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

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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.

For a $10 off Adult Admission ticket go to http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/offer/fest2

Find out more about the event here.

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.

Comments

  1. I love the aquarium! Never get tired of this place.

  2. We love all of the otters! They are so much fun to watch!

  3. We love the aquarium, and as we are Hispanic, and my youngest is in a dual language program, we would love to see all the Hispanic Heritage festivities, and all the new things at the aquarium as well.

  4. This would be a great event to learn more about Latin American culture and traditions. The Aztec dance seems really cool.

  5. Congrats Winnie!

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