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February 2017

Seafood: Good for You, Good for the Planet
February 21, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Linda Cornish & Rick Moonen

Linda Cornish and Rick Moonen will discuss seafood’s role in human and environmental health and share tips for sourcing and preparing healthy seafood.

Shark Lagoon Nights
February 24, 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.

The Well-Tempered City
February 24, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Jonathan Rose

Jonathan Rose will discuss and sign copies of his book, The Well-Tempered City, in which he identifies five key characteristics that are necessary for cities to thrive.

African-American Festival
February 25, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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

Saturday Family Fun: Totally Turtles
February 25, 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.

African-American Festival
February 26, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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

Teen Science Cafe
February 26, 2017 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

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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 where they can learn from a real scientist about the animals living off of our coast.

March 2017

Wild Orcas: A Summer in the San Juan Islands
March 2, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Kera Mathes spent the summer of 2016 at the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest photographing whales and other wildlife as a naturalist.

College and Food Truck Night
March 3, 2017 5:00 PM—9:00 PM

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Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific with special extended hours on College and Food Truck Night!

Shark Lagoon Nights
March 3, 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.

Citizen Science Symposium
March 4, 2017 8:00 AM—6:00 PM

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Anyone involved in citizen science* in Southern California is invited and encouraged to attend this symposium.

Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist
March 4, 2017 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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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.

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration
March 4, 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.

Concert: For the Love of Our Oceans
March 5, 2017 8:00 PM—10:00 PM

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Musique Sur La Mer Orchestra

Musique Sur La Mer Orchestra performs locally and travels extensively around the globe performing concerts that inspire and sustain, raising money for charities.

Aquatic Academy
March 7, 2017 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

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Can We Make our Coastal Cities Resilient to Climate Change or Are They Doomed?

What aspects of climate change will have the greatest impact on sustainability of Southern California’s coastal cities? Which cities are at the greatest risk with sea level rise and coastal flooding? Why do cities matter in pursuing sustainability?

Sad Serendipity: Shipwrecks On and Around the Palos Verdes Peninsula
March 9, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Patrick Smith

Captain Patrick Smith returns to share stories of cargo ships, ferry boats, passenger liners, and ex-Civil War military vessels that all met their end in the waters around the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Shark Lagoon Nights
March 10, 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.

Divers Day
March 11, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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

Junior Biologist: Invertebrates
March 11, 2017 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

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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.

Aquatic Academy
March 14, 2017 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

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Can We Make our Coastal Cities Resilient to Climate Change or Are They Doomed?

What aspects of climate change will have the greatest impact on sustainability of Southern California’s coastal cities? Which cities are at the greatest risk with sea level rise and coastal flooding? Why do cities matter in pursuing sustainability?

Climate Change and Ecosystems of the Gulf of Maine: What Does the Future Hold?
March 15, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Andrew Pershing

Andrew Pershing will discuss his research, which focuses on the causes and consequences of changing conditions in the Gulf of Maine.

Shark Lagoon Nights
March 17, 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.

Scout Day
March 18, 2017 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

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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.

Aquatots: Colors of the Ocean
March 18, 2017 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

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Let's focus on the many colors in the ocean!

What’s your favorite color? Discover which animal in the ocean shares your passion for purple or your glee at the sight of green with your two or three-year-old.

Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist
March 19, 2017 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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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.

Autism Families Night
March 19, 2017 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

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Join us for a special evening at the Aquarium exclusively for families with adults or children with autism.

Aquatic Academy
March 21, 2017 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

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Can We Make our Coastal Cities Resilient to Climate Change or Are They Doomed?

What aspects of climate change will have the greatest impact on sustainability of Southern California’s coastal cities? Which cities are at the greatest risk with sea level rise and coastal flooding? Why do cities matter in pursuing sustainability?

Wetlands in a Time of Change
March 22, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Christine Whitcraft

Christine Whitcraft will discuss how human activities, including development and climate change, impact salt marshes and how we can successfully protect and restore these valuable ecosystems in the future.

Shark Lagoon Nights
March 24, 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.

Noche de Estrellas
March 24, 2017 6:30 PM—10:30 PM

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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.

Saturday Family Fun: Shark Sleuths
March 25, 2017 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

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Sharks are the focus of this family program.

Discover how sharks’ amazing adaptations make them excellent predators with your four- to six-year-old child.

Marine Teen Night
March 26, 2017 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

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Calling all high school students interested in a career in marine science.

This event will allow high school students and their parents to learn more about the many opportunities that the Aquarium of the Pacific offers for teens.

Aquatic Academy
March 28, 2017 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

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Can We Make our Coastal Cities Resilient to Climate Change or Are They Doomed?

What aspects of climate change will have the greatest impact on sustainability of Southern California’s coastal cities? Which cities are at the greatest risk with sea level rise and coastal flooding? Why do cities matter in pursuing sustainability?

Member Kids Activity Night
March 30, 2017 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

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Arrrrr, matey! We’re throwing a pirate party for our family members during this year’s Kids Activity Night.

Shark Lagoon Nights
March 31, 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.

Member Kids Activity Night
March 31, 2017 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

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Arrrrr, matey! We’re throwing a pirate party for our family members during this year’s Kids Activity Night.

April 2017

Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist
April 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!

International Children’s Festival
April 1, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration
April 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.

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