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May 2017

Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
May 30, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Jonathan White

Writer, sailor, and marine conservationist Jonathan White will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean.

June 2017

Musique Sur La Mer
June 1, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Summer Concert

Join us for a special evening of pops music and a picnic dinner to celebrate the ocean with the Musique Sur La Mer string orchestra under the direction of Marcy Sudock.

Night Dive
June 2, 2017 7:00 PM—11:00 PM

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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.

Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian
June 3, 2017 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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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.

Pacific Islander Festival
June 3, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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Discover the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands.

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration
June 3, 2017 10:30 AM—12:30 PM

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The Aquarium of the Pacific is working together with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to help restore a local wetland in Long Beach.

Pacific Islander Festival
June 4, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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Discover the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands.

Live Music: Long Beach Chorale
June 4, 2017 7:30 PM—9:00 PM

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Pirates and Pilgrims and Sailors—Oh, My!

The Long Beach Chorale returns for their third concert performance at the Aquarium in a show called “Pirates and Pilgrims and Sailors—Oh, My!”

World Ocean Day
June 8, 2017 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

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

Hollywood Amphibians: A Movie Star’s Life
June 8, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Lee Kats

Dr. Kats and his students have documented the factors that are impacting local amphibians, and data they have collected have been instrumental in developing conservation plans and strategies for local native species. Dr. Kats will discuss these changes and the challenges ahead for local frogs and salamanders.

Shark Lagoon Nights
June 9, 2017 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

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Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Junior Biologist: Conserve California
June 10, 2017 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

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Learn about the animals and habitat right off our own coast.

Kids ages 7-12 will discover the adaptations the animals that live right off our coast need.

Aquarium Closing Early
June 10, 2017 5:00 PM—6:00 PM

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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.

Blue Whale Gala
June 10, 2017 6:30 PM—11:00 PM

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Please save the date for the Aquarium of the Pacific’s most elegant and inspirational event of the year, the Blue Whale Gala.

Please be sure to save the dates for our Blue Whale Gala on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Ocean Adventure Day Camp 1
June 12, 2017 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

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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 in grades 2-4.

Aquatots: Shoreline Shapes
June 17, 2017 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

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Shape is the focus of this Aquatots program.

As we explore our surroundings we will discover the beautiful shapes in the sea with your two or three-year-old.

The Urban Ocean: World Port and Sea Life Cruise
June 17, 2017 4:00 PM—6:30 PM

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Join us on a double-deck yacht as we explore one of the most distinctive sections of our coastline and experience the wonders of the Southern California Urban Ocean.

Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian
June 18, 2017 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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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.

Father’s Day BBQ
June 18, 2017 11:30 AM—1:30 PM

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Celebrate Father’s Day with the entire family at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s annual picnic.

Junior Biologist Day Camp 1
June 19, 2017 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

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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.

Fish Fry Camp
June 20, 2017 8:30 AM—10:30 AM

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

Climate Change, the Sierra Nevada, and Our Water Future
June 22, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Alex Hall

Professor Alex Hall of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and his research team have set out to understand future impacts of climate change on the mountain landscapes we love—and the snowpack upon which California depends for its water resources.

Teacher Family Day
June 23, 2017 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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Enjoy a day at the Aquarium!

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts Teacher Family Day!

AAA Member Night
June 23, 2017 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

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AAA members will enjoy an exclusive private event among the creatures of the sea during Aquarium of the Pacific’s AAA Member Night.

Saturday Family Fun: Totally Turtles
June 24, 2017 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

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Discover fun facts and turtle trivia as you explore these reptiles with your four to six-year-old child.

Discounted Late Nights
June 25, 2017 5:00 PM—8:00 PM

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Special Extended Hours

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

Junior Biologist Day Camp 2
June 26, 2017 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

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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.

Ocean Adventure Day Camp 2
June 26, 2017 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

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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 in grades 2-4.

Other Minds and the Evolution of Consciousness
June 27, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Peter Godfrey-Smith

In his lecture Peter Godfrey-Smith will discuss how and why octopuses and other cephalopods have a special place in this history.

July 2017

Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist
July 1, 2017 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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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!

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration
July 1, 2017 10:30 AM—12:30 PM

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The Aquarium of the Pacific is working together with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to help restore a local wetland in Long Beach.

Discounted Late Nights
July 2, 2017 5:00 PM—8:00 PM

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Special Extended Hours

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

July 4th Late Night & BBQ
July 4, 2017 5:00 PM—10:00 PM

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Celebrate Independence Day with the red, white, and blue fish at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Fish Fry Camp
July 5, 2017 8:30 AM—10:30 AM

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

Sea Squirt Camp 1
July 5, 2017 8:30 AM—11:30 AMSold Out

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

Junior Biologist: Sharks
July 8, 2017 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

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Sharks are amazing predators of the deep!

Participants ages 7-12 will explore these amazing predators in this exciting class.

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