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September 2018

Links to Yoga at the Aquarium
September 25, 2018 7:45 AM—8:45 AM

Yoga at the Aquarium

Come experience the serenity of the Aquarium before it opens to the public with yoga in front of our three-story tall Honda Blue Cavern Habitat.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights
September 28, 2018 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.

Links to Baja Splash Cultural Festival
September 29, 2018 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Baja Splash Cultural Festival

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month

In celebration of National Latino Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its Seventeenth annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival.

Links to Baja Splash Cultural Festival
September 30, 2018 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Baja Splash Cultural Festival

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month

In celebration of National Latino Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its Seventeenth annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival.

October 2018

Links to Aquarium Closing Early
October 1, 2018 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 Yoga at the Aquarium
October 2, 2018 7:45 AM—8:45 AM

Yoga at the Aquarium

Come experience the serenity of the Aquarium before it opens to the public with yoga in front of our three-story tall Honda Blue Cavern Habitat.

Links to The Urban Whale: How the Right Whale Population Ended Up on the Brink of Extinction
October 2, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Urban Whale: How the Right Whale Population Ended Up on the Brink of Extinction

Ester Quintana

Dr. Ester Quintana, research scientist at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium, will talk about the right whale population and their complex relationship with humans

Links to New Program Launch: Meet the Ocean’s Farmers
October 4, 2018 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

New Program Launch: Meet the Ocean’s Farmers

Join Us for a Sneak Preview

Join the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program and a panel of experts from the conservation, science, and seafood communities for the launch of a short video series.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights
October 5, 2018 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.

Links to Aquarium of the Pacific 5K Run/Walk
October 6, 2018 7:00 AM—8:00 AM

Aquarium of the Pacific 5K Run/Walk

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is hosting its fourth annual 5K Run/Walk.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian
October 6, 2018 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 Aquarium Kids Fun Run
October 6, 2018 9:00 AM—2:00 PM

Aquarium Kids Fun Run

Up to 2,000 kids ages 6 to 12 can race in the Aquarium Kids Fun Run.

Links to Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration
October 6, 2018 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.

Links to Seniors Day
October 8, 2018 8:30 AM—1:30 PM

Seniors Day

The Aquarium of the Pacific will open its doors for free to seniors ages 50 and above on this special day.

Links to Yoga at the Aquarium
October 9, 2018 7:45 AM—8:45 AM

Yoga at the Aquarium

Come experience the serenity of the Aquarium before it opens to the public with yoga in front of our three-story tall Honda Blue Cavern Habitat.

Links to Where the Living Reefs Are: A Quest to Find the World's Most Resilient Corals
October 11, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Where the Living Reefs Are: A Quest to Find the World's Most Resilient Corals

Anne Cohen

In her lecture, Anne Cohen will showcase the science and the scientists, the triumphs and the trials, behind the mission to uncover the world's most resilient reefs. Cohen is an associate scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Links to Night Dive
October 12, 2018 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 Southeast Asia Day
October 13, 2018 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Southeast Asia Day

The Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate its annual Southeast Asia Day.

Links to Junior Biologist: Fish
October 13, 2018 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 Photographers Night
October 14, 2018 5:30 PM—10:00 PM

Photographers Night

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

Links to Yoga at the Aquarium
October 16, 2018 7:45 AM—8:45 AM

Yoga at the Aquarium

Come experience the serenity of the Aquarium before it opens to the public with yoga in front of our three-story tall Honda Blue Cavern Habitat.

Links to Sea Change Needed in Managing the Ocean and the Planet
October 16, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Sea Change Needed in Managing the Ocean and the Planet

Greg H. Rau

Dr. Greg Rau will discuss the unprecedented nature and magnitude of the stresses the ocean now faces, some new approaches to avoiding or lessening the impacts, and the need for policies that support the emergence, evaluation, and development of new marine and planetary management strategies.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights
October 19, 2018 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.

Links to Aquarium Closing Early
October 20, 2018 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Aquarium Closing Early

The Aquarium of the Pacific will close at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 in preparation for the Aquarium’s annual Sea Fare fundraiser.

Links to Parent and Me: Penguins
October 20, 2018 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 Fare
October 20, 2018 7:00 PM—11:00 PM

Sea Fare

Join us on a culinary journey benefiting the Aquarium of the Pacific at our fifteenth annual Sea Fare fundraiser.

Thank you for joining us on a culinary journey at our Sea Fare Fundraiser. We hope to see you next year on October 20, 2018 for our 15th annual Sea Fare!

Links to Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian
October 21, 2018 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
October 21, 2018 7:30 PM—8:30 PM

"The Water Concert"

Experience the acoustic capabilities of the Great Hall like never before when the University and Chamber Choirs from CSULB's Bob Cole Conservatory of Music present "Sea Change: Choral Music about Water" at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Links to Homeschool Science Night
October 25, 2018 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

Homeschool Science Night

Join us for an exclusive homeschool family event focused on conservation.

While enjoying the Aquarium, families will have an opportunity to explore interactive science stations with Aquarium educators and learn how scientists are collecting data to conserve species like sharks, whales, and sea turtles.

Links to Scarium of the Pacific
October 27, 2018 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: Sharks
October 27, 2018 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 Scarium of the Pacific
October 28, 2018 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 Haunted Atlantis
October 28, 2018 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

Haunted Atlantis

Celebrate Halloween with a DJ dance party for kids under 18 and their families

Links to  Reinventing the Devil Fish in Mexico
November 1, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Reinventing the Devil Fish in Mexico

Mike Mitchell

Mitchell, co-founder and CEO of Acarí Fish, will tell the story of how he worked to change public perception of the devil fish and describe the work he does now to help Mexican fishing cooperatives launch their own small-scale production facilities.

November 2018

Links to  Reinventing the Devil Fish in Mexico
November 1, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Reinventing the Devil Fish in Mexico

Mike Mitchell

Mitchell, co-founder and CEO of Acarí Fish, will tell the story of how he worked to change public perception of the devil fish and describe the work he does now to help Mexican fishing cooperatives launch their own small-scale production facilities.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights
November 2, 2018 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.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist
November 3, 2018 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 Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration
November 3, 2018 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.

Links to Scout Day
November 4, 2018 9:00 AM—10:00 AM

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.

Links to Autism Families Night
November 4, 2018 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 Teacher Appreciation Month
November 5, 2018 9:00 AM—10:00 AM

Teacher Appreciation Month

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 during the entire month.

Links to  The Butterflies of Iguazú Falls, Argentina
November 6, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Butterflies of Iguazú Falls, Argentina

William Cooper

William Cooper has studied the butterflies of Iguazú Falls, Argentina, for several years. In this lecture he will share his photos and recount his experiences visiting the falls.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights
November 9, 2018 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.

Links to Junior Biologist: Birds and Reptiles
November 10, 2018 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.

Links to Veterans Day
November 11, 2018 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Veterans Day

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

Links to Teacher Appreciation Month
November 12, 2018 9:00 AM—10:00 AM

Teacher Appreciation Month

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 during the entire month.

Links to Aquaculture Innovations: Doing More With Less
November 13, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Aquaculture Innovations: Doing More With Less

Scott Nichols

Nichols will discuss innovations and share photographs and recipes demonstrating why seafood should be at the center of our diets.

Links to Member Appreciation Night
November 15, 2018 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 16, 2018 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.

Links to Autumn Festival
November 17, 2018 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.

Links to Parent and Me: Sharks
November 17, 2018 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Sharks

Learn Together as a Family

Learn all about this fascinating, toothy predator!

Links to Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist
November 18, 2018 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 18, 2018 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.

Links to Teacher Appreciation Month
November 19, 2018 9:00 AM—10:00 AM

Teacher Appreciation Month

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 during the entire month.

Links to Thanksgiving Lunch
November 22, 2018 11:00 AM—3:00 PM

Thanksgiving Lunch

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

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights
November 23, 2018 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.

Links to Junior Biologist: Marine Mammals
November 24, 2018 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 Teacher Appreciation Month
November 26, 2018 9:00 AM—10:00 AM

Teacher Appreciation Month

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 during the entire month.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights
November 30, 2018 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.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist
December 1, 2018 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
December 1, 2018 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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