Learn the characteristics of mammals and find out what makes marine mammals so special.
Do you know a budding marine biologist? The Junior Biologist series of programs at the Aquarium will encourage a love of science in your seven- to twelve-year-old child.
Each 2-hour class includes theme related activities, guided gallery tour, interaction with our animal care staff behind-the-scenes, and a keepsake journal.
From layers of blubber to filter feeding baleen we will explore the amazing adaptations marine mammals use to survive in the ocean. During this 2-hour program your seven- to twelve-year-old child will:
- Touch animals in our private classroom touch pools
- Review the characteristics of mammals
- Feed sea otters behind-the-scenes with our animal care staff*
- Take a guided tour of the Northern Pacific gallery and observe the sea otters
- Record observations in a keepsake journal
Other activities may include:
- Test the insulating properties of blubber against other materials
- Play a game illustrating the migration patterns of whales
- Discern between whales of the same species by looking for subtle differences in their fin shape, just like researchers in the field would
*The Aquarium reserves the right to change the animal interactions without notice due to animal safety, exhibit maintenance, or animal health reasons.
|Archived Event Information|
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 | 9:30 AM–11:30 AM
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 | 9:30 AM–11:30 AM
|Cost||$29.00 per child
$25.00 for members
Aquarium admission not included
|Ages||7-12 years old|
|RSVP||(562) 590-3100. Pre-registration and pre-payment required on all experiences unless noted. Cancellations made 72 hours before the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 72 hours before a program will still be charged the full program price.|
Any child requiring the use of an EpiPen must have a completed FAAECP signed by their doctor in order to participate in Aquarium programming.