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Bringing educational programming and fun

Aquarium Live:  The Aquarium’s Online Academy

The Aquarium of the Pacific is pleased to offer an Online Academy to bring our educational programming as well as fun and entertaining activities to the public during the current closure.

Here you will find both on-demand videos and activities for all ages and a schedule of interactive live programs with our educators, from virtual classroom sessions to Pacific Pals puppets. This page will be updated regularly with new content and live dates as they become available.​

Streaming Live on April 7, 2020 9:00 AM–9:30 AM

Friends in the Sea

Aquarium Academy

April 7, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 AM

Friends in the Sea

Take a trip with Gracie the gray whale and learn about shapes, colors, and senses as we make new friends that live in the ocean

Upcoming Aquarium Academy

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Ocean Exploration

6-8 Grade

April 7, 2020 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

Ocean Exploration

Everyday, scientists are working to learn more about our oceans. Take a closer look at the tools and instruments they use to explore.
Aquarium Exploration: Habitats

3-5 Grade

April 7, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

Aquarium Exploration: Habitats

Join our educators as they explore the kelp forest and coral reef habitats within the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Aquarium Live Ep. 6: Adaptations

K-2 Grade | 3-5 Grade

April 7, 2020 1:00 PM—1:30 PM

Aquarium Live Ep. 6: Adaptations

Captin Joe investigates how adaptations can help animals survive in the ocean. Play games, explore animals, and find out how we care for our animals in this series.
Bioluminescence and the Deep Sea

6-8 Grade | 9-12 Grade

April 7, 2020 2:00 PM—2:30 PM

Bioluminescence and the Deep Sea

Have you ever wondered about animals that live in the deep ocean? Explore this habitat and the special animals that call it home.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Aquarium Live Ep 1: What do Otters Eat?

LA Dodgers Foundation | Pre-K-K | K-2 Grade | 3-5 Grade

April 8, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 AM

Aquarium Live Ep 1: What do Otters Eat?

Meet Captain Joe with the Ocean Rangers and learn more about Sea Otter's favorite topic, food! Play games, explore animals, and find out how we care for our animals in this series.
Sharks & Conservation

6-8 Grade

April 8, 2020 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

Sharks & Conservation

Sharks are an important animal in the ocean. Learn all about the role that sharks play, and how you can protect them.
Draw With Us: Habitats

Pre-K-K | K-2 Grade

April 8, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

Draw With Us: Habitats

Grab some paper and crayons to draw along as we learn all about ocean habitats.

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Additional Programs

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Live webcams

Visit the Aquarium’s exhibits virtually by tuning in to webcams that stream live feeds from inside several of the exhibits.

Viewers can check in on the Magellanic penguins, sharks, sea jellies, Tropical Reef Habitat, Honda Blue Cavern, and other exhibits.

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The Daily Bubble

We are excited to bring you Pacific Pals’ new daily show, “The Daily Bubble”.

Your friends will update you on happenings at the Aquarium with interviews, news, and educational content in a news format.

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Lecture by Sergio Gamberini who has developed a method for growing plants underwater in a biosphere. Aquarium of the Pacific/Andrew Reitsma

Guest Speaker Series

Catch up on lectures at the Aquarium featuring scientists, artists, journalists, and Aquarium staff members.

A full archive dating back to 2010 is available on the website. Lectures cover a wide variety of topics, from ocean research and conservation to how we can use art to build connections to nature and among people. Each speaker also records a short Aquacast at the Aquarium, and this archive is also available on the website.

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The Aquarium’s YouTube channel features hundreds of videos.

Videos include recordings from past Aquarium forums and the current session of Aquatic Academy, Hugh’s Views (a volunteer’s view of the Aquarium and its animals), Pacific Pals music videos, and animal videos.

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Online exhibits

Learn about whales and listen to their sounds with the Whales:// Voices in the Sea online exhibit.

Explore the Aquarium, its inhabitants, and our current and past projects through interactive story maps.

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Online Learning Center

Read up on animal facts in the Aquarium’s Online Learning Center.

These feature profiles of many of the Aquarium’s animals, plus others, to provide educational information on these species.

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Grilled oysters with BBQ chipotle butter. Hog Island Oyster Company

Seafood for the Future

The Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program created a web series called Ocean to Table: Stories of Food, Farming, and Conservation.

Each video showcases a different ocean farm and different types of seafood, and includes cooking tips and recipes. Visit the Seafood for the Future YouTube channel for more seafood videos, including educational shorts on the environmental benefits of responsible seafood farming.

More Things To Do

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EcoAlliance Mobile App

The Pacific Visions EcoAlliance app is inspired by the experiences and exhibits in the Pacific Visions wing at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.