The Aquarium of the Pacific has a special evening planned exclusively for families with children or adults with autism. The entire Aquarium, except Lorikeet Forest, will stay open until 9:00 pm. This will be an evening when guests can enjoy the tranquility of their exhibits and meet 11,000 animals from the world’s largest ocean. You’ll want to also check out the all new Pacific Visions. Admissions are $7 per person. Members and children under 3 are free. (The Aquarium closes to the public at 6:00 p.m.) Autism Families NightSunday, November 10, 2019 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Admission: $7.00 Tickets will go on sale by November 1st. See event link for … READ MORE >>
The Aquarium of the Pacific is celebrating their 18th annual Autumn Festival November 16th and 17th. Enjoy the richness of Asian arts, food, and cultures of Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines. Immerse yourself in a weekend of diverse learning opportunities and family entertainment, including taiko drumming, acrobats and lion dancers, martial arts demonstrations, origami demonstrations, and much more. Guests of all ages will enjoy cultural storytelling and an array of children’s crafts. Artisans will feature traditional wares for purchase. Heritage Award: Wendy Fujihara Anderson Award Ceremony is on Saturday, November 16 at 1:40 p.m. Wendy Fujihara Anderson is being honored by the Aquarium for her many years of leadership … READ MORE >>
Whale Watching in Southern California can be enjoyed year round. Depending on the migrating season, we can spot them in the waters off the shores of California, however, it is most exciting when we can get as close as possible in their natural environment (by boat). In Orange County, we have several ports to choose from. What makes the one out of Long Beach uniquely different is that they have a partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific. Not only are the crewmen at Harbor Breeze Cruises (HBC) experienced and professional, they have ocean experts from the Aquarium to help identify the sea animals. Plus their cruise boats are fairly new … READ MORE >>
Discover and explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium’s 15th Annual Pacific Islander Festival on Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd. The festival will include traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, including music and dance performances. Enjoy hula, Tahitian drumming, Hawaiian games, and the work of artisans. Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan, Fijian, Tongan, Chamoru, Marshallese, Kiribati, and Maori cultures will be featured. Peniamina Sefo Taito will receive the Heritage Award at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 in recognition of his dedicated service to the Pacific Islander community. EVENT SCHEDULE All programs subject to change and weather dependent. SATURDAY 10:00 a.m. … READ MORE >>
SeaWorld San Diego went through some big changes this year ready just in time for Summer! Their new Ocean Explorer area features five new children’s rides and three new animal encounters (octopus, crab, and eel). They also changed up the orca show to make it more educational, and you’ll want to stick around for the nighttime celebrations in the new Electric Ocean Light Festival (on select dates this summer). I was able to ride most of the new rides with my kids. The top attraction here is the Submarine Quest. It had a two hour wait time opening weekend.