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Aquarium of the Pacific Announces First Wednesdays Series Lineup through July 2024

Upcoming topics include octopus, wolves, amphibians, and even baby animals

Pacific Visions Front at Dusk

Credit: Tom Bonner

March 5, 2024

WHAT: Interested in journeying into the world of the octopus, finding out the truth about wolves and the threats they face, or leaping into learning about frogs and other amphibians? How about exploring the lives of baby animals? You can dive into this and more at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s First Wednesdays series, which focuses on animals, nature, and conservation efforts. The events bring scientists, authors, and other experts into the Aquarium’s Honda Pacific Visions Theater for an illustrated talk paired with book signings or meet and greets and cocktail/social hours with music and crafts at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. The programs are best suited for high school and college students and adults of all ages

WHEN: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month

Upcoming Topics:

March 6, 2024: Wolves / Speaker: Erica Berry, author of Wolfish / Followed by a panel discussion, Aquarium of the Pacific president & CEO / Book signing

April 3, 2024: Octopus / Speakers: Warren Carlyle of Octonation and Sy Montgomery, author of Secrets of the Octopus / Book Signing

May 1, 2024: Baby animals / Speaker: Dr. Danna Staaf, author of Nursery Earth: The Wondrous Lives of Baby Animals / Book Signing

June 5, 2024: Mountain yellow-legged frogs / Speakers: Dr. Robert Fisher of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Erin Lundy from the Aquarium of the Pacific

July 3, 2024: Newts and salamanders / Speaker: Dr. Lee Kats of Pepperdine University

WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

COST: $5.00 per ticket for advance online reservations or $10 per ticket on the day of the event at the door (if available). Cash bar.

RSVP/INFO: (562) 590-3100 or


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