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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.

Child holding plush with educator teaching.

Aquarium of the Pacific/Andrew Reitsma

Animal Exploration
PreK-12

Get your hands wet in this 30-minute, educator-led animal touch experience. After a brief introduction, students will explore the unique characteristics of our classroom tidepool animals and even have a chance to touch them.

  • COMMON CORE:
    • Speaking and Listening Standards Grades K, 1, 2: 1.a
    • Speaking and Listening Standards Grades K, 1: 2 a
    • Language Standards Kindergarten: 1.d
    • Language Standards Grade 1: 1.f
    • Speaking and Listening Standards Grades K, 1, 2: 1.b
    • Speaking and Listening Standards Grades K, 1: 2 a

Friends in the Sea, Are You Like Me?
PreK-12

Follow Gracie, a baby gray whale, in search of animals that are just like her. Along the way, she will discover that just because they live underwater, not all ocean animals look or sound the same. On this learning adventure, students will use sound, movement and observations to discover some of the animals that make the ocean their home.

  • COMMON CORE:
    • Speaking and Listening Standards Grades K, 1, 2: 1.a
    • Speaking and Listening Standards Grades K, 1: 2 a
    • Language Standards Kindergarten: 1.d, 5.a
    • Language Standards Grade 1: 1.f

Under the Sea Shapes
PreK-12

The ocean is full of incredible animals and vibrant colors! In this educator-led program, children will find shapes and colors that are hiding in sharks, sea anemones, and many more ocean creatures! Discover the animals that live above and below the water’s surface by participating in this exciting program designed especially for preschool and daycare groups. We can take this program on the road! This is also available as an Aquarium on Wheels program.

  • COMMON CORE:
    • Reading Standards: Foundational Skills Kindergarten 1.b, 2.b;
    • Speaking and Listening Standards Grades K, 1, 2: 1.a.
Surprised kids at touch pool

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