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This Fall at the Aquarium

This Fall at the Aquarium
Toby the harbor seal pup is on exhibit in the Seals & Sea Lions Habitat at the Aquarium.  | Robin Riggs

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September 3, 2013

This fall is a great time to visit the Aquarium. With new baby animals on exhibit, a full calendar of cultural festivals, and ongoing ocean exploration programs, there is plenty to see and do for visitors of all ages.

Visit harbor seal pup Toby and his one-year-old sister Bixby in the Seals & Sea Lions Habitat.

Two Magellanic Penguin chicks will join the rest of the penguins on public exhibit on September 10. You can read more about the chicks on Hugh’s blog. Aquarium visitors can meet one of the penguin chicks up close during daily meet-and-greet shows at the Molina Animal Care Center. Someone in the audience at each show will be selected to help feed the penguin. Also, the first two people to check in each day on Foursquare will get to go behind the scenes at the June Keyes Penguin Habitat.

The Aquarium is known for its cultural festivals celebrating our diverse local community and featuring performances, food, and hands-on activities for the whole family. Coming to the Aquarium on a festival weekend always makes for a special visit. Fall is the high season for festivals. For a calendar of festival dates, click here.

The ocean exploration programs continue at the Aquarium through the end of the year. These programs include films and shows played daily in the Great Hall, Ocean Theater, and Ocean Science Center, live feeds from exploration vessels at the Ocean Exploration Hub, lectures by ocean explorers in the Guest Speaker Series, the Wonders of the Deep gallery, and the new Explorer App for iPhone and Android devices.

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