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Today's Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Links to Draw With Us

July 6, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 AM

Draw With Us

Grab some paper and crayons to draw along as we learn all about ocean animals and habitats.

Links to Jellies & Plankton

July 6, 2020 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

Jellies & Plankton

Plankton forms the foundation of the ocean food chain. Explore this microscopic world with an Aquarium educator.

Links to Aquarium Exploration: Fish

July 6, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

Aquarium Exploration: Fish

Join us as we explore the amazing adaptations that make fish so special.

Links to ABCs Under the Sea

July 7, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 AM

ABCs Under the Sea

Practice your ABCs while learning all about ocean animals.

Links to Ask a Scientist: Sharks

July 7, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

Ask a Scientist: Sharks

Connect with an Aquarium educator to find the answers to all your questions about SHARKS. Be prepared to text in your questions during the program.

Links to Ocean Exploration

July 7, 2020 1:00 PM—1:30 PM

Ocean Exploration

Every day, scientists are working to learn more about our oceans. Take a closer look at the tools and instruments they use to explore.

Links to Aquarium Exploration: Food Webs

July 7, 2020 2:00 PM—2:30 PM

Aquarium Exploration: Food Webs

Discover what-eats-what as we learn more about how plants, animals, and ecosystems are connected through food webs.

Links to Crafty Critters

July 8, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 AM

Crafty Critters

Grab some basic household supplies and build your very own animal. Be sure to have some paper, scissors, something to color with (crayons or markers), and either tape or glue. For extra fun, you can decorate your craft with empty toilet paper rolls and ribbon.

Links to Penguins

July 8, 2020 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

Penguins

Waddle like a penguin while learning all about these fun and fascinating birds.

Links to All About Invertebrates

July 8, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

All About Invertebrates

Join us as we explore the spineless wonders of the ocean like sea stars, sea jellies, and so many more amazing ocean animals.

Links to  Kelp Forests & Conservation

July 8, 2020 1:00 PM—1:30 PM

Kelp Forests & Conservation

Explore kelp forests and discover how they support a rich diversity of ocean life. Learn how aquariums and scientists are working together to conserve kelp forest animals.

Links to Aquarium Live Ep 3: Training Animals

July 8, 2020 2:00 PM—2:30 PM

Aquarium Live Ep 3: Training Animals

Explore how our animal care staff train and care for our seals and sea lions. Play games, explore animals, and find out how we care for our animals in this series.

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

July 8, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

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

John Sabo

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

Links to Friends in the Sea

July 9, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 AM

Friends in the Sea

Take a trip with Gracie the gray whale and learn about shapes, colors, and senses as we make new friends that live in the ocean.

Links to Draw With Us

July 9, 2020 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

Draw With Us

Grab some paper and crayons to draw along as we learn all about ocean animals and habitats.

Links to Aquarium Exploration: Octopus

July 9, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

Aquarium Exploration: Octopus

Octopus are incredibly intelligent. From camouflage to suction cups, explore some of the adaptations that make them so unique.

Links to Bioluminescence and the Deep Sea

July 9, 2020 1:00 PM—1:30 PM

Bioluminescence and the Deep Sea

Have you ever wondered about animals that live in the deep ocean? Explore this habitat and the special animals that call it home.

Links to Sharks & Conservation

July 9, 2020 2:00 PM—2:30 PM

Sharks & Conservation

Sharks are an important animal in the ocean. Learn all about the role that sharks play, and how you can protect them.

Links to Wigglie Squigglie

July 10, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 AM

Wigglie Squigglie

Most animals in the ocean do not have backbones. Join us as we examine amazing invertebrates, like sea stars, octopus, and snails.

Links to Whales

July 10, 2020 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

Whales

Discover the adaptations of the largest animals on Earth- WHALES!

Links to I Spy

July 10, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

I Spy

Let's play a game of I Spy all around the Aquarium. Who can spot that animal first?

Links to Science of SCUBA Diving

July 10, 2020 1:00 PM—1:30 PM

Science of SCUBA Diving

Buoyancy...Pressure...Decompression....What does it all mean? Take a closer look at the science behind SCUBA diving.

Links to Mackerel Fish Dissection

July 10, 2020 2:00 PM—2:30 PM

Mackerel Fish Dissection

Investigate external and internal fish adaptations as we dissect a Pacific mackerel. Viewer discretion advised.

Links to The Blue Economy: An Introduction

July 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

The Blue Economy: An Introduction

Charles Colgan

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

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

July 22, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

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

Mike Bartick

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

Links to Discounted Sunday Late Nights

July 26, 2020 5:00 PM—9:00 PM

Discounted Sunday Late Nights

Special Extended Hours

Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific with special extended hours at an extra special price!

Links to Discounted Sunday Late Nights

August 2, 2020 5:00 PM—9:00 PM

Discounted Sunday Late Nights

Special Extended Hours

Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific with special extended hours at an extra special price!

Links to Discounted Sunday Late Nights

August 9, 2020 5:00 PM—9:00 PM

Discounted Sunday Late Nights

Special Extended Hours

Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific with special extended hours at an extra special price!

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

August 11, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

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

Jeffrey Bennett

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

Links to Autism Family Morning

August 15, 2020 7:00 AM—9:00 AM

Autism Family Morning

Join us for a special morning exclusively for families with children or adults with autism.

This will be a morning when guests can enjoy the tranquility of our exhibits and meet 12,000 animals from the world’s largest ocean.

Links to Discounted Sunday Late Nights

August 16, 2020 5:00 PM—9:00 PM

Discounted Sunday Late Nights

Special Extended Hours

Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific with special extended hours at an extra special price!

Links to Discounted Sunday Late Nights

August 23, 2020 5:00 PM—9:00 PM

Discounted Sunday Late Nights

Special Extended Hours

Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific with special extended hours at an extra special price!

Links to Hope for Reefs: Advancing the Science of Coral Reef Restoration

August 27, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Hope for Reefs: Advancing the Science of Coral Reef Restoration

Bart Shepherd

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

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