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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 sixteenth annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival featuring live entertainment, crafts, educational programs, and special activities. This Aquarium weekend festival celebrates the beauty and diversity of Hispanic cultures through song, dance, art, and cultural displays. Mariachi music, Mexican folkloric and Aztec dance troupes, interactive mural painting, Salvadoran dance, Guatemalan performances, and other special programs are featured. Guests can also learn more about the amazing animals of Baja, Mexico, and how to help protect them.

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  • 10:00 a.m. Estrellas de Santa Rosa de Lima - Mexico (dance)
  • 10:40 a.m. Omo Aché - Cuba (dance) (9/23) Alina’s School of Dance – Cuba, Dominican Republic, Spain (dance) (9/24)
  • 11:45 a.m. Folklórico del Mar / Flamenco Fiesta - Mexico/Spain (dance)
  • 12:20 p.m. Mixcoacalli Ballet Folklórico - Mexico (dance)
  • 1:15 p.m. Raices Peruanas - Peru (dance/live music) (9/23)
  • 1:40 p.m. Award Ceremony Honoring Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho and Armando M. Jaramillo Legorreta (9/23) Maha and Company – Latin dance (9/24)
  • 2:15 p.m. Bilingual (Spanish/English) Dive Show with Victor Cordero
  • 2:30 p.m. Maha and Company - Latin dance (dance) (9/23) The Latin American Cultural Group – Columbia (dance) (9/24)
  • 3:10 p.m. Danza Azteca Cultural Ketzaliztli – Aztec (drumming/dance)
  • 4:00 p.m. Ballet Folklórico Viva Panamá (dance) (9/23) Grupo de Folklórico de Costa Rica Alma Tica (dance) (9/24)
  • 4:35 p.m. ASOSAL Ballet Folklórico – El Salvador (dance) (9/23) The Latin American Cultural Group – Guatemala (dance) (9/24)

Watershed Classroom

12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Interactive Music of Central and South America with Martin Espino

Ocean Theater Special Films

  • 11:00 a.m. Sea on the Edge (Baja movie)
  • 1:00 p.m. Vanishing Animals

Front Plaza

  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Pacific Visions Construction Fence Mural with Art Miles. The mural project is supported in part by a grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) program.
  • 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spanish radio station booth

Molina Animal Care Center

  • 11:35 a.m. & 2:20 p.m. Baja Animal Meet & Greet

Great Hall 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Vaquita Hat Children’s Craft
  • Mujeres de la Tierra
  • LA Zoo
  • Heal the Bay (9/24 only)
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Archived Event Information
Date

Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM


Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM


Cost Included with general admission to guests. Free to Aquarium members; 20% off for their guests.
Coupon $10 off Adult Admission
Info (562) 590-3100, ext. 0
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