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Aquarium will celebrate World Ocean Day on June 8th!

Visitors can view ocean conservation-themed shows in the Ocean Science Center. Photo: Courtesy of The Aquarium of the Pacific.

On June 8, World Ocean Day, you can show your love for the ocean, learn more about the ways people rely on the ocean, and find out how human activity impacts ocean life at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Visitors will learn about ocean conservation issues at special educational stations throughout the Aquarium and will be able to take #WOD selfies. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about the endangered vaquita porpoise, reducing single-use plastics, and biodiversity. The Aquarium will play several shows in the Ocean Science Center highlighting marine debris, sea level rise, marine aquaculture, and ocean health. Visitors can also discover the newly opened Pacific Visions wing to learn more about human impact on our planet and to explore how you can make a difference when it comes to food, water, and energy.

For the past twenty years, Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) member institutions have celebrated our planet with annual Party for the Planet® events. This year, with support from the Disney Conservation Fund, members will be helping their communities “spring into action” with opportunities for families to volunteer to improve our planet. Party for the Planet will wrap up with World Ocean Day, and the Aquarium’s event is part of the celebration highlighting ocean conservation and inspiring us all to work toward a better future for our planet.

In addition to events happening in Los Angeles, signature events have also been taking place in five other cities across the country: Brevard, Fla., Chicago, Ill., New York City, N.Y., Philadelphia, Pa., and San Francisco, Calif. In total, over 120 AZA institutions will have hosted Spring Into Action events during the forty-eight days between Earth Day and World Ocean Day.

WHEN:World Ocean Day Celebration, June 8, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA, 90802
COST:General Admission–$34.95 adult (12+), $31.95 senior (62+), $24.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age 3 and Aquarium members, prices subject to change
INFO:(562) 590-3100 or event page

Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific.