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February 2016

Sex in the Sea
February 9, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Marah Hardt

Author and marine scientist Marah Hardt will discuss her new book Sex in the Sea with tales of sex-changing fish, romantic lobsters, and other salty stories from the deep.

Adult Member Prom
February 11, 2016 7:00 PM—10:00 PM

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Relive the glory days of high school and join us for our Member Prom!

Night Dive
February 12, 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.

Junior Biologist: Marine Mammals
February 13, 2016 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

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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.

Valentine’s Day Late Night & Dinner
February 14, 2016 5:00 PM—10:00 PM

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with someone special or the whole family at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Of Orcas and Men
February 18, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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David Neiwert

Author David Neiwert will discuss and sign copies of his book, Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us.

Shark Lagoon Nights
February 19, 2016 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.

Citizen Science for Conservation in Southern California Symposium
February 20, 2016 8:00 AM—6:00 PM

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Anyone involved in citizen science* in Southern California is invited and encouraged to attend this symposium.

Aqua Tots: Super Senses of the Sea
February 20, 2016 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

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Explore the world with your five senses!

Explore your five senses while discovering how ocean animals use their sense of sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste to survive with your two or three-year-old.

Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist
February 21, 2016 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.

Ocean’s Orchestra
February 21, 2016 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

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A collaboration between young Los Angeles County music students, music education team WE ARE LIKE MUSIC, and the Aquarium, Ocean’s Orchestra will feature a group of twenty students playing stringed instruments to translate the movements of fish into music

The USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber
February 23, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Karl Huggins

Karl Huggins will present an overview of the cases that are seen at the hyperbaric chamber and recommend practices that divers can follow to reduce their risk of ending up at the chamber as a patient.

Shark Lagoon Nights
February 26, 2016 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.

African-American Festival
February 27, 2016 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its 13th annual African-American Festival, celebrating the rich diversity of African-American and African cultures.

Saturday Family Fun: Totally Turtles
February 27, 2016 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.

African-American Festival
February 28, 2016 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its 13th annual African-American Festival, celebrating the rich diversity of African-American and African cultures.

March 2016

Aquatic Academy | Genetically Modified Organisms: Separating Fact from Fiction
March 2, 2016 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

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According to the United Nations, we will need 70 percent more food by 2050. Can GMOs help solve this dilemma? Learn more in our four-week course for adults.

Meet the Opah, the First Warm-Blooded Fish
March 3, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Nick Wegner

Nick Wegner will discuss the opah, a fish discovered to use a process called endothermy to retain internal body heat.

Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian
March 5, 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.

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration
March 5, 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.

Scout Day
March 6, 2016 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

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Explore the Aquarium with your fellow Scouts with our guides below!

Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts are invited to complete steps toward their badges with self-led activity sheets that are specifically designed for scouts.

Marine Pollution
March 8, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Judith Weis

In her latest book, Marine Pollution: What Everyone Needs to Know, Judith Weis covers marine pollution from chemical, industrial, and agricultural sources, including oil spills, untreated sewage, eutrophication, heavy metals, acidification, radioactive substances, and marine litter.

Aquatic Academy | Genetically Modified Organisms: Separating Fact from Fiction
March 9, 2016 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

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According to the United Nations, we will need 70 percent more food by 2050. Can GMOs help solve this dilemma? Learn more in our four-week course for adults.

Member Kids Activity Night
March 10, 2016 6:30 PM—9:30 PM

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Mark your calendar for our most popular event of the year!

Member Kids Activity Night
March 11, 2016 6:30 PM—9:30 PM

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Mark your calendar for our most popular event of the year!

Divers Day
March 12, 2016 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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Learn all about recent advancements in diving at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s thirteenth annual Divers Day.

Junior Biologist: Invertebrates
March 12, 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.

Autism Families Night
March 13, 2016 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

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Join us for a special evening at the Aquarium exclusively for families with adults or children with autism.

Aquatic Academy | Genetically Modified Organisms: Separating Fact from Fiction
March 16, 2016 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

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According to the United Nations, we will need 70 percent more food by 2050. Can GMOs help solve this dilemma? Learn more in our four-week course for adults.

Bioluminescence and Illuminating Disease
March 17, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Marc Zimmer

Noche de Estrellas
March 18, 2016 6:30 PM—10:30 PM

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Live Latin Music, Dancing, Dinner, & More

Party with the sea stars at the Aquarium’s Latin-themed Late Night. The Aquarium will remain open until 10:30 p.m., so you can dance under the sea stars to the sounds of cumbia, salsa, cha cha, rumba, and more.

Aqua Tots: Colors of the Ocean
March 19, 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.

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