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August 2018

Links to Ocean Adventure Day Camp 3
August 20, 2018 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

Ocean Adventure Day Camp 3

A summer ocean adventure awaits!

Join us as we explore the Pacific ocean and its inhabitants during our week-long summer day camp adventures for kids 7–9 years old.

Links to Community-Based Conservation
August 23, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Community-Based Conservation

Dr. James Danoff-Burg

Dr. James Danoff-Burg will discuss how genuinely engaging communities can help address poaching.

Links to Night Dive
August 24, 2018 7:30 PM—11:00 PM

Night Dive

At the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Night Dive, geared toward adults ages 18 and up, enjoy bands, groove to some DJs, and be moved by works of art.

Links to Junior Biologist: Birds and Reptiles
August 25, 2018 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Birds and Reptiles

Birds at the Aquarium?

Participants ages 7-12 will learn why they would find birds and reptiles at an Aquarium and how marine biologists care for them.

Links to Discounted Late Nights
August 26, 2018 5:00 PM—8:00 PM

Discounted Late Nights

Special Extended Hours

Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific with special extended hours at an extra special price!

Links to Twenty Years of Achievements in Husbandry and Conservation
August 30, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Twenty Years of Achievements in Husbandry and Conservation

Sandy Trautwein

As part of the Aquarium’s 20th anniversary celebration, Vice President of Husbandry Sandy Trautwein will discuss the institution’s twenty years of work and achievements in the areas of animal husbandry and conservation.

Links to Military Day
August 31, 2018 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Military Day

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is excited to be hosting Military Day at the Aquarium on August 31, 2018 during LA Fleet Week.

September 2018

Links to Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist
September 1, 2018 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist

Want to be an animal trainer when you grow up?

Husbandry has nothing to do with finding a mate, and everything to do with animal healthcare. Learn how our mammalogists care for our marine mammals.

Links to Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration
September 1, 2018 10:30 AM—12:30 PM

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

The Aquarium of the Pacific is working together with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to help restore a local wetland in Long Beach.

Links to Discounted Late Nights
September 1, 2018 5:00 PM—8:00 PM

Discounted Late Nights

Special Extended Hours

Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific with special extended hours at an extra special price!

Links to Discounted Late Nights
September 2, 2018 5:00 PM—8:00 PM

Discounted Late Nights

Special Extended Hours

Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific with special extended hours at an extra special price!

Links to Junior Biologist: Invertebrates
September 8, 2018 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Invertebrates

From inking octopuses to sea star stomachs!

Participants ages 7-12 will learn what marine biologists have discovered about these spineless wonders in this hands-on class.

Links to The Urban Ocean: World Port and Sea Life Cruise
September 8, 2018 4:00 PM—6:30 PM

The Urban Ocean: World Port and Sea Life Cruise

Join us on a double-deck yacht as we explore one of the most distinctive sections of our coastline and experience the wonders of the Southern California Urban Ocean.

Links to First Responders Day
September 11, 2018 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

First Responders Day

Police officers, sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, EMS employees, and 911 dispatchers receive free admission on September 11.

Links to Homeschool Days
September 12, 2018 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Links to Homeschool Days
September 13, 2018 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Links to From Ivory Tower to Glass House: Strategies for Academic Leaders During Turbulent Times
September 13, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

From Ivory Tower to Glass House: Strategies for Academic Leaders During Turbulent Times

Andrew Policano

This discussion will provide an inside look at the future of public universities in a world of declining tax payer support.

Links to California Coastal Clean-Up Day
September 15, 2018 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

California Coastal Clean-Up Day

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific in cleaning up the Peninsula in Long Beach as part of the statewide Coastal Clean-Up Day.

Links to Parent and Me: Octopus
September 15, 2018 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Octopus

Learn Together as a Family

Parent and Me classes allow adults and children to learn together through play, movement, and exploration.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist
September 16, 2018 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist

Want to be an animal trainer when you grow up?

Husbandry has nothing to do with finding a mate, and everything to do with animal healthcare. Learn how our mammalogists care for our marine mammals.

Links to Endangered Kingfisher Conservation
September 19, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Endangered Kingfisher Conservation

Rob Mortensen and Katherine Finch

Assistant Curator of Birds and Mammals Rob Mortensen and Mammalogist Katherine Finch will discuss the Aquarium’s efforts to care for Guam Kingfishers, a bird species that is extinct in the wild.

Links to Moompetam: Native American Festival
September 22, 2018 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Moompetam: Native American Festival

In celebration of the local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its annual Moompetam Festival.

Links to Junior Biologist: Conserve California
September 22, 2018 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Conserve California

Learn about the animals and habitat right off our own coast.

Kids ages 7-12 will discover the adaptations the animals that live right off our coast need.

Links to Moompetam: Native American Festival
September 23, 2018 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Moompetam: Native American Festival

In celebration of the local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its annual Moompetam Festival.

Links to Science and Conservation in the Largest and Deepest World Heritage Site: A Natural Laboratory for Global Change
September 26, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Science and Conservation in the Largest and Deepest World Heritage Site: A Natural Laboratory for Global Change

Dr. Randi Rotjan

Dr. Randi Rotjan will share the latest science and will discuss how PIPA fits into a global and growing context of ocean conservation. Dr. Rotjan is a research assistant professor at Boston University and co-chief scientist of the PIPA Conservation Trust.

Links to Baja Splash Cultural Festival
September 29, 2018 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Baja Splash Cultural Festival

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month

In celebration of National Latino Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its Seventeenth annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival.

Links to Baja Splash Cultural Festival
September 30, 2018 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Baja Splash Cultural Festival

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month

In celebration of National Latino Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its Seventeenth annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival.

October 2018

Links to New Program Launch: Meet the Ocean’s Farmers
October 5, 2018 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

New Program Launch: Meet the Ocean’s Farmers

Panel Discussion

Join the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program and a panel of experts from the conservation, science, and seafood communities for the launch of a short video series.

Links to Aquarium of the Pacific 5K Run/Walk
October 6, 2018 7:00 AM—8:00 AM

Aquarium of the Pacific 5K Run/Walk

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is hosting its fourth annual 5K Run/Walk.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian
October 6, 2018 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian

Fish can get sick too!

Learn what it takes to be a world-class veterinarian in charge of over 11,000 animals in this hands-on class.

Links to Aquarium Kids Fun Run
October 6, 2018 9:00 AM—2:00 PM

Aquarium Kids Fun Run

Up to 2,000 kids ages 6 to 12 can race in the Aquarium Kids Fun Run.

Links to Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration
October 6, 2018 10:30 AM—12:30 PM

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

The Aquarium of the Pacific is working together with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to help restore a local wetland in Long Beach.

Links to Seniors Day
October 8, 2018 8:30 AM—1:30 PM

Seniors Day

The Aquarium of the Pacific will open its doors for free to seniors ages 50 and above on this special day.

Links to Where the Living Reefs Are: A Quest to Find the World's Most Resilient Corals
October 11, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Where the Living Reefs Are: A Quest to Find the World's Most Resilient Corals

Anne Cohen

In her lecture, Anne Cohen will showcase the science and the scientists, the triumphs and the trials, behind the mission to uncover the world's most resilient reefs. Cohen is an associate scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Links to Southeast Asia Day
October 13, 2018 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Southeast Asia Day

The Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate its annual Southeast Asia Day.

Links to Junior Biologist: Fish
October 13, 2018 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Fish

Participants ages 7-12 will learn how marine biologists keep fish healthy in an aquarium environment.

Links to Parent and Me: Penguins
October 20, 2018 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Penguins

Learn Together as a Family

Waddle, migrate, and feed like a penguin!

Links to Sea Fare
October 20, 2018 7:00 PM—11:00 PM

Sea Fare

Join us on a culinary journey benefiting the Aquarium of the Pacific at our fifteenth annual Sea Fare fundraiser.

Thank you for joining us on a culinary journey at our Sea Fare Fundraiser. We hope to see you next year on October 20, 2018 for our 15th annual Sea Fare!

Links to Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian
October 21, 2018 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian

Fish can get sick too!

Learn what it takes to be a world-class veterinarian in charge of over 11,000 animals in this hands-on class.

Links to Scarium of the Pacific
October 27, 2018 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Scarium of the Pacific

Spooktacular Halloween Fun for the Whole Family

Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at Scarium of the Pacific—a spooktacular educational Halloween event for the whole family.

Links to Junior Biologist: Sharks
October 27, 2018 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Sharks

Sharks are amazing predators of the deep!

Participants ages 7-12 will explore these amazing predators in this exciting class.

Links to Scarium of the Pacific
October 28, 2018 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Scarium of the Pacific

Spooktacular Halloween Fun for the Whole Family

Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at Scarium of the Pacific—a spooktacular educational Halloween event for the whole family.

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