critters

August 18, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 AM

Crafty Critters

Grab some basic household supplies and build your very own animal. Be sure to have some paper, scissors, something to color with (crayons or markers), and either tape or glue. For extra fun, you can decorate your craft with empty toilet paper rolls and ribbon.

Links to Draw With Us

August 18, 2020 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

Draw With Us

Grab some paper and crayons to draw along as we learn all about ocean animals and habitats.

Links to Wetland Habitats

August 18, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

Wetland Habitats

Wetlands are an important habitat for many young animals and migrating bird species. Take a closer look at this habitat found right here in Southern California.

Links to Behind the Scenes: Building a Habitat

August 18, 2020 1:00 PM—2:00 PM

Behind the Scenes: Building a Habitat

Take a look behind the scenes to learn all about what it takes to build and maintain a habitat at the Aquarium.

Links to Tiburones

August 18, 2020 2:00 PM—2:30 PM

Tiburones

Exploramos diferentes tiburones en el acuario y en los mares alrededor del mundo. Descubrimos porque son animales especiales e importantes.

Links to ABCs Under the Sea

August 19, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 AM

ABCs Under the Sea

Practice your ABCs while learning all about ocean animals.

Links to Fishy Fun

August 19, 2020 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

Fishy Fun

Fish come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. Explore Aquarium exhibits while learning all about FISH.

Links to Animal Lifecycles

August 19, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

Animal Lifecycles

Some animals go through several different forms before growing up to the adult animals that we recognize. Explore the various stages of animal life cycles and how these adaptations help them survive.

Links to Discover Earth

August 19, 2020 1:00 PM—1:30 PM

Discover Earth

Take a new look at the water, weather, continents, currents, tsunamis, and hurricanes that make our Earth a dynamic system.

Links to Rays

August 19, 2020 2:00 PM—2:30 PM

Rays

Discover the world of rays! These relatives of sharks have their own set of unique adaptations that helps them to thrive in the ocean.

Links to Moving and Grooving

August 20, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 AM

Moving and Grooving

Swim like a shark, pulse like a jelly, and waddle like a penguin while we discover how animals in the ocean move.

Links to Wigglie Squigglie

August 20, 2020 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

Wigglie Squigglie

Most animals in the ocean do not have backbones. Join us as we examine amazing invertebrates, like sea stars, octopus, and snails.

Links to Aquarium Exploration: Fish

August 20, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

Aquarium Exploration: Fish

Join us as we explore the amazing adaptations that make fish so special.

Links to Science of SCUBA Diving

August 20, 2020 1:00 PM—1:30 PM

Science of SCUBA Diving

Buoyancy...Pressure...Decompression....What does it all mean? Take a closer look at the science behind SCUBA diving.

Links to Aquarium Live Ep 3: Training Animals

August 20, 2020 2:00 PM—2:30 PM

Aquarium Live Ep 3: Training Animals

Explore how our animal care staff train and care for our seals and sea lions. Play games, explore animals, and find out how we care for our animals in this series.

Links to I Spy

August 21, 2020 9:30 AM—10:30 AM

I Spy

Let’s play a game of I Spy all around the Aquarium. Who can spot that animal first?

Links to Penguins

August 21, 2020 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

Penguins

Waddle like a penguin while learning all about these fun and fascinating birds.

Links to Ask a Scientist: Sharks

August 21, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

Ask a Scientist: Sharks

Connect with an Aquarium educator to find the answers to all your questions about SHARKS. Be prepared to text in your questions during the program.

Links to Ocean Exploration

August 21, 2020 1:00 PM—1:30 PM

Ocean Exploration

Everyday, scientists are working to learn more about our oceans. Take a closer look at the tools and instruments they use to explore.

Links to Squid Dissection

August 21, 2020 2:00 PM—2:30 PM

Squid Dissection

Take an in depth look at squid adaptations as an educator leads students through a dissection. Viewer discretion advised.

Links to Hope for Reefs: Advancing the Science of Coral Reef Restoration

August 27, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Hope for Reefs: Advancing the Science of Coral Reef Restoration

Bart Shepherd

Bart Shepherd will discuss the California Academy of Sciences’ coral reef restoration efforts.

Links to Discounted Sunday Late Nights

September 6, 2020 5:00 PM—9:00 PM

Discounted Sunday Late Nights

Special Extended Hours

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

Links to Homeschool Days

September 8, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Links to Homeschool Days

September 9, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Links to First Responders Day

September 11, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

First Responders Day

Police officers, sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, EMS employees, nurses, doctors, and 911 dispatchers receive free admission on September 11.

Links to Moompetam: Native American Virtual Festival

September 19, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Moompetam: Native American Virtual 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 Baja Splash Virtual Festival

September 26, 2020 10:00 AM—3:30 PM

Baja Splash Virtual Festival

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month

In celebration of National Latino Heritage Month, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its nineteenth annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival, virtually!

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