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August 2016

Character Breakfast
August 26, 2016 9:00 AM—10:30 AM

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Join our Aquarium mascots for breakfast and exclusive photo opportunities in Café Scuba this summer.

Night Dive
August 26, 2016 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.

Saturday Family Fun: Magnificent Marine Mammals
August 27, 2016 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.

Discounted Late Nights
August 27, 2016 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 28, 2016 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!

Aquarium Closing Early
August 30, 2016 5:00 PM—6:00 PM

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The Aquarium of the Pacific will close at 5:00 p.m. in preparation for a special event. Normal public hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. resume the next day. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Hugs and Drugs from Sea Slugs
August 30, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Patrick Krug

Marine biologist Patrick Krug will discuss the ecological reasons for sea slugs’ beautiful coloration, their role in drug discovery and biomedical research, and their dramatic and intriguing mating behaviors.

Military Day
August 31, 2016 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

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The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is excited to be hosting Military Day at the Aquarium on August 31, 2016 during LA Fleet Week.

Voices on the Veranda
August 31, 2016 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

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Summer Concert Series

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host a summer concert series on its rooftop Veranda with solo singer/songwriters, jazz and rock bands, and other musical acts showcasing their talents.

September 2016

Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist
September 3, 2016 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
September 3, 2016 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.

The Urban Ocean: World Port and Sea Life Cruise
September 3, 2016 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 4, 2016 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!

Junior Biologist: Invertebrates
September 10, 2016 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.

First Responders Day
September 11, 2016 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.

Homeschool Days
September 14, 2016 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 15, 2016 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

Adult Member Trivia Night
September 15, 2016 6:30 PM—9:30 PM

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Nothing will be trivial about Adult Member Trivia Night at the Aquarium of the Pacific!

California Coastal Clean-Up Day
September 17, 2016 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 17, 2016 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 17, 2016 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.

Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist
September 18, 2016 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.

Moompetam: Native American Festival
September 18, 2016 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.

Tequila Dinner
September 22, 2016 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

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Casa Mexico

Enjoy a sustainable farm-to-table dinner paired with Casa Mexico Tequila on the Aquarium’s beautiful roof-top Veranda.

The Future of Food: Second Course with ONX Winery
September 23, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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ONX Winery

This ongoing series of talks hosted by former Los Angeles Times Food Editor and cookbook author Russ Parsons features experts representing different sectors of the American food system.

Baja Splash Cultural Festival
September 24, 2016 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 fifteenth annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival.

Saturday Family Fun: Sea Jellies
September 24, 2016 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 25, 2016 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 fifteenth annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival.

DDT Wars: The 1972 DDT Ban and its Benefits
September 27, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Charles Wurster

Charles Wurster will discuss his book, DDT Wars, and the inside story it tells of the decade-long scientific, legal and strategic campaign that culminated in the national ban of the insecticide DDT in 1972.

October 2016

Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian
October 1, 2016 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 1, 2016 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration
October 1, 2016 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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