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Aquarium Lecture: The Creative Spark - Imagination and Collaboration in Human Evolution

June 7, 2017

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Scientist and author Agustín Fuentes will discuss and sign copies of his book,The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional.

Save the Vaquita Day at the Aquarium on July 9

June 7, 2017

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You can help the Aquarium of the Pacific protect a critically endangered species andspread the message of conservation on International Save the Vaquita Day.

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Aquarium

June 7, 2017

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Families will be able to witness the ambiance of the Aquarium at night and get a fish-eye view of the Queen Mary fireworks display.

Aquarium Lecture: Climate Change, the Sierra Nevada, and Our Water Future

June 7, 2017

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Professor Alex Hall of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and his research team have set out to understand future impacts of climate change on the mountain landscapes we love—and the snowpack upon which California depends for its water resources.

Aquarium Announces Ocean Conservation Award Recipients to be Honored at its Blue Whale Gala

June 7, 2017

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The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its black-tie Blue Whale Gala on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Show Your Love of the Ocean on World Ocean Day at the Aquarium

June 7, 2017

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On June 8, World Ocean Day, guests can learn about ocean conservation issues at special educational tables throughout the Aquarium.

Aquarium of the Pacific Honored as Founding Member of The Climate Registry

May 19, 2017

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The Aquarium was one of six organizations that was recognized on The Climate Registry’s tenth anniversary.

Experience a Night of Orchestral Music at the Aquarium by Musique Sur La Mer

May 12, 2017

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The Aquarium of the Pacific invites the public to a musical evening of pops music and food to celebrate the ocean with the Musique Sur La Mer string orchestra under the direction of Marcy Sudock.

Will Farmed Fish Save Our Oceans, Delight Our Palates, and Provide Healthy Food for All?

May 12, 2017

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UCLA’s Institute of Environment and Sustainability and the Aquarium of the Pacific jointly present a discussion on the conservation, science, economics, and best practices for aquaculture.

Aquarium/Cortina Productions Win Prestigious Award From American Alliance of Museums

May 9, 2017

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The Aquarium, in collaboration with Cortina Productions, has won a 2017 MUSE Award from the American Alliance of Museums for the program titled Pacific Visions. This video tells the story of the aquarium’s first major expansion, the Pacific Visions wing, which will open in early 2019.

Aquarium of the Pacific to Open New Exhibits This Summer

May 3, 2017

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This summer visitors to the Aquarium of the Pacific can embark on a journey around the planet and back to California through new exhibits, films, and programs.

Discover the Dazzling Diversity of Frogs and Their Amphibian Relatives at the Aquarium

May 3, 2017

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Learn why frogs and other amphibians are disappearing from our planet and what you can do to help.

Aquarium Opens Our Water Future Friday, May 26

May 2, 2017

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The newly themed area will open on May 26 with interactive exhibits, digital displays, a monarch butterfly garden, and other components.

Fish That “Shoot” Water to be Featured in New Exhibit at the Aquarium

May 1, 2017

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They don’t need a bow and arrow to hunt for food. Archerfish shoot water out of their mouth with a powerful blast to hunt insects near the surface of the water.

Students Enjoy Aquarium Visit During the Grand Prix Thanks to Funding from Premier Long Beach

April 7, 2017

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Since 2003 Premier Long Beach has donated more than $148,000 in scholarship funds, providing Aquarium visits for more than 19,500 students.

Explore Southern California’s Coast at Aquarium’s Urban Ocean Festival, April 29-30

April 5, 2017

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The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its eighth annual Urban Ocean Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2017.

Celebrate Southern California’s Unique Coast at Aquarium’s Urban Ocean Festival

April 5, 2017

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Members of the media are invited to preview the Aquarium’s Urban Ocean Festival on Thursday, April 12, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

AZA-Accredited Aquariums and Zoos Announce $1 Million for Emergency Rescue Plan to Save the Vaquita

April 4, 2017

AZA-Accredited Aquariums and Zoos Announce $1 Million for Emergency Rescue Plan to Save the Vaquita buttonLink

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and over 100 of its members have pledged over $1 million toward the emergency rescue of the vaquita porpoise, the world’s most endangered marine mammal.

Embark On Urban Ocean Cruises And Explore A Place Where Wildlife And Human Life Coexist

April 4, 2017

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During this two-hour voyage you can explore the urban ocean around the shores of Long Beach and San Pedro.

Celebrate Kids at the Aquarium’s 11th Annual International Children’s Festival

April 1, 2017

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The Aquarium of the Pacific’s twelfth annual International Children’s Festival is a special festival for kids on the weekend of April 1-2, 2017.

Seal Celebrates Senior Birthday At The Aquarium

March 22, 2017

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She’s turning 21, and she is a senior! The public is invited to join Shelby the harbor seal to celebrate her over-the-wave birthday on Wednesday, March 22.

New Penguin to Waddle on Exhibit March 15

March 15, 2017

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Admiral Fancy Pants, a two-year-old male Magellanic Penguin, will waddle on exhibit before the Aquarium of the Pacific opens on Wednesday, March 15.

Aquarium Offers Free Admission to SCUBA Divers During 16th Annual Divers Day

March 11, 2017

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Dive in to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 16th annual Divers Day Festival on Saturday, March 11 to experience live dive demonstrations and to meet more than 11,000 animals.

Aquarium Of The Pacific Hosts Its Annual  Earth Day Celebration

March 1, 2017

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Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet while visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific for its annual Earth Day Celebration on April 22 and 23.

Senior Sea Otter Celebrates Birthday at the Aquarium of the Pacific

March 1, 2017

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Join us in celebrating an ‘over the wave’ birthday as Charlie turns 20—the oldest male sea otter in an aquarium or zoo.

Aquarium Evening Course Will Examine Threats to Coastal Cities Posed by Climate Change

March 1, 2017

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Experts will discuss how cities can pursue sustainability and minimize risk factors and address the role of cities in improving environmental footprints.

Aquarium Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Pacific Visions Wing

February 2, 2017

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The Aquarium’s first major expansion includes a striking biomorphic structure with integrative science and arts spaces.

Dance Under the Sea Stars at the Aquarium’s Annual Noche de Estrellas Late Night

February 2, 2017

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Enjoy live Latin bands, DJs, underwater dive shows, a scavenger hunt with prizes, Latin cuisine, and the ambiance of the Aquarium at night at a discounted price.

Aquarium Hosts 15th Annual African-American Festival February 25-26

February 2, 2017

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Celebrating the richness and diversity of African-American and African cultures, the Aquarium’s fifteenth annual African-American Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26.

Festival of Human Abilities Features Performances and Free Art Classes for Everyone

January 17, 2017

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Celebrate the talents and creativity of people with disabilities at the Aquarium on the weekend of Jan. 28-29, and enjoy live music, dance, art, and demonstrations.

The Winter of Whales! Several Species Spotted in the Waters Off Long Beach

January 13, 2017

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Migrating gray whales, fin whales, orcas, humpback whales, dolphins, sperm whales, and other animals have been spotted in the waters off Long Beach recently.

Celebrate the Holidays Throughout December at the Aquarium

November 7, 2016

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Visit Santa, see him SCUBA dive, and enjoy a snow play area and a variety of festivities during the holiday season at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Aquarium Hosts NOAA Day on Saturday, November 12, 2016

November 4, 2016

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Discover how NOAA uses cutting-edge research to warn of dangerous weather, chart seas, conserve and manage marine resources, and better understand our environment.

Experts Gather at the Aquarium to Develop New Approach to Motivate Public Action on Climate Change

November 2, 2016

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The new research will guide the creation of exhibits and programs at the Southern California aquarium and will be available at no charge to informal learning centers across the country.

Aquarium’s Autumn Festival Celebrates 15th Anniversary and Magic of Fall Season

October 4, 2016

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The festival will feature live music and dance performances, cultural arts exhibits, and crafts. Throughout the weekend artisans and other vendors will be displaying and selling their works.

Food, Fish, and Fun at the Aquarium’s 13th Annual Sea Fare

October 4, 2016

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Friends of the fishes and foodies alike can bring their passions for conservation and gourmet food together at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s thirteenth annual Sea Fare on Saturday, October 22.

Scarium of the Pacific: Spooktacular Halloween Fun for the Whole Family

October 4, 2016

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Swim into the dark depths of the Aquarium, where there’s more fun than fright this Halloween season!

Aquarium’s Twelfth Annual Southeast Asia Day Celebrates Vibrant Local Communities

October 1, 2016

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Live performances of traditional music and dance, as well as cultural craft demonstrations and displays, will help transform the Aquarium into an exotic destination during its twelfth annual Southeast Asia Day.

New Report Provides Blueprint for Creation of Offshore Aquaculture Industry in Southern California

September 27, 2016

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Establishing a robust aquaculture industry in the United States would help cut the more than 90 percent of seafood imported into this country annually and reduce a seafood trade deficit exceeding $14 billion, and California could serve as a model, according to a new report issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), California Sea Grant, and the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Aquarium, NOAA, California Sea Grant Release Report and Share the Latest About Fish Farming

September 21, 2016

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Representatives from the Aquarium, NOAA, and California Sea Grant will discuss a report on fish farming in California during National Aquaculture Week.

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