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December 2019

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

December 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

David McKinnie and Jyotika Virmani

CANCELLED David McKinnie, acting engagement lead at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s office of Ocean Exploration and Research, and Jyotika Virmani, executive director of planet and environment at XPrize, will discuss the advances in technology that are heralding a new age of ocean exploration.

Homeschool Holiday

December 13, 2019 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 2019

Breakpoint: Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises

January 9, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Breakpoint: Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises

Jeremy Jackson

Ecologist Jeremy Jackson will discuss his book coauthored with journalist Steve Chapple, Breakpoint: Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises.

Survivors on the Edge of Land and Sea: How Coastal Life Shaped the Evolution of Our Species

January 16, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Survivors on the Edge of Land and Sea: How Coastal Life Shaped the Evolution of Our Species

Curtis W. Marean

Curtis W. Marean will discuss ancient humans’ reliance on seafood and how human evolution may have been impacted by struggles over this resource.

City Unseen: New Visions of an Urban Planet

January 22, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

City Unseen: New Visions of an Urban Planet

Karen Seto

Karen Seto will discuss her book coauthored with Meredith Reba, City Unseen: New Visions of an Urban Planet.

The Great Lakes Piping Plover: Conservation through Collaboration

February 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Great Lakes Piping Plover: Conservation through Collaboration

Katie Finch

Aquarium Mammalogist Katie Finch will discuss her experiences rehabilitating abandoned eggs with the Piping Plover Project.

Shifting from Being Right to Doing Right for Animals

February 13, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Shifting from Being Right to Doing Right for Animals

James Gesualdi

Attorney James Gesualdi will discuss constructive approaches to better serve animals, their interests, and well-being in a manner that fosters enduring, transformative change.

Studying Salamanders to Decipher Nature's Instruction Manual for Regenerating Limbs

February 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Studying Salamanders to Decipher Nature's Instruction Manual for Regenerating Limbs

Jessica Whited

Jessica Whited will cover the mechanisms of regeneration, using limb regeneration in axolotl salamanders as the prime example.

Penguin Conservation in South Africa

February 28, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Penguin Conservation in South Africa

Sara Mandel

Aquarium Aviculturist Sara Mandel will share her experiences working in South Africa with the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds.

What Role Should Nuclear Power Play in Solving Climate Change?

March 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

What Role Should Nuclear Power Play in Solving Climate Change?

Joshua Goldstein

Joshua Goldstein will present a lecture at the Aquarium to discuss the potential role for nuclear power in addressing climate change.

Stability in a Changing World: The Role of the Public Aquarium in 20th Century Marine Biological Research

March 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Stability in a Changing World: The Role of the Public Aquarium in 20th Century Marine Biological Research

Sam Muka

Sam Muka will discuss how public aquariums have supported marine conservation research and communicated research outcomes to the general public.

State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future

March 26, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future

Manuel Pastor

Sociologist Manuel Pastor will discuss and sign copies of his book, State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future.

Panel Discussion: STEM Careers at the Aquarium

April 3, 2019 10:00 AM—11:00 AM

Panel Discussion: STEM Careers at the Aquarium

As part of the City of Los Angeles’ month-long City of STEM science festival, the Aquarium will host a panel discussion on careers it offers that require science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

As part of the City of Los Angeles’ month-long City of STEM science festival, the Aquarium will host a panel discussion on careers it offers that require science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Trading Wisdom Amongst Generations: The New Sharing Economy

April 3, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Trading Wisdom Amongst Generations: The New Sharing Economy

Chip Conley

Chip Conley will discuss the lessons he learned in this role and how people can repurpose their wisdom to launch new chapters in their careers.

Unsuspected Collapse of SoCal Marine Communities in Historic Times: Novel Insights from Very Young Fossils

April 23, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Unsuspected Collapse of SoCal Marine Communities in Historic Times: Novel Insights from Very Young Fossils

Susan Kidwell

Susan Kidwell, a sedimentary geologist and paleoecologist, is the William Rainey Harper Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago.

Embracing Dissent for the Best Decision Making

April 30, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Embracing Dissent for the Best Decision Making

Charlan Nemeth

Event Canceled Charlan Jeanne Nemeth will discuss her most recent book on decision-making, In Defense of Troublemakers.

The Making of Pacific Visions

May 16, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Making of Pacific Visions

Panel Discussion

A panel of the experts and Aquarium staff members behind the development and realization of Pacific Visions will discuss what went into creating the Aquarium’s first major expansion.

Educator Open House

May 23, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Educator Open House

Pacific Visions Preview

The Water Paradox

May 30, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Water Paradox

Edward Barbier

Edward B. Barbier will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, The Water Paradox: Overcoming the Global Crisis in Water Management.

Super Corals: What They Are and Why They Are Important

June 4, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Super Corals: What They Are and Why They Are Important

Panel Discussion

Aquarium President and CEO Jerry Schubel will moderate a panel discussion featuring coral experts from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and other organizations.

Meet the Team Solving the Ghost Gear Problem to Protect Marine Life

June 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Meet the Team Solving the Ghost Gear Problem to Protect Marine Life

Panel Discussion

The Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program will lead a discussion with a panel of experts who are part of this collaborative effort.

Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures

June 11, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures

Paul Erickson

Paul Erickson will discuss and sign copies of his book, Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures.

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday

June 22, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday

Join us for an evening of talk, tentacles, and talent, featuring four original short films from Science Friday and a panel of scientists.

Join us for an evening of talk, tentacles, and talent, featuring four original short films from Science Friday and a panel of scientists.

The Sea Otter Survival Story: A Human Obstacle Course

June 27, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Sea Otter Survival Story: A Human Obstacle Course

Kim Steinhardt

Kim Steinhardt takes us on an eye-opening photo journey examining the complex relationship between humans and nature by looking at the current state of the threatened southern sea otter.

Exploring the Relationship Between Social Inequality and Environmental Migration

July 9, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Exploring the Relationship Between Social Inequality and Environmental Migration

Evidence From Tibetan Migrants on Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

Researcher Xin Wang will discuss a case study of the environmental migration process and outcomes in the Sanjiangyuan Area on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in China.

Climate Reality: Regeneration of the Landscape

July 17, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Reality: Regeneration of the Landscape

Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams

Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams will discuss techniques for carbon-neutral garden designs.

July 24, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

"No, It's Not Actually an Island": What Studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Taught Me About Being a Science Communicator

Jennifer Brandon

Jennifer Brandon will discuss her career as a scientist studying marine debris and as a scientific communicator.

Seven Crossings: A Surfer’s Journey to Find Hope for Our Changing Ocean

July 31, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Seven Crossings: A Surfer’s Journey to Find Hope for Our Changing Ocean

Panel Discussion

Professional big wave surfer and ten-time Molokai Paddle Champion Jamie Mitchell will discuss his new venture to paddle the Channel Islands to generate awareness about our changing ocean and potential solutions to support ocean health for generations to come.

The People Problem: Including Social Sciences in Wildlife Conservation

August 8, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The People Problem: Including Social Sciences in Wildlife Conservation

Kathayoon Khalil

Kathayoon Khalil will talk about the importance of employing the social sciences to understand the full complexity of wildlife issues.

Exotic Animals of the Night Sea

August 14, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Exotic Animals of the Night Sea

Mike Bartick

Mike Bartick will share photos and stories from his experiences exploring the ocean at night.

Journey to the Island of Yap: Stone Money, Massive Manta Rays, and More

August 20, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Journey to the Island of Yap: Stone Money, Massive Manta Rays, and More

Ken Kurtis

Aquarium volunteer diver Ken Kurtis will share his stories, photos, and videos from his nearly twenty years of annual travels to the Pacific island of Yap.

Homeschool Days

September 10, 2019 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 12, 2019 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

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

September 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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

Luke Fairbanks

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

Land of the Blue Sky: How Mongolia’s Conservation Efforts Can Inform Ocean Conservation

September 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Land of the Blue Sky: How Mongolia’s Conservation Efforts Can Inform Ocean Conservation

Chris Corpus

Aquarium filmmaker Chris Corpus will share stories from his studies with endangered species in the Mongolian steppe, including wild cats and wild horses, and discuss what Mongolian conservation efforts can reveal about ocean conservation.

Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

September 24, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

Yi Chao

Seatrec founder and CEO Dr. Yi Chao will discuss a new clean power generation technology that can convert temperature differences in the ocean into electricity.

Aquatic Academy

October 2, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

October 5, 2019 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Professional Development

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.

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

Co-sponsored by: Aquarium of the Pacific & The Nature Conservancy

SOLD OUT Hear from California Scientists and French Experts.

The Scientific Attitude

October 8, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Scientific Attitude

Lee McIntyre

Lee McIntyre will discuss his concept of the scientific attitude, which includes openness to new ideas, but skepticism until those ideas have been tested against the evidence. He will also sign copies of his book, The Scientific Attitude.

Aquatic Academy

October 10, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 15, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

October 16, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

David E. Kelley

David E. Kelley will join Dr. Jerry Schubel, Aquarium president and CEO to discuss discuss the role of responsible aquaculture in conservation.

Aquatic Academy

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 22, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Aquatic Academy

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 29, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

November 2, 2019 8:00 AM—12:00 PM

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

Wetlands and Our Changing Climate

Join us for the Aquarium’s annual NOAA and Our Planet Day and participate in a teacher workshop specifically designed to connect current science and data to your curriculum.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 5, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

One Artist, Five Oceans

November 5, 2019 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

One Artist, Five Oceans

Danielle Eubank

Eubank is painting all the major bodies of water in the world and is the first person to paint all the oceans on Earth. She will discuss the process of documenting the world’s oceans and her travels, which have included expeditions aboard replica historic tall ships.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 12, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Vanishing Vaquitas

November 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Vanishing Vaquitas

Conservation Lessons from a Humble Porpoise

Dr. Barbara Taylor will discuss the vaquita's past and future as well as what lessons we should learn if we want to share our coastal and river waters with porpoises and dolphins.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 19, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Metals for the Future

November 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Metals for the Future

Dr. Jason Smith

Dr. Smith is working at the forefront of this emerging industry and will introduce the subject of polymetallic nodules and discuss it in the global context.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 26, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

December 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

David McKinnie and Jyotika Virmani

CANCELLED David McKinnie, acting engagement lead at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s office of Ocean Exploration and Research, and Jyotika Virmani, executive director of planet and environment at XPrize, will discuss the advances in technology that are heralding a new age of ocean exploration.

Homeschool Holiday

December 13, 2019 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.

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.

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

January 9, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

An Evolutionary and Philosophical 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

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.

Saving Birds in the Northern Mariana Islands

January 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 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.

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.

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February 2019

The Great Lakes Piping Plover: Conservation through Collaboration

February 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Great Lakes Piping Plover: Conservation through Collaboration

Katie Finch

Aquarium Mammalogist Katie Finch will discuss her experiences rehabilitating abandoned eggs with the Piping Plover Project.

Shifting from Being Right to Doing Right for Animals

February 13, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Shifting from Being Right to Doing Right for Animals

James Gesualdi

Attorney James Gesualdi will discuss constructive approaches to better serve animals, their interests, and well-being in a manner that fosters enduring, transformative change.

Studying Salamanders to Decipher Nature's Instruction Manual for Regenerating Limbs

February 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Studying Salamanders to Decipher Nature's Instruction Manual for Regenerating Limbs

Jessica Whited

Jessica Whited will cover the mechanisms of regeneration, using limb regeneration in axolotl salamanders as the prime example.

Penguin Conservation in South Africa

February 28, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Penguin Conservation in South Africa

Sara Mandel

Aquarium Aviculturist Sara Mandel will share her experiences working in South Africa with the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds.

What Role Should Nuclear Power Play in Solving Climate Change?

March 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

What Role Should Nuclear Power Play in Solving Climate Change?

Joshua Goldstein

Joshua Goldstein will present a lecture at the Aquarium to discuss the potential role for nuclear power in addressing climate change.

Stability in a Changing World: The Role of the Public Aquarium in 20th Century Marine Biological Research

March 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Stability in a Changing World: The Role of the Public Aquarium in 20th Century Marine Biological Research

Sam Muka

Sam Muka will discuss how public aquariums have supported marine conservation research and communicated research outcomes to the general public.

State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future

March 26, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future

Manuel Pastor

Sociologist Manuel Pastor will discuss and sign copies of his book, State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future.

Panel Discussion: STEM Careers at the Aquarium

April 3, 2019 10:00 AM—11:00 AM

Panel Discussion: STEM Careers at the Aquarium

As part of the City of Los Angeles’ month-long City of STEM science festival, the Aquarium will host a panel discussion on careers it offers that require science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

As part of the City of Los Angeles’ month-long City of STEM science festival, the Aquarium will host a panel discussion on careers it offers that require science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Trading Wisdom Amongst Generations: The New Sharing Economy

April 3, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Trading Wisdom Amongst Generations: The New Sharing Economy

Chip Conley

Chip Conley will discuss the lessons he learned in this role and how people can repurpose their wisdom to launch new chapters in their careers.

Unsuspected Collapse of SoCal Marine Communities in Historic Times: Novel Insights from Very Young Fossils

April 23, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Unsuspected Collapse of SoCal Marine Communities in Historic Times: Novel Insights from Very Young Fossils

Susan Kidwell

Susan Kidwell, a sedimentary geologist and paleoecologist, is the William Rainey Harper Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago.

Embracing Dissent for the Best Decision Making

April 30, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Embracing Dissent for the Best Decision Making

Charlan Nemeth

Event Canceled Charlan Jeanne Nemeth will discuss her most recent book on decision-making, In Defense of Troublemakers.

The Making of Pacific Visions

May 16, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Making of Pacific Visions

Panel Discussion

A panel of the experts and Aquarium staff members behind the development and realization of Pacific Visions will discuss what went into creating the Aquarium’s first major expansion.

Educator Open House

May 23, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Educator Open House

Pacific Visions Preview

The Water Paradox

May 30, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Water Paradox

Edward Barbier

Edward B. Barbier will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, The Water Paradox: Overcoming the Global Crisis in Water Management.

Super Corals: What They Are and Why They Are Important

June 4, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Super Corals: What They Are and Why They Are Important

Panel Discussion

Aquarium President and CEO Jerry Schubel will moderate a panel discussion featuring coral experts from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and other organizations.

Meet the Team Solving the Ghost Gear Problem to Protect Marine Life

June 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Meet the Team Solving the Ghost Gear Problem to Protect Marine Life

Panel Discussion

The Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program will lead a discussion with a panel of experts who are part of this collaborative effort.

Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures

June 11, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures

Paul Erickson

Paul Erickson will discuss and sign copies of his book, Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures.

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday

June 22, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday

Join us for an evening of talk, tentacles, and talent, featuring four original short films from Science Friday and a panel of scientists.

Join us for an evening of talk, tentacles, and talent, featuring four original short films from Science Friday and a panel of scientists.

The Sea Otter Survival Story: A Human Obstacle Course

June 27, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Sea Otter Survival Story: A Human Obstacle Course

Kim Steinhardt

Kim Steinhardt takes us on an eye-opening photo journey examining the complex relationship between humans and nature by looking at the current state of the threatened southern sea otter.

Exploring the Relationship Between Social Inequality and Environmental Migration

July 9, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Exploring the Relationship Between Social Inequality and Environmental Migration

Evidence From Tibetan Migrants on Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

Researcher Xin Wang will discuss a case study of the environmental migration process and outcomes in the Sanjiangyuan Area on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in China.

Climate Reality: Regeneration of the Landscape

July 17, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Reality: Regeneration of the Landscape

Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams

Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams will discuss techniques for carbon-neutral garden designs.

July 24, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

"No, It's Not Actually an Island": What Studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Taught Me About Being a Science Communicator

Jennifer Brandon

Jennifer Brandon will discuss her career as a scientist studying marine debris and as a scientific communicator.

Seven Crossings: A Surfer’s Journey to Find Hope for Our Changing Ocean

July 31, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Seven Crossings: A Surfer’s Journey to Find Hope for Our Changing Ocean

Panel Discussion

Professional big wave surfer and ten-time Molokai Paddle Champion Jamie Mitchell will discuss his new venture to paddle the Channel Islands to generate awareness about our changing ocean and potential solutions to support ocean health for generations to come.

The People Problem: Including Social Sciences in Wildlife Conservation

August 8, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The People Problem: Including Social Sciences in Wildlife Conservation

Kathayoon Khalil

Kathayoon Khalil will talk about the importance of employing the social sciences to understand the full complexity of wildlife issues.

Exotic Animals of the Night Sea

August 14, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Exotic Animals of the Night Sea

Mike Bartick

Mike Bartick will share photos and stories from his experiences exploring the ocean at night.

Journey to the Island of Yap: Stone Money, Massive Manta Rays, and More

August 20, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Journey to the Island of Yap: Stone Money, Massive Manta Rays, and More

Ken Kurtis

Aquarium volunteer diver Ken Kurtis will share his stories, photos, and videos from his nearly twenty years of annual travels to the Pacific island of Yap.

Homeschool Days

September 10, 2019 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 12, 2019 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

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

September 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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

Luke Fairbanks

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

Land of the Blue Sky: How Mongolia’s Conservation Efforts Can Inform Ocean Conservation

September 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Land of the Blue Sky: How Mongolia’s Conservation Efforts Can Inform Ocean Conservation

Chris Corpus

Aquarium filmmaker Chris Corpus will share stories from his studies with endangered species in the Mongolian steppe, including wild cats and wild horses, and discuss what Mongolian conservation efforts can reveal about ocean conservation.

Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

September 24, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

Yi Chao

Seatrec founder and CEO Dr. Yi Chao will discuss a new clean power generation technology that can convert temperature differences in the ocean into electricity.

Aquatic Academy

October 2, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

October 5, 2019 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Professional Development

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.

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

Co-sponsored by: Aquarium of the Pacific & The Nature Conservancy

SOLD OUT Hear from California Scientists and French Experts.

The Scientific Attitude

October 8, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Scientific Attitude

Lee McIntyre

Lee McIntyre will discuss his concept of the scientific attitude, which includes openness to new ideas, but skepticism until those ideas have been tested against the evidence. He will also sign copies of his book, The Scientific Attitude.

Aquatic Academy

October 10, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 15, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

October 16, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

David E. Kelley

David E. Kelley will join Dr. Jerry Schubel, Aquarium president and CEO to discuss discuss the role of responsible aquaculture in conservation.

Aquatic Academy

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 22, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Aquatic Academy

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 29, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

November 2, 2019 8:00 AM—12:00 PM

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

Wetlands and Our Changing Climate

Join us for the Aquarium’s annual NOAA and Our Planet Day and participate in a teacher workshop specifically designed to connect current science and data to your curriculum.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 5, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

One Artist, Five Oceans

November 5, 2019 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

One Artist, Five Oceans

Danielle Eubank

Eubank is painting all the major bodies of water in the world and is the first person to paint all the oceans on Earth. She will discuss the process of documenting the world’s oceans and her travels, which have included expeditions aboard replica historic tall ships.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 12, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Vanishing Vaquitas

November 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Vanishing Vaquitas

Conservation Lessons from a Humble Porpoise

Dr. Barbara Taylor will discuss the vaquita's past and future as well as what lessons we should learn if we want to share our coastal and river waters with porpoises and dolphins.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 19, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Metals for the Future

November 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Metals for the Future

Dr. Jason Smith

Dr. Smith is working at the forefront of this emerging industry and will introduce the subject of polymetallic nodules and discuss it in the global context.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 26, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

December 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

David McKinnie and Jyotika Virmani

CANCELLED David McKinnie, acting engagement lead at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s office of Ocean Exploration and Research, and Jyotika Virmani, executive director of planet and environment at XPrize, will discuss the advances in technology that are heralding a new age of ocean exploration.

Homeschool Holiday

December 13, 2019 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.

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.

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

January 9, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

An Evolutionary and Philosophical 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

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.

Saving Birds in the Northern Mariana Islands

January 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 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.

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.

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March 2019

What Role Should Nuclear Power Play in Solving Climate Change?

March 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

What Role Should Nuclear Power Play in Solving Climate Change?

Joshua Goldstein

Joshua Goldstein will present a lecture at the Aquarium to discuss the potential role for nuclear power in addressing climate change.

Stability in a Changing World: The Role of the Public Aquarium in 20th Century Marine Biological Research

March 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Stability in a Changing World: The Role of the Public Aquarium in 20th Century Marine Biological Research

Sam Muka

Sam Muka will discuss how public aquariums have supported marine conservation research and communicated research outcomes to the general public.

State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future

March 26, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future

Manuel Pastor

Sociologist Manuel Pastor will discuss and sign copies of his book, State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future.

Panel Discussion: STEM Careers at the Aquarium

April 3, 2019 10:00 AM—11:00 AM

Panel Discussion: STEM Careers at the Aquarium

As part of the City of Los Angeles’ month-long City of STEM science festival, the Aquarium will host a panel discussion on careers it offers that require science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

As part of the City of Los Angeles’ month-long City of STEM science festival, the Aquarium will host a panel discussion on careers it offers that require science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Trading Wisdom Amongst Generations: The New Sharing Economy

April 3, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Trading Wisdom Amongst Generations: The New Sharing Economy

Chip Conley

Chip Conley will discuss the lessons he learned in this role and how people can repurpose their wisdom to launch new chapters in their careers.

Unsuspected Collapse of SoCal Marine Communities in Historic Times: Novel Insights from Very Young Fossils

April 23, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Unsuspected Collapse of SoCal Marine Communities in Historic Times: Novel Insights from Very Young Fossils

Susan Kidwell

Susan Kidwell, a sedimentary geologist and paleoecologist, is the William Rainey Harper Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago.

Embracing Dissent for the Best Decision Making

April 30, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Embracing Dissent for the Best Decision Making

Charlan Nemeth

Event Canceled Charlan Jeanne Nemeth will discuss her most recent book on decision-making, In Defense of Troublemakers.

The Making of Pacific Visions

May 16, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Making of Pacific Visions

Panel Discussion

A panel of the experts and Aquarium staff members behind the development and realization of Pacific Visions will discuss what went into creating the Aquarium’s first major expansion.

Educator Open House

May 23, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Educator Open House

Pacific Visions Preview

The Water Paradox

May 30, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Water Paradox

Edward Barbier

Edward B. Barbier will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, The Water Paradox: Overcoming the Global Crisis in Water Management.

Super Corals: What They Are and Why They Are Important

June 4, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Super Corals: What They Are and Why They Are Important

Panel Discussion

Aquarium President and CEO Jerry Schubel will moderate a panel discussion featuring coral experts from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and other organizations.

Meet the Team Solving the Ghost Gear Problem to Protect Marine Life

June 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Meet the Team Solving the Ghost Gear Problem to Protect Marine Life

Panel Discussion

The Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program will lead a discussion with a panel of experts who are part of this collaborative effort.

Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures

June 11, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures

Paul Erickson

Paul Erickson will discuss and sign copies of his book, Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures.

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday

June 22, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday

Join us for an evening of talk, tentacles, and talent, featuring four original short films from Science Friday and a panel of scientists.

Join us for an evening of talk, tentacles, and talent, featuring four original short films from Science Friday and a panel of scientists.

The Sea Otter Survival Story: A Human Obstacle Course

June 27, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Sea Otter Survival Story: A Human Obstacle Course

Kim Steinhardt

Kim Steinhardt takes us on an eye-opening photo journey examining the complex relationship between humans and nature by looking at the current state of the threatened southern sea otter.

Exploring the Relationship Between Social Inequality and Environmental Migration

July 9, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Exploring the Relationship Between Social Inequality and Environmental Migration

Evidence From Tibetan Migrants on Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

Researcher Xin Wang will discuss a case study of the environmental migration process and outcomes in the Sanjiangyuan Area on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in China.

Climate Reality: Regeneration of the Landscape

July 17, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Reality: Regeneration of the Landscape

Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams

Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams will discuss techniques for carbon-neutral garden designs.

July 24, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

"No, It's Not Actually an Island": What Studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Taught Me About Being a Science Communicator

Jennifer Brandon

Jennifer Brandon will discuss her career as a scientist studying marine debris and as a scientific communicator.

Seven Crossings: A Surfer’s Journey to Find Hope for Our Changing Ocean

July 31, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Seven Crossings: A Surfer’s Journey to Find Hope for Our Changing Ocean

Panel Discussion

Professional big wave surfer and ten-time Molokai Paddle Champion Jamie Mitchell will discuss his new venture to paddle the Channel Islands to generate awareness about our changing ocean and potential solutions to support ocean health for generations to come.

The People Problem: Including Social Sciences in Wildlife Conservation

August 8, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The People Problem: Including Social Sciences in Wildlife Conservation

Kathayoon Khalil

Kathayoon Khalil will talk about the importance of employing the social sciences to understand the full complexity of wildlife issues.

Exotic Animals of the Night Sea

August 14, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Exotic Animals of the Night Sea

Mike Bartick

Mike Bartick will share photos and stories from his experiences exploring the ocean at night.

Journey to the Island of Yap: Stone Money, Massive Manta Rays, and More

August 20, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Journey to the Island of Yap: Stone Money, Massive Manta Rays, and More

Ken Kurtis

Aquarium volunteer diver Ken Kurtis will share his stories, photos, and videos from his nearly twenty years of annual travels to the Pacific island of Yap.

Homeschool Days

September 10, 2019 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 12, 2019 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

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

September 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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

Luke Fairbanks

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

Land of the Blue Sky: How Mongolia’s Conservation Efforts Can Inform Ocean Conservation

September 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Land of the Blue Sky: How Mongolia’s Conservation Efforts Can Inform Ocean Conservation

Chris Corpus

Aquarium filmmaker Chris Corpus will share stories from his studies with endangered species in the Mongolian steppe, including wild cats and wild horses, and discuss what Mongolian conservation efforts can reveal about ocean conservation.

Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

September 24, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

Yi Chao

Seatrec founder and CEO Dr. Yi Chao will discuss a new clean power generation technology that can convert temperature differences in the ocean into electricity.

Aquatic Academy

October 2, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

October 5, 2019 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Professional Development

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.

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

Co-sponsored by: Aquarium of the Pacific & The Nature Conservancy

SOLD OUT Hear from California Scientists and French Experts.

The Scientific Attitude

October 8, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Scientific Attitude

Lee McIntyre

Lee McIntyre will discuss his concept of the scientific attitude, which includes openness to new ideas, but skepticism until those ideas have been tested against the evidence. He will also sign copies of his book, The Scientific Attitude.

Aquatic Academy

October 10, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 15, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

October 16, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

David E. Kelley

David E. Kelley will join Dr. Jerry Schubel, Aquarium president and CEO to discuss discuss the role of responsible aquaculture in conservation.

Aquatic Academy

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 22, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Aquatic Academy

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 29, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

November 2, 2019 8:00 AM—12:00 PM

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

Wetlands and Our Changing Climate

Join us for the Aquarium’s annual NOAA and Our Planet Day and participate in a teacher workshop specifically designed to connect current science and data to your curriculum.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 5, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

One Artist, Five Oceans

November 5, 2019 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

One Artist, Five Oceans

Danielle Eubank

Eubank is painting all the major bodies of water in the world and is the first person to paint all the oceans on Earth. She will discuss the process of documenting the world’s oceans and her travels, which have included expeditions aboard replica historic tall ships.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 12, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Vanishing Vaquitas

November 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Vanishing Vaquitas

Conservation Lessons from a Humble Porpoise

Dr. Barbara Taylor will discuss the vaquita's past and future as well as what lessons we should learn if we want to share our coastal and river waters with porpoises and dolphins.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 19, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Metals for the Future

November 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Metals for the Future

Dr. Jason Smith

Dr. Smith is working at the forefront of this emerging industry and will introduce the subject of polymetallic nodules and discuss it in the global context.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 26, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

December 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

David McKinnie and Jyotika Virmani

CANCELLED David McKinnie, acting engagement lead at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s office of Ocean Exploration and Research, and Jyotika Virmani, executive director of planet and environment at XPrize, will discuss the advances in technology that are heralding a new age of ocean exploration.

Homeschool Holiday

December 13, 2019 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.

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.

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

January 9, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

An Evolutionary and Philosophical 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

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.

Saving Birds in the Northern Mariana Islands

January 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 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.

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.

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April 2019

Panel Discussion: STEM Careers at the Aquarium

April 3, 2019 10:00 AM—11:00 AM

Panel Discussion: STEM Careers at the Aquarium

As part of the City of Los Angeles’ month-long City of STEM science festival, the Aquarium will host a panel discussion on careers it offers that require science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

As part of the City of Los Angeles’ month-long City of STEM science festival, the Aquarium will host a panel discussion on careers it offers that require science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Trading Wisdom Amongst Generations: The New Sharing Economy

April 3, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Trading Wisdom Amongst Generations: The New Sharing Economy

Chip Conley

Chip Conley will discuss the lessons he learned in this role and how people can repurpose their wisdom to launch new chapters in their careers.

Unsuspected Collapse of SoCal Marine Communities in Historic Times: Novel Insights from Very Young Fossils

April 23, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Unsuspected Collapse of SoCal Marine Communities in Historic Times: Novel Insights from Very Young Fossils

Susan Kidwell

Susan Kidwell, a sedimentary geologist and paleoecologist, is the William Rainey Harper Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago.

Embracing Dissent for the Best Decision Making

April 30, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Embracing Dissent for the Best Decision Making

Charlan Nemeth

Event Canceled Charlan Jeanne Nemeth will discuss her most recent book on decision-making, In Defense of Troublemakers.

The Making of Pacific Visions

May 16, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Making of Pacific Visions

Panel Discussion

A panel of the experts and Aquarium staff members behind the development and realization of Pacific Visions will discuss what went into creating the Aquarium’s first major expansion.

Educator Open House

May 23, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Educator Open House

Pacific Visions Preview

The Water Paradox

May 30, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Water Paradox

Edward Barbier

Edward B. Barbier will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, The Water Paradox: Overcoming the Global Crisis in Water Management.

Super Corals: What They Are and Why They Are Important

June 4, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Super Corals: What They Are and Why They Are Important

Panel Discussion

Aquarium President and CEO Jerry Schubel will moderate a panel discussion featuring coral experts from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and other organizations.

Meet the Team Solving the Ghost Gear Problem to Protect Marine Life

June 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Meet the Team Solving the Ghost Gear Problem to Protect Marine Life

Panel Discussion

The Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program will lead a discussion with a panel of experts who are part of this collaborative effort.

Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures

June 11, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures

Paul Erickson

Paul Erickson will discuss and sign copies of his book, Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures.

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday

June 22, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday

Join us for an evening of talk, tentacles, and talent, featuring four original short films from Science Friday and a panel of scientists.

Join us for an evening of talk, tentacles, and talent, featuring four original short films from Science Friday and a panel of scientists.

The Sea Otter Survival Story: A Human Obstacle Course

June 27, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Sea Otter Survival Story: A Human Obstacle Course

Kim Steinhardt

Kim Steinhardt takes us on an eye-opening photo journey examining the complex relationship between humans and nature by looking at the current state of the threatened southern sea otter.

Exploring the Relationship Between Social Inequality and Environmental Migration

July 9, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Exploring the Relationship Between Social Inequality and Environmental Migration

Evidence From Tibetan Migrants on Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

Researcher Xin Wang will discuss a case study of the environmental migration process and outcomes in the Sanjiangyuan Area on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in China.

Climate Reality: Regeneration of the Landscape

July 17, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Reality: Regeneration of the Landscape

Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams

Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams will discuss techniques for carbon-neutral garden designs.

July 24, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

"No, It's Not Actually an Island": What Studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Taught Me About Being a Science Communicator

Jennifer Brandon

Jennifer Brandon will discuss her career as a scientist studying marine debris and as a scientific communicator.

Seven Crossings: A Surfer’s Journey to Find Hope for Our Changing Ocean

July 31, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Seven Crossings: A Surfer’s Journey to Find Hope for Our Changing Ocean

Panel Discussion

Professional big wave surfer and ten-time Molokai Paddle Champion Jamie Mitchell will discuss his new venture to paddle the Channel Islands to generate awareness about our changing ocean and potential solutions to support ocean health for generations to come.

The People Problem: Including Social Sciences in Wildlife Conservation

August 8, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The People Problem: Including Social Sciences in Wildlife Conservation

Kathayoon Khalil

Kathayoon Khalil will talk about the importance of employing the social sciences to understand the full complexity of wildlife issues.

Exotic Animals of the Night Sea

August 14, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Exotic Animals of the Night Sea

Mike Bartick

Mike Bartick will share photos and stories from his experiences exploring the ocean at night.

Journey to the Island of Yap: Stone Money, Massive Manta Rays, and More

August 20, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Journey to the Island of Yap: Stone Money, Massive Manta Rays, and More

Ken Kurtis

Aquarium volunteer diver Ken Kurtis will share his stories, photos, and videos from his nearly twenty years of annual travels to the Pacific island of Yap.

Homeschool Days

September 10, 2019 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 12, 2019 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

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

September 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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

Luke Fairbanks

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

Land of the Blue Sky: How Mongolia’s Conservation Efforts Can Inform Ocean Conservation

September 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Land of the Blue Sky: How Mongolia’s Conservation Efforts Can Inform Ocean Conservation

Chris Corpus

Aquarium filmmaker Chris Corpus will share stories from his studies with endangered species in the Mongolian steppe, including wild cats and wild horses, and discuss what Mongolian conservation efforts can reveal about ocean conservation.

Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

September 24, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

Yi Chao

Seatrec founder and CEO Dr. Yi Chao will discuss a new clean power generation technology that can convert temperature differences in the ocean into electricity.

Aquatic Academy

October 2, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

October 5, 2019 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Professional Development

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.

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

Co-sponsored by: Aquarium of the Pacific & The Nature Conservancy

SOLD OUT Hear from California Scientists and French Experts.

The Scientific Attitude

October 8, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Scientific Attitude

Lee McIntyre

Lee McIntyre will discuss his concept of the scientific attitude, which includes openness to new ideas, but skepticism until those ideas have been tested against the evidence. He will also sign copies of his book, The Scientific Attitude.

Aquatic Academy

October 10, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 15, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

October 16, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

David E. Kelley

David E. Kelley will join Dr. Jerry Schubel, Aquarium president and CEO to discuss discuss the role of responsible aquaculture in conservation.

Aquatic Academy

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 22, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Aquatic Academy

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 29, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

November 2, 2019 8:00 AM—12:00 PM

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

Wetlands and Our Changing Climate

Join us for the Aquarium’s annual NOAA and Our Planet Day and participate in a teacher workshop specifically designed to connect current science and data to your curriculum.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 5, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

One Artist, Five Oceans

November 5, 2019 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

One Artist, Five Oceans

Danielle Eubank

Eubank is painting all the major bodies of water in the world and is the first person to paint all the oceans on Earth. She will discuss the process of documenting the world’s oceans and her travels, which have included expeditions aboard replica historic tall ships.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 12, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Vanishing Vaquitas

November 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Vanishing Vaquitas

Conservation Lessons from a Humble Porpoise

Dr. Barbara Taylor will discuss the vaquita's past and future as well as what lessons we should learn if we want to share our coastal and river waters with porpoises and dolphins.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 19, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Metals for the Future

November 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Metals for the Future

Dr. Jason Smith

Dr. Smith is working at the forefront of this emerging industry and will introduce the subject of polymetallic nodules and discuss it in the global context.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 26, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

December 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

David McKinnie and Jyotika Virmani

CANCELLED David McKinnie, acting engagement lead at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s office of Ocean Exploration and Research, and Jyotika Virmani, executive director of planet and environment at XPrize, will discuss the advances in technology that are heralding a new age of ocean exploration.

Homeschool Holiday

December 13, 2019 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.

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.

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

January 9, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

An Evolutionary and Philosophical 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

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.

Saving Birds in the Northern Mariana Islands

January 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 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.

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.

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May 2019

The Making of Pacific Visions

May 16, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Making of Pacific Visions

Panel Discussion

A panel of the experts and Aquarium staff members behind the development and realization of Pacific Visions will discuss what went into creating the Aquarium’s first major expansion.

Educator Open House

May 23, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Educator Open House

Pacific Visions Preview

The Water Paradox

May 30, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Water Paradox

Edward Barbier

Edward B. Barbier will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, The Water Paradox: Overcoming the Global Crisis in Water Management.

Super Corals: What They Are and Why They Are Important

June 4, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Super Corals: What They Are and Why They Are Important

Panel Discussion

Aquarium President and CEO Jerry Schubel will moderate a panel discussion featuring coral experts from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and other organizations.

Meet the Team Solving the Ghost Gear Problem to Protect Marine Life

June 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Meet the Team Solving the Ghost Gear Problem to Protect Marine Life

Panel Discussion

The Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program will lead a discussion with a panel of experts who are part of this collaborative effort.

Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures

June 11, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures

Paul Erickson

Paul Erickson will discuss and sign copies of his book, Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures.

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday

June 22, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday

Join us for an evening of talk, tentacles, and talent, featuring four original short films from Science Friday and a panel of scientists.

Join us for an evening of talk, tentacles, and talent, featuring four original short films from Science Friday and a panel of scientists.

The Sea Otter Survival Story: A Human Obstacle Course

June 27, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Sea Otter Survival Story: A Human Obstacle Course

Kim Steinhardt

Kim Steinhardt takes us on an eye-opening photo journey examining the complex relationship between humans and nature by looking at the current state of the threatened southern sea otter.

Exploring the Relationship Between Social Inequality and Environmental Migration

July 9, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Exploring the Relationship Between Social Inequality and Environmental Migration

Evidence From Tibetan Migrants on Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

Researcher Xin Wang will discuss a case study of the environmental migration process and outcomes in the Sanjiangyuan Area on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in China.

Climate Reality: Regeneration of the Landscape

July 17, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Reality: Regeneration of the Landscape

Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams

Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams will discuss techniques for carbon-neutral garden designs.

July 24, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

"No, It's Not Actually an Island": What Studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Taught Me About Being a Science Communicator

Jennifer Brandon

Jennifer Brandon will discuss her career as a scientist studying marine debris and as a scientific communicator.

Seven Crossings: A Surfer’s Journey to Find Hope for Our Changing Ocean

July 31, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Seven Crossings: A Surfer’s Journey to Find Hope for Our Changing Ocean

Panel Discussion

Professional big wave surfer and ten-time Molokai Paddle Champion Jamie Mitchell will discuss his new venture to paddle the Channel Islands to generate awareness about our changing ocean and potential solutions to support ocean health for generations to come.

The People Problem: Including Social Sciences in Wildlife Conservation

August 8, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The People Problem: Including Social Sciences in Wildlife Conservation

Kathayoon Khalil

Kathayoon Khalil will talk about the importance of employing the social sciences to understand the full complexity of wildlife issues.

Exotic Animals of the Night Sea

August 14, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Exotic Animals of the Night Sea

Mike Bartick

Mike Bartick will share photos and stories from his experiences exploring the ocean at night.

Journey to the Island of Yap: Stone Money, Massive Manta Rays, and More

August 20, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Journey to the Island of Yap: Stone Money, Massive Manta Rays, and More

Ken Kurtis

Aquarium volunteer diver Ken Kurtis will share his stories, photos, and videos from his nearly twenty years of annual travels to the Pacific island of Yap.

Homeschool Days

September 10, 2019 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 12, 2019 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

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

September 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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

Luke Fairbanks

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

Land of the Blue Sky: How Mongolia’s Conservation Efforts Can Inform Ocean Conservation

September 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Land of the Blue Sky: How Mongolia’s Conservation Efforts Can Inform Ocean Conservation

Chris Corpus

Aquarium filmmaker Chris Corpus will share stories from his studies with endangered species in the Mongolian steppe, including wild cats and wild horses, and discuss what Mongolian conservation efforts can reveal about ocean conservation.

Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

September 24, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

Yi Chao

Seatrec founder and CEO Dr. Yi Chao will discuss a new clean power generation technology that can convert temperature differences in the ocean into electricity.

Aquatic Academy

October 2, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

October 5, 2019 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Professional Development

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.

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

Co-sponsored by: Aquarium of the Pacific & The Nature Conservancy

SOLD OUT Hear from California Scientists and French Experts.

The Scientific Attitude

October 8, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Scientific Attitude

Lee McIntyre

Lee McIntyre will discuss his concept of the scientific attitude, which includes openness to new ideas, but skepticism until those ideas have been tested against the evidence. He will also sign copies of his book, The Scientific Attitude.

Aquatic Academy

October 10, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 15, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

October 16, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

David E. Kelley

David E. Kelley will join Dr. Jerry Schubel, Aquarium president and CEO to discuss discuss the role of responsible aquaculture in conservation.

Aquatic Academy

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 22, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Aquatic Academy

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 29, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

November 2, 2019 8:00 AM—12:00 PM

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

Wetlands and Our Changing Climate

Join us for the Aquarium’s annual NOAA and Our Planet Day and participate in a teacher workshop specifically designed to connect current science and data to your curriculum.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 5, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

One Artist, Five Oceans

November 5, 2019 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

One Artist, Five Oceans

Danielle Eubank

Eubank is painting all the major bodies of water in the world and is the first person to paint all the oceans on Earth. She will discuss the process of documenting the world’s oceans and her travels, which have included expeditions aboard replica historic tall ships.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 12, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Vanishing Vaquitas

November 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Vanishing Vaquitas

Conservation Lessons from a Humble Porpoise

Dr. Barbara Taylor will discuss the vaquita's past and future as well as what lessons we should learn if we want to share our coastal and river waters with porpoises and dolphins.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 19, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Metals for the Future

November 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Metals for the Future

Dr. Jason Smith

Dr. Smith is working at the forefront of this emerging industry and will introduce the subject of polymetallic nodules and discuss it in the global context.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 26, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

December 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

David McKinnie and Jyotika Virmani

CANCELLED David McKinnie, acting engagement lead at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s office of Ocean Exploration and Research, and Jyotika Virmani, executive director of planet and environment at XPrize, will discuss the advances in technology that are heralding a new age of ocean exploration.

Homeschool Holiday

December 13, 2019 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.

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.

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

January 9, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

An Evolutionary and Philosophical 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

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.

Saving Birds in the Northern Mariana Islands

January 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 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.

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.

Top

June 2019

Super Corals: What They Are and Why They Are Important

June 4, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Super Corals: What They Are and Why They Are Important

Panel Discussion

Aquarium President and CEO Jerry Schubel will moderate a panel discussion featuring coral experts from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and other organizations.

Meet the Team Solving the Ghost Gear Problem to Protect Marine Life

June 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Meet the Team Solving the Ghost Gear Problem to Protect Marine Life

Panel Discussion

The Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program will lead a discussion with a panel of experts who are part of this collaborative effort.

Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures

June 11, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures

Paul Erickson

Paul Erickson will discuss and sign copies of his book, Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures.

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday

June 22, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday

Join us for an evening of talk, tentacles, and talent, featuring four original short films from Science Friday and a panel of scientists.

Join us for an evening of talk, tentacles, and talent, featuring four original short films from Science Friday and a panel of scientists.

The Sea Otter Survival Story: A Human Obstacle Course

June 27, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Sea Otter Survival Story: A Human Obstacle Course

Kim Steinhardt

Kim Steinhardt takes us on an eye-opening photo journey examining the complex relationship between humans and nature by looking at the current state of the threatened southern sea otter.

Exploring the Relationship Between Social Inequality and Environmental Migration

July 9, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Exploring the Relationship Between Social Inequality and Environmental Migration

Evidence From Tibetan Migrants on Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

Researcher Xin Wang will discuss a case study of the environmental migration process and outcomes in the Sanjiangyuan Area on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in China.

Climate Reality: Regeneration of the Landscape

July 17, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Reality: Regeneration of the Landscape

Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams

Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams will discuss techniques for carbon-neutral garden designs.

July 24, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

"No, It's Not Actually an Island": What Studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Taught Me About Being a Science Communicator

Jennifer Brandon

Jennifer Brandon will discuss her career as a scientist studying marine debris and as a scientific communicator.

Seven Crossings: A Surfer’s Journey to Find Hope for Our Changing Ocean

July 31, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Seven Crossings: A Surfer’s Journey to Find Hope for Our Changing Ocean

Panel Discussion

Professional big wave surfer and ten-time Molokai Paddle Champion Jamie Mitchell will discuss his new venture to paddle the Channel Islands to generate awareness about our changing ocean and potential solutions to support ocean health for generations to come.

The People Problem: Including Social Sciences in Wildlife Conservation

August 8, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The People Problem: Including Social Sciences in Wildlife Conservation

Kathayoon Khalil

Kathayoon Khalil will talk about the importance of employing the social sciences to understand the full complexity of wildlife issues.

Exotic Animals of the Night Sea

August 14, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Exotic Animals of the Night Sea

Mike Bartick

Mike Bartick will share photos and stories from his experiences exploring the ocean at night.

Journey to the Island of Yap: Stone Money, Massive Manta Rays, and More

August 20, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Journey to the Island of Yap: Stone Money, Massive Manta Rays, and More

Ken Kurtis

Aquarium volunteer diver Ken Kurtis will share his stories, photos, and videos from his nearly twenty years of annual travels to the Pacific island of Yap.

Homeschool Days

September 10, 2019 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 12, 2019 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

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

September 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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

Luke Fairbanks

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

Land of the Blue Sky: How Mongolia’s Conservation Efforts Can Inform Ocean Conservation

September 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Land of the Blue Sky: How Mongolia’s Conservation Efforts Can Inform Ocean Conservation

Chris Corpus

Aquarium filmmaker Chris Corpus will share stories from his studies with endangered species in the Mongolian steppe, including wild cats and wild horses, and discuss what Mongolian conservation efforts can reveal about ocean conservation.

Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

September 24, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

Yi Chao

Seatrec founder and CEO Dr. Yi Chao will discuss a new clean power generation technology that can convert temperature differences in the ocean into electricity.

Aquatic Academy

October 2, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

October 5, 2019 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Professional Development

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.

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

Co-sponsored by: Aquarium of the Pacific & The Nature Conservancy

SOLD OUT Hear from California Scientists and French Experts.

The Scientific Attitude

October 8, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Scientific Attitude

Lee McIntyre

Lee McIntyre will discuss his concept of the scientific attitude, which includes openness to new ideas, but skepticism until those ideas have been tested against the evidence. He will also sign copies of his book, The Scientific Attitude.

Aquatic Academy

October 10, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 15, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

October 16, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

David E. Kelley

David E. Kelley will join Dr. Jerry Schubel, Aquarium president and CEO to discuss discuss the role of responsible aquaculture in conservation.

Aquatic Academy

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 22, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Aquatic Academy

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 29, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

November 2, 2019 8:00 AM—12:00 PM

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

Wetlands and Our Changing Climate

Join us for the Aquarium’s annual NOAA and Our Planet Day and participate in a teacher workshop specifically designed to connect current science and data to your curriculum.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 5, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

One Artist, Five Oceans

November 5, 2019 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

One Artist, Five Oceans

Danielle Eubank

Eubank is painting all the major bodies of water in the world and is the first person to paint all the oceans on Earth. She will discuss the process of documenting the world’s oceans and her travels, which have included expeditions aboard replica historic tall ships.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 12, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Vanishing Vaquitas

November 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Vanishing Vaquitas

Conservation Lessons from a Humble Porpoise

Dr. Barbara Taylor will discuss the vaquita's past and future as well as what lessons we should learn if we want to share our coastal and river waters with porpoises and dolphins.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 19, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Metals for the Future

November 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Metals for the Future

Dr. Jason Smith

Dr. Smith is working at the forefront of this emerging industry and will introduce the subject of polymetallic nodules and discuss it in the global context.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 26, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

December 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

David McKinnie and Jyotika Virmani

CANCELLED David McKinnie, acting engagement lead at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s office of Ocean Exploration and Research, and Jyotika Virmani, executive director of planet and environment at XPrize, will discuss the advances in technology that are heralding a new age of ocean exploration.

Homeschool Holiday

December 13, 2019 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.

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.

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

January 9, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

An Evolutionary and Philosophical 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

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.

Saving Birds in the Northern Mariana Islands

January 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 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.

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.

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July 2019

Exploring the Relationship Between Social Inequality and Environmental Migration

July 9, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Exploring the Relationship Between Social Inequality and Environmental Migration

Evidence From Tibetan Migrants on Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

Researcher Xin Wang will discuss a case study of the environmental migration process and outcomes in the Sanjiangyuan Area on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in China.

Climate Reality: Regeneration of the Landscape

July 17, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Reality: Regeneration of the Landscape

Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams

Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams will discuss techniques for carbon-neutral garden designs.

July 24, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

"No, It's Not Actually an Island": What Studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Taught Me About Being a Science Communicator

Jennifer Brandon

Jennifer Brandon will discuss her career as a scientist studying marine debris and as a scientific communicator.

Seven Crossings: A Surfer’s Journey to Find Hope for Our Changing Ocean

July 31, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Seven Crossings: A Surfer’s Journey to Find Hope for Our Changing Ocean

Panel Discussion

Professional big wave surfer and ten-time Molokai Paddle Champion Jamie Mitchell will discuss his new venture to paddle the Channel Islands to generate awareness about our changing ocean and potential solutions to support ocean health for generations to come.

The People Problem: Including Social Sciences in Wildlife Conservation

August 8, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The People Problem: Including Social Sciences in Wildlife Conservation

Kathayoon Khalil

Kathayoon Khalil will talk about the importance of employing the social sciences to understand the full complexity of wildlife issues.

Exotic Animals of the Night Sea

August 14, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Exotic Animals of the Night Sea

Mike Bartick

Mike Bartick will share photos and stories from his experiences exploring the ocean at night.

Journey to the Island of Yap: Stone Money, Massive Manta Rays, and More

August 20, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Journey to the Island of Yap: Stone Money, Massive Manta Rays, and More

Ken Kurtis

Aquarium volunteer diver Ken Kurtis will share his stories, photos, and videos from his nearly twenty years of annual travels to the Pacific island of Yap.

Homeschool Days

September 10, 2019 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 12, 2019 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

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

September 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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

Luke Fairbanks

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

Land of the Blue Sky: How Mongolia’s Conservation Efforts Can Inform Ocean Conservation

September 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Land of the Blue Sky: How Mongolia’s Conservation Efforts Can Inform Ocean Conservation

Chris Corpus

Aquarium filmmaker Chris Corpus will share stories from his studies with endangered species in the Mongolian steppe, including wild cats and wild horses, and discuss what Mongolian conservation efforts can reveal about ocean conservation.

Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

September 24, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

Yi Chao

Seatrec founder and CEO Dr. Yi Chao will discuss a new clean power generation technology that can convert temperature differences in the ocean into electricity.

Aquatic Academy

October 2, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

October 5, 2019 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Professional Development

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.

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

Co-sponsored by: Aquarium of the Pacific & The Nature Conservancy

SOLD OUT Hear from California Scientists and French Experts.

The Scientific Attitude

October 8, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Scientific Attitude

Lee McIntyre

Lee McIntyre will discuss his concept of the scientific attitude, which includes openness to new ideas, but skepticism until those ideas have been tested against the evidence. He will also sign copies of his book, The Scientific Attitude.

Aquatic Academy

October 10, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 15, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

October 16, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

David E. Kelley

David E. Kelley will join Dr. Jerry Schubel, Aquarium president and CEO to discuss discuss the role of responsible aquaculture in conservation.

Aquatic Academy

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 22, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Aquatic Academy

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 29, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

November 2, 2019 8:00 AM—12:00 PM

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

Wetlands and Our Changing Climate

Join us for the Aquarium’s annual NOAA and Our Planet Day and participate in a teacher workshop specifically designed to connect current science and data to your curriculum.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 5, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

One Artist, Five Oceans

November 5, 2019 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

One Artist, Five Oceans

Danielle Eubank

Eubank is painting all the major bodies of water in the world and is the first person to paint all the oceans on Earth. She will discuss the process of documenting the world’s oceans and her travels, which have included expeditions aboard replica historic tall ships.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 12, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Vanishing Vaquitas

November 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Vanishing Vaquitas

Conservation Lessons from a Humble Porpoise

Dr. Barbara Taylor will discuss the vaquita's past and future as well as what lessons we should learn if we want to share our coastal and river waters with porpoises and dolphins.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 19, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Metals for the Future

November 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Metals for the Future

Dr. Jason Smith

Dr. Smith is working at the forefront of this emerging industry and will introduce the subject of polymetallic nodules and discuss it in the global context.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 26, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

December 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

David McKinnie and Jyotika Virmani

CANCELLED David McKinnie, acting engagement lead at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s office of Ocean Exploration and Research, and Jyotika Virmani, executive director of planet and environment at XPrize, will discuss the advances in technology that are heralding a new age of ocean exploration.

Homeschool Holiday

December 13, 2019 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.

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.

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

January 9, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

An Evolutionary and Philosophical 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

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.

Saving Birds in the Northern Mariana Islands

January 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 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.

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.

Top

August 2019

The People Problem: Including Social Sciences in Wildlife Conservation

August 8, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The People Problem: Including Social Sciences in Wildlife Conservation

Kathayoon Khalil

Kathayoon Khalil will talk about the importance of employing the social sciences to understand the full complexity of wildlife issues.

Exotic Animals of the Night Sea

August 14, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Exotic Animals of the Night Sea

Mike Bartick

Mike Bartick will share photos and stories from his experiences exploring the ocean at night.

Journey to the Island of Yap: Stone Money, Massive Manta Rays, and More

August 20, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Journey to the Island of Yap: Stone Money, Massive Manta Rays, and More

Ken Kurtis

Aquarium volunteer diver Ken Kurtis will share his stories, photos, and videos from his nearly twenty years of annual travels to the Pacific island of Yap.

Homeschool Days

September 10, 2019 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 12, 2019 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

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

September 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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

Luke Fairbanks

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

Land of the Blue Sky: How Mongolia’s Conservation Efforts Can Inform Ocean Conservation

September 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Land of the Blue Sky: How Mongolia’s Conservation Efforts Can Inform Ocean Conservation

Chris Corpus

Aquarium filmmaker Chris Corpus will share stories from his studies with endangered species in the Mongolian steppe, including wild cats and wild horses, and discuss what Mongolian conservation efforts can reveal about ocean conservation.

Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

September 24, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

Yi Chao

Seatrec founder and CEO Dr. Yi Chao will discuss a new clean power generation technology that can convert temperature differences in the ocean into electricity.

Aquatic Academy

October 2, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

October 5, 2019 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Professional Development

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.

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

Co-sponsored by: Aquarium of the Pacific & The Nature Conservancy

SOLD OUT Hear from California Scientists and French Experts.

The Scientific Attitude

October 8, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Scientific Attitude

Lee McIntyre

Lee McIntyre will discuss his concept of the scientific attitude, which includes openness to new ideas, but skepticism until those ideas have been tested against the evidence. He will also sign copies of his book, The Scientific Attitude.

Aquatic Academy

October 10, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 15, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

October 16, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

David E. Kelley

David E. Kelley will join Dr. Jerry Schubel, Aquarium president and CEO to discuss discuss the role of responsible aquaculture in conservation.

Aquatic Academy

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 22, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Aquatic Academy

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 29, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

November 2, 2019 8:00 AM—12:00 PM

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

Wetlands and Our Changing Climate

Join us for the Aquarium’s annual NOAA and Our Planet Day and participate in a teacher workshop specifically designed to connect current science and data to your curriculum.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 5, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

One Artist, Five Oceans

November 5, 2019 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

One Artist, Five Oceans

Danielle Eubank

Eubank is painting all the major bodies of water in the world and is the first person to paint all the oceans on Earth. She will discuss the process of documenting the world’s oceans and her travels, which have included expeditions aboard replica historic tall ships.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 12, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Vanishing Vaquitas

November 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Vanishing Vaquitas

Conservation Lessons from a Humble Porpoise

Dr. Barbara Taylor will discuss the vaquita's past and future as well as what lessons we should learn if we want to share our coastal and river waters with porpoises and dolphins.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 19, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Metals for the Future

November 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Metals for the Future

Dr. Jason Smith

Dr. Smith is working at the forefront of this emerging industry and will introduce the subject of polymetallic nodules and discuss it in the global context.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 26, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

December 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

David McKinnie and Jyotika Virmani

CANCELLED David McKinnie, acting engagement lead at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s office of Ocean Exploration and Research, and Jyotika Virmani, executive director of planet and environment at XPrize, will discuss the advances in technology that are heralding a new age of ocean exploration.

Homeschool Holiday

December 13, 2019 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.

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.

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

January 9, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

An Evolutionary and Philosophical 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

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.

Saving Birds in the Northern Mariana Islands

January 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 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.

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.

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September 2019

Homeschool Days

September 10, 2019 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 12, 2019 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

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

September 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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

Luke Fairbanks

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

Land of the Blue Sky: How Mongolia’s Conservation Efforts Can Inform Ocean Conservation

September 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Land of the Blue Sky: How Mongolia’s Conservation Efforts Can Inform Ocean Conservation

Chris Corpus

Aquarium filmmaker Chris Corpus will share stories from his studies with endangered species in the Mongolian steppe, including wild cats and wild horses, and discuss what Mongolian conservation efforts can reveal about ocean conservation.

Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

September 24, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns

Yi Chao

Seatrec founder and CEO Dr. Yi Chao will discuss a new clean power generation technology that can convert temperature differences in the ocean into electricity.

Aquatic Academy

October 2, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

October 5, 2019 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Professional Development

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.

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

Co-sponsored by: Aquarium of the Pacific & The Nature Conservancy

SOLD OUT Hear from California Scientists and French Experts.

The Scientific Attitude

October 8, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Scientific Attitude

Lee McIntyre

Lee McIntyre will discuss his concept of the scientific attitude, which includes openness to new ideas, but skepticism until those ideas have been tested against the evidence. He will also sign copies of his book, The Scientific Attitude.

Aquatic Academy

October 10, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 15, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

October 16, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

David E. Kelley

David E. Kelley will join Dr. Jerry Schubel, Aquarium president and CEO to discuss discuss the role of responsible aquaculture in conservation.

Aquatic Academy

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 22, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Aquatic Academy

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 29, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

November 2, 2019 8:00 AM—12:00 PM

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

Wetlands and Our Changing Climate

Join us for the Aquarium’s annual NOAA and Our Planet Day and participate in a teacher workshop specifically designed to connect current science and data to your curriculum.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 5, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

One Artist, Five Oceans

November 5, 2019 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

One Artist, Five Oceans

Danielle Eubank

Eubank is painting all the major bodies of water in the world and is the first person to paint all the oceans on Earth. She will discuss the process of documenting the world’s oceans and her travels, which have included expeditions aboard replica historic tall ships.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 12, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Vanishing Vaquitas

November 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Vanishing Vaquitas

Conservation Lessons from a Humble Porpoise

Dr. Barbara Taylor will discuss the vaquita's past and future as well as what lessons we should learn if we want to share our coastal and river waters with porpoises and dolphins.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 19, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Metals for the Future

November 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Metals for the Future

Dr. Jason Smith

Dr. Smith is working at the forefront of this emerging industry and will introduce the subject of polymetallic nodules and discuss it in the global context.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 26, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

December 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

David McKinnie and Jyotika Virmani

CANCELLED David McKinnie, acting engagement lead at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s office of Ocean Exploration and Research, and Jyotika Virmani, executive director of planet and environment at XPrize, will discuss the advances in technology that are heralding a new age of ocean exploration.

Homeschool Holiday

December 13, 2019 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.

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.

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

January 9, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

An Evolutionary and Philosophical 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

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.

Saving Birds in the Northern Mariana Islands

January 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 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.

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.

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October 2019

Aquatic Academy

October 2, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

October 5, 2019 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Professional Development

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.

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore

Co-sponsored by: Aquarium of the Pacific & The Nature Conservancy

SOLD OUT Hear from California Scientists and French Experts.

The Scientific Attitude

October 8, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Scientific Attitude

Lee McIntyre

Lee McIntyre will discuss his concept of the scientific attitude, which includes openness to new ideas, but skepticism until those ideas have been tested against the evidence. He will also sign copies of his book, The Scientific Attitude.

Aquatic Academy

October 10, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 15, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

October 16, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Why I Bought a Fish Farm: A Hollywood Producer's Journey to Protect Wild Salmon

David E. Kelley

David E. Kelley will join Dr. Jerry Schubel, Aquarium president and CEO to discuss discuss the role of responsible aquaculture in conservation.

Aquatic Academy

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 22, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Aquatic Academy

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Longevity: Changing the Narrative

People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets and how to afford them from four outstanding scholars.

Teacher Appreciation Days

October 29, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

November 2, 2019 8:00 AM—12:00 PM

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

Wetlands and Our Changing Climate

Join us for the Aquarium’s annual NOAA and Our Planet Day and participate in a teacher workshop specifically designed to connect current science and data to your curriculum.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 5, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

One Artist, Five Oceans

November 5, 2019 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

One Artist, Five Oceans

Danielle Eubank

Eubank is painting all the major bodies of water in the world and is the first person to paint all the oceans on Earth. She will discuss the process of documenting the world’s oceans and her travels, which have included expeditions aboard replica historic tall ships.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 12, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Vanishing Vaquitas

November 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Vanishing Vaquitas

Conservation Lessons from a Humble Porpoise

Dr. Barbara Taylor will discuss the vaquita's past and future as well as what lessons we should learn if we want to share our coastal and river waters with porpoises and dolphins.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 19, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Metals for the Future

November 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Metals for the Future

Dr. Jason Smith

Dr. Smith is working at the forefront of this emerging industry and will introduce the subject of polymetallic nodules and discuss it in the global context.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 26, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

December 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

David McKinnie and Jyotika Virmani

CANCELLED David McKinnie, acting engagement lead at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s office of Ocean Exploration and Research, and Jyotika Virmani, executive director of planet and environment at XPrize, will discuss the advances in technology that are heralding a new age of ocean exploration.

Homeschool Holiday

December 13, 2019 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.

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.

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

January 9, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

An Evolutionary and Philosophical 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

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.

Saving Birds in the Northern Mariana Islands

January 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 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.

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.

Top

November 2019

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

November 2, 2019 8:00 AM—12:00 PM

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop

Wetlands and Our Changing Climate

Join us for the Aquarium’s annual NOAA and Our Planet Day and participate in a teacher workshop specifically designed to connect current science and data to your curriculum.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 5, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

One Artist, Five Oceans

November 5, 2019 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

One Artist, Five Oceans

Danielle Eubank

Eubank is painting all the major bodies of water in the world and is the first person to paint all the oceans on Earth. She will discuss the process of documenting the world’s oceans and her travels, which have included expeditions aboard replica historic tall ships.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 12, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Vanishing Vaquitas

November 12, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Vanishing Vaquitas

Conservation Lessons from a Humble Porpoise

Dr. Barbara Taylor will discuss the vaquita's past and future as well as what lessons we should learn if we want to share our coastal and river waters with porpoises and dolphins.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 19, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

Metals for the Future

November 19, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Metals for the Future

Dr. Jason Smith

Dr. Smith is working at the forefront of this emerging industry and will introduce the subject of polymetallic nodules and discuss it in the global context.

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 26, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff through November 30, 2019.

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

December 5, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A New Age of Ocean Exploration

David McKinnie and Jyotika Virmani

CANCELLED David McKinnie, acting engagement lead at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s office of Ocean Exploration and Research, and Jyotika Virmani, executive director of planet and environment at XPrize, will discuss the advances in technology that are heralding a new age of ocean exploration.

Homeschool Holiday

December 13, 2019 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.

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.

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

January 9, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

An Evolutionary and Philosophical 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

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.

Saving Birds in the Northern Mariana Islands

January 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 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.

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.

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