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Kids Can Dive Into Ocean Learning and Fun with Aquarium’s Virtual Summer Kids Club Starting July 27

Two one-week sessions featuring live online classes with educators and take-home activities will be offered for kids and teens in different age groups, from kindergartners to twelfth grade.

WHAT: From July 27 to August 21, the Aquarium of the Pacific will offer its Summer Kids Club as part of its Online Academy programming. This will include the existing Online Academy classes bundled with take-home activities, like scavenger hunts, crafts, coloring sheets, and guided explorations of the Aquarium’s exhibit webcams. The Aquarium will offer two sessions, each lasting one week, for various grade levels (the week’s content repeats, so students can participate in both sessions). Half-hour online classes led by an Aquarium educator for each grade level will be offered every weekday at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. Classes are available for the following grade levels: pre-K to kindergarten, kindergarten to second grade, third to fifth grade, and sixth to twelfth grade. No sign-ups are required, and participation is free.

The Summer Kids Club is part of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Online Academy, which offers free live and on-demand educational resources for both kids and adults. In addition to its virtual programming, the Aquarium is also welcoming visitors to explore its outdoor exhibits with advance reservations and safety protocols in place. For more information, you can visit the Aquarium’s website at

WHEN: Session 1: July 27-31 and repeats August 10-14, 2020; Session 2: August 3-7 and repeats August 17-21, 2020
30-minutes classes will be held at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. each weekday during the session.

WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific’s website:

COST: Anyone can tune in for FREE (no RSVPs required)

INFO: (562) 590-3100 or visit

ONLINE ACADEMY: With many kids and adults staying at home, the Aquarium is offering them free online resources with daily live and on-demand content through its Online Academy. In addition to daily live classes, exhibit webcams, and other fun and educational content, the Aquarium is offering its Guest Speaker Series. You can visit the Aquarium’s website or follow its social media channels for live feeds and updates. A schedule and links to these resources can be found on the Aquarium’s Online Academy webpage.

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 outdoor exhibits include Shark Lagoon, Lorikeet Forest, June Keyes Penguin Habitat, the Molina Animal Care Center, moon jelly touch tank, and the Seal and Sea Lion Habitat. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, including lectures by leading scientists. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits. NOTE: ONLY OUTDOOR AREAS WILL BE OPEN THROUGH AT LEAST JULY 24, 2020. Visit the Aquarium’s website for the latest information during that time and after at or call (562) 590-3100.