The Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate World Ocean Day with an array of activities over three days.
The celebration begins with the Pacific Islander Festival on the weekend of June 6 and 7, which will feature special presentations, films, and other educational programming highlighting our blue planet.
On World Ocean Day, Monday, June 8, guests to the Aquarium can learn about climate change, ocean pollution, and other ocean issues by viewing films and shows and exploring exhibits.
That evening the Aquarium will also host a panel discussion of ocean exploration as it relates to space exploration. Aquarium President and CEO Jerry Schubel will join Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan and JPL scientists Bill Patzert and Steve Vance for a conversation about the importance of understanding our home planet’s ocean as we prepare to explore the seas of other worlds. Planetary Radio is the public radio series and podcast produced by The Planetary Society. All of this is in celebration of the ocean, which covers 70 percent of Earth’s surface and remains 90 percent unexplored.
Pacific Islander Festival
Festival time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Festival cost: General Admission–$28.95 adult (12+), $25.95 senior (62+), $14.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age 3 and Aquarium members.
Planetary Oceans: Exploring Earth’s Seas Before We Sail Through Europa’s Seawater Plumes
Festival time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Lecture cost: $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations. You can also stream it live.
Special Discount for Transit Riders
Los Angeles Metro and Long Beach Transit riders receive $10 off regular adult admission when they show a TAP card or Metro and LA County employee ID during the World Ocean Day celebration from June 6 through June 8.
Special Discount for OCTA Riders
OCTA riders receive $10 off regular adult admission when they show a valid bus pass during the World Ocean Day celebration from June 6 through June 8.
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Online reservations are not available for this event at this time.