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May 2016

Urban Ocean Festival
May 1, 2016 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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

Status of White and Pinto Abalone in Southern California
May 5, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Melissa Neuman

Overfishing and other impacts have caused white and pinto abalone populations in the Southern California Bight to fall to alarmingly low levels. Melissa Neuman will discuss her work with these abalone populations.

Shark Lagoon Nights
May 6, 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: Mammalogist
May 7, 2016 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
May 7, 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.

Mother’s Day Brunch
May 8, 2016 10:30 AM—1:30 PM

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This Mother’s Day, show your mom she deserves the best!

Seawater Desalination: Fact vs. Fiction
May 11, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Scott Maloni

Cyclical drought cycles exacerbated by the future impacts of climate change have California looking to the Pacific Ocean for a new, drought-proof drinking water supply. Is seawater desalination a sustainable source of new water for the state’s growing population?

Shark Lagoon Nights
May 13, 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.

Junior Biologist: Birds and Reptiles
May 14, 2016 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

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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.

Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist
May 15, 2016 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.

Shark Lagoon Nights
May 20, 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.

Aqua Tots: Slippery to Prickly
May 21, 2016 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

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This Aqua Tots program focuses on one of our senses, the sense of touch.

Let’s focus on our sense of touch as we explore slippery slugs, prickly sea urchins, and more with your two or three-year-old.

Member Preview Night
May 22, 2016 6:30 PM—9:30 PM

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Did you know that winged horses really do exist and that some horses can change color?

Get a sneak peek of our newest animals!

The West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel: Findings, Recommendations, and Actions
May 24, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Dr. Stephen Weisberg

Panelist Dr. Stephen Weisberg will discuss the final report summarizing the panel’s major findings, recommendations, and action plan to combat changes to West Coast seawater chemistry.

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.

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 12:00 AM—12:00 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.

Blue Whale Gala
June 11, 2016 6:30 PM—11:00 PM

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Please be sure to save the dates for our Blue Whale Gala on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

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