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Today's Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Links to Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

October 16, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

David E. Kelley

David E. Kelley will join Dr. Jerry Schubel, Aquarium president and CEO to discuss discuss the role of responsible aquaculture in conservation.

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 Aquarium Closing Early

October 19, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Aquarium Closing Early

The Aquarium of the Pacific will close at 5:00 p.m. in preparation for a special event. Normal public hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. resume the next day. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Links to Conservation Ambassadors

October 19, 2019 10:00 AM—6:00 PM

Conservation Ambassadors

Animals that will be visiting the Aquarium with Conservation Ambassadors include an alligator, porcupine, lemur, giant bull frog, kinkajou, Harris hawk, kangaroo, raven, and beaver.

Meet animals like an alligator and beaver throughout both days in the Aquarium’s Pacific Visions wing and learn about their connections to conservation

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 Conservation Ambassadors

October 20, 2019 10:00 AM—6:00 PM

Conservation Ambassadors

Animals that will be visiting the Aquarium with Conservation Ambassadors include an alligator, porcupine, lemur, giant bull frog, kinkajou, Harris hawk, kangaroo, raven, and beaver.

Meet animals like an alligator and beaver throughout both days in the Aquarium’s Pacific Visions wing and learn about their connections to conservation

Links to Teen Science Cafe

October 20, 2019 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

Teen Science Cafe

Learn. Eat. Hang out.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Teen Science Café will be presenting an event for high school and middle school students to learn from a real scientist about current issues in the world today. This month we will be focusing on ancient marine reptiles.

Links to Teacher Appreciation Days

October 22, 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 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 Teacher Appreciation Days

October 29, 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 Night Dive

November 1, 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 NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

November 2, 2019 8:00 AM—12:00 PM

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

Wetlands and Our Changing Climate

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

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 Teacher Appreciation Days

November 5, 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 One Artist, Five Oceans

November 5, 2019 6:30 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 Member Appreciation Night

November 7, 2019 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.

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 Teacher Appreciation Days

November 12, 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 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, 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, cultures, and marine environments of Asia during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Autumn Festival.

Links to Teacher Appreciation Days

November 19, 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 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 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 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 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.

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