The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its tenth annual Urban Ocean Festival on Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31, 2019. The Pacific waters off Southern California host an array of industrial and recreational activities and provide habitat for a diverse group of animals, from seabirds, harbor seals, and dolphins to migrating whales. Visitors to this festival can learn more about and celebrate our urban ocean. The festival will include an art exhibition, the Trashin’ Fashion Show and Contest for designs using recycled materials, mural painting, poetry readings, booths, and educational activities. The Urban Ocean Poetry Cruise will also be available during the weekend at an additional cost.

WHEN:          Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

COST:            The festival is free to Aquarium members and included with general admission for the public. General admission: $29.95 adult (12+), $26.95 senior (62+), $17.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age three and Aquarium members. Additional cost for cruises. Poetry Cruise and Urban Ocean Cruises can be purchased in combination with Aquarium admission or à la carte.

INFO:                         (562) 590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/urban_ocean_festival/

We have teamed up for a giveaway! One reader will win a Family 4 Pack of tickets to either Saturday or Sunday! Leave a comment below telling us your favorite thing about the Aquarium! One winner will randomly be selected. Deadline to enter is March 28th, 2019 at noon PST.


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 11,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, and the new 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 has won a 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award for Aquariums, as awarded by TripAdvisor® travelers. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP           Entrance, and other special benefits.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific.


  1. We love to watch the otters! They are so playful and fun to watch.

  2. Congrats Bo!

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