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Today's Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

January 17, 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: Otters

January 18, 2020 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: Veterinarian

January 19, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian

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.

Links to League of Women Voters 6th Annual Climate Symposium

January 19, 2020 3:00 PM—6:00 PM

League of Women Voters 6th Annual Climate Symposium

California: Leader or Laggard?

The League of Women Voters of the Long Beach area (LWVLBA) will present its 6th Annual Climate Change Symposium in partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Links to Discounted Late Nights

January 19, 2020 5:00 PM—8:00 PM

Discounted Late Nights

Special Extended Hours

Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific with special extended hours at an extra special price!

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 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!

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