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Aquarium’s Annual Moompetam: Native American Festival Goes Virtual on September 19, 2020

Tune in live online to experience singing, dancing, storytelling, craft demonstrations, and other festival activities throughout the day.

WHAT: In celebration of local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its sixteenth annual Moompetam Festival for the first time as a virtual event. This celebration will celebrate California’s indigenous maritime cultures, including Tongva, Chumash, Acjachemen, Costanoan, Luiseno, and Kumeyaay, and highlight their connections to the ocean, marine life, and the environment. The festival will also include appearances by the Aquarium’s Animal Ambassadors.

The public can tune in for free to the festival’s activities on Saturday, September 19. The Aquarium will stream festival events live on its social media channels throughout the day.

WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific’s website:

COST: The virtual festival is FREE. General Aquarium admission: $15 per person (adult, senior, and child) and free to children under age three and Aquarium members / Advanced reservations required for everyone

INFO: (562) 590-3100 or

SPONSOR: Courtyard Long Beach Downtown

AQUARIUM: The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 12,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include Shark Lagoon, the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, Lorikeet Forest, and the Molina Animal Care Center. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, including lectures by leading scientists, through its Online Academy. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits. NOTE: ONLY OUTDOOR AREAS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN. Convenient parking is available for $8 with Aquarium validation.