Archives for September 17, 2019

Aquarium of the Pacific Hosts 18th Annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival September 28th and 29th, 2019 Giveaway Opportunity!

Photo Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium’s festival celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month and features dance and music performances, bilingual environmental programs, arts and crafts, and a special annual award ceremony.

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which honors Latino and Hispanic cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its eighteenth annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event will feature bilingual environmental educational programs, including films and underwater presentations with divers, and traditional dance, crafts, music, and interactive children’s programs.

Latin American folk dancers, Aztec dancers, mariachi musicians, and other entertainers will perform in front of the Aquarium’s tallest exhibit, the Honda Blue Cavern—home to giant sea bass, rays, and other inhabitants of local kelp forests. Guests can witness colorful dances representing various Latino and Hispanic cultures. The Aquarium will feature interactive Central and South American music programs for all ages, and hands-on activities for attendees include children’s crafts. Younger guests and their families are invited to visit The Bernadett Family Early Childhood Education Open House to engage with activities specifically designed for preschool students. The festival will also include an award ceremony.

Baja Splash highlights Mexico’s Gulf of California, which is one of the most important wildlife havens in the world. Visitors can learn more about this important ecosystem, the threats it faces, and how people can help by exploring the Aquarium’s Gulf of California exhibition created with World Wildlife Fund Mexico. Guests can also learn about the critically endangered vaquita, a porpoise found only in Baja’s upper Gulf of California, through film screenings and an interactive station.

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We have teamed up for a Family 4 -Pack ticket giveaway! In the comments below, tell us why you would like to go or your favorite thing about the Aquarium. One winner will be randomly selected and will receive tickets for either day. Deadline to enter is September 25th, 2019.

More about The Aquarium of the Pacific:

The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 12,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the new Pacific Visions wing, Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, and the Tentacles and Ink and FROGS: Dazzling & Disappearing exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. Field trips for schoolchildren are offered at a heavily discounted rate, from $7 to $8.50 per student. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits. Convenient parking is available for $8 with Aquarium validation.

Princess, Sept. 19th Pet of the Week!

Well, yes—they’re all princes and princesses, but there’s only one Princess. She’s an affectionate indoor royale who’s only 3 years old. Our lady was surrendered to the shelter along with her male companion because the owner was moving. The young fellow was adopted recently, but Princess is still waiting for her heroes to take her to their castle. Meet her on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A573363.

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.

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Aquarium course will address new opportunities from increasing longevity, life after full time work, and how to design and build a more fulfilling life on your terms

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Experts on longevity, including researchers from Stanford University’s Center on Longevity, will share secrets to successful senior years as well as changing the narrative of a longer, more fulfilling, and perhaps somewhat less predictable life during a special series at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

The Aquarium of the Pacific in partnership with Halbert Hargrove is announcing its fall 2019 Aquatic Academy course, Longevity: Changing the Narrative. People are living longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Learn the secrets to successful working years, more fulfilling senior years, and how to afford living on less than full time work from four experts. Speakers will include researchers from Stanford University’s Center on Longevity and experts on investment and retirement.

This course is a reflection of the Aquarium’s vision statement: to create an Aquarium dedicated to building natural capital, nature and nature’s services, by building social capital, the connections between and among people. When people and communities are well connected, healthy, and productive, they have the capacity for positive change that benefits the environment.

WHEN:           October 2, 10, 17, and 24, 2019, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

COST:            $40 for the four-course series, $25 for Aquarium members and students, $10 fee for CEU credit in conjunction with CSULB CCPE. Fee includes parking in the Aquarium structure. Sign up by September 15 and receive a complimentary book for each session you attend.

WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA, 90802

INFO/RSVP:   (562) 590-3100, ext. 0, or

Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific.