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Learn what you can do to help the ocean and planet at the Aquarium of the Pacific's annual Earth Day Celebration.
Discover and explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium’s annual Pacific Islander Festival.
Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for a memorable Mother’s Day brunch to celebrate the special women in your life.
Celebrate World Ocean Day at the aquarium with an array of activities. Visitors learn about climate change, ocean pollution, and other ocean issues through films, shows, and exhibits.
Celebrate Father's Day with the entire family at the Aquarium of the Pacific's annual picnic. Savor lunch, enjoy picturesque views of Rainbow Harbor, and delight in the underwater sea life of the Aquarium.
Celebrate Independence Day with the red, white, and blue fish at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Families will be able to enjoy the ambiance of the Aquarium at night and get a fish-eye view of the Queen Mary fireworks display.
Dive deep and enjoy a night sleeping with the fishes in this teen only event. Start the night with a pizza party before becoming an ocean explorer to discover the mysteries of the deep sea.
The aquarium celebrates first responders with free admission to police officers, sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, EMS employees, and 911 dispatchers (with valid ID).
In celebration of the local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its 15th annual Moompetam Festival, featuring traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, educational programs, live demonstrations, music and dance.
The Aquarium weekend festival celebrates the beauty and diversity of Latino cultures through song, dance, art, and cultural displays.
The Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate its fifteenth annual Southeast Asia Day. The festival’s program will highlight the beauty and diversity of the cultures of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, and Indonesia.
Up to 2,000 kids ages five to twelve can race in the Aquarium of the Pacific Kids Fun Run. Participants will receive a commemorative marine animal medal, a finisher certificate, and free Aquarium admission.
Halloween Family Night will offer a unique opportunity to explore the Aquarium, make a craft, learn at our activity stations, investigate touch pool animals, and venture into our famous Biofact Boneyard.
The event will feature interactive booths where you can learn more about a variety of NOAA programs, the ocean, and weather.
Delve into the arts, cuisines, cultures, and marine environments of Asia during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s eighteenth annual Autumn Festival.
In celebration of the holiday season, Santa Diver will be delivering an ocean of gifts to the Aquarium of the Pacific for its animals, including penguins, sea otters, seals, sea lions, lorikeets, and fish.
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.
Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for its seventeenth annual Festival of Human Abilities, a celebration highlighting the creative talents and abilities of people with disabilities.
February 22-23: Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its eighteenth annual African-American Festival, celebrating the rich diversity of African-American and African cultures. The festival will feature live entertainment and arts and crafts.
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.
OCTOBER 23-25: Enjoy special Halloween programs, including the annual children's costume contest, creepy coloring contest, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, storytelling, crafts, and meet eerie animals.
NOVEMBER 11: In celebration of Veterans Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific honors veterans and military personnel. These men and women are invited to enjoy the Aquarium with free admission on Veterans Day.
WEEKENDS, NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 27: Those who make reservations to visit on weekends after 6:00 p.m. can enjoy the Aquarium’s outdoor exhibits for just $15 per person. Guest will be able to enjoy holiday décor and special night-time lighting.