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Links to Discounted Late Nights

April 23, 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 Unsuspected Collapse of SoCal Marine Communities in Historic Times: Novel Insights from Very Young Fossils

April 23, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Unsuspected Collapse of SoCal Marine Communities in Historic Times: Novel Insights from Very Young Fossils

Susan Kidwell

Susan Kidwell, a sedimentary geologist and paleoecologist, is the William Rainey Harper Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago.

Links to World Penguin Day

April 25, 2019 9:00 AM—3:00 PM

World Penguin Day

Everyone is welcome to come celebrate our fine feathered friends on their special day.

Links to Discounted Late Nights

April 25, 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 Shark Lagoon Nights

April 26, 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 Earth Day Celebration

April 27, 2019 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 nineteenth annual Earth Day Celebration.

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

Links to Junior Biologist: Marine Mammals

April 27, 2019 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 Earth Day Celebration

April 28, 2019 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 nineteenth annual Earth Day Celebration.

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

Links to Party for the Planet BioBlitz

April 28, 2019 9:00 AM—11:00 AM

Party for the Planet BioBlitz

Participate in this community science effort to survey and record wildlife and plant species in the Los Cerritos Wetlands.

Celebrate Earth Day and the City Nature Challenge with a bioblitz at the Los Cerritos Wetlands, a critical habitat under restoration at the edge of Long Beach.

Links to Embracing Dissent for the Best Decision Making

April 30, 2019 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Embracing Dissent for the Best Decision Making

Charlan Nemeth

Event CanceledCharlan Jeanne Nemeth will discuss her most recent book on decision-making, In Defense of Troublemakers.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

May 3, 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 Pacific Islander Festival

May 4, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Pacific Islander Festival

Discover and explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium’s sixteenth annual Pacific Islander Festival.

The festival will include traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, including music and dance performances.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist

May 4, 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 Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

May 4, 2019 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 Pacific Islander Festival

May 5, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Pacific Islander Festival

Discover and explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium’s sixteenth annual Pacific Islander Festival.

The festival will include traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, including music and dance performances.

Links to Shark Lagoon Nights

May 10, 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 Teacher Family Day

May 11, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Teacher Family Day

Enjoy a day at the Aquarium!

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts Teacher Family Day!

Links to The Urban Ocean: World Port and Sea Life Cruise

May 11, 2019 4:00 PM—6:30 PM

The Urban Ocean: World Port and Sea Life Cruise

Join us on a double-deck yacht as we explore one of the most distinctive sections of our coastline and experience the wonders of the Southern California Urban Ocean.

Links to Mother’s Day Brunch

May 12, 2019 10:30 AM—1:30 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 17, 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 Parent and Me: Octopus

May 18, 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: Mammalogist

May 19, 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 Previews

May 19, 2019 9:00 AM—9:00 PM

Member Previews

Get a sneak peek!

Be one of the first to see the new Pacific Visions wing before it opens to the general public.

Links to Member Previews

May 20, 2019 9:00 AM—9:00 PM

Member Previews

Get a sneak peek!

Be one of the first to see the new Pacific Visions wing before it opens to the general public.

Links to AAA Member Night

May 24, 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

AAA Member Night

AAA members will enjoy an exclusive private event

AAA members will enjoy an exclusive private event and be among the first to experience the Aquarium of the Pacific’s new Pacific Visions wing.

Links to Junior Biologist: Invertebrates

May 25, 2019 9:30 AM—11:30 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 Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian

June 1, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian

Fish can get sick too!

Learn what it takes to be a world-class veterinarian in charge of over 11,000 animals in this hands-on class.

Links to Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

June 1, 2019 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 Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian

June 1, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian

Fish can get sick too!

Learn what it takes to be a world-class veterinarian in charge of over 11,000 animals in this hands-on class.

Links to Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration

June 1, 2019 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 World Ocean Day

June 8, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

World Ocean Day

The Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate World Ocean Day with an array of activities.

Links to Junior Biologist: Sharks

June 8, 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  Long Beach Chorale Concert: Freedom

June 9, 2019 8:00 PM—9:00 PM

Long Beach Chorale Concert: Freedom

The Long Beach Chorale presents a musical celebration of liberty and freedom

Featuring Randall Thompson’s Testament of Freedom

Links to Ocean Adventure Day Camp 1

June 10, 2019 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

Ocean Adventure Day Camp 1

A summer ocean adventure awaits!

Join us as we explore the Pacific ocean and its inhabitants during our week-long summer day camp adventures for kids 7–9 years old.

Links to Parent and Me: Penguins

June 15, 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 The Urban Ocean: World Port and Sea Life Cruise

June 15, 2019 4:00 PM—6:30 PM

The Urban Ocean: World Port and Sea Life Cruise

Join us on a double-deck yacht as we explore one of the most distinctive sections of our coastline and experience the wonders of the Southern California Urban Ocean.

Links to Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian

June 16, 2019 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian

Fish can get sick too!

Learn what it takes to be a world-class veterinarian in charge of over 11,000 animals in this hands-on class.

Links to Junior Biologist Day Camp 1

June 17, 2019 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

Junior Biologist Day Camp 1

Dive deeper into the field of marine biology!

Give your 10–12 year old child the opportunity to delve deeper into the field of marine biology.

Links to Sea Squirt Camp 1

June 18, 2019 8:30 AM—11:30 AM

Sea Squirt Camp 1

This three-day morning camp offers an exciting introduction to marine biology for five- and six-year-olds.

This three-day camp offers an exciting introduction to marine biology for five-and-six-year-olds.

Links to Junior Biologist: Fish

June 22, 2019 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Fish

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

Links to Junior Biologist Day Camp 2

June 24, 2019 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

Junior Biologist Day Camp 2

Dive deeper into the field of marine biology!

Give your 10–12 year old the opportunity to delve deeper into the field of marine biology.

Links to Ocean Adventure Day Camp 2

June 24, 2019 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

Ocean Adventure Day Camp 2

A summer ocean adventure awaits!

Join us as we explore the Pacific ocean and its inhabitants during our week-long summer day camp adventures for kids 7–9 years old.

Links to Parent and Me: Sharks

June 29, 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 Fish Fry Camp

July 1, 2019 8:30 AM—10:30 AM

Fish Fry Camp

Did you know that newly hatched fish are called fry? Bring your three- or four-year-old little fry to the Aquarium for a special parent-child day camp!

Bring your 3- or 4-year-old little fry to the Aquarium for a special parent-child day camp!

Links to Sea Squirt Camp 2

July 1, 2019 8:30 AM—11:30 AM

Sea Squirt Camp 2

This three-day morning camp offers an exciting introduction to marine biology for five- and six-year-olds.

This three-day camp offers an exciting introduction to marine biology for five-and-six-year-olds.

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