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Archive: Holiday Treats for the Animals

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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. Holiday Treats for the Animals festival kicks off Aquarium Holidays, which runs December 2 through 24, featuring festive décor, a display of gingerbread houses, daily Penguin Walks at 10 a.m., shopping, snowfall in the Great Hall, a special holiday menu in Café Scuba, and daily appearances by Santa Diver and Aquarium characters in their holiday outfits. A toy drive runs daily December 2 through 24, and supports the Long Beach Fire Department Spark of Love Toy Drive. On weekends December 2 through 24, including Holiday Treats for the Animals festival, the Aquarium will have a snow play area, children’s crafts, and photo opportunities with Santa. Hanukkah storytelling with opportunities to play dreidel will be presented on December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, and 17.

A toy drive runs daily December 2 through 24 and supports the Long Beach Fire Department Spark of Love Toy Drive. Aquarium guests who donate a new, unwrapped toy – at a $15 value or more – will receive a coupon valid for $10 off adult/$3 off child, up to 4 total admissions. Aquarium members will receive a complimentary Aquarium admission ticket for each toy donated (max of 6).

Schedule

9:45 a.m. Seals & Sea Lions Show / Southern California/Baja Gallery 2nd Floor
9:45 a.m. Honda Blue Cavern Dive Show / Great Hall
10:00 a.m. Penguin Walk* / Northern Pacific Gallery 2nd Floor
10:15 a.m. Animal Meet and Greet / Molina Animal Care Center
10:30 a.m. Holiday Storytelling* / Marine Life Theater
10:30 a.m. Tropical Reef Dive Show / Tropical Pacific Gallery 2nd Floor
10:45 a.m. Sea Otters Holiday Feeding Show* / 2nd Floor Northern Pacific Gallery
10:45 a.m. “Snow!”* / Great Hall
10:45 a.m. Meet an Aquarium Holiday Character* / Great Hall
10:50 a.m. Animal Care: Bertrand Gets a Checkup / Molina Animal Care Center
11:00 a.m. Free original cartoon Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas* / Ocean Theater
11:00 a.m. Sharks Show / Shark Lagoon
11:15 a.m. Seals & Sea Lions Holiday Feeding Show* / Southern California/Baja Gallery 2nd Floor
11:30 a.m. Explorer Time: Pacific Pals LIVE / Marine Life Theater
11:35 a.m. Animal Care: Keeper Chat / Molina Animal Care Center
11:45 a.m. “Snow!”* / Great Hall
11:45 a.m. Meet an Aquarium Holiday Character* / Great Hall
12:00 p.m. Tropical Reef Dive Show / Tropical Pacific Gallery 2nd Floor
12:15 p.m. Animal Care: Bertrand Gets a Checkup / Molina Animal Care Center
12:30 p.m. Holiday Storytelling* / Marine Life Theater
12:45 p.m. Santa Diver – Honda Blue Cavern Dive Show* / Great Hall
12:50 p.m. Holiday Live Penguins Show* / Ocean Theater
1:15 p.m. Seals & Sea Lions Holiday Feeding Show* / Southern California/Baja Gallery 2nd Floor
1:30 p.m. Explorer Time: Pacific Pals LIVE / Marine Life Theater
1:30 p.m. Tropical Reef Dive Show / Tropical Pacific Gallery 2nd Floor
1:30 p.m. Animal Meet and Greet / Molina Animal Care Center
1:45 p.m. “Snow!”* / Great Hall
1:45 p.m. Meet an Aquarium Holiday Character* / Great Hall
2:00 p.m. Sharks Show / Shark Lagoon
2:15 p.m. Sea Otters Holiday Feeding Show* / 2nd Floor Northern Pacific Gallery
2:15 p.m. Explorer Time: Meet an Animal Ambassador / Marine Life Theater
2:20 p.m. Animal Care: Keeper Chat / Molina Animal Care Center
2:40 p.m. Holiday Live Penguins Show* / Ocean Theater
2:45 p.m. “Snow!”* / Great Hall
2:45 p.m. Meet an Aquarium Holiday Character* / Great Hall
3:00 p.m. Tropical Reef Dive Show / Tropical Pacific Gallery 2nd Floor
3:00 p.m. Explorer Time: Pacific Pals LIVE / Marine Life Theater
3:15 p.m. Seals & Sea Lions Show / Southern California/Baja Gallery 2nd Floor
3:30 p.m. Holiday Storytelling* / Marine Life Theater
3:30 p.m. “Snow!”* / Great Hall
3:30 p.m. Meet an Aquarium Holiday Character* / Great Hall
3:45 p.m. Santa Diver – Honda Blue Cavern Dive Show* / Great Hall
4:00 p.m. Children’s Hanukkah Storytelling and Dreidel Activity* / Marine Life Theater
4:00 p.m. Sea Otters Show / Northern Pacific Gallery 2nd Floor
4:00 p.m. Animal Care: Bertrand Gets a Checkup / Molina Animal Care Center
4:15 p.m. Tropical Reef Dive Show / Tropical Pacific Gallery 2nd Floor
4:30 p.m. Free original cartoon Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas* / Ocean Theater
4:30 p.m. “Snow!”* / Great Hall
4:30 p.m. Meet an Aquarium Holiday Character* / Great Hall
4:30 p.m. Animal Care: Hospital 101 / Molina Animal Care Center
5:00 p.m. Honda Blue Cavern Dive Show / Great Hall

All programs subject to change and weather dependent. Ocean Theater and Ocean Science Center — See monitors for shows and times.

Holiday Crafts / Great Hall Holiday Snowflakes Ocean Animal Ornaments Holiday Tree Necklaces Scuba Snowman Greeting Cards Hanukkah Paper Dreidels

Visit with Santa— Photo Opportunity / Honda Blue Cavern 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. In between his dive shows, Santa will appear in his traditional attire.

Snow Play Area / Plaza in Front of the Aquarium 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. weather dependent Play in real snow! Just get a hand stamp at the exit in order to re-enter the Aquarium.

FREE original cartoon Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas / Ocean Theater 11:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 26 minutes

Gingerbread House Display / Great Hall

Holiday Menu / Café Scuba A themed menu will be served.

Holiday Specials: 20% Off All Items in our Gift Stores Cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Animal adoptions and Aquarium memberships are perfect gifts! Stop by the Information Desk to purchase an Adopt an Animal or gift membership during Holiday Treats for the Animals festival.

LA Kings Holiday Ice Rink at the Pike Outlets November 17-January 9: Sunday – Thursday receive a $2.00 discount at The LA Kings Holiday Ice Rink located across the street at The Pike Outlets when you show your Aquarium receipt at the rink ticket booth.

Special thanks to Todd’s Christmas Trees

Holiday Santa diver in Tropical Reef exhibit
Archived Event Information
Date

Saturday, Dec 2, 2017 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM


Sunday, Dec 3, 2017 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM


Cost Festival activities are FREE with general admission. FREE for members. Members' guests receive 20% off admission.
Coupon Holiday Coupon
Info (562) 590-3100, ext. 0
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