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July 2020

Pierella: An Ecological Rainforest Paradise in Costa Rica

July 1, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Pierella: An Ecological Rainforest Paradise in Costa Rica

William Cooper

In his lecture William Cooper will discuss his experiences visiting Pierella as a resident scientists and videographer.

The Path Forward to Sustain Natural Food Production in the Mekong River

July 8, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Path Forward to Sustain Natural Food Production in the Mekong River

John Sabo

John Sabo will discuss the effect of hydropower dams on fishing and food security in the Mekong River.

The Blue Economy: An Introduction

July 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Blue Economy: An Introduction

Charles Colgan

Charles Colgan will introduce the ideas behind the blue economy, assess current efforts to create it, and explore the problem of how we will know if we have been successful in creating a blue economy.

Fantastic Beasts: Dragons of the Deep, Gelatinous Sea Creatures, Slugs with Solar Panels, Fish with Hair?

July 22, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Fantastic Beasts: Dragons of the Deep, Gelatinous Sea Creatures, Slugs with Solar Panels, Fish with Hair?

Mike Bartick

Mike Bartick is a professional diver residing in Anilao, Philippines, in the heart of the Coral Triangle. His fascination for strange and beautiful sea life has taken him nearly around the globe in search of that special critter encounter.

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August 2020

Global Warming Demystified: The Science, The Consequences, and The Solutions

August 11, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Global Warming Demystified: The Science, The Consequences, and The Solutions

Jeffrey Bennett

Jeffrey Bennett will answer questions about the science of global warming, while showing that the solutions to this important problem are ones that people of all persuasions can agree on.

Hope for Reefs: Advancing the Science of Coral Reef Restoration

August 27, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Hope for Reefs: Advancing the Science of Coral Reef Restoration

Bart Shepherd

Bart Shepherd will discuss the California Academy of Sciences’ coral reef restoration efforts.

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September 2020

Homeschool Days

September 8, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Homeschool Days

September 9, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

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December 2020

Homeschool Holiday

December 11, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Holiday

Join us for Homeschool Holiday! We are opening our doors to homeschool families, networks, students, parents, and teachers.

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January 2020

Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Sea of Shadows

January 6, 2020 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Sea of Shadows

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host a screening of Sea of Shadows, a documentary from National Geographic Documentary Films and winner of the Sundance audience award, followed by a panel discussion featuring ocean conservation experts and one of the filmmakers.

A Philosophical and Evolutionary Answer to the Climate Change Mystery: Why the Doubt?

January 9, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A Philosophical and Evolutionary Answer to the Climate Change Mystery: Why the Doubt?

Dr. Thomas White

Dr. White will explore the possibility that the skepticism surrounding climate change is the product of a central but potentially dangerous feature of American culture— 'American exceptionalism.'

California and the Ocean: Three Perspectives on the Future

January 12, 2020 7:00 PM—9:15 PM

California and the Ocean: Three Perspectives on the Future

Sylvia Earle, Mark Gold, and Betty Yee

SOLD OUT The Aquarium will host an evening keynote presentation to kick off a forum on the future of decommissioned oil rigs off the coast of California. Three leaders in ocean conservation and management will discuss their perspectives on California’s unique relationship with the ocean and what we can do to ensure a healthy ocean in the future, and one that benefits society economically.

Sylvia Earle

January 13, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Sylvia Earle

The Aquarium will host an evening presentation with Dr. Sylvia Earle as part of the forum on the future of decommissioned oil rigs off the coast of California.

Saving Birds in the Northern Mariana Islands

January 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Saving Birds in the Northern Mariana Islands

Susan Gerros

Senior Aviculturist Susan Gerros will share stories of her experiences on the island of Saipan, located in the Northern Mariana Islands, where several species of birds are being relocated to help save them from possible extinction.

League of Women Voters 6th Annual Climate Symposium

January 19, 2020 3:00 PM—6:00 PM

League of Women Voters 6th Annual Climate Symposium

California: Leader or Laggard?

The League of Women Voters of the Long Beach area (LWVLBA) will present its 6th Annual Climate Change Symposium in partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Galápagos Wonders

January 22, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Galápagos Wonders

Ellen Prager

Dr. Ellen Prager will share her experiences in the Galápagos and the wonder of the islands through stories and images.

The Curious World of Seaweed

January 30, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Curious World of Seaweed

Josie Iselin

Artist Josie Iselin will discuss her new book, The Curious World of Seaweed, which combines essays and imagery to explore seaweed and kelp from the Pacific coast.

A Story About People and Place: Lessons Learned in Vaquita Conservation

February 6, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A Story About People and Place: Lessons Learned in Vaquita Conservation

David Bader

Aquarium Director of Education David Bader will discuss lessons learned from the story of the vaquita and what it can tell us broadly about what it will take to achieve conservation success

Coral Reef Restoration in Palau and the Bahamas

February 19, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Coral Reef Restoration in Palau and the Bahamas

Nate Jaros & Briana Fodor

Aquarium staff members Nate Jaros and Briana Fodor will discuss the Aquarium’s involvement in coral reef restoration field work.

 Unwitting Helpers: The Strange, True Story of How Silent Spring and the Clean Water Act Gave Rise to Asian Carp in America

February 26, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Unwitting Helpers: The Strange, True Story of How Silent Spring and the Clean Water Act Gave Rise to Asian Carp in America

Andrew Reeves

Environmental journalist and author Andrew Reeves will discuss the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Water Act in-depth with stories and material from his book Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis.

Aquatic Academy

March 4, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Free Public Seminar On Sea Level Rise and Flooding of Long Beach Peninsula, Naples, and Belmont Shore

March 9, 2020 9:00 AM—12:30 PM

Free Public Seminar On Sea Level Rise and Flooding of Long Beach Peninsula, Naples, and Belmont Shore

Aquarium of the Pacific and The Nature Conservancy

We have engaged the services of Dr. Reinhard Flick, coastal oceanographer, and Walter Crampton, professional coastal engineer, to provide their expertise and perspectives for this community workshop.

Aquatic Academy

March 11, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Aquatic Academy

March 18, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

March 21, 2020 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Professional Development

SOLD OUT Participants will learn how to use standards-based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom investigations into the innovative exploration strategies, sophisticated instrumentation and equipment used onboard the ship to explore our largely unknown world ocean.

Aquatic Academy

March 25, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 1, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 8, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 15, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 22, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Flood Tides and the Affairs of Humans

April 22, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Flood Tides and the Affairs of Humans

Douglas McCauley

In celebration of Earth Day, the Aquarium will present a lecture and discussion streamed live online with ocean expert Douglas McCauley.

Steinbeck’s Western Flyer: A Tale of Renewal

April 23, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Steinbeck’s Western Flyer: A Tale of Renewal

John Gregg

Canceled John Gregg will discuss The Western Flyer Project, in which a fishing boat built in 1937 will be restored and used to educate students using a holistic approach that incorporates environmental science and the humanities.

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 29, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s History

May 6, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s History

Sunil Amrith

Historian Sunil Amrith will discuss his book, Unruly Waters, in which he reimagines Asia's history through the stories of its rains, rivers, coasts, and seas—and of the weather-watchers and engineers, mapmakers, and farmers who have sought to control them.

Climate Change Science: How Can Sound Science Inform Wise Policy?

May 13, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Climate Change Science: How Can Sound Science Inform Wise Policy?

Richard Somerville

Richard Somerville will present a lecture to discuss the latest climate science, public perceptions, and how science can guide policymaking.

Emerging Technologies and Maritime Warfare in the 21st Century

May 27, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Emerging Technologies and Maritime Warfare in the 21st Century

Lewis Duncan

In this lecture Lewis Duncan of the U.S. Naval War College will discuss cooperation, competition, and conflict on the world’s oceans.

Can We Save Coral Reefs?

June 4, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Can We Save Coral Reefs?

Douglas Fenner

Douglas Fenner will discuss what actions humanity must take to preserve coral reefs and benefit both marine life and people.

The Corals You Know and the Corals You Don't

June 10, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Corals You Know and the Corals You Don't

Dr. Randi Rotjan

Not just in the tropics, learn about corals in all of their habitats--including some of Dr. Randi Rotjan’s work with temperate and deep-sea corals.

Edible Insects and Human Evolution

June 17, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Edible Insects and Human Evolution

Julie Lesnik

In her lecture, Julie Lesnik will explore the value and potential of insects as food and examine our aversions through various cultural lenses.

Bridging the Gap: Insights from the Social Sciences for U.S. Marine Aquaculture

June 25, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Bridging the Gap: Insights from the Social Sciences for U.S. Marine Aquaculture

Luke Fairbanks

Luke Fairbanks will explore insights from the social and policy sciences to better understand the processes, challenges, and opportunities associated with marine aquaculture.

Pierella: An Ecological Rainforest Paradise in Costa Rica

July 1, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Pierella: An Ecological Rainforest Paradise in Costa Rica

William Cooper

In his lecture William Cooper will discuss his experiences visiting Pierella as a resident scientists and videographer.

The Path Forward to Sustain Natural Food Production in the Mekong River

July 8, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Path Forward to Sustain Natural Food Production in the Mekong River

John Sabo

John Sabo will discuss the effect of hydropower dams on fishing and food security in the Mekong River.

The Blue Economy: An Introduction

July 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Blue Economy: An Introduction

Charles Colgan

Charles Colgan will introduce the ideas behind the blue economy, assess current efforts to create it, and explore the problem of how we will know if we have been successful in creating a blue economy.

Fantastic Beasts: Dragons of the Deep, Gelatinous Sea Creatures, Slugs with Solar Panels, Fish with Hair?

July 22, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Fantastic Beasts: Dragons of the Deep, Gelatinous Sea Creatures, Slugs with Solar Panels, Fish with Hair?

Mike Bartick

Mike Bartick is a professional diver residing in Anilao, Philippines, in the heart of the Coral Triangle. His fascination for strange and beautiful sea life has taken him nearly around the globe in search of that special critter encounter.

Global Warming Demystified: The Science, The Consequences, and The Solutions

August 11, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Global Warming Demystified: The Science, The Consequences, and The Solutions

Jeffrey Bennett

Jeffrey Bennett will answer questions about the science of global warming, while showing that the solutions to this important problem are ones that people of all persuasions can agree on.

Hope for Reefs: Advancing the Science of Coral Reef Restoration

August 27, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Hope for Reefs: Advancing the Science of Coral Reef Restoration

Bart Shepherd

Bart Shepherd will discuss the California Academy of Sciences’ coral reef restoration efforts.

Homeschool Days

September 8, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Homeschool Days

September 9, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Homeschool Holiday

December 11, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Holiday

Join us for Homeschool Holiday! We are opening our doors to homeschool families, networks, students, parents, and teachers.

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February 2020

A Story About People and Place: Lessons Learned in Vaquita Conservation

February 6, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A Story About People and Place: Lessons Learned in Vaquita Conservation

David Bader

Aquarium Director of Education David Bader will discuss lessons learned from the story of the vaquita and what it can tell us broadly about what it will take to achieve conservation success

Coral Reef Restoration in Palau and the Bahamas

February 19, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Coral Reef Restoration in Palau and the Bahamas

Nate Jaros & Briana Fodor

Aquarium staff members Nate Jaros and Briana Fodor will discuss the Aquarium’s involvement in coral reef restoration field work.

 Unwitting Helpers: The Strange, True Story of How Silent Spring and the Clean Water Act Gave Rise to Asian Carp in America

February 26, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Unwitting Helpers: The Strange, True Story of How Silent Spring and the Clean Water Act Gave Rise to Asian Carp in America

Andrew Reeves

Environmental journalist and author Andrew Reeves will discuss the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Water Act in-depth with stories and material from his book Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis.

Aquatic Academy

March 4, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Free Public Seminar On Sea Level Rise and Flooding of Long Beach Peninsula, Naples, and Belmont Shore

March 9, 2020 9:00 AM—12:30 PM

Free Public Seminar On Sea Level Rise and Flooding of Long Beach Peninsula, Naples, and Belmont Shore

Aquarium of the Pacific and The Nature Conservancy

We have engaged the services of Dr. Reinhard Flick, coastal oceanographer, and Walter Crampton, professional coastal engineer, to provide their expertise and perspectives for this community workshop.

Aquatic Academy

March 11, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Aquatic Academy

March 18, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

March 21, 2020 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Professional Development

SOLD OUT Participants will learn how to use standards-based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom investigations into the innovative exploration strategies, sophisticated instrumentation and equipment used onboard the ship to explore our largely unknown world ocean.

Aquatic Academy

March 25, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 1, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 8, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 15, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 22, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Flood Tides and the Affairs of Humans

April 22, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Flood Tides and the Affairs of Humans

Douglas McCauley

In celebration of Earth Day, the Aquarium will present a lecture and discussion streamed live online with ocean expert Douglas McCauley.

Steinbeck’s Western Flyer: A Tale of Renewal

April 23, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Steinbeck’s Western Flyer: A Tale of Renewal

John Gregg

Canceled John Gregg will discuss The Western Flyer Project, in which a fishing boat built in 1937 will be restored and used to educate students using a holistic approach that incorporates environmental science and the humanities.

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 29, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s History

May 6, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s History

Sunil Amrith

Historian Sunil Amrith will discuss his book, Unruly Waters, in which he reimagines Asia's history through the stories of its rains, rivers, coasts, and seas—and of the weather-watchers and engineers, mapmakers, and farmers who have sought to control them.

Climate Change Science: How Can Sound Science Inform Wise Policy?

May 13, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Climate Change Science: How Can Sound Science Inform Wise Policy?

Richard Somerville

Richard Somerville will present a lecture to discuss the latest climate science, public perceptions, and how science can guide policymaking.

Emerging Technologies and Maritime Warfare in the 21st Century

May 27, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Emerging Technologies and Maritime Warfare in the 21st Century

Lewis Duncan

In this lecture Lewis Duncan of the U.S. Naval War College will discuss cooperation, competition, and conflict on the world’s oceans.

Can We Save Coral Reefs?

June 4, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Can We Save Coral Reefs?

Douglas Fenner

Douglas Fenner will discuss what actions humanity must take to preserve coral reefs and benefit both marine life and people.

The Corals You Know and the Corals You Don't

June 10, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Corals You Know and the Corals You Don't

Dr. Randi Rotjan

Not just in the tropics, learn about corals in all of their habitats--including some of Dr. Randi Rotjan’s work with temperate and deep-sea corals.

Edible Insects and Human Evolution

June 17, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Edible Insects and Human Evolution

Julie Lesnik

In her lecture, Julie Lesnik will explore the value and potential of insects as food and examine our aversions through various cultural lenses.

Bridging the Gap: Insights from the Social Sciences for U.S. Marine Aquaculture

June 25, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Bridging the Gap: Insights from the Social Sciences for U.S. Marine Aquaculture

Luke Fairbanks

Luke Fairbanks will explore insights from the social and policy sciences to better understand the processes, challenges, and opportunities associated with marine aquaculture.

Pierella: An Ecological Rainforest Paradise in Costa Rica

July 1, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Pierella: An Ecological Rainforest Paradise in Costa Rica

William Cooper

In his lecture William Cooper will discuss his experiences visiting Pierella as a resident scientists and videographer.

The Path Forward to Sustain Natural Food Production in the Mekong River

July 8, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Path Forward to Sustain Natural Food Production in the Mekong River

John Sabo

John Sabo will discuss the effect of hydropower dams on fishing and food security in the Mekong River.

The Blue Economy: An Introduction

July 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Blue Economy: An Introduction

Charles Colgan

Charles Colgan will introduce the ideas behind the blue economy, assess current efforts to create it, and explore the problem of how we will know if we have been successful in creating a blue economy.

Fantastic Beasts: Dragons of the Deep, Gelatinous Sea Creatures, Slugs with Solar Panels, Fish with Hair?

July 22, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Fantastic Beasts: Dragons of the Deep, Gelatinous Sea Creatures, Slugs with Solar Panels, Fish with Hair?

Mike Bartick

Mike Bartick is a professional diver residing in Anilao, Philippines, in the heart of the Coral Triangle. His fascination for strange and beautiful sea life has taken him nearly around the globe in search of that special critter encounter.

Global Warming Demystified: The Science, The Consequences, and The Solutions

August 11, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Global Warming Demystified: The Science, The Consequences, and The Solutions

Jeffrey Bennett

Jeffrey Bennett will answer questions about the science of global warming, while showing that the solutions to this important problem are ones that people of all persuasions can agree on.

Hope for Reefs: Advancing the Science of Coral Reef Restoration

August 27, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Hope for Reefs: Advancing the Science of Coral Reef Restoration

Bart Shepherd

Bart Shepherd will discuss the California Academy of Sciences’ coral reef restoration efforts.

Homeschool Days

September 8, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Homeschool Days

September 9, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Homeschool Holiday

December 11, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Holiday

Join us for Homeschool Holiday! We are opening our doors to homeschool families, networks, students, parents, and teachers.

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March 2020

Aquatic Academy

March 4, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Free Public Seminar On Sea Level Rise and Flooding of Long Beach Peninsula, Naples, and Belmont Shore

March 9, 2020 9:00 AM—12:30 PM

Free Public Seminar On Sea Level Rise and Flooding of Long Beach Peninsula, Naples, and Belmont Shore

Aquarium of the Pacific and The Nature Conservancy

We have engaged the services of Dr. Reinhard Flick, coastal oceanographer, and Walter Crampton, professional coastal engineer, to provide their expertise and perspectives for this community workshop.

Aquatic Academy

March 11, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Aquatic Academy

March 18, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

March 21, 2020 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Professional Development

SOLD OUT Participants will learn how to use standards-based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom investigations into the innovative exploration strategies, sophisticated instrumentation and equipment used onboard the ship to explore our largely unknown world ocean.

Aquatic Academy

March 25, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 1, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 8, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 15, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 22, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Flood Tides and the Affairs of Humans

April 22, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Flood Tides and the Affairs of Humans

Douglas McCauley

In celebration of Earth Day, the Aquarium will present a lecture and discussion streamed live online with ocean expert Douglas McCauley.

Steinbeck’s Western Flyer: A Tale of Renewal

April 23, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Steinbeck’s Western Flyer: A Tale of Renewal

John Gregg

Canceled John Gregg will discuss The Western Flyer Project, in which a fishing boat built in 1937 will be restored and used to educate students using a holistic approach that incorporates environmental science and the humanities.

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 29, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s History

May 6, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s History

Sunil Amrith

Historian Sunil Amrith will discuss his book, Unruly Waters, in which he reimagines Asia's history through the stories of its rains, rivers, coasts, and seas—and of the weather-watchers and engineers, mapmakers, and farmers who have sought to control them.

Climate Change Science: How Can Sound Science Inform Wise Policy?

May 13, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Climate Change Science: How Can Sound Science Inform Wise Policy?

Richard Somerville

Richard Somerville will present a lecture to discuss the latest climate science, public perceptions, and how science can guide policymaking.

Emerging Technologies and Maritime Warfare in the 21st Century

May 27, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Emerging Technologies and Maritime Warfare in the 21st Century

Lewis Duncan

In this lecture Lewis Duncan of the U.S. Naval War College will discuss cooperation, competition, and conflict on the world’s oceans.

Can We Save Coral Reefs?

June 4, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Can We Save Coral Reefs?

Douglas Fenner

Douglas Fenner will discuss what actions humanity must take to preserve coral reefs and benefit both marine life and people.

The Corals You Know and the Corals You Don't

June 10, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Corals You Know and the Corals You Don't

Dr. Randi Rotjan

Not just in the tropics, learn about corals in all of their habitats--including some of Dr. Randi Rotjan’s work with temperate and deep-sea corals.

Edible Insects and Human Evolution

June 17, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Edible Insects and Human Evolution

Julie Lesnik

In her lecture, Julie Lesnik will explore the value and potential of insects as food and examine our aversions through various cultural lenses.

Bridging the Gap: Insights from the Social Sciences for U.S. Marine Aquaculture

June 25, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Bridging the Gap: Insights from the Social Sciences for U.S. Marine Aquaculture

Luke Fairbanks

Luke Fairbanks will explore insights from the social and policy sciences to better understand the processes, challenges, and opportunities associated with marine aquaculture.

Pierella: An Ecological Rainforest Paradise in Costa Rica

July 1, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Pierella: An Ecological Rainforest Paradise in Costa Rica

William Cooper

In his lecture William Cooper will discuss his experiences visiting Pierella as a resident scientists and videographer.

The Path Forward to Sustain Natural Food Production in the Mekong River

July 8, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Path Forward to Sustain Natural Food Production in the Mekong River

John Sabo

John Sabo will discuss the effect of hydropower dams on fishing and food security in the Mekong River.

The Blue Economy: An Introduction

July 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Blue Economy: An Introduction

Charles Colgan

Charles Colgan will introduce the ideas behind the blue economy, assess current efforts to create it, and explore the problem of how we will know if we have been successful in creating a blue economy.

Fantastic Beasts: Dragons of the Deep, Gelatinous Sea Creatures, Slugs with Solar Panels, Fish with Hair?

July 22, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Fantastic Beasts: Dragons of the Deep, Gelatinous Sea Creatures, Slugs with Solar Panels, Fish with Hair?

Mike Bartick

Mike Bartick is a professional diver residing in Anilao, Philippines, in the heart of the Coral Triangle. His fascination for strange and beautiful sea life has taken him nearly around the globe in search of that special critter encounter.

Global Warming Demystified: The Science, The Consequences, and The Solutions

August 11, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Global Warming Demystified: The Science, The Consequences, and The Solutions

Jeffrey Bennett

Jeffrey Bennett will answer questions about the science of global warming, while showing that the solutions to this important problem are ones that people of all persuasions can agree on.

Hope for Reefs: Advancing the Science of Coral Reef Restoration

August 27, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Hope for Reefs: Advancing the Science of Coral Reef Restoration

Bart Shepherd

Bart Shepherd will discuss the California Academy of Sciences’ coral reef restoration efforts.

Homeschool Days

September 8, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Homeschool Days

September 9, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Homeschool Holiday

December 11, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Holiday

Join us for Homeschool Holiday! We are opening our doors to homeschool families, networks, students, parents, and teachers.

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April 2020

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 1, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 8, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 15, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 22, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Flood Tides and the Affairs of Humans

April 22, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Flood Tides and the Affairs of Humans

Douglas McCauley

In celebration of Earth Day, the Aquarium will present a lecture and discussion streamed live online with ocean expert Douglas McCauley.

Steinbeck’s Western Flyer: A Tale of Renewal

April 23, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Steinbeck’s Western Flyer: A Tale of Renewal

John Gregg

Canceled John Gregg will discuss The Western Flyer Project, in which a fishing boat built in 1937 will be restored and used to educate students using a holistic approach that incorporates environmental science and the humanities.

Teacher Appreciation Days

April 29, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support.

Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s History

May 6, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s History

Sunil Amrith

Historian Sunil Amrith will discuss his book, Unruly Waters, in which he reimagines Asia's history through the stories of its rains, rivers, coasts, and seas—and of the weather-watchers and engineers, mapmakers, and farmers who have sought to control them.

Climate Change Science: How Can Sound Science Inform Wise Policy?

May 13, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Climate Change Science: How Can Sound Science Inform Wise Policy?

Richard Somerville

Richard Somerville will present a lecture to discuss the latest climate science, public perceptions, and how science can guide policymaking.

Emerging Technologies and Maritime Warfare in the 21st Century

May 27, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Emerging Technologies and Maritime Warfare in the 21st Century

Lewis Duncan

In this lecture Lewis Duncan of the U.S. Naval War College will discuss cooperation, competition, and conflict on the world’s oceans.

Can We Save Coral Reefs?

June 4, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Can We Save Coral Reefs?

Douglas Fenner

Douglas Fenner will discuss what actions humanity must take to preserve coral reefs and benefit both marine life and people.

The Corals You Know and the Corals You Don't

June 10, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Corals You Know and the Corals You Don't

Dr. Randi Rotjan

Not just in the tropics, learn about corals in all of their habitats--including some of Dr. Randi Rotjan’s work with temperate and deep-sea corals.

Edible Insects and Human Evolution

June 17, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Edible Insects and Human Evolution

Julie Lesnik

In her lecture, Julie Lesnik will explore the value and potential of insects as food and examine our aversions through various cultural lenses.

Bridging the Gap: Insights from the Social Sciences for U.S. Marine Aquaculture

June 25, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Bridging the Gap: Insights from the Social Sciences for U.S. Marine Aquaculture

Luke Fairbanks

Luke Fairbanks will explore insights from the social and policy sciences to better understand the processes, challenges, and opportunities associated with marine aquaculture.

Pierella: An Ecological Rainforest Paradise in Costa Rica

July 1, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Pierella: An Ecological Rainforest Paradise in Costa Rica

William Cooper

In his lecture William Cooper will discuss his experiences visiting Pierella as a resident scientists and videographer.

The Path Forward to Sustain Natural Food Production in the Mekong River

July 8, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Path Forward to Sustain Natural Food Production in the Mekong River

John Sabo

John Sabo will discuss the effect of hydropower dams on fishing and food security in the Mekong River.

The Blue Economy: An Introduction

July 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Blue Economy: An Introduction

Charles Colgan

Charles Colgan will introduce the ideas behind the blue economy, assess current efforts to create it, and explore the problem of how we will know if we have been successful in creating a blue economy.

Fantastic Beasts: Dragons of the Deep, Gelatinous Sea Creatures, Slugs with Solar Panels, Fish with Hair?

July 22, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Fantastic Beasts: Dragons of the Deep, Gelatinous Sea Creatures, Slugs with Solar Panels, Fish with Hair?

Mike Bartick

Mike Bartick is a professional diver residing in Anilao, Philippines, in the heart of the Coral Triangle. His fascination for strange and beautiful sea life has taken him nearly around the globe in search of that special critter encounter.

Global Warming Demystified: The Science, The Consequences, and The Solutions

August 11, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Global Warming Demystified: The Science, The Consequences, and The Solutions

Jeffrey Bennett

Jeffrey Bennett will answer questions about the science of global warming, while showing that the solutions to this important problem are ones that people of all persuasions can agree on.

Hope for Reefs: Advancing the Science of Coral Reef Restoration

August 27, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Hope for Reefs: Advancing the Science of Coral Reef Restoration

Bart Shepherd

Bart Shepherd will discuss the California Academy of Sciences’ coral reef restoration efforts.

Homeschool Days

September 8, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Homeschool Days

September 9, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Homeschool Holiday

December 11, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Holiday

Join us for Homeschool Holiday! We are opening our doors to homeschool families, networks, students, parents, and teachers.

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May 2020

Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s History

May 6, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s History

Sunil Amrith

Historian Sunil Amrith will discuss his book, Unruly Waters, in which he reimagines Asia's history through the stories of its rains, rivers, coasts, and seas—and of the weather-watchers and engineers, mapmakers, and farmers who have sought to control them.

Climate Change Science: How Can Sound Science Inform Wise Policy?

May 13, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Climate Change Science: How Can Sound Science Inform Wise Policy?

Richard Somerville

Richard Somerville will present a lecture to discuss the latest climate science, public perceptions, and how science can guide policymaking.

Emerging Technologies and Maritime Warfare in the 21st Century

May 27, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Emerging Technologies and Maritime Warfare in the 21st Century

Lewis Duncan

In this lecture Lewis Duncan of the U.S. Naval War College will discuss cooperation, competition, and conflict on the world’s oceans.

Can We Save Coral Reefs?

June 4, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Can We Save Coral Reefs?

Douglas Fenner

Douglas Fenner will discuss what actions humanity must take to preserve coral reefs and benefit both marine life and people.

The Corals You Know and the Corals You Don't

June 10, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Corals You Know and the Corals You Don't

Dr. Randi Rotjan

Not just in the tropics, learn about corals in all of their habitats--including some of Dr. Randi Rotjan’s work with temperate and deep-sea corals.

Edible Insects and Human Evolution

June 17, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Edible Insects and Human Evolution

Julie Lesnik

In her lecture, Julie Lesnik will explore the value and potential of insects as food and examine our aversions through various cultural lenses.

Bridging the Gap: Insights from the Social Sciences for U.S. Marine Aquaculture

June 25, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Bridging the Gap: Insights from the Social Sciences for U.S. Marine Aquaculture

Luke Fairbanks

Luke Fairbanks will explore insights from the social and policy sciences to better understand the processes, challenges, and opportunities associated with marine aquaculture.

Pierella: An Ecological Rainforest Paradise in Costa Rica

July 1, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Pierella: An Ecological Rainforest Paradise in Costa Rica

William Cooper

In his lecture William Cooper will discuss his experiences visiting Pierella as a resident scientists and videographer.

The Path Forward to Sustain Natural Food Production in the Mekong River

July 8, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Path Forward to Sustain Natural Food Production in the Mekong River

John Sabo

John Sabo will discuss the effect of hydropower dams on fishing and food security in the Mekong River.

The Blue Economy: An Introduction

July 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Blue Economy: An Introduction

Charles Colgan

Charles Colgan will introduce the ideas behind the blue economy, assess current efforts to create it, and explore the problem of how we will know if we have been successful in creating a blue economy.

Fantastic Beasts: Dragons of the Deep, Gelatinous Sea Creatures, Slugs with Solar Panels, Fish with Hair?

July 22, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Fantastic Beasts: Dragons of the Deep, Gelatinous Sea Creatures, Slugs with Solar Panels, Fish with Hair?

Mike Bartick

Mike Bartick is a professional diver residing in Anilao, Philippines, in the heart of the Coral Triangle. His fascination for strange and beautiful sea life has taken him nearly around the globe in search of that special critter encounter.

Global Warming Demystified: The Science, The Consequences, and The Solutions

August 11, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Global Warming Demystified: The Science, The Consequences, and The Solutions

Jeffrey Bennett

Jeffrey Bennett will answer questions about the science of global warming, while showing that the solutions to this important problem are ones that people of all persuasions can agree on.

Hope for Reefs: Advancing the Science of Coral Reef Restoration

August 27, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Hope for Reefs: Advancing the Science of Coral Reef Restoration

Bart Shepherd

Bart Shepherd will discuss the California Academy of Sciences’ coral reef restoration efforts.

Homeschool Days

September 8, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Homeschool Days

September 9, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Homeschool Holiday

December 11, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Holiday

Join us for Homeschool Holiday! We are opening our doors to homeschool families, networks, students, parents, and teachers.

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June 2020

Can We Save Coral Reefs?

June 4, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Can We Save Coral Reefs?

Douglas Fenner

Douglas Fenner will discuss what actions humanity must take to preserve coral reefs and benefit both marine life and people.

The Corals You Know and the Corals You Don't

June 10, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Corals You Know and the Corals You Don't

Dr. Randi Rotjan

Not just in the tropics, learn about corals in all of their habitats--including some of Dr. Randi Rotjan’s work with temperate and deep-sea corals.

Edible Insects and Human Evolution

June 17, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Edible Insects and Human Evolution

Julie Lesnik

In her lecture, Julie Lesnik will explore the value and potential of insects as food and examine our aversions through various cultural lenses.

Bridging the Gap: Insights from the Social Sciences for U.S. Marine Aquaculture

June 25, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Bridging the Gap: Insights from the Social Sciences for U.S. Marine Aquaculture

Luke Fairbanks

Luke Fairbanks will explore insights from the social and policy sciences to better understand the processes, challenges, and opportunities associated with marine aquaculture.

Pierella: An Ecological Rainforest Paradise in Costa Rica

July 1, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Pierella: An Ecological Rainforest Paradise in Costa Rica

William Cooper

In his lecture William Cooper will discuss his experiences visiting Pierella as a resident scientists and videographer.

The Path Forward to Sustain Natural Food Production in the Mekong River

July 8, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Path Forward to Sustain Natural Food Production in the Mekong River

John Sabo

John Sabo will discuss the effect of hydropower dams on fishing and food security in the Mekong River.

The Blue Economy: An Introduction

July 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Blue Economy: An Introduction

Charles Colgan

Charles Colgan will introduce the ideas behind the blue economy, assess current efforts to create it, and explore the problem of how we will know if we have been successful in creating a blue economy.

Fantastic Beasts: Dragons of the Deep, Gelatinous Sea Creatures, Slugs with Solar Panels, Fish with Hair?

July 22, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Fantastic Beasts: Dragons of the Deep, Gelatinous Sea Creatures, Slugs with Solar Panels, Fish with Hair?

Mike Bartick

Mike Bartick is a professional diver residing in Anilao, Philippines, in the heart of the Coral Triangle. His fascination for strange and beautiful sea life has taken him nearly around the globe in search of that special critter encounter.

Global Warming Demystified: The Science, The Consequences, and The Solutions

August 11, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Global Warming Demystified: The Science, The Consequences, and The Solutions

Jeffrey Bennett

Jeffrey Bennett will answer questions about the science of global warming, while showing that the solutions to this important problem are ones that people of all persuasions can agree on.

Hope for Reefs: Advancing the Science of Coral Reef Restoration

August 27, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Hope for Reefs: Advancing the Science of Coral Reef Restoration

Bart Shepherd

Bart Shepherd will discuss the California Academy of Sciences’ coral reef restoration efforts.

Homeschool Days

September 8, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Homeschool Days

September 9, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Homeschool Holiday

December 11, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Holiday

Join us for Homeschool Holiday! We are opening our doors to homeschool families, networks, students, parents, and teachers.

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