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Today's Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Links to Homeschool Holiday

December 13, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Holiday

Join us for Homeschool Holiday! We are opening our doors to homeschool families, networks, students, parents, and teachers.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

December 13, 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 Aquarium Holidays

December 14, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Aquarium Holidays

Get into the holiday spirit with the Aquarium Holidays celebration from December 7 through 23!

Get into the holiday spirit with the Aquarium Holidays celebration from December 7 through 23! The halls are decked, the animals are feeling jolly, and there is lots of holiday fun for you to enjoy.

Links to Junior Biologist: Marine Mammals

December 14, 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 Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist

December 15, 2019 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 Teen Science Cafe

December 15, 2019 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

Teen Science Cafe

Learn. Eat. Hang out.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Teen Science Café will be presenting an event for high school and middle school students to learn from a real scientist about current issues in the world today. This month we will be focusing on sea otters.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

December 20, 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 Aquarium Holidays

December 21, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Aquarium Holidays

Get into the holiday spirit with the Aquarium Holidays celebration from December 7 through 23!

Get into the holiday spirit with the Aquarium Holidays celebration from December 7 through 23! The halls are decked, the animals are feeling jolly, and there is lots of holiday fun for you to enjoy.

Links to Parent and Me: Penguins

December 21, 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 Sea Squirt Winter Camp

December 26, 2019 8:30 AM—11:30 AM

Sea Squirt Winter Camp

This three-day camp offers an exciting introduction to marine biology for five- and six-year-olds.

Links to Discounted Late Nights

December 26, 2019 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 Discounted Late Nights

December 27, 2019 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 Discounted Late Nights

December 29, 2019 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 Discounted Late Nights

December 30, 2019 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 Winter Teen Overnight

December 30, 2019 5:00 PM—7:00 AM

Winter Teen Overnight

Dive into ocean exploration!

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

Links to New Year's Eve Presented by Night Dive

December 31, 2019 8:00 PM—1:00 AM

New Year's Eve Presented by Night Dive

Ring in 2020 with the New Year’s Eve presented by Night Dive at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Links to New Year's Eve Presented by Night Dive

December 31, 2019 8:00 PM—1:00 AM

New Year's Eve Presented by Night Dive

Ring in 2020 with the New Year’s Eve presented by Night Dive at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Links to Winter Day Camp

January 2, 2020 8:00 AM—12:00 PM

Winter Day Camp

Join us as we explore the Pacific Ocean and its inhabitants during our two-day Winter Day Camp adventure for 7-12 year olds.

Links to Discounted Late Nights

January 3, 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 Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian

January 4, 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 Parent and Me: Octopus

January 4, 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 Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Sea of Shadows

January 6, 2020 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Sea of Shadows

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host a screening of Sea of Shadows, a documentary from National Geographic Documentary Films and winner of the Sundance audience award, followed by a panel discussion featuring ocean conservation experts and one of the filmmakers.

Links to An Evolutionary and Philosophical Answer to the Climate Change Mystery: Why the Doubt?

January 9, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

An Evolutionary and Philosophical Answer to the Climate Change Mystery: Why the Doubt?

Dr. Thomas White

Dr. White will explore the possibility that the skepticism surrounding climate change is the product of a central but potentially dangerous feature of American culture— “American exceptionalism."

Links to Winter Family Overnight

January 10, 2020 5:00 PM—7:00 AM

Winter Family Overnight

Grab your sleeping bags and coziest pajamas for an overnight adventure.

SOLD OUT Explore the Aquarium after hours, and don't forget to pack your sleeping bag!

Links to Underwater Parks Day

January 11, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Underwater Parks Day

Learn more about Southern California's network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

The event will also feature educational booths and activities in the Great Hall.

Links to Junior Biologist: Sharks

January 11, 2020 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 Parent and Me: Octopus

January 11, 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 California and the Ocean: Three Perspectives on the Future

January 12, 2020 7:00 PM—9:15 PM

California and the Ocean: Three Perspectives on the Future

Sylvia Earle, Mark Gold, and Betty Yee

The Aquarium will host an evening keynote presentation to kick off a forum on the future of decommissioned oil rigs off the coast of California. Three leaders in ocean conservation and management will discuss their perspectives on California’s unique relationship with the ocean and what we can do to ensure a healthy ocean in the future, and one that benefits society economically.

Links to Offshore Oil Platform Decommissioning Forum For The Public

January 13, 2020 8:30 AM—5:00 PM

Offshore Oil Platform Decommissioning Forum For The Public

The Aquarium will host a forum to investigate the issue of decommissioned oil rigs. Once these structures have reached the end of their functional lifespan, drilling operators, government agencies, and surrounding communities must decide what to do with them.

Links to Offshore Oil Platform Decommissioning Forum For The Public

January 14, 2020 8:30 AM—5:00 PM

Offshore Oil Platform Decommissioning Forum For The Public

The Aquarium will host a forum to investigate the issue of decommissioned oil rigs. Once these structures have reached the end of their functional lifespan, drilling operators, government agencies, and surrounding communities must decide what to do with them.

Links to Saving Birds in the Northern Mariana Islands

January 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Saving Birds in the Northern Mariana Islands

Susan Gerros

Senior Aviculturist Susan Gerros will share stories of her experiences on the island of Saipan, located in the Northern Mariana Islands, where several species of birds are being relocated to help save them from possible extinction.

Links to Parent and Me: Octopus

January 18, 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 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 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 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 Parent and Me: Octopus

January 25, 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 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 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.

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