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11th Annual

Moompetam: Native American Festival

In celebration of the local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its twelfth annual Moompetam Festival. This weekend celebration will feature traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, educational programs, live demonstrations, music, and dance celebrating the indigenous California maritime cultures, including Tongva, Chumash, Acjachemen, Costanoan, Luiseno, and Kumeyaay.

Moompetam: Native American Festival
The Chumash Family Singers
Event Information
When Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Cost Included with general admission to guests. Free to Aquarium members; 20% off for their guests.
Tickets Members get in free. Simply show your card at the entrance.
Not a member? General admission is required. You can purchase tickets online.
Info (562) 590-3100, ext. 0
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Calendars 17-09-2016 09:00:00 17-09-2016 17:00:00 6 Moompetam: Native American Festival

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

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Cultural Demonstrations and Activities / Great Hall

  • Tongva Soapstone Necklaces - Julia Bogany
  • Blas Aguilar Adobe Museum – Juaneno Cultural Museum –Domingo Belardes
  • Tongva Cultural Materials – Virginia Carmelo & Family
  • Chumash Cultural Display – Alan Salazar
  • Ataham Arts Cultural Display - Michael Bracamontes
  • Tongva Hunting and Warriors Materials - Kevin Nunez
  • Coastal Native American Cultural Materials - Heidi Perez
  • Kitanemuk Chumash Yowlumne Tejon Indians Basket Weaving - Dee Dominguez
  • Tongva Language and Cultural Display – Jacob Gutierrez, Keepers of Indigenous Ways

Cultural Demonstrations and Activities / Plaza in Front of Aquarium

Please get a hand stamp at the exit for re-entry to the Aquarium.

  • Chumash Tomol Plank Canoe Display - Chumash Maritime Association / Ray Ward
  • Acjachemen Ethnobotany Display - Abe Sanchez

Children’s Village

  • Chumash Cultural Display with Children’s Craft - Oscar Ortiz
  • Children’s Game Activities – Trish Rios
  • Kumeyaay Cultural Activities – Stan Rodriguez SUNDAY ONLY
  • Tule Dolls Workshop – Sue Nakao – 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Heritage Award 1:40 p.m. on Saturday at Honda Blue Cavern

Jacque Nunez in recognition of dedicated service to Native American communities

Acknowledgements: The Aquarium of the Pacific wishes to thank our emcees Jacque Nunez, Marcus Lopez, and Sutimiw Pa’alat and our many advising elders and volunteers.