It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Come celebrate the season at AQUARIUM HOLIDAYS December 2nd through December 24, 2017 with festive decor, music, snow fall in the Great Hall, daily Santa Diver appearances, daily Penguin Walks at 10 am, gingerbread displays, shopping, daily showings of the original cartoon Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and a special holiday menu is offered daily in Cafe Scuba. Watch playful sea otters and other animals feast on their favorite treats, and enjoy all the Aquarium holiday festivities. That’s not all – if you go on the weekends (December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, and 17), there will be photos with Santa, children’s crafts, Hanukkah storytelling with opportunities to play dreidel, and a snow play area!
AQUARIUM HOLIDAYS SCHEDULE December 2-24, 2017
VISIT WITH SANTA
In between his dive shows, Santa will appear in his traditional attire for photo opportunities. Weekends December 2-23 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. December 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
SNOW PLAY AREA
Play in real snow! Just get a hand stamp at the exit in order to re-enter the Aquarium. Weekends 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Plaza in Front of the Aquarium (weather dependent)
See Santa dive with the fishes.
Weekends: 12:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Weekdays: 1:30 p.m.
HANUKKAH STORYTELLING AND DREIDEL ACTIVITY
December 2-3 at 4:00 p.m.
Weekends December 9-24 at 12:30 p.m.
Marine Life Theater
MEET AN AQUARIUM HOLIDAY CHARACTER
Take photos with our ray, polar bear, penguin, and otter costume characters in their holiday attire. Weekends 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Weekdays 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Watch as snow falls in the Great Hall. Weekends 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Weekdays 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
FREE HOLIDAY FILM
Original cartoon Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Weekends 11:00 a.m., 2:40 p.m. (except December 2-3), 4:30 p.m.
Weekdays 11:00 a.m., 2:40 p.m.,
10:00 a.m. – 2nd Floor Northern Pacific Gallery, in front of BP Sea Otter Habitat
Weekends 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE DISPLAY
See a special ocean-themed gingerbread house display created by Aquarium staff.
All program locations in Aquarium Great Hall area unless otherwise noted. All programs subject to change and weather dependent
December 2 – 24, 2017
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA
Event included with general admission: $29.95 adult (12+), $26.95 senior (62+), $17.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age 3 and Aquarium members. Food available at additional cost during Breakfast with Santa event.
Aquarium Holidays Specials!
FREE Child Admission with paid Adult Admission. (Save $17.95 with this coupon). Click on link to download a coupon to print or open it on your mobile device and display it at ticket window to receive the discount. Limit (4) discounts per coupon. Not applicable with online tickets or any other offer. Not valid at off-site sales locations. Distribution or resale of this coupon prohibited. No cash value. Valid December 2 through 24. Mobile-device and printable coupon valid Dec 2-24, 2017: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/aquarium_holidays
Spark of Love Toy Drive
A toy drive runs daily December 2 through 24 and supports the Long Beach Fire Department Spark of Love Toy Drive. Aquarium guests who donate a new, unwrapped toy – at a $15 value or more – will receive a coupon valid for $10 off adult/$3 off child, up to 4 total admissions. Aquarium members will receive a complimentary Aquarium admission ticket for each toy donated (max of 6).
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