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Links to Yoga at the Aquarium

February 16, 2019 7:30 AM—8:30 AM

Yoga at the Aquarium

Come experience the serenity of the Aquarium before it opens to the public with yoga in front of our three-story tall Honda Blue Cavern Habitat.

Links to Parent and Me: Octopus

February 16, 2019 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.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist

February 17, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist

See what it takes to care for penguins, lorikeets, and other birds here at the Aquarium.

This class is designed to get you hands-on experience here at the Aquarium with our bird biologists.

Links to Discounted Late Nights

February 17, 2019 5:00 PM—8:00 PM

Discounted Late Nights

Special Extended Hours

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

Links to 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.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

February 22, 2019 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.

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

Links to African-American Festival

February 23, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

African-American Festival

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its seventeenth annual African-American Festival, celebrating the rich diversity of African-American and African cultures.

The festival will feature live entertainment and arts and crafts.

Links to Junior Biologist: Birds and Reptiles

February 23, 2019 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Birds and Reptiles

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 African-American Festival

February 24, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

African-American Festival

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its seventeenth annual African-American Festival, celebrating the rich diversity of African-American and African cultures.

The festival will feature live entertainment and arts and crafts.

Links to 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.

Links to Aquarium Closing Early

March 1, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Aquarium Closing Early

The Aquarium of the Pacific will close at 5:00 p.m. in preparation for a special event.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist

March 2, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist

Want to be an animal trainer when you grow up?

Husbandry 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 Prom (21+)

March 5, 2019 7:00 PM—10:30 PM

Member Prom (21+)

Dance the night away!

The Aquarium is miles away from New Orleans but that won’t stop us from throwing a huge Mardi Gras celebration for our members (ages 21 and over)!

Links to Aquatic Academy

March 6, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Thriving in the Anthropocene: A Prescription for a California Model

California is experiencing all of the major impacts and has the opportunity to develop a model of how to thrive in the Anthropocene that could serve not only other states, but also other nations.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

March 8, 2019 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.

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

Links to Divers Day

March 9, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Divers Day

Learn all about recent advancements in diving at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s annual Divers Day.

Links to Junior Biologist: Invertebrates

March 9, 2019 9:30 AM—10:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Invertebrates

From inking octopuses to sea star stomachs!

Participants ages 7-12 will learn what marine biologists have discovered about these spineless wonders in this hands-on class.

Links to Autism Families Night

March 10, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Autism Families Night

Join us for a special evening at the Aquarium exclusively for families with adults or children with autism.

Links to 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.

Links to Aquatic Academy

March 13, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Thriving in the Anthropocene: A Prescription for a California Model

California is experiencing all of the major impacts and has the opportunity to develop a model of how to thrive in the Anthropocene that could serve not only other states, but also other nations.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

March 15, 2019 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.

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

Links to International Children’s Festival

March 16, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

International Children’s Festival

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s fourteenth annual International Children’s Festival is a special festival for kids.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s annual International Children’s Day is a special festival for kids.

Links to Parent and Me: Penguins

March 16, 2019 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Penguins

Learn Together as a Family

Waddle, migrate, and feed like a penguin!

Links to International Children’s Festival

March 17, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

International Children’s Festival

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s fourteenth annual International Children’s Festival is a special festival for kids.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s annual International Children’s Day is a special festival for kids.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist

March 17, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist

Want to be an animal trainer when you grow up?

Husbandry 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 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.

Links to Aquatic Academy

March 20, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Thriving in the Anthropocene: A Prescription for a California Model

California is experiencing all of the major impacts and has the opportunity to develop a model of how to thrive in the Anthropocene that could serve not only other states, but also other nations.

Links to Noche de Estrellas

March 22, 2019 6:30 PM—10:30 PM

Noche de Estrellas

Live Latin Music, Dancing, Dinner, & More

Party with the sea stars at the Aquarium’s Latin-themed Late Night. The Aquarium will remain open until 10:30 p.m., so you can dance under the sea stars to the sounds of cumbia, salsa, cha cha, rumba, and more.

Links to Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

March 23, 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.

Links to Junior Biologist: Sharks

March 23, 2019 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Sharks

Sharks are amazing predators of the deep!

Participants ages 7-12 will explore these amazing predators in this exciting class.

Links to Scout Day

March 24, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Scout Day

Explore the Aquarium with your fellow Scouts with our guides below!

Scouts, family, and friends, please join us for this self-guided event. Please check out our free downloadable activity sheets below.

Links to Abilities Night

March 24, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Abilities Night

Free Admission After 6:00 p.m.*

Join us on Sunday, March 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for an exclusive evening for people with disabilities.

Links to 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.

Links to Aquatic Academy

March 27, 2019 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

Thriving in the Anthropocene: A Prescription for a California Model

California is experiencing all of the major impacts and has the opportunity to develop a model of how to thrive in the Anthropocene that could serve not only other states, but also other nations.

Links to Urban Ocean Festival

March 30, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Urban Ocean Festival

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

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

Links to Parent and Me: Sharks

March 30, 2019 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Sharks

Learn Together as a Family

Learn all about this fascinating, toothy predator!

Links to Urban Ocean Festival

March 31, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Urban Ocean Festival

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

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

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