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September 2014

Homeschool Days
September 17, 2014 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Homeschool Days
September 18, 2014 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Shark Lagoon Nights
September 19, 2014 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.

California Coastal Clean-Up Day
September 20, 2014 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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Join the Aquarium of the Pacific in cleaning up Alamitos Beach in Long Beach as part of the statewide Coastal Clean-Up Day.

Moompetam: Native American Festival
September 20, 2014 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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In celebration of the local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its tenth annual Moompetam Festival.

Aqua Tots: Colors of the Ocean
September 20, 2014 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.

Moompetam: Native American Festival
September 21, 2014 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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In celebration of the local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its tenth annual Moompetam Festival.

Live Webcast: Extreme Weather
September 24, 2014 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

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Flooding in the Southwestern U.S., severe drought in California, and tropical storms on the East, West, and Gulf Coasts. Are these events connected? Will more extreme weather-related events be hitting our nation? What can we do to prepare and adapt? Find out this and more with leading experts.

Senior Member Afternoon
September 24, 2014 2:00 PM—3:00 PM

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Do you know how to make healthy and responsible seafood choices?

Returning as one of our most popular events, in this edition of Senior Member Afternoon, learn about healthy and responsible seafood choices.

The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World
September 24, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Lincoln Paine

Lincoln Paine will discuss his book, The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World. This book traces how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across the world’s waterways.

Shark Lagoon Nights
September 26, 2014 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.

Baja Splash Cultural Festival
September 27, 2014 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its thirteenth annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival.

Saturday Family Fun: Sea Jellies
September 27, 2014 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.

Baja Splash Cultural Festival
September 28, 2014 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its thirteenth annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival.

The Role of Design and Design Thinking in Sustainability and Ocean Conservation
September 29, 2014 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

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Tune in online for a half-hour broadcast in our Coastal Conversations series. In this episode, we will talk with Heidrun Mumper-Drumm, professor and director of Sustainability Initiatives at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and Jessie Kawata, creative strategist and designer for NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Viewers can submit questions during the broadcast by sending an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Portraying Scientists as Geeks and Madmen: Can Hollywood Reverse the Trend it Started?
September 29, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Jerry Zucker

Producer and director Jerry Zucker will discuss the portrayal of scientists in popular culture, particularly movies.

October 2014

Job Shadow: Veterinarian
October 1, 2014 3:30 PM—6:30 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.

Looking for Life in Oceans on Earth and in Space
October 2, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Max Coleman

Max Coleman and his colleagues at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab have developed ways of detecting signs of microbial activity preserved in minerals from Earth’s ancient ecosystems. They are using the same methods to explore for life on other planets.

Shark Lagoon Nights
October 3, 2014 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: Veterinarian
October 4, 2014 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.

Southeast Asia Day
October 4, 2014 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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The Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate its tenth annual Southeast Asia Day.

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration
October 4, 2014 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.

Photographers Night
October 5, 2014 5:30 PM—10:00 PM

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Tickets on sale!

Now is your chance to take the photos you have always wanted.

Project SECORE and Guam’s Threatened Coral Reefs
October 8, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Perry Hampton

Aquarium Vice President of Husbandry Perry Hampton will provide an overview of Guam’s coral reefs and the threats facing those and many other reefs worldwide.

Shark Lagoon Nights
October 10, 2014 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.

Aquarium Kids Fun Run
October 11, 2014 9:00 AM—2:00 PM

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Up to 2,000 kids ages 6 to 12 can race in the Aquarium Kids Fun Run.

Junior Biologist: Southern California/Baja
October 11, 2014 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.

Glowing Aliens: Diversity and Bioluminescence of Deep-Sea Jellies and Other Unusual Organisms
October 15, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Steve Haddock

A huge diversity of marine life—from bacteria and single-celled algae to jellyfish, squid, and sea cucumbers—use light in their daily (and nightly) lives.

ProTECTOR: Saving Turtles, Helping People
October 16, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Stephen Dunbar

Stephen Dunbar will share the progress his team has made in Honduras both on the ground and in the lab with their work to promote turtle conservation.

Shark Lagoon Nights
October 17, 2014 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: Movin’ and Groovin’ Beneath the Sea
October 18, 2014 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

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Focusing on the way different animals move in their watery world.

Explore how animals move in their watery world with your two or three-year-old.

Aquarium Closing Early
October 18, 2014 5:00 PM—6:00 PM

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The Aquarium of the Pacific will close at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014 in preparation for a special event. Normal public hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. resume the next day, Sunday, October 19. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Sea Fare
October 18, 2014 7:00 PM—11:00 PM

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Aquarium of the Pacific’s 11th Annual Sea Fare fundraiser featuring tastes from over 25 local food and beverage providers, a live and silent auction, and open bar.

Teacher Family Day
October 19, 2014 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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

Green Screen: How Trees Made California Modern
October 20, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Jared Farmer

Jared Farmer will discuss how tree planters staged a landscape revolution, and, in doing so, they helped make California modern.

Images of the Grand Canyon in 2014 and Environment Impacts in the Last Sixty Years
October 21, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Photographer Ty Bowman will discuss his time as an artist in residence at Grand Canyon National Park taking photographs and presenting lectures.

Halloween Family Sleepover
October 24, 2014 5:00 PM—7:00 AM

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Have a “spooktacular” evening at the Aquarium with creepy crawly critters, pumpkin painting, and a freaky flashlight tour.

Shark Lagoon Nights
October 24, 2014 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.

Scarium of the Pacific
October 25, 2014 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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Trick or Treat at the Aquarium

Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at Scarium of the Pacific—a spooktacular educational Halloween event for the whole family.

Saturday Family Fun: Totally Turtles
October 25, 2014 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.

Aquarium Closing Early
October 25, 2014 5:00 PM—6:00 PM

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The Aquarium of the Pacific will close at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25 in preparation for a special event. Normal public hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. resume the next day, Sunday, October 26. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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