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Today's Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Links to Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian

October 20, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian

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.

Links to Conservation Ambassadors

October 20, 2019 10:00 AM—6:00 PM

Conservation Ambassadors

Animals that will be visiting the Aquarium with Conservation Ambassadors include an alligator, porcupine, lemur, giant bull frog, kinkajou, Harris hawk, kangaroo, raven, and beaver.

Meet animals like an alligator and beaver throughout both days in the Aquarium’s Pacific Visions wing and learn about their connections to conservation

Links to Teen Science Cafe

October 20, 2019 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

Teen Science Cafe

Learn. Eat. Hang out.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Teen Science Café will be presenting an event for high school and middle school students to learn from a real scientist about current issues in the world today. This month we will be focusing on ancient marine reptiles.

Links to Teacher Appreciation Days

October 22, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Links to Aquatic Academy

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Links to Halloween Family Night

October 25, 2019 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

Halloween Family Night

Dress up in your coolest costume and trick or treat through our exhibits with your family and friends.

Links to Scarium of the Pacific

October 26, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Scarium of the Pacific

Spooktacular Halloween Fun for the Whole Family

Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at Scarium of the Pacific—a spooktacular educational Halloween event for the whole family.

Links to Junior Biologist: Invertebrates

October 26, 2019 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Invertebrates

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.

Links to Scarium of the Pacific

October 27, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Scarium of the Pacific

Spooktacular Halloween Fun for the Whole Family

Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at Scarium of the Pacific—a spooktacular educational Halloween event for the whole family.

Links to Teacher Appreciation Days

October 29, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Links to Night Dive

November 1, 2019 7:30 PM—11:00 PM

Night Dive

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.

Links to NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

November 2, 2019 8:00 AM—12:00 PM

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

Wetlands and Our Changing Climate

Join us for the Aquarium’s annual NOAA and Our Planet Day and participate in a teacher workshop specifically designed to connect current science and data to your curriculum.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist

November 2, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist

Feeding and caring for fish and sharks is a fun and rewarding 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!

Links to NOAA and Our Planet Day

November 2, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

NOAA and Our Planet Day

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

The event will feature interactive booths where you can learn more about a variety of NOAA programs, the ocean, and weather.

Links to Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

November 2, 2019 10:30 AM—12:30 PM

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

The Aquarium of the Pacific is working together with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to help restore a local wetland in Long Beach.

The Aquarium of the Pacific is working together with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to help restore a local wetland in Long Beach.

Links to Scout Day

November 3, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Scout Day

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

Scouts, family, and friends, please join us for this self-guided event. Please check out our free downloadable activity sheets below.

Links to Teacher Appreciation Days

November 5, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Links to One Artist, Five Oceans

November 5, 2019 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

One Artist, Five Oceans

Danielle Eubank

Eubank is painting all the major bodies of water in the world and is the first person to paint all the oceans on Earth. She will discuss the process of documenting the world’s oceans and her travels, which have included expeditions aboard replica historic tall ships.

Links to Member Appreciation Night

November 7, 2019 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

Member Appreciation Night

Aquarium members are the best members!

To show our appreciation, we’re throwing a special celebration just for you.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

November 8, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Junior Biologist: Sharks

November 9, 2019 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Sharks

Sharks are amazing predators of the deep!

Participants ages 7-12 will explore these amazing predators in this exciting class.

Links to Autism Families Night

November 10, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Autism Families Night

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

Links to Veterans Day

November 11, 2019 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Veterans Day

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

These men and women are invited to enjoy the Aquarium with free admission on Veterans Day.

Links to Teacher Appreciation Days

November 12, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Links to Vanishing Vaquitas

November 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Vanishing Vaquitas

Conservation Lessons from a Humble Porpoise

Dr. Barbara Taylor will discuss the vaquita's past and future as well as what lessons we should learn if we want to share our coastal and river waters with porpoises and dolphins.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

November 15, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Autumn Festival

November 16, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Autumn Festival

A Celebration of Asian Culture

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

Links to Parent and Me: Octopus

November 16, 2019 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Octopus

Learn Together as a Family

Parent and Me classes allow adults and children to learn together through play, movement, and exploration.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist

November 17, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist

Feeding and caring for fish and sharks is a fun and rewarding 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!

Links to Autumn Festival

November 17, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Autumn Festival

A Celebration of Asian Culture

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

Links to Teacher Appreciation Days

November 19, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Links to Deep Ocean Resources and the Future of Humanity

November 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Deep Ocean Resources and the Future of Humanity

Dr. Gregory Stone

Marine scientist Dr. Gregory Stone will discuss exploration and research in the deep sea and the future of humanity.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

November 22, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Junior Biologist: Fish

November 23, 2019 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Fish

Participants ages 7-12 will learn how marine biologists keep fish healthy in an aquarium environment.

Links to Teacher Appreciation Days

November 26, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Links to Thanksgiving Lunch

November 28, 2019 11:00 AM—3:00 PM

Thanksgiving Lunch

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

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

Links to Discounted Late Nights

November 29, 2019 5:00 PM—8:00 PM

Discounted Late Nights

Special Extended Hours

Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific with special extended hours at an extra special price!

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

November 29, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Discounted Late Nights

November 30, 2019 5:00 PM—8:00 PM

Discounted Late Nights

Special Extended Hours

Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific with special extended hours at an extra special price!

Links to Reuse-A-Palooza Event

December 1, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Reuse-A-Palooza Event

Join us for the Aquarium’s 2nd Annual Reuse-A-Palooza event.

The event will feature interactive booths where you can explore alternatives to single-use plastic products.

Links to Reuse-A-Palooza Event

December 1, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Reuse-A-Palooza Event

Join us for the Aquarium’s 2nd Annual Reuse-A-Palooza event.

The event will feature interactive booths where you can explore alternatives to single-use plastic products.

Links to A New Age of Ocean Exploration

December 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

David McKinnie and Jyotika Virmani

David McKinnie, acting engagement lead at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s office of Ocean Exploration and Research, and Jyotika Virmani, executive director of planet and environment at XPrize, will discuss the advances in technology that are heralding a new age of ocean exploration.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

December 6, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Holiday Treats for the Animals

December 7, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Holiday Treats for the Animals

In celebration of the holiday season, Santa Diver will be delivering an ocean of gifts to the Aquarium of the Pacific for its animals, including penguins, sea otters, seals, sea lions, lorikeets, and fish.

The Aquarium's Holiday kickoff!

Links to Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist

December 7, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist

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.

Links to Aquarium Holidays

December 7, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Aquarium Holidays

Experience special holiday decorations throughout the Aquarium, photos with Santa, snow on the front plaza, and the Holiday Treats for the Animals festival.

Experience special holiday decorations throughout the Aquarium, photos with Santa, snow on the front plaza, and the Holiday Treats for the Animals festival.

Links to Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

December 7, 2019 10:30 AM—12:30 PM

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

The Aquarium of the Pacific is working together with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to help restore a local wetland in Long Beach.

The Aquarium of the Pacific is working together with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to help restore a local wetland in Long Beach.

Links to Holiday Treats for the Animals

December 8, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Holiday Treats for the Animals

In celebration of the holiday season, Santa Diver will be delivering an ocean of gifts to the Aquarium of the Pacific for its animals, including penguins, sea otters, seals, sea lions, lorikeets, and fish.

The Aquarium's Holiday kickoff!

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

December 13, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Aquarium Holidays

December 14, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Aquarium Holidays

Experience special holiday decorations throughout the Aquarium, photos with Santa, snow on the front plaza, and the Holiday Treats for the Animals festival.

Experience special holiday decorations throughout the Aquarium, photos with Santa, snow on the front plaza, and the Holiday Treats for the Animals festival.

Links to Junior Biologist: Marine Mammals

December 14, 2019 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Marine Mammals

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.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist

December 15, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist

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.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

December 20, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Aquarium Holidays

December 21, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Aquarium Holidays

Experience special holiday decorations throughout the Aquarium, photos with Santa, snow on the front plaza, and the Holiday Treats for the Animals festival.

Experience special holiday decorations throughout the Aquarium, photos with Santa, snow on the front plaza, and the Holiday Treats for the Animals festival.

Links to Parent and Me: Penguins

December 21, 2019 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Penguins

Learn Together as a Family

Waddle, migrate, and feed like a penguin!

Links to Sea Squirt Winter Camp

December 26, 2019 8:30 AM—11:30 AM

Sea Squirt Winter Camp

This three-day camp offers an exciting introduction to marine biology for five- and six-year-olds.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

December 27, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Winter Teen Overnight

December 30, 2019 5:00 PM—7:00 AM

Winter Teen Overnight

Dive into ocean exploration!

Dive deep and enjoy a night sleeping with the fishes in this teen only event.

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