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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.

Scarium of the Pacific
October 26, 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.

Job Shadow: Marine Biologist
October 29, 2014 3:30 PM—6:30 PM

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Taking care of fish is a fun and rewarding hobby, and it can even be a career!

Aquarist is not a zodiac sign. It is a very important position that our scaly and spineless friends rely on! Find out what it takes to be one in this three-hour class!

Shark Lagoon Nights
October 31, 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.

November 2014

Why Do We Explore?
November 1, 2014 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

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NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Professional Development

Meet Okeanos Explorer - a ship dedicated to Ocean Exploration! Through this workshop, teachers will be introduced to deep sea exploration, Okeanos voyages, standard-based lesson plans, on-line resources, and more. Each participant receives a $50 stipend for attending the full day session.

Job Shadow: Marine Biologist
November 1, 2014 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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Taking care of fish is a fun and rewarding hobby, and it can even be a career!

Aquarist is not a zodiac sign. It is a very important position that our scaly and spineless friends rely on! Find out what it takes to be one in this three-hour class!

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration
November 1, 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.

Member Sunday Funday
November 2, 2014 10:00 AM—1:00 PM

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Join us for Member Sunday Fundays this November! We’re offering FREE opportunities for members to visit the Aquarium classrooms every Sunday in November from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

New Member Night
November 2, 2014 6:30 PM—9:30 PM

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Welcome to the Aquarium!

Members, you’re officially invited to explore the wonders of the Aquarium at New Member Night!

Medicines from the Sea
November 4, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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John Williams

John Williams will discuss City of Hope’s partnership with the Aquarium to study biologically active compounds in corals and sponges for potential cancer cures.

Shark Lagoon Nights
November 7, 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.

Pacific Circle Member Flashlight Tour
November 7, 2014 7:00 PM—10:00 PM

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Pacific Circle members are invited to a flashlight tour of the Aquarium at dusk.

Autumn Festival
November 8, 2014 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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A Celebration of Asian Culture

Delve into the arts, cuisines, cultures, and marine environments of Asia during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Autumn Festival.

Junior Biologist: Northern Pacific
November 8, 2014 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

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What adaptations do animals have for the cold?

Participants ages 7-12 will learn how an amazing variety of animals have adapted to live in the icy north!

Dr. Keeling’s Curve
November 8, 2014 8:00 PM—10:00 PM

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The Aquarium in partnership with the International City Theatre will present a performance of the play Dr. Keeling’s Curve by playwright George Shea.

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