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October 2014

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!

Scout Day
November 1, 2014 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

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Discover an ocean of fun with your fellow scouts!

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

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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Experience a compelling one-man show, performed by MASH star Mike Farrell, about scientist David Keeling and his ground-breaking research that led to the defining moment in the discovery of climate change.

Autumn Festival
November 9, 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.

Member Sunday Funday
November 9, 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.

The Future of Food: Paul Greenberg
November 10, 2014 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

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Saving Our Seafood

This talk will be the first in an ongoing series hosted by Los Angeles Times Food Editor Russ Parsons. In this session he will discuss sustainable seafood with author Paul Greenberg.

Veterans Day
November 11, 2014 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

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In celebration of Veterans Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific honors veterans and military personnel.

Shark Lagoon Nights
November 14, 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.

NOAA and Our Planet Day
November 15, 2014 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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Find out what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) does for you, our nation, and our world at this annual event.

Aqua Tots: Slippery to Prickly
November 15, 2014 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

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This Aqua Tots 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.

Member Sunday Funday
November 16, 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.

Spark of Love Member Late Night
November 20, 2014 7:00 PM—10:00 PM

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Join us for a special Member Late Night as we collect toys for the Long Beach Fire Department’s Annual Spark of Love Toy Drive benefiting local Long Beach families in need this holiday season.

Night Dive
November 21, 2014 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: Shark Sleuths
November 22, 2014 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

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Sharks are the focus of this family program.

Discover how sharks’ amazing adaptations make them excellent predators with your four- to six-year-old child.

Member Sunday Funday
November 23, 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.

Thanksgiving Lunch
November 27, 2014 11:00 AM—5:00 PM

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Come gobble gobble with the sea otters and the entire Aquarium family!

Shark Lagoon Nights
November 28, 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.

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