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April 2017

State of the California South Coast: Findings from Baseline Monitoring of Marine Protected Areas
April 25, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Learn about key findings from marine protected area (MPA) baseline monitoring. Researchers from Marine Applied Research and Exploration (MARE) and the University of California, Santa Barbara, will take the audience on a journey to explore California’s diverse ecosystems, from kelp forests to deep water habitats.

Power Meets Water: The Nexus of Water and Energy in California
April 27, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Mark S. Martinez

Mark S. Martinez will discuss the critical relationship between the power supply and water in California and opportunities for sustainably solving the challenges of both.

Shark Lagoon Nights
April 28, 2017 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.

Urban Ocean Festival
April 29, 2017 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.

Saturday Family Fun: Magnificent Marine Mammals
April 29, 2017 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

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Our marine mammal relatives who live in the ocean are the focus of this family program.

Explore what makes marine mammals like whales to sea otters so special with your four to six-year-old child.

Urban Ocean Festival
April 30, 2017 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.

May 2017

Might As Well Go Surfing: Biomass Utilization in a World with Oil at $50 a Barrel
May 2, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Robert Pomeroy

Robert Pomeroy will discuss the ongoing research and outreach in algae biofuels and introduce our pivot to biopolymers.

Shark Lagoon Nights
May 5, 2017 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 6, 2017 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 6, 2017 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.

Teen Science Cafe
May 6, 2017 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

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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 where they can learn from a real scientist about the animals living off of our coast.

Shark Lagoon Nights
May 12, 2017 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 13, 2017 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.

Mother’s Day Brunch
May 14, 2017 10:30 AM—12:00 PM

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

The Physics of Mudskippers and Other Land Locomotors
May 17, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Daniel Goldman

Daniel Goldman was the lead author of a study published recently that investigated how aquatic animals transitioned to dry land millions of years ago.

Shark Lagoon Nights
May 19, 2017 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.

Aquatots: Slippery to Prickly
May 20, 2017 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

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This Aquatots 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.

Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist
May 21, 2017 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.

Adult Member Preview Night
May 22, 2017 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

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Get a sneak peek of our newest animals! Adult members (21+ only) are invited to an exclusive evening to see our newest animals at the Aquarium before they make their public debut.

Family Member Preview Night
May 23, 2017 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

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Get a sneak peek of our newest animals!  Family members are invited to an exclusive evening to see our newest animals at the Aquarium before they make their public debut.

Will Farmed Fish Save Our Oceans, Delight Our Palates, and Provide Healthy Food for All?
May 25, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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The Conservation Science, Economics and Operations of Aquaculture

Panelists will discuss a recent study by conservation scientists at University of California, Santa Barbara, on the economics and sustainability of offshore aquaculture, how aquaculture could serve the restaurant industry, and the details of running an aquaculture operation.

Shark Lagoon Nights
May 26, 2017 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 27, 2017 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.

Discounted Late Nights
May 27, 2017 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!

Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
May 30, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Jonathan White

Writer, sailor, and marine conservationist Jonathan White will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean.

June 2017

Musique Sur La Mer
June 1, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Summer Concert

Join us for a special evening of pops music and a picnic dinner to celebrate the ocean with the Musique Sur La Mer string orchestra under the direction of Marcy Sudock.

Night Dive
June 2, 2017 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 Class: Veterinarian
June 3, 2017 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 3, 2017 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 3, 2017 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.

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