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Links to African-American Festival

February 23, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

African-American Festival

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its seventeenth 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 and Reptiles

February 23, 2019 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Birds and Reptiles

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 24, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

African-American Festival

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its seventeenth 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 Penguin Conservation in South Africa

February 28, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Penguin Conservation in South Africa

Sara Mandel

Aquarium Aviculturist Sara Mandel will share her experiences working in South Africa with the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds.

Links to Aquarium Closing Early

March 1, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Aquarium Closing Early

The Aquarium of the Pacific will close at 5:00 p.m. in preparation for a special event.

Links to Teacher Appreciation Month

March 1, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 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 all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through December 24.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist

March 2, 2019 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 Member Prom (21+)

March 5, 2019 7:00 PM—10:30 PM

Member Prom (21+)

Dance the night away!

The Aquarium is miles away from New Orleans but that won’t stop us from throwing a huge Mardi Gras celebration for our members (ages 21 and over)!

Links to Aquatic Academy

March 6, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Thriving in the Anthropocene: A Prescription for a California Model

California is experiencing all of the major impacts and has the opportunity to develop a model of how to thrive in the Anthropocene that could serve not only other states, but also other nations.

Links to Teacher Appreciation Month

March 8, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 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 all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through December 24.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

March 8, 2019 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 Divers Day

March 9, 2019 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 9, 2019 9:30 AM—10:30 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 Autism Families Night

March 10, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Autism Families Night

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

Links to What Role Should Nuclear Power Play in Solving Climate Change?

March 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

What Role Should Nuclear Power Play in Solving Climate Change?

Joshua Goldstein

Joshua Goldstein will present a lecture at the Aquarium to discuss the potential role for nuclear power in addressing climate change.

Links to Aquatic Academy

March 13, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Thriving in the Anthropocene: A Prescription for a California Model

California is experiencing all of the major impacts and has the opportunity to develop a model of how to thrive in the Anthropocene that could serve not only other states, but also other nations.

Links to Teacher Appreciation Month

March 15, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 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 all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through December 24.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

March 15, 2019 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 16, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

International Children’s Festival

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s fourteenth 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 Parent and Me: Penguins

March 16, 2019 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Penguins

Learn Together as a Family

Waddle, migrate, and feed like a penguin!

Links to Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist

March 17, 2019 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 International Children’s Festival

March 17, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

International Children’s Festival

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s fourteenth 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 Stability in a Changing World: The Role of the Public Aquarium in 20th Century Marine Biological Research

March 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Stability in a Changing World: The Role of the Public Aquarium in 20th Century Marine Biological Research

Sam Muka

Sam Muka will discuss how public aquariums have supported marine conservation research and communicated research outcomes to the general public.

Links to Aquatic Academy

March 20, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Thriving in the Anthropocene: A Prescription for a California Model

California is experiencing all of the major impacts and has the opportunity to develop a model of how to thrive in the Anthropocene that could serve not only other states, but also other nations.

Links to Teacher Appreciation Month

March 22, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 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 all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through December 24.

Links to Noche de Estrellas

March 22, 2019 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 Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

March 23, 2019 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 Junior Biologist: Sharks

March 23, 2019 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 Scout Day

March 24, 2019 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 Abilities Night

March 24, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Abilities Night

Free Admission After 6:00 p.m.*

Join us on Sunday, March 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for an exclusive evening for people with disabilities.

Links to State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future

March 26, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future

Manuel Pastor

Sociologist Manuel Pastor will discuss and sign copies of his book, State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future.

Links to Aquatic Academy

March 27, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Thriving in the Anthropocene: A Prescription for a California Model

California is experiencing all of the major impacts and has the opportunity to develop a model of how to thrive in the Anthropocene that could serve not only other states, but also other nations.

Links to Teacher Appreciation Month

March 29, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 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 all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through December 24.

Links to Urban Ocean Festival

March 30, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Urban Ocean Festival

Explore and celebrate Southern California’s coast during the Aquarium’s tenth annual Urban Ocean Festival.

The event will include art exhibitions, a recycled fashions showcase, mural painting, poetry readings, booths, and educational activities.

Links to Parent and Me: Sharks

March 30, 2019 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Sharks

Learn Together as a Family

Learn all about this fascinating, toothy predator!

Links to Urban Ocean Festival

March 31, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Urban Ocean Festival

Explore and celebrate Southern California’s coast during the Aquarium’s tenth annual Urban Ocean Festival.

The event will include art exhibitions, a recycled fashions showcase, mural painting, poetry readings, booths, and educational activities.

Links to Panel Discussion: STEM Careers at the Aquarium

April 3, 2019 10:00 AM—11:00 AM

Panel Discussion: STEM Careers at the Aquarium

As part of the City of Los Angeles’ month-long City of STEM science festival, the Aquarium will host a panel discussion on careers it offers that require science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

As part of the City of Los Angeles’ month-long City of STEM science festival, the Aquarium will host a panel discussion on careers it offers that require science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Links to Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder

April 3, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder

Chip Conley

Chip Conley will discuss the lessons he learned in this role and how people can repurpose their wisdom to launch new chapters in their careers.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

April 5, 2019 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: Marine Biologist

April 6, 2019 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 Shark Lagoon Nights

April 19, 2019 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: Otters

April 20, 2019 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Otters

Learn Together as a Family

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

Links to Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist

April 21, 2019 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 Unsuspected Collapse of Southern California Marine Communities in Historic Times: Novel Insights from Very Young Fossils

April 23, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Unsuspected Collapse of Southern California Marine Communities in Historic Times: Novel Insights from Very Young Fossils

Susan Kidwell

Susan Kidwell, a sedimentary geologist and paleoecologist, is the William Rainey Harper Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

April 26, 2019 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 Earth Day Celebration

April 27, 2019 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 nineteenth 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 Junior Biologist: Marine Mammals

April 27, 2019 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 Earth Day Celebration

April 28, 2019 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 nineteenth 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 Embracing Dissent for the Best Decision Making

April 30, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Embracing Dissent for the Best Decision Making

Charlan Nemeth

Charlan Jeanne Nemeth will discuss her most recent book on decision-making, In Defense of Troublemakers.

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