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Today's Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Links to Galápagos Wonders

January 22, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Galápagos Wonders

Ellen Prager

Dr. Ellen Prager will share her experiences in the Galápagos and the wonder of the islands through stories and images.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

January 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 Festival of Human Abilities

January 25, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Festival of Human Abilities

Celebrate the Creative Spirit of People with Disabilities

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for its annual Festival of Human Abilities, a celebration highlighting the creative talents and abilities of people with disabilities.

Links to Junior Biologist: Fish

January 25, 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 Festival of Human Abilities

January 26, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Festival of Human Abilities

Celebrate the Creative Spirit of People with Disabilities

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for its annual Festival of Human Abilities, a celebration highlighting the creative talents and abilities of people with disabilities.

Links to The Curious World of Seaweed

January 30, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Curious World of Seaweed

Josie Iselin

Artist Josie Iselin will discuss her new book, The Curious World of Seaweed, which combines essays and imagery to explore seaweed and kelp from the Pacific coast.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

January 31, 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 Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist

February 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

February 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.

Links to Otter Bowl

February 2, 2020 3:00 PM—6:00 PM

Otter Bowl

Come see our playful sea otters vie for the title of champion as they play ball in their exhibit.

Links to A Story About People and Place: Lessons Learned in Vaquita Conservation

February 6, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A Story About People and Place: Lessons Learned in Vaquita Conservation

David Bader

Aquarium Director of Education David Bader will discuss lessons learned from the story of the vaquita and what it can tell us broadly about what it will take to achieve conservation success

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

February 7, 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: Marine Mammals

February 8, 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 Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist

February 9, 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 Night Dive

February 14, 2020 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 Parent and Me: Octopus

February 15, 2020 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Octopus

Learn Together as a Family

Parent and Me classes allow adults and children to learn together through play, movement, and exploration.

Links to Aquarium Jazz Festival

February 15, 2020 7:00 PM—11:00 PM

Aquarium Jazz Festival

Four Long Beach-based jazz and blues bands in our state-of-the-art Honda Pacific Visions Theater

Links to Coral Reef Restoration in Palau and the Bahamas

February 19, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Coral Reef Restoration in Palau and the Bahamas

Nate Jaros & Briana Fodor

Aquarium staff members Nate Jaros and Briana Fodor will discuss the Aquarium’s involvement in coral reef restoration field work.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

February 21, 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 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

Learn Together as a Family

Learn all about this fascinating, toothy predator!

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 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 Abilities Night

March 8, 2020 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Abilities Night

Free Admission After 6:00 p.m.*

An exclusive evening for people with disabilities.

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 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 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 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 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 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—9:30 PM

The Lighthouse – Peter Maxwell Davies

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 The Lighthouse – Peter Maxwell Davies

March 22, 2020 7:30 PM—9:30 PM

The Lighthouse – Peter Maxwell Davies

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 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 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 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—9:30 PM

The Lighthouse – Peter Maxwell Davies

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 Lighthouse – Peter Maxwell Davies

March 29, 2020 7:30 PM—9:30 PM

The Lighthouse – Peter Maxwell Davies

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.

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