Archives for February 27, 2021

Aquarium of the Pacific: Virtual Events Calendar for March 2021

Pictured: Aquarium Adventures at Home: Magical Marine Mammals combines a live virtual event for families and activity kits that will be shipped directly to participants / Credit: Robin Riggs

Below is a list of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s upcoming virtual programming. The list below includes both free and fee-based virtual programs. The Aquarium’s outdoor areas are currently open with safety protocols and advance reservations. 

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Pacific Time

Aquarium Online Academy Classes for Kids

Children of all ages are invited to enjoy live educational programming taught by Aquarium of the Pacific educators.  Programs are available for all grade levels (pre-k to twelfth grade), and listed with recommended grade bands. Topics for younger children introduce basic ocean and animal concepts, while older children can explore marine biology, environmental science, and conservation. No sign-ups are required, and participation is free. Classes will be offered in Spanish on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time in March.

Cost: FREE, no RSVPs required

Location: Aquarium of the Pacific’s website: aquariumofpacific.org

Englishwww.aquariumofpacific.org/education/aquariumacademy

Spanish:  www.aquariumofpacific.org/espanol/visita/acuario_lanza_la_academia_en_linea  

Info: (562) 590-3100 or visit aquariumofpacific.org

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Virtual Lecture Series: Penguins

Explore the world of penguins and the story behind the penguin colony at the Aquarium of the Pacific during a virtual lecture the first Wednesday of March. Everyone is invited to join Aquarium Assistant Curator Rob Mortensen and Frankie Lil, aviculturist II/bird expert, as they discuss this and more. Penguins evolved millions of years ago. Some species are localized and others are widespread, but all species head to the ocean and cover great distances in search of food. During this virtual lecture, speakers will delve into this along with the role penguins play in their ecosystems. In addition to talking about the life histories of many penguin species, get an insider’s perspective on the Aquarium’s penguin colony to discover more about the lives of the birds in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat and the Aquarium’s role in penguin conservation. 

Cost: Free, virtual lecture (no reservations are required)

Location: To tune in, please visit aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/virtual_lecture_series_penguins/

Info: (562) 590-3100 or aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/virtual_lecture_series_penguins/

Saturday, March 6, 2021

10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Pacific Time

Underwater Artists: Whales

An Aquarium educator will guide young artists in creating art by making and sharing observations of their ocean animal art subject. Using live animal webcams and dynamic media, participants will discover animal facts, explore ocean science, and apply what they learn. Participants should make sure they have their art supplies ready to go–we suggest you use what you’re most comfortable with (crayons, colored pencils, markers, paints, etc.). The virtual connection will be hosted on Zoom, and you may be able to hear or see other families who are participating in the program. Participants are asked to be supervised by an adult during the program.

Cost: $10 per household

Location: link to be sent after registration

Info: (562) 590-3100 or aquariumofpacific.org

Saturday, March 20, 2021

10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Pacific Time

Underwater Artists: Octopus     

An Aquarium educator will guide young artists in creating art by making and sharing observations of their ocean animal art subject. Using live animal webcams and dynamic media, participants will discover animal facts, explore ocean science, and apply what they learn. Participants should make sure they have their art supplies ready to go–we suggest you use what you’re most comfortable with (crayons, colored pencils, markers, paints, etc.). The virtual connection will be hosted on Zoom, and you may be able to hear or see other families who are participating in the program. Participants are asked to be supervised by an adult during the program.

Cost: $10 per household

Location: link to be sent after registration

Info: (562) 590-3100 or aquariumofpacific.org

Saturday, March 20, 2021

10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time

International Children’s Festival

Celebrating the amazing talents of children, this virtual festival features dance and music performances by kids representing a variety of international cultures. People are encouraged to celebrate the children in their lives and children around the world with this special annual event.

Cost: Free, live-streaming event

Location: aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/international_childrens_festival/

Info: (562) 590-3100 or aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/international_childrens_festival/

Friday, March 26, 2021

6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Aquarium Adventures at Home: Magical Marine Mammals           

Aquarium Adventures at Home: Magical Marine Mammals combines a live virtual event for families and activity kits that will be shipped directly to participants for an interactive evening at home. Aquarium educators will take you and your household on an adventure to learn about marine mammals.

Cost: $70 per household (includes kit shipped to you) or $50 per Aquarium Member household

RSVP Due Date: March 15. Boxes will be sent out the next day.

Location: link to be sent after registration

Info: (562) 590-3100 or aquariumofpacific.org

Ongoing free educational resources available on demand include:

Live webcams: aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/webcams 

YouTube videos of classes for kids and adults, Pacific Pals puppet videos, and more: youtube.com/aquariumofthepacific

Academia en Línea (classes for kids in Spanish): aquariumofpacific.org/espanol/visita/acuario_lanza_la_academia_en_linea

Ongoing paid virtual program available:

Zoom Animal AppearancesOngoing by reservation

AQUARIUM:  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 Shark Lagoon, the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, Lorikeet Forest, and the Molina Animal Care Center. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, including lectures by leading scientists, through its Online Academy. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months and other special benefitsTo make a donation to help support the Aquarium during the pandemic, please visit Pacific.to/donate.

Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific.