Aquarium’s Annual Urban Ocean Festival


The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its fifth annual Urban Ocean Festival on Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, 2014. The Pacific waters off Southern California host an array of industrial and recreational activities and provide habitat for a diverse group of animals. Visitors to this festival can learn more about and appreciate our urban ocean. The festival will include art exhibitions, The Trashin’ Fashion Show and contest for designs using recycled materials (on Sunday, May 4), mural painting, poetry readings, booths, live band performances, educational activities, sustainable seafood cooking demonstrations by SAVOR… with seafood provided by State Fish Co., and more. Urban Ocean boat cruises will also be available during the weekend at an additional cost. During the festival, the Aquarium will debut its new film about aquaculture (fish/shellfish farming), which will be shown daily in its Ocean Science Center.


WHEN:          Festival: Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Urban Ocean Cruise: Saturdays – May 3, June 14, July 12, August 9, and September 6, 2014.

Poetry Cruise: Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.


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


COST:           Free to Aquarium members and included with general admission for the public
General admission: $28.95 adult (12+), $25.95 senior (62+), $14.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age three and Aquarium members


INFO:                         (562) 590-3100 or  website.


SPONSOR:  Port of Long Beach.

Photos: Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific




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