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The Aquarium's Holiday kickoff!

The Holiday Treats for the Animals festival kicks off Aquarium Holidays, which runs December 7 through 23, featuring festive décor, a display of gingerbread houses, daily Penguin Parades at 10 a.m., holiday 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 7 through 23, and supports the Long Beach Fire Department Spark of Love Toy Drive. On weekends December 7 through 23, including Holiday Treats for the Animals festival, the Aquarium will have a snow play area, photo opportunities with Santa, and Hanukkah storytelling with opportunities to play dreidel.

Weekend Festival Programming
10:00 a.m. Penguin Parade
10:15 a.m. Holiday Storytelling
10:30 a.m. Sea Otters Holiday Feeding Show
10:45 a.m. “Snow!”
10:45 a.m. Meet an Aquarium Holiday Character
11:15 a.m. Seals & Sea Lions Holiday Feeding Show
11:30 a.m. Conservation Ambassadors Animal Show
11:45 a.m. “Snow!”
11:45 a.m. Meet an Aquarium Holiday Character
12:30 p.m. Holiday Storytelling
12:45 a.m. Santa Diver – Honda Blue Cavern Dive Show
12:50 p.m. Holiday Live Penguins Show
1:15 p.m. Seals & Sea Lions Holiday Feeding Show
1:30 p.m. Conservation Ambassadors Animal Show
1:45 p.m. “Snow!”
1:45 p.m. Meet an Aquarium Holiday Character
2:15 p.m. Sea Otters Holiday Feeding Show
2:40 p.m. Holiday Live Penguins Show
2:45 p.m. “Snow!”
2:45 p.m. Meet an Aquarium Holiday Character
3:30 p.m. Conservation Ambassadors Animal Show
3:30 p.m. Holiday Storytelling
3:30 p.m. “Snow!”
3:30 p.m. Meet an Aquarium Holiday Character
3:45 p.m. Santa Diver – Honda Blue Cavern Dive Show
4:00 p.m. Children’s Hanukkah Storytelling and Dreidel Activity
4:30 p.m. “Snow!”
4:30 p.m. Meet an Aquarium Holiday Character

All programs subject to change and weather dependent.

Holiday Crafts / Great Hall

  • Holiday Snowflakes
  • Ocean Animal Ornaments
  • 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 Conservation Ambassadors Animal Shows / Ocean Theater

11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
The Aquarium is hosting special guest animals from wildlife rescue and outreach organization Conservation Ambassadors. Meet an eagle owl and grey fox in the Aquarium’s Ocean Theater. 25 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 are perfect gifts!

Stop by Member Services to purchase an Adopt an Animal during Holiday Treats for the Animals festival.

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