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15th Anniversary

Baja Splash Cultural Festival

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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 featuring live entertainment, crafts, educational programs, ethnic cuisine, 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.

Plan ahead and download the program here.

Margaritas for Vaquitas and Storied Seafood: Vaquita Conservation Photography Exhibit Preview

  • Sunday, September 25, 2016, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Event starts in the Ocean Theater at 1:00 p.m. and moves to the Veranda from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Space is limited. Admittance on the Veranda will be on a first come, first served basis. Food and drink available for purchase.

Join us for Margaritas for Vaquitas, a fundraiser event for vaquita conservation hosted by Premier, the Aquarium’s in-house caterer, which takes places during the Aquarium’s 15th annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival. The event includes: an update on vaquita conservation and efforts from US and Mexican scientists working to save the species; the exclusive premier of the Storied Seafood: Vaquita Conservation photography exhibit; sustainable seafood tasting; margaritas; live mariachi music; and more. The vaquita, Mexico’s endemic porpoise, is on the verge of extinction due to accidental entanglement in gillnets. The new Storied Seafood: Vaquita Conservation exhibit will feature the fishermen of the Upper Gulf of California developing new types of fishing gear that do not endanger vaquita. A portion of the proceeds from food and beverage purchases will support vaquita conservation education at the Aquarium.

Baja Splash Cultural Festival
Child in Aztec clothing.  | Aquarium of the Pacific
Archived Event Information

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

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