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Today's Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Links to African-American Festival

February 22, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

African-American Festival

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its eighteenth annual African-American Festival, celebrating the rich diversity of African-American and African cultures.

The festival will feature live entertainment and arts and crafts.

Links to Junior Biologist: Birds

February 22, 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 African-American Festival

February 23, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

African-American Festival

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its eighteenth annual African-American Festival, celebrating the rich diversity of African-American and African cultures.

The festival will feature live entertainment and arts and crafts.

Links to  Unwitting Helpers: The Strange, True Story of How Silent Spring and the Clean Water Act Gave Rise to Asian Carp in America

February 26, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Unwitting Helpers: The Strange, True Story of How Silent Spring and the Clean Water Act Gave Rise to Asian Carp in America

Andrew Reeves

Environmental journalist and author Andrew Reeves will discuss the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Water Act in-depth with stories and material from his book Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

February 28, 2020 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 Parent and Me: Sharks

February 29, 2020 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Sharks

Join the Aquarium for a fun and interactive class for the whole family. Parent and Me classes allow adults and children to learn together through play, movement, and exploration.

Learn all about this fascinating, toothy predator!

Links to Teacher Appreciation Month

March 1, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support staff through March 31, 2020.

Links to Aquatic Academy

March 4, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Links to Member Kids Activity Night

March 5, 2020 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

Member Kids Activity Night

Get ready for a Crustacean Carnival at this year’s Kids Activity Night!

Bring the family in for a crab-ulous evening of entertainment here at the Aquarium.

Links to Member Kids Activity Night

March 6, 2020 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

Member Kids Activity Night

Get ready for a Crustacean Carnival at this year’s Kids Activity Night!

Bring the family in for a crab-ulous evening of entertainment here at the Aquarium.

Links to Yoga at the Aquarium

March 7, 2020 7:30 AM—8:30 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 Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist

March 7, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist

Want to be an animal trainer when you grow up?

Husbandry has nothing to do with finding a mate, and everything to do with animal healthcare. Learn how our mammalogists care for our marine mammals.

Links to Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

March 7, 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 Teacher Appreciation Month

March 8, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support staff through March 31, 2020.

Links to Free Public Seminar On Sea Level Rise and Flooding of Long Beach Peninsula, Naples, and Belmont Shore

March 9, 2020 9:00 AM—12:30 PM

Free Public Seminar On Sea Level Rise and Flooding of Long Beach Peninsula, Naples, and Belmont Shore

Aquarium of the Pacific and The Nature Conservancy

We have engaged the services of Dr. Reinhard Flick, coastal oceanographer, and Walter Crampton, professional coastal engineer, to provide their expertise and perspectives for this community workshop.

Links to Aquatic Academy

March 11, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Links to An Evening with Climate Elvis

March 12, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

An Evening with Climate Elvis

Joshua Willis

Climate Elvis will perform The Climate Rock and answer your questions about global warming.

Links to Noche de Estrellas

March 13, 2020 6:30 PM—10:30 PM

Noche de Estrellas

Live Latin Music, Dancing, Dinner, & More

Party with the sea stars at the Aquarium’s Latin-themed Late Night. The Aquarium will remain open until 10:30 p.m., so you can dance under the sea stars to the sounds of cumbia, salsa, cha cha, rumba, and more.

Links to Yoga at the Aquarium

March 14, 2020 7:30 AM—8:30 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 Divers Day

March 14, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Divers Day

Learn all about recent advancements in diving at the Aquarium of the Pacific's annual Divers Day.

Links to Junior Biologist: Invertebrates

March 14, 2020 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 Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist

March 15, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist

Want to be an animal trainer when you grow up?

Husbandry has nothing to do with finding a mate, and everything to do with animal healthcare. Learn how our mammalogists care for our marine mammals.

Links to Teacher Appreciation Month

March 15, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support staff through March 31, 2020.

Links to Exploring the Ocean Through Underwater Photography

March 16, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Exploring the Ocean Through Underwater Photography

Patsee Ober

Patsee Ober will share her underwater photographs of tide pools and marine life in a talk that accompanies an exhibit of her photos at the Aquarium from March 16 to May 16, 2020.

Links to Aquatic Academy

March 18, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Links to North America’s Galápagos: The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey

March 19, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

North America’s Galápagos: The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey

Corinne Heyning Laverty

Author Corinne Heyning Laverty will discuss her book North America’s Galápagos: The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

March 20, 2020 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 Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

March 21, 2020 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.

Links to Parent and Me: Penguins

March 21, 2020 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Penguins

Learn Together as a Family

Waddle, migrate, and feed like a penguin!

Links to The Lighthouse – Peter Maxwell Davies

March 21, 2020 7:30 PM—8:50 PM

The Lighthouse – Peter Maxwell Davies

Long Beach Opera

The Aquarium of the Pacific is kicking off its Pacific Visions performing arts season with performances of Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Lighthouse by Long Beach Opera.

Links to Scout Day

March 22, 2020 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 Month

March 22, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support staff through March 31, 2020.

Links to The Lighthouse – Peter Maxwell Davies

March 22, 2020 7:30 PM—8:50 PM

The Lighthouse – Peter Maxwell Davies

Long Beach Opera

The Aquarium of the Pacific is kicking off its Pacific Visions performing arts season with performances of Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Lighthouse by Long Beach Opera.

Links to The History and Future of Species Extinction

March 23, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The History and Future of Species Extinction

Douglas McCauley

McCauley’s talk will examine what we can learn from the past to help predict what the future of extinction will look like. He will also discuss what role we can play in shaping that future.

Links to Aquatic Academy

March 25, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Links to Diving to Underwater Museums: Perspectives from an English Professor

March 26, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Diving to Underwater Museums: Perspectives from an English Professor

Melody Jue

Drawing on her new book Wild Blue Media: Thinking Through Seawater, Melody Jue will talk about the importance of bringing the humanities into conversation with the ocean sciences.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

March 27, 2020 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 International Children’s Festival

March 28, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

International Children’s Festival

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s fifteenth annual International Children’s Festival is a special festival for kids.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s annual International Children’s Day is a special festival for kids.

Links to Junior Biologist: Sharks

March 28, 2020 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 The Lighthouse – Peter Maxwell Davies

March 28, 2020 7:30 PM—8:50 PM

The Lighthouse – Peter Maxwell Davies

Long Beach Opera

The Aquarium of the Pacific is kicking off its Pacific Visions performing arts season with performances of Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Lighthouse by Long Beach Opera.

Links to International Children’s Festival

March 29, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

International Children’s Festival

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s fifteenth annual International Children’s Festival is a special festival for kids.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s annual International Children’s Day is a special festival for kids.

Links to Teacher Appreciation Month

March 29, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support staff through March 31, 2020.

Links to The Lighthouse – Peter Maxwell Davies

March 29, 2020 7:30 PM—8:50 PM

The Lighthouse – Peter Maxwell Davies

Long Beach Opera

The Aquarium of the Pacific is kicking off its Pacific Visions performing arts season with performances of Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Lighthouse by Long Beach Opera.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

April 3, 2020 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 Yoga at the Aquarium

April 4, 2020 7:30 AM—8:30 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 Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist

April 4, 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!

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

April 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 Shark Lagoon Nights

April 10, 2020 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

April 11, 2020 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 Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist

April 12, 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!

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 Stories of Hope

April 21, 2020 7:30 PM—9:30 PM

Stories of Hope

Long Beach Symphony presents Violins of Hope

Experience the remarkable sounds and stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

April 24, 2020 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 Yoga at the Aquarium

April 25, 2020 7:30 AM—8:30 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 Earth Day Celebration

April 25, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Earth Day Celebration

Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s twentieth annual Earth Day Celebration.

Join the Aquarium for a weekend of family fun celebrating Earth Day while learning simple, everyday tips to protect our environment.

Links to Parent and Me: Sharks

April 25, 2020 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Sharks

Join the Aquarium for a fun and interactive class for the whole family. Parent and Me classes allow adults and children to learn together through play, movement, and exploration.

Learn all about this fascinating, toothy predator!

Links to Earth Day Celebration

April 26, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Earth Day Celebration

Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s twentieth annual Earth Day Celebration.

Join the Aquarium for a weekend of family fun celebrating Earth Day while learning simple, everyday tips to protect our environment.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

May 1, 2020 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.

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