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May 2016

Shark Lagoon Nights
May 27, 2016 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.

Saturday Family Fun: Sea Jellies
May 28, 2016 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

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and Other Incredible Invertebrates

Explore these incredible animals with your four to six-year-old child.

Discounted Late Nights
May 29, 2016 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!

June 2016

Shark Lagoon Nights
June 3, 2016 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.

Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian
June 4, 2016 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 4, 2016 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 4, 2016 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.

The Urban Ocean: World Port and Sea Life Cruise
June 4, 2016 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.

Pacific Islander Festival
June 5, 2016 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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Discover the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands.

Does Climate Change Put Ocean Life in a Blender?
June 7, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Malin Pinsky

The oceans have absorbed 93 percent of all excess heat on earth, dramatically changing the physics, chemistry, and biology of the ocean.

World Ocean Day
June 8, 2016 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.

Shark Lagoon Nights
June 10, 2016 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.

Long Beach Chorale Summer Concert
June 10, 2016 7:30 PM—9:00 PM

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Music in the Key of Sea

The Long Beach Chorale returns to the Aquarium for their summer concert. Enjoy the sounds of sixty voices, with the Honda Blue Cavern exhibit as a backdrop and the Great Hall providing cathedral-like acoustics.

Junior Biologist: Conserve California
June 11, 2016 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 11, 2016 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 2016
June 11, 2016 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 11, 2016.

Discounted Late Nights
June 12, 2016 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!

Ocean Adventure Day Camp 1
June 13, 2016 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.

Harmful Algal Blooms: Too Much of a Good Thing
June 14, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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David Caron

Scientists have documented an increase in the number and severity of toxic algal blooms in the ocean in recent decades.

Teacher Family Day
June 17, 2016 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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

Night Dive
June 17, 2016 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.

Aqua Tots: Shoreline Shapes
June 18, 2016 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

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Shape is the focus of this Aqua Tot program.

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

Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian
June 19, 2016 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 19, 2016 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.

Discounted Late Nights
June 19, 2016 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 1
June 20, 2016 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.

The Sea Otter Survival Story
June 21, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Kim Steinhardt

The relationship between sea otters and humans has been strained nearly to the breaking point during much of the last two centuries. Now, with only 3,000 California sea otters remaining, this threatened species faces new peril.

Character Breakfast
June 24, 2016 9:00 AM—10:30 AM

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Join our Aquarium mascots for breakfast and exclusive photo opportunities in Café Scuba this summer.

Saturday Family Fun: Totally Turtles
June 25, 2016 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 26, 2016 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!

Ocean Adventure Day Camp 2
June 27, 2016 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.

Summer Teen Overnight
June 29, 2016 5:00 PM—7:30 AM

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Dive into ocean exploration!

Dive deep and enjoy a night sleeping with the fishes in this teen only event.

Georgia’s Atlantic Gray Whales
June 29, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Scott Noakes

Until recent times, Georgia’s coastal waters had not been known for gray whales. However, in 2006 the first of two Pleistocene gray whale remains were discovered approximately twenty miles offshore.

July 2016

Discounted Late Nights
July 1, 2016 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!

Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist
July 2, 2016 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 2, 2016 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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