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April 2015

Aquarium CLOSED due to Long Beach Grand Prix
April 19, 2015 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

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The Aquarium of the Pacific will be closed Friday through Sunday, April 17-19 due to the Long Beach Grand Prix street closures. The Aquarium will reopen, resuming regular hours of operation, on Monday, April 20, 2015.

California’s Drought: Are We In or Out?
April 21, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Bill Patzert

Climatologist Bill Patzert will explain how the California drought developed, its ties to ocean phenomena, and how people can deal with the impacts of future droughts.

Harnessing Science in Service of a Thriving Democracy
April 22, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Dr. Andrew Rosenberg

Dr. Andrew Rosenberg will discuss science’s role in American democracy and the trend of disbelief in scientific information.

Shark Lagoon Nights
April 24, 2015 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.

Earth Day Festival
April 25, 2015 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s sixteenth annual Earth Day Celebration.

Saturday Family Fun: Magnificent Marine Mammals
April 25, 2015 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.

Aqua Tots: Movin’ and Groovin’ Beneath the Sea
April 25, 2015 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.

Earth Day Festival
April 26, 2015 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s sixteenth annual Earth Day Celebration.

Abilities Night
April 26, 2015 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

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Free Admission
After 6:00 p.m.*

Join us on Sunday, April 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for an exclusive evening for people with disabilities.

Job Shadow: Mammalogist
April 29, 2015 3:30 PM—6:30 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.

Saving California’s Coast (One Local Coastal Program at a Time)
April 30, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Mel Nutter

Mel Nutter, a former chair of the California Coastal Commission, will discuss how cities and counties work with the Coastal Commission to prepare Local Coastal Programs designed to protect California’s coast.

May 2015

Shark Lagoon Nights
May 1, 2015 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: Mammalogist
May 2, 2015 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.

Urban Ocean Festival
May 2, 2015 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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Explore and celebrate Southern California’s coast during the Aquarium’s sixth annual Urban Ocean Festival.

Urban Ocean Festival
May 3, 2015 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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Explore and celebrate Southern California’s coast during the Aquarium’s sixth annual Urban Ocean Festival.

The Future of Food: David “Mas” Masumoto
May 7, 2015 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

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The Farmer as Artist

This talk is part of an ongoing series called The Future of Food hosted by Los Angeles Times Food Editor Russ Parsons. In this session farmer and author David “Mas” Masumoto will discuss organic farming.

Shark Lagoon Nights
May 8, 2015 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 9, 2015 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 10, 2015 10:30 AM—1:00 PM

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

Reproduction at the Aquarium: The Husbandry Department Tells All
May 12, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Perry Hampton

Aquarium Vice President of Husbandry Perry Hampton will discuss animal reproduction at the Aquarium.

Shark Lagoon Nights
May 15, 2015 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: Slippery to Prickly
May 16, 2015 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 Preview Night
May 17, 2015 6:30 PM—9:30 PM

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Get a sneak peek of our newest animals!

Shark Lagoon Nights
May 22, 2015 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 23, 2015 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 24, 2015 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!

Using Robots and Drones to Track Sharks
May 27, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Dr. Chris Lowe

Dr. Chris Lowe runs the Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach. He will discuss how scientists can use high-tech tools like robots and aerial drones to track sharks in the open ocean so we can learn more about their behavior and habitats as well as what we can do to protect them.

Shark Lagoon Nights
May 29, 2015 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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