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September 2017

Around The Table: Donuts Dockside With The Aquarium
September 23, 2017 8:30 AM—10:30 AM

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Calling all locals! Join us on September 23rd from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m at Dock 2 just steps away from the Aquarium for an #AroundTheTableLB event.

Baja Splash Cultural Festival
September 23, 2017 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 23, 2017 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 24, 2017 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.

Adult Member Night
September 28, 2017 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

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Calling all adult members (21+)! Tonight’s the night where you can explore a kid-free Aquarium and get some quality time in with your favorite animals.

Shark Lagoon Nights
September 29, 2017 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.

Southeast Asia Day
September 30, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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

October 2017

Divine Strings: An Evening of Meditative Indian Music
October 1, 2017 5:30 PM—8:00 PM

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A collaboration of The Music Circle and Aquarium of the Pacific

The Aquarium will present an evening of traditional Indian music accompanied by an authentic vegetarian dinner of Indian cuisine.

Seniors Day
October 4, 2017 8:30 AM—1:30 PM

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The Aquarium of the Pacific will open its doors for free to seniors ages 50 and above on this special day.

Shark Lagoon Nights
October 6, 2017 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.

Aquarium of the Pacific 5K Run/Walk
October 7, 2017 7:00 AM—9:00 AM

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The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is hosting its third annual 5K Run/Walk. The Aquarium is pleased to announce that we will be partnering up with the Long Beach Marathon events team to host their 5K this year.

Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian
October 7, 2017 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.

Aquarium Kids Fun Run
October 7, 2017 9:00 AM—2:00 PM

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Up to 2,000 kids ages 6 to 12 can race in the Aquarium Kids Fun Run.

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration
October 7, 2017 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.

Why Don’t Frogs Poison Themselves?
October 12, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Rebecca Tarvin

Learn how animals evolve genetic resistance to toxins and how this can affect whether they become toxic.

Shark Lagoon Nights
October 13, 2017 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 14, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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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.

Junior Biologist: Fish
October 14, 2017 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

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

Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian
October 15, 2017 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.

Scarium of the Pacific
October 15, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

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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.

The Power of Moments
October 17, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Chip Heath

Author Chip Heath will preview his newest book, The Power of Moments, about how we can build moments that are more meaningful and memorable.

Billion Oyster Project
October 19, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Murray Fisher

Murray Fisher will discuss the Billion Oyster Project (BOP) and its goal to restore one billion live oysters to New York Harbor by 2035 and to engage the community in that effort.

Aquatots: Movin’ and Groovin’ Beneath the Sea
October 21, 2017 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.

Sea Fare
October 21, 2017 7:00 PM—11:00 PM

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Join us on a culinary journey benefiting the Aquarium of the Pacific at our fourteenth annual Sea Fare fundraiser.

Join us on a culinary journey benefiting the Aquarium of the Pacific at our fourteenth annual Sea Fare fundraiser.

Teacher Family Day
October 22, 2017 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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Enjoy a day at the Aquarium!

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts Teacher Family Day!

Marine Teen Night
October 22, 2017 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

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Calling all high school students interested in a career in marine science.

This event will allow high school students and their parents to learn more about the many opportunities that the Aquarium of the Pacific offers for teens.

Tools for Tackling Issues in Conservation: Lessons from Social Science
October 24, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Elizabeth Keenan

Elizabeth Keenan will discuss novel tools to improve our ability to tackle some of our most pressing environmental issues, including how to foster and motivate environmentally friendly choices and communicate concerns about climate change to general audiences.

Aquatic Academy
October 25, 2017 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

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The Ocean and Climate Change

Explore with experts the role the World Ocean plays in modulating Earth’s climate and how the World Ocean and its ecosystems are responding to climate change. Learn more about the implications of those changes for the future.

Nemo’s Garden
October 26, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Luca & Sergio Gamberini

Sergio and Luca Gamberini, a father-son team and owners of SCUBA gear company Ocean Reef Group, will explain the science behind Nemo’s Garden and what it could mean for the future of sustainable agriculture.

Family Overnight
October 27, 2017 5:00 PM—7:00 AM

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Grab your sleeping bags and coziest pajamas for an overnight adventure.

Explore the Aquarium after hours, and don’t forget to pack your sleeping bag!

Saturday Family Fun: Totally Turtles
October 28, 2017 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.

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