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Links to Draw With Us

June 2, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 AM

Draw With Us

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

Links to 1, 2, 3....Counting in the Sea

June 2, 2020 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

1, 2, 3....Counting in the Sea

Practice counting while we learn all about animals living in the ocean.

Links to Aquarium Exploration: Birds- From Penguins to Puffins

June 2, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

Aquarium Exploration: Birds- From Penguins to Puffins

Birds are an important part of our world, let's explore the various birds that live at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Links to Discover Earth

June 2, 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 Whales & Conservation

June 2, 2020 2:00 PM—2:30 PM

Whales & Conservation

Dive deeper into the conservation issues facing whales, including the most endangered cetacean, the vaquita.

Links to Whales

June 3, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 AM

Whales

Discover the adaptations of the largest animals on Earth- WHALES!

Links to Fishy Fun

June 3, 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 Moving and Grooving

June 3, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 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 Aquarium Exploration: Habitats

June 3, 2020 1:00 PM—1:30 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 Bioluminescence and the Deep Sea

June 3, 2020 2:00 PM—2:30 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 Wigglie Squigglie

June 4, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 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 ABCs Under the Sea

June 4, 2020 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

ABCs Under the Sea

Practice your ABCs while learning all about ocean animals.

Links to Aquarium Live Episode 4: Camouflage

June 4, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

Aquarium Live Episode 4: Camouflage

Captain Joe is in search of animals with camouflage, let's help him explore this amazing adaptation. Play games, explore animals, and find out how we care for our animals in this series.

Links to Ask a Scientist: Sharks

June 4, 2020 1:00 PM—1:30 PM

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 Animal Healthcare

June 4, 2020 2:00 PM—2:30 PM

Animal Healthcare

Take a special behind-the-scenes look at our Molina Animal Care Center and discover what it takes to care for the animals living at the Aquarium.

Links to Can We Save Coral Reefs?

June 4, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Can We Save Coral Reefs?

Douglas Fenner

Douglas Fenner will discuss what actions humanity must take to preserve coral reefs and benefit both marine life and people.

Links to I Spy

June 5, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 AM

I Spy

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

Links to Draw With Us

June 5, 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 Behind the Scenes: Building a Habitat

June 5, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

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 Seals, Sea Lions, & Conservation

June 5, 2020 1:00 PM—1:30 PM

Seals, Sea Lions, & Conservation

Explore the differences between Seals and Sea Lions, and dive deeper into conservation issues they face.

Links to Aquarium Exploration: Food Webs

June 5, 2020 2:00 PM—2:30 PM

Aquarium Exploration: Food Webs

Discover what-eats-what as we learn more about how plants, animals, and ecosystems are connected through food webs.

Links to Pacific Islander Festival

June 6, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Pacific Islander Festival

Discover and explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium’s seventeenth annual Pacific Islander Festival.

CancelledThe festival will include traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, including music and dance performances.

Links to Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

June 6, 2020 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 Pacific Islander Festival

June 7, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Pacific Islander Festival

Discover and explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium’s seventeenth annual Pacific Islander Festival.

CancelledThe festival will include traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, including music and dance performances.

Links to World Ocean Day

June 8, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

World Ocean Day

The Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate World Ocean Day with an array of activities.

Links to The Corals You Know and the Corals You Don't

June 10, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Corals You Know and the Corals You Don't

Dr. Randi Rotjan

Not just in the tropics, learn about corals in all of their habitats--including some of Dr. Randi Rotjan’s work with temperate and deep-sea corals.

Links to Blue Whale Gala

June 13, 2020 6:30 PM—11:00 PM

Blue Whale Gala

The Aquarium of the Pacific's annual Blue Whale Gala has been canceled. We hope you will join us at our fall fundraiser, Sea Fare on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

Links to Edible Insects and Human Evolution

June 17, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Edible Insects and Human Evolution

Julie Lesnik

In her lecture, Julie Lesnik will explore the value and potential of insects as food and examine our aversions through various cultural lenses.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian

June 21, 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 Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

July 4, 2020 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 Ocean Adventure Day Camp 3

July 6, 2020 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

Ocean Adventure Day Camp 3

A summer ocean adventure awaits!

Join us as we explore the Pacific ocean and its inhabitants during our week-long summer day camp adventures for kids 7–9 years old.

Links to Sea Squirt Camp 2

July 7, 2020 8:30 AM—11:30 AM

Sea Squirt Camp 2

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

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

Links to Junior Biologist: Marine Mammals

July 11, 2020 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 Junior Biologist Day Camp 1

July 13, 2020 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

Junior Biologist Day Camp 1

Dive deeper into the field of marine biology!

Give your 10–12 year old child the opportunity to delve deeper into the field of marine biology.

Links to Summer Teen Overnight

July 15, 2020 5:00 PM—7:30 AM

Summer Teen Overnight

Dive into ocean exploration!

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

Links to The Blue Economy: An Introduction

July 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Blue Economy: An Introduction

Charles Colgan

Charles Colgan will introduce the ideas behind the blue economy, assess current efforts to create it, and explore the problem of how we will know if we have been successful in creating a blue economy.

Links to Adult Member Night

July 17, 2020 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

Adult Member Night

Summer is here and we’re turning up the fun!

Dive into an exclusive evening of fun for adult members (18+) and enjoy a visit with your animal friends in a kid-free Aquarium.

Links to Parent and Me: Otters

July 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 Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist

July 19, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist

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

April class canceled 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 Ocean Adventure Day Camp 4

July 20, 2020 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

Ocean Adventure Day Camp 4

A summer ocean adventure awaits!

Join us as we explore the Pacific ocean and its inhabitants during our week-long summer day camp adventures for kids 7–9 years old.

Links to Fish Fry Camp

July 21, 2020 8:30 AM—10:30 AM

Fish Fry Camp

Did you know that newly hatched fish are called fry? Bring your three- or four-year-old little fry to the Aquarium for a special parent-child day camp!

Bring your 3- or 4-year-old little fry to the Aquarium for a special parent-child day camp!

Links to Fish Fry Camp

July 22, 2020 8:30 AM—10:30 AM

Fish Fry Camp

Did you know that newly hatched fish are called fry? Bring your three- or four-year-old little fry to the Aquarium for a special parent-child day camp!

Bring your 3- or 4-year-old little fry to the Aquarium for a special parent-child day camp!

Links to Fish Fry Camp

July 23, 2020 8:30 AM—10:30 AM

Fish Fry Camp

Did you know that newly hatched fish are called fry? Bring your three- or four-year-old little fry to the Aquarium for a special parent-child day camp!

Bring your 3- or 4-year-old little fry to the Aquarium for a special parent-child day camp!

Links to Junior Biologist: Birds

July 25, 2020 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Birds

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 Ocean Adventure Day Camp 1

July 27, 2020 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

Ocean Adventure Day Camp 1

A summer ocean adventure awaits!

Join us as we explore the Pacific ocean and its inhabitants during our week-long summer day camp adventures for kids 7–9 years old.

Links to Junior Biologist Day Camp 2

July 27, 2020 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

Junior Biologist Day Camp 2

Dive deeper into the field of marine biology!

Give your 10–12 year old the opportunity to delve deeper into the field of marine biology.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist

August 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.

Links to Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

August 1, 2020 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.

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