Grab your sleeping bags and coziest pajamas for an overnight adventure. Explore exhibits with your family and friends. Touch marine animals like sharks, sea stars, and sea jellies and discover amazing animal adaptations.
Learn about Southern California's network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) through films, educational booths, and activities.
March 8: At this exclusive event for people with disabilities and their families, experience a tranquil evening where guests can explore the exhibits and enjoy the nighttime lighting of the Aquarium.
May 2 and 3: Explore and celebrate Southern California’s coast during the Aquarium’s eleventh annual Urban Ocean Festival.
DECEMBER 1: Take your family photos with a penguin! The Aquarium will set up a photo spot outdoors with holiday decor and one of their penguins in the mobile penguin cart.
APRIL 23-24, 2022 During the festival weekend, visit The Art Miles Mural Project on the Aquarium's front plaza and take part in painting ocean animals and seascapes. Participate in a mini art class in the Ocean Science Center. Hear performances by the Long Beach Symphony. Meet artists, hear from poets, and see fashions created from... View Article
SUNDAY, MAY 1: Teens (ages 14-18) hear from career professionals and business leaders about climate change, career paths, sustainability, and paths of study.
SUNDAY, MAY 8: Enjoy a special Mother’s Day brunch to celebrate mom and see all your favorite ocean animals! Tickets include all-day admission and a delicious meal.
JUNE 4-5: Features traditional music and dance, cultural displays, craft demonstrations, and celebrates Pacific Islander cultures.
JUNE 19: Treat your Dad to a memorable Father’s Day at the Aquarium. The celebration includes admission, a delicious meal, and crafts for the kids.
TUESDAY, JULY 12: The Netflix Family Summer activity truck will be at the Aquarium of the Pacific parking lot from 11am - 3pm with giveaways, character meet-and-greets and an immersive photo experience.
OCTOBER 12: Enjoy free admission science night for Long Beach families. Explore the aquarium after hours and participate in family activities led by aquarium educators.
DECEMBER 3-23: See appearances by Santa Diver, special presentations of animals receiving holiday treats, photo opportunities with Santa, Hanukkah storytelling, and Kwanzaa celebration.
JANUARY 28-29: Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for its annual Festival of Human Abilities, a celebration highlighting the creative talents and abilities of people with disabilities.
FEBRUARY 25 & 26: Visit the Aquarium of the Pacific for the annual African-American Festival featuring music, dance, storytelling, and historical displays.
MARCH 10: Dance under the sea stars to the sounds of salsa, rock en Español, mariachi, cumbia, and other rhythms. Enjoy live bands, DJ, Mexica drumming and dance, and educational programming in English and Spanish.
MARCH 12: Spend a special evening at the Aquarium of the Pacific exclusively for families with adults or children with autism.
MARCH 18-19: The International Children's Festival at Aquarium of the Pacific celebrates the amazing talents of children of many cultures. The festival features cultural presentations and performances by children. Plus, meet and greets with favorite ocean characters.
MAY 14: Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for a special Mother's Day brunch to celebrate mom and see all your favorite ocean animals.
SELECT DATES, JANUARY 19 - MAY 18: Free learning series where high school and middle school students are invited to learn from scientists engaged with various aspects of science in Antarctica. Guests will participate in hands-on activities related to the various topics presented.
AUGUST 13: Join the Aquarium for a special morning exclusively for families with children or adults with autism. The entire aquarium, except Lorikeet Forest, will open at 7am.
SEPTEMBER 9-10: This celebration features traditional cultural craft demonstrations, storytelling, music, and dance celebrating indigenous California maritime cultures.
SEPTEMBER 23-24: Celebrate cultures from Mexico, Central and South America, and beyond with traditional dance, live music, educational programming in English and Spanish, and booths.
SEPTEMBER 30: Celebrate the beauty and diversity of the cultures of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, and Indonesia with music, dance, and crafts.
OCTOBER 28-29: Enjoy costume and coloring contests, a vampire magician, underwater pumpkin carving, creepy critters, and more.
NOVEMBER 4: This event features interactive booths where you can learn about the ocean and the environment, make observations, and ask lots and lots of questions.
NOVEMBER 11: In celebration of Veterans Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific honors veterans and active military personnel with free admission.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11-12: The festival will feature traditional craft demonstrations, music, dance, cultural arts exhibits, and storytelling, celebrating the rich diversity of Asian and Asian-American cultures.
NOVEMBER 23: Gobble gobble with the Aquarium’s sea otters, puffins, and other animals for the annual Thanksgiving Feast. Meet over 12,000 animals from the world’s largest ocean, then savor a traditional spread to be served buffet style.
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