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Heritage Award Honoree Worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Accolades

May 13, 2013

Heritage Award Honoree Worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A pioneer in the civil rights movement in the United States and proponent of nonviolent action, Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. was the Heritage Award honoree at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 2013 African-American Festival.

Aquarium Honors Zina Bethune at Festival of Human Abilities

Accolades

May 9, 2013

Aquarium Honors Zina Bethune at Festival of Human Abilities

This year the Aquarium presented the Glenn McIntyre Heritage Award posthumously to Zina Bethune, founder and artistic director of Theatre Bethune.

Aquarium Offers Summer Camp Programs for All Ages

Education

May 9, 2013

Aquarium Offers Summer Camp Programs for All Ages

Summer day camps at the Aquarium of the Pacific provide great learning opportunities for children, as well as hands-on activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and—best of all—fun!

Aquarium to Host Beach-Themed Kelp Art Exhibit

Arts

May 8, 2013

Aquarium to Host Beach-Themed Kelp Art Exhibit

Susan MacLeod’s paintings detail the flora and fauna found in kelpwrack, the piles of seaweed that wash up on West Coast beaches.

Male Harbor Seal Pup Born at the Aquarium

Animals

May 8, 2013

Male Harbor Seal Pup Born at the Aquarium

Harbor seal Shelby gave birth to a male pup on Wednesday, May 1. The pup weighed about 30 pounds at birth. This is Shelby’s second pup.

Ocean Exploration Programs and Exhibits Now Open

Exhibits

April 22, 2013

Ocean Exploration Programs and Exhibits Now Open

The Aquarium of the Pacific is highlighting Ocean Exploration programs this summer and debuting a new Wonders of the Deep gallery.

Students Visit the Aquarium During the Grand Prix on Scholarship from SAVOR…Long Beach

Education

April 19, 2013

Students Visit the Aquarium During the Grand Prix on Scholarship from SAVOR…Long Beach

Since 2003 SAVOR…Long Beach has donated more than $140,000 in scholarship funds, providing Aquarium visits for more than 12,000 students.

Aquarium Live Debuts at Miller Children’s Hospital

Education

April 17, 2013

Aquarium Live Debuts at Miller Children’s Hospital

This new interactive education program allows patients in playrooms and their rooms to view animals underwater and ask questions as they interact with Aquarium of the Pacific staff in real time.

Urban Ocean Festivities Kick Off May 4 at the Aquarium

Urban Ocean

April 12, 2013

Urban Ocean Festivities Kick Off May 4 at the Aquarium

This summer will feature a series of urban ocean-themed events at the Aquarium, including cruises, contests, lectures, and the Urban Ocean Festival.

New Music Commissioned for the Aquarium Premieres in Long Beach

Arts | Conservation

April 9, 2013

New Music Commissioned for the Aquarium Premieres in Long Beach

The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra will debut composer Steven Mackey’s Urban Ocean on April 27. The piece was commissioned by Aquarium supporters Dennis and Suzanne Poulsen.

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