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Links to Fishy Fun

April 6, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 AM

Fishy Fun

Fish come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. Explore Aquarium exhibits while learning all about FISH.

Links to Aquarium Live Ep. 5: Animals and their Senses

April 6, 2020 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

Aquarium Live Ep. 5: Animals and their Senses

Go on an adventure with Captain Joe to learn how ocean animals use their senses to survive. Play games, explore animals, and find out how we care for our animals in this series.

Links to Marine Mammals & Conservation

April 6, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

Marine Mammals & Conservation

Dive deeper into the conservation issues facing marine mammals, including the most endangered cetacean, the vaquita.

Links to Mackerel Dissection

April 6, 2020 1:00 PM—1:30 PM

Mackerel Dissection

Investigate external and internal fish adaptations as an educator dissects a Pacific mackerel. Viewer discretion advised.

Links to Aquarium Exploration: Adaptations

April 6, 2020 2:00 PM—2:30 PM

Aquarium Exploration: Adaptations

Adaptations help everything survive, explore with an educator as we dive to discover some amazing ocean adaptation.

Links to Friends in the Sea

April 7, 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 Ocean Exploration

April 7, 2020 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

Ocean Exploration

Everyday, 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: Habitats

April 7, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

Aquarium Exploration: Habitats

Join our educators as they explore the kelp forest and coral reef habitats within the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Links to Aquarium Live Ep. 6: Adaptations

April 7, 2020 1:00 PM—1:30 PM

Aquarium Live Ep. 6: Adaptations

Captin Joe investigates how adaptations can help animals survive in the ocean. Play games, explore animals, and find out how we care for our animals in this series.

Links to Bioluminescence and the Deep Sea

April 7, 2020 2:00 PM—2:30 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 Teacher Appreciation Days

April 8, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

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

Links to Aquarium Live Ep 1: What do Otters Eat?

April 8, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 AM

Aquarium Live Ep 1: What do Otters Eat?

Meet Captain Joe with the Ocean Rangers and learn more about Sea Otter's favorite topic, food! Play games, explore animals, and find out how we care for our animals in this series.

Links to Sharks & Conservation

April 8, 2020 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

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 Draw With Us: Habitats

April 8, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

Draw With Us: Habitats

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

Links to All About Invertebrates

April 8, 2020 1:00 PM—1:30 PM

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 Squid Dissection

April 8, 2020 2:00 PM—2:30 PM

Squid Dissection

Take an in depth look at squid adaptations as an educator leads students through a dissection. Viewer discretion advised.

Links to Penguins

April 9, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 AM

Penguins

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

Links to Aquarium Exploration: Sharks and Teeth

April 9, 2020 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

Aquarium Exploration: Sharks and Teeth

What can we learn from the teeth of a shark? Let's discover more about different sharks, their teeth, and what they eat.

Links to Aquarium Live: Episode 2: Animals Play Too

April 9, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

Aquarium Live: Episode 2: Animals Play Too

Captain Joe takes us on an adventure to discover that our animals love to play, just like we do! Play games, explore animals, and find out how we care for our animals in this series.

Links to Climate Change and Resilience

April 9, 2020 1:00 PM—1:30 PM

Climate Change and Resilience

Explore the science behind climate change, and what it takes to build more resilient cities.

Links to Jellies & Plankton

April 9, 2020 2:00 PM—2:30 PM

Jellies & Plankton

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

Links to Aquarium Exploration: Birds- From Penguins to Puffins

April 10, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 AM

Aquarium Exploration: Birds- From Penguins to Puffins

Birds are an important part of our world, let's explore the various birds that live at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Links to Aquarium Live Ep. 3: Animal Training

April 10, 2020 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

Aquarium Live Ep. 3: Animal Training

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

Links to Sharks

April 10, 2020 11:00 AM—11:30 AM

Sharks

Our friend Sharky helps us explore sharks around the Aquarium and discover why they are such special and amazing animals.

Links to Behind the Scenes: Filtration

April 10, 2020 1:00 PM—1:30 PM

Behind the Scenes: Filtration

Take a look behind the scenes to learn all about the filtration that keeps Aquarium exhibits clean and healthy.

Links to Ocean Exploration

April 10, 2020 2:00 PM—2:30 PM

Ocean Exploration

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

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

April 10, 2020 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

March and April dates canceled Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Junior Biologist: Fish

April 11, 2020 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Fish

April class canceled Participants ages 7-12 will learn how marine biologists keep fish healthy in an aquarium environment.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist

April 12, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist

Feeding and caring for fish and sharks is a fun and rewarding career!

April class canceled Aquarist is not a zodiac sign. It is a very important position that our scaly and spineless friends rely on! Find out what it takes to be one in this three-hour class!

Links to Teacher Appreciation Days

April 15, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

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

Links to Stories of Hope

April 21, 2020 7:30 PM—9:30 PM

Stories of Hope

Long Beach Symphony presents Violins of Hope

Canceled Experience the remarkable sounds and stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.

Links to Teacher Appreciation Days

April 22, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

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

Links to Steinbeck’s Western Flyer: A Tale of Renewal

April 23, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Steinbeck’s Western Flyer: A Tale of Renewal

John Gregg

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

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

April 24, 2020 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

March and April dates canceled Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Yoga at the Aquarium

April 25, 2020 7:30 AM—8:30 AM

Yoga at the Aquarium

Canceled Experience the serenity of the Aquarium with yoga in front of our Tropical Pacific Habitat!

Links to Earth Day Celebration

April 25, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Earth Day Celebration

Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s twentieth annual Earth Day Celebration.

Canceled Join the Aquarium for a weekend of family fun celebrating Earth Day while learning simple, everyday tips to protect our environment.

Links to Parent and Me: Sharks

April 25, 2020 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Sharks

Join the Aquarium for a fun and interactive class for the whole family. Parent and Me classes allow adults and children to learn together through play, movement, and exploration.

April class canceled Learn all about this fascinating, toothy predator!

Links to Earth Day Celebration

April 26, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Earth Day Celebration

Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s twentieth annual Earth Day Celebration.

Canceled Join the Aquarium for a weekend of family fun celebrating Earth Day while learning simple, everyday tips to protect our environment.

Links to Teacher Appreciation Days

April 29, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Days

The Aquarium ♡'s Teachers

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

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

May 1, 2020 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

March and April dates canceled Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist

May 2, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist

Want to be an animal trainer when you grow up?

3/15 CanceledHusbandry has nothing to do with finding a mate, and everything to do with animal healthcare. Learn how our mammalogists care for our marine mammals.

Links to Urban Ocean Festival

May 2, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Urban Ocean Festival

Explore and celebrate Southern California’s coast during the Aquarium’s eleventh annual Urban Ocean Festival.

The event will include art exhibitions, a recycled fashions showcase, mural painting, poetry readings, booths, and educational activities.

Links to Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

May 2, 2020 10:30 AM—12:30 PM

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

The Aquarium of the Pacific is working together with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to help restore a local wetland in Long Beach.

The Aquarium of the Pacific is working together with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to help restore a local wetland in Long Beach.

Links to Urban Ocean Festival

May 3, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Urban Ocean Festival

Explore and celebrate Southern California’s coast during the Aquarium’s eleventh annual Urban Ocean Festival.

The event will include art exhibitions, a recycled fashions showcase, mural painting, poetry readings, booths, and educational activities.

Links to The Edge of Extinction: Can Sea Otters and Cheetahs Survive the Human Threat?

May 7, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Edge of Extinction: Can Sea Otters and Cheetahs Survive the Human Threat?

Kim Steinhardt

Kim Steinhardt will share a global conservation story and photos documenting the lives of the Pacific Ocean’s southern sea otter and the Serengeti’s cheetah.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

May 8, 2020 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

March and April dates canceled Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Junior Biologist: Birds

May 9, 2020 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Birds

Birds at the Aquarium?

Participants ages 7-12 will learn why they would find birds and reptiles at an Aquarium and how marine biologists care for them.

Links to Mother’s Day Brunch

May 10, 2020 10:30 AM—1:00 PM

Mother’s Day Brunch

This Mother's Day, show your mom she deserves the best!

Join us for a memorable Mother’s Day brunch to celebrate the special women in your life.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

May 15, 2020 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

March and April dates canceled Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Parent and Me: Otters

May 16, 2020 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Otters

Learn Together as a Family

Parent and Me classes allow adults and children to learn together through play, movement, and exploration.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist

May 17, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist

Want to be an animal trainer when you grow up?

3/15 CanceledHusbandry has nothing to do with finding a mate, and everything to do with animal healthcare. Learn how our mammalogists care for our marine mammals.

Links to Member Previews

May 17, 2020 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

Member Previews

Get a sneak peek!

Ready for a sneak peek? Members are invited to view the newest addition to the Aquarium before it opens to the general public.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

May 22, 2020 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

March and April dates canceled Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Junior Biologist: Marine Mammals

May 23, 2020 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Marine Mammals

Learn the characteristics of mammals and find out what makes marine mammals so special.

Participants ages 7-12 will learn what makes marine mammals so special.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

May 29, 2020 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Shark Lagoon Nights

Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

March and April dates canceled Join us on Free Friday evenings when Shark Lagoon will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Links to Parent and Me: Octopus

May 30, 2020 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Octopus

Learn Together as a Family

Parent and Me classes allow adults and children to learn together through play, movement, and exploration.

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