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Today's Hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Pre-Kindergarten-Kindergarten

Our youngest students are invited to look for shapes, listen for sounds, feel textures, and follow the stories of animals in the ocean.

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Child holding plush with educator teaching.

Aquarium of the Pacific/Andrew Reitsma

List of Programs

Animal Exploration
Grades PreK-12

Get your hands wet in this 30-minute, educator-led animal exploration class.

After a brief introduction, students will touch and explore live tidepool animals, animal models, and biofacts.

  • Supports Next Generation Science Standards:
    • Science and Engineering Practices
      • Asking Questions and Defining Problems
      • Engaging in Argument from Evidence
    • Cross Cutting Concepts
      • Patterns

Counting Critters
Grades PreK-K

Young explorers will investigate a tidepool habitat while practicing numbers and counting. On their adventure, learners will explore a variety of tidepool animals and the interesting ways these curious critters survive in their habitat.

  • Supports Next Generation Science Standards:
    • Cross Cutting Concepts
      • Asking questions
      • Constructing explanations

Friends in the Sea, Are You Like Me?
Grades PreK-K

Let’s go on an adventure to meet animals that live in the ocean! Along the way, learners will use observations to discover shapes, colors, size, and movement of animals that make the ocean their home. This fun educator-led program encourages learner curiosity, discovery, and sharing ideas.

  • Supports Next Generation Science Standards:
    • Performance Expectation
      • K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive
    • Science and Engineering Practices
      • Asking Questions and Defining Problems
      • Engaging in Argument from Evidence
      • Analyzing and Interpreting Data
    • Cross Cutting Concepts
      • Patterns

Field Trips to the Aquarium

Reservations & Info • (562) 590-3100, ext. 0

  • Provide opportunities to touch animals including sharks, sea stars, anemones, and more
  • Engage and excite students
  • Inspire awe in the Pacific Ocean and the animals that live there
  • Connect to classroom curriculum
  • Require advanced reservation