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Holiday Treats for the Animals

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.

Guests can see Santa diver with sharks and watch the Aquarium’s animals receive their special treats and enrichment gifts during the Holiday Treats for the Animals weekend. Families can enjoy holiday music, crafts, special presentations, unique photo opportunities, shopping, and more. The sea otters exhibit will be decked out for the “sea”son with their very own snowman. Guests can watch the sea otters savor candy cane-shaped ice treats and gourmet lobster tails. Throughout the day Aquarium staff will give special gift delicacies to other marine animals as well.

Festival Programming

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  • 10:00 a.m. “Snow!”* / Honda Blue Cavern
  • 10:00 a.m. Meet Santa Otter* / Honda Blue Cavern
  • 10:15 a.m. Penguins Holiday Meet and Greet* / Molina Animal Care Center
  • 10:30 a.m. Holiday Storytelling* / Marine Life Theater
  • 10:45 a.m. Sea Otters Holiday Feeding Show* / 2nd Floor Northern Pacific Gallery
  • 11:00 a.m. “Snow!”* / Honda Blue Cavern
  • 11:00 a.m. Meet Santa Otter* / Honda Blue Cavern
  • 11:15 a.m. Seals & Sea Lions Holiday Feeding Show* / Southern California/Baja Gallery 2nd Floor
  • 11:30 a.m. Holiday Kids’ Time: Variety Show* / Marine Life Theater
  • 11:45 a.m. SAT ONLY: Holiday Song and Dance – Karen’s Kids* / Honda Blue Cavern
  • 11:45 a.m. SUN ONLY: Holiday Island Dance – Nualani’s Polynesia* / Honda Blue Cavern
  • 12:20 p.m. “Snow!”* / Honda Blue Cavern
  • 12:20 p.m. Meet Santa Otter* / Honda Blue Cavern
  • 12:30 p.m. Holiday Storytelling* / Marine Life Theater
  • 12:35 p.m. Santa Diver – Honda Blue Cavern Dive Show* / Great Hall
  • 1:00 p.m. Holiday Penguins Show* / Honda Blue Cavern
  • 1:15 p.m. Seals & Sea Lions Holiday Feeding Show* / Southern California/Baja Gallery 2nd Floor
  • 1:30 p.m. Holiday Kids’ Time: Variety Show* / Marine Life Theater
  • 1:35 p.m. “Snow!”* / Honda Blue Cavern
  • 1:35 p.m. Meet Santa Otter* / Honda Blue Cavern
  • 1:45 p.m. Holiday Animal Meet and Greet* / Molina Animal Care Center
  • 1:45 p.m. SAT ONLY: Holiday Song and Dance – Karen’s Kids* / Honda Blue Cavern
  • 1:45 p.m. SUN ONLY: Holiday Island Dance – Nualani’s Polynesia* / Honda Blue Cavern
  • 2:15 p.m. Santa Diver – Honda Blue Cavern Dive Show* / Great Hall
  • 2:15 p.m. Sea Otters Holiday Feeding Show* / 2nd Floor Northern Pacific Gallery
  • 2:30 p.m. Holiday Kids’ Time: Variety Show* / Marine Life Theater
  • 2:30 p.m. “Snow!”* / Honda Blue Cavern
  • 3:00 p.m. Holiday Penguins Show* / Honda Blue Cavern
  • 3:30 p.m. Holiday Storytelling* / Marine Life Theater
  • 3:35 p.m. “Snow!”* / Honda Blue Cavern
  • 3:35 p.m. Meet Santa Otter* / Honda Blue Cavern
  • 4:30 p.m. SUN ONLY: “Snow!”* / Honda Blue Cavern
  • 4:30 p.m. SUN ONLY: Meet Santa Otter SUNDAY ONLY* / Honda Blue Cavern

All programs subject to change and weather dependent.

Holiday Crafts / Great Hall

  • Holiday Snowflakes
  • Ocean Animal Ornaments
  • Holiday Tree Necklaces
  • Scuba Snowman Greeting Cards
  • Hanukkah Paper Dreidels

Holiday Menu at Café Scuba

  • Turkey Medallions with Seasonal Vegetables
  • Holiday Melt Sandwich - Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Sautéed Spinach, Sliced Tomatoes on Sliced White Bread
  • Pan Roasted Salmon with Seasonal Chutney - Roasted Butternut Squares and Market Vegetables
  • Turkey and Cranberry Panini - Sliced Toasted Turkey, Crispy Bacon, Sliced Tomatoes, Herb Aioli, Dried Cranberries, and Baby Spinach on Focaccia Bread
  • Chicken Cranberry Salad - Diced Grilled Chicken, Baby Greens, Blue Cheese, Candied Walnuts, Crostini, and Balsamic Vinaigrette

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.
Holiday Treats for the Animals
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Cost Festival activities are FREE with general admission. FREE for members. Members' guests receive 20% off admission.
Coupon Print this flyer and bring it to our ticket windows for FREE CHILD admission with paid adult.
Tickets General admission is required. You can purchase tickets online.
Members get in free. No reservation needed.
Info (562) 590-3100, ext. 0
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