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Fall at the Aquarium

Fall at the Aquarium
Four Magellanic Penguin chicks hatched at the Aquarium this summer. They are now on exhibit in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat.


September 2, 2014

This fall at the Aquarium, see new animals, attend cultural festivals and special events, and enjoy free Shark Lagoon Nights.

Two of the Magellanic Penguin chicks born at the Aquarium this summer are now on view in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. After hatching in their nest burrows in the penguin habitat and being cared for by their parents, the juvenile birds were moved behind the scenes to learn how to swim and receive feedings from Aquarium staff members. Other new animals on exhibit at the Aquarium include two young blue-spotted rays on view in the Sex Change exhibit at the end of the Tropical Tunnel in the Tropical Pacific gallery. These pups were born at the Aquarium to female adults that arrived from Australia earlier this year. Each gave birth to one pup.

Returning this fall are the Aquarium’s popular free Shark Lagoon Nights, when visitors can touch sharks, purchase beverages and snacks, and stay late in the outdoor Shark Lagoon area on select Fridays September 5 through December 26.

Many special events and cultural festivals are coming to the Aquarium this fall, including Moompetam: Native American Festival, Baja Splash Cultural Festival, and Autumn Festival. Click here for a full calendar of cultural festivals.

Fall special events include the Aquarium’s 5K Run/Walk on September 6, Photographers Night on October 5, and Night Dive on November 21. Sea Fare raises funds for the Aquarium’s education, conservation, and animal care programs at the institution. Held on October 18, this event will include tastings from more than twenty-five local food and beverage providers, as well as live and silent auctions, music, and dancing. You and your family can also celebrate the fall and winter holidays at the Aquarium, with Scarium of the Pacific on October 25 and 26, Thanksgiving Lunch on November 27, and Holiday Treats for the Animals on December 6 and 7.

Photographs capturing water in all its forms in the Grand Canyon will be on display at the Aquarium this fall. Nature photographer Ty Bowman is spending September as an artist-in-residence at the Grand Canyon. His exhibit at the Aquarium focuses on capturing the natural beauty of the canyon as a way of reconnecting with nature and inspiring environmental stewardship. He and many other speakers will present lectures at the Aquarium throughout the fall. Click here to view a full Guest Speaker Series calendar.