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August 2015

Discounted Late Nights
August 29, 2015 5:00 PM—8:00 PM

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Special Extended Hours

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

Discounted Late Nights
August 30, 2015 5:00 PM—8:00 PM

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Special Extended Hours

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

September 2015

Job Shadow: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist
September 2, 2015 3:30 PM—6:30 PM

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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.

Job Shadow: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist
September 5, 2015 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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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.

The Urban Ocean: World Port and Sea Life Cruise
September 5, 2015 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.

Discounted Late Nights
September 6, 2015 5:00 PM—8:00 PM

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Special Extended Hours

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

Jelly Blooms
September 10, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Richard Brodeur

Rick Brodeur from NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Newport, Oregon, will discuss jelly blooms and their effects on the ocean, ecosystems, and food webs.

First Responders Day
September 11, 2015 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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Police officers, sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, and EMS employees receive free admission on September 11.

Shark Lagoon Nights
September 11, 2015 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: Invertebrates
September 12, 2015 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

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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.

Homeschool Days
September 16, 2015 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 17, 2015 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 18, 2015 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 19, 2015 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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

Moompetam: Native American Festival
September 19, 2015 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 eleventh annual Moompetam Festival.

Aqua Tots: Colors of the Ocean
September 19, 2015 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 20, 2015 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 eleventh annual Moompetam Festival.

California in the Pacific World
September 21, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Jon Christensen, Peter Kareiva & Jerry Schubel

California is a leader in the Pacific World, particularly in ocean conservation. Can we also lead the way in continuing to ensure the Pacific is a vibrant resource for our economy and for feeding the world?

Farm to Cocktail
September 24, 2015 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

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Enjoy local, sustainable, and delicious 5-course meal, each with a different cocktail accompaniment out on our gorgeous Rooftop Veranda.

Marine Protected Areas and Marine Spatial Planning in an Age of Change
September 24, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Carlton Ray & Jerry McCormick-Ray

Marine protected areas (MPAs) and marine spatial planning (MSP) are instruments that can be used to satisfy social-economic demands for use and protection of the ocean.

College and Food Truck Night
September 25, 2015 5:00 PM—9:00 PM

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Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific with special extended hours on College and Food Truck Night!

Shark Lagoon Nights
September 25, 2015 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 26, 2015 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 fourteenth annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival.

Saturday Family Fun: Sea Jellies
September 26, 2015 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 27, 2015 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 fourteenth annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival.

Adapt or Retreat? Preparing Cities for a Changing Climate
September 29, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Walker Wells

Walker Wells will discuss the growing need to increase the resilience of our cities in light of climate change through sustainable urban planning and green building strategies.

Adult Member Afternoon
September 30, 2015 2:00 PM—3:30 PM

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Join us for a special afternoon for adult members only!

Job Shadow: Veterinarian
September 30, 2015 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.

October 2015

The Alchemy of Creativity Presents the Creative Keys
October 1, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Dave Zaboski

Through a live painting demonstration, artist Dave Zaboski will share principles of creativity to help attendees avoid creative blocks, connect with their true voice, and better collaborate with others.

Shark Lagoon Nights
October 2, 2015 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.

Night Dive
October 2, 2015 7:00 PM—11:00 PM

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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.

Job Shadow: Veterinarian
October 3, 2015 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 3, 2015 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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

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