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Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s twentieth annual (and first-ever virtual) Earth Day Celebration!

Join the Aquarium as we take the festivities online for a day of fun celebrating Earth Day while learning simple, everyday tips to protect our environment.

Earth Day Live

Tune into Facebook for regular live streaming sessions throughout the day. Meet our animals and learn about these fascinating creatures from our animal care team.

The Daily Bubble

Enjoy a special Earth Day episode of the Aquarium’s humorous and educational news show hosted by the Pacific Pals puppets.

Earth Day Challenge

Take the Aquarium’s Earth Day challenge by drawing the Earth with a heart around it. Post a photo of your art to social media, and tag the @AquariumPacific on Instagram or Twitter for a chance to be featured.

Aquarium Online Academy

Don’t miss special animal appearances during our daily live interactive school programs for different age groups. Classes are streamed live throughout the day on YouTube and are linked below.

Earth Day Lecture

Join us for a streamed online lecture titled Flood Tides and the Affairs of Humans with Douglas McCauley. McCauley will share how we can all take inspiration in challenging times from lessons of resiliency in our ocean and what responsibility we have to recommit to protecting ocean health.

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Festival Programming

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9:00 a.m. Friends in the Sea (Pre-k-K)

Take a trip with Gracie the gray whale and learn about shapes, colors, and senses as we make new friends that live in the ocean.

Lola the cockatoo's silhouette in front of Tropical Reef

9:45 a.m. Earth Day Live Special Animal Apperance

Meet our animals in this live Facebook broadcast and learn about these fascinating creatures from our animal care team. Animals will vary throughout the day.

Tropical Reef Webcam capture

10:00 a.m. Draw With Us: Habitats (K-2)


Grab some paper and crayons to draw along as we learn all about ocean habitats.

Lola the cockatoo's silhouette in front of Tropical Reef

10:45 a.m. Earth Day Live

Meet our animals in this live Facebook broadcast and learn about these fascinating creatures from our animal care team. Animals will vary throughout the day.

Orange sea star in exhibit

11:00 a.m. All About Invertebrates (Gr 3-5)


Join us as we explore the spineless wonders of the ocean like sea stars, sea jellies, and so many more amazing ocean animals.

Lola the cockatoo's silhouette in front of Tropical Reef

11:45 a.m. Earth Day Live

Meet our animals in this live Facebook broadcast and learn about these fascinating creatures from our animal care team. Animals will vary throughout the day.

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12:00 p.m. The Daily Bubble with the Pacific Pals

Enjoy a special Earth Day episode of the Aquarium’s humorous and educational news show hosted by the Pacific Pals puppets. It will go on all our social channels at noon!

Top of Blue Cavern with Exhibit signage

1:00 p.m. Honda Blue Cavern Webcam Live with educator

Tune in on our Facebook channel and send us your questions as our educator answers them in this Q&A about this important habitat.

Zebra Shark

1:00 p.m. Aquarium Live Ep 5: Animals and their Senses (Gr K-5)


Go on an adventure with Captain Joe to learn how ocean animals use their senses to survive. Play games, explore animals, and find out how we care for our animals in this series.

Lola the cockatoo's silhouette in front of Tropical Reef

1:45 p.m. Earth Day Live

Meet our animals in this live Facebook broadcast and learn about these fascinating creatures from our animal care team. Animals will vary throughout the day.

Blue whale with cliffs in the background

2:00 p.m. Whales & Conservation (Gr 6-8)

Dive deeper into the conservation issues facing whales, including the most endangered cetacean, the vaquita.

Lola the cockatoo's silhouette in front of Tropical Reef

2:45 p.m. Earth Day Live

Meet our animals in this live Facebook broadcast and learn about these fascinating creatures from our animal care team. Animals will vary throughout the day.

Moon jellies float on a black background

4:00 p.m. Moon Jelly Webcam Live with educator

Tune in on our Facebook channel and send us your questions as our educator answers them in this Q&A about these spineless creatures.

Pacific Visions building with grass

5:00 p.m. Thanks and Highlights of the Day with our educator

We’ll wrap up the main portion of the day’s programming with our educator in this Q&A on Facebook live as well as highlight some of our favorite moments and viewer submissions.

Seashore at sunset

7:00 p.m. Lecture: Flood Tides and the Affairs of Humans with Douglas McCauley

In celebration of Earth Day, the Aquarium will present a lecture and discussion streamed live online with ocean expert Douglas McCauley.