Get into the holiday spirit December 2 through 24, 2017, at the Aquarium during the month-long Aquarium Holidays celebration. Aquarium Holidays features special holiday décor, a display of gingerbread houses, daily Penguin Walks at 10 a.m., shopping, snowfall in the Great Hall, daily screenings of the original cartoon Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a special holiday menu in Café Scuba, and daily appearances by Santa Diver and the Aquarium characters in their holiday outfits. On weekends 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.
Spark of Love Toy Drive
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).
AQUARIUM HOLIDAYS SCHEDULE December 2-24, 2017
VISIT WITH SANTA
In between his dive shows, Santa will appear in his traditional attire for photo opportunities.
Weekends December 2-23 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
December 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
SNOW PLAY AREA
Play in real snow! Just get a hand stamp at the exit in order to re-enter the Aquarium.
Weekends 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Plaza in Front of the Aquarium (weather dependent)
See Santa dive with the fishes.
Weekends: 12:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Weekdays: 1:30 p.m.
HANUKKAH STORYTELLING AND DREIDEL ACTIVITY
December 2-3 at 4:00 p.m.
Weekends December 9-24 at 12:30 p.m.
Marine Life Theater
MEET AN AQUARIUM HOLIDAY CHARACTER
Take photos with our ray, polar bear, penguin, and otter costume characters in their holiday attire. Weekends 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Weekdays 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Watch as snow falls in the Great Hall. Weekends 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Weekdays 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
FREE HOLIDAY FILM
Original cartoon Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Weekends 11:00 a.m., 2:40 p.m. (except December 2-3), 4:30 p.m.
Weekdays 11:00 a.m., 2:40 p.m.,
2nd Floor Northern Pacific Gallery, in front of BP Sea Otter Habitat
Weekends 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE DISPLAY
See a special ocean-themed gingerbread house display created by Aquarium staff.
All program locations in Aquarium Great Hall area unless otherwise noted. All programs subject to change and weather dependent
Saturday, December 2 through Sunday, December 24, 2017
|Cost||General admission. No additional costs unless specified.|
Members get in free. Simply show your card at the entrance.
Not a member? General admission is required. You can purchase tickets online.