Public invited to visit Aquarium of the Pacific tomorrow for its 17th anniversary!

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Guests are invited to celebrate the Aquarium’s anniversary with environmental programming and a special appearance by Linden the Mermaid.

The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific opened its doors seventeen years ago in June of 1998 with a mission to instill a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems. Since then the Aquarium has reached over 23 million on-site visitors, including 3 million students, and millions of people off-site with learning opportunities about the ocean and environmental issues impacting all life on our planet. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building natural capital (nature and nature’s services) by building social capital (the interactions between and among peoples) through a diverse array of programming that combines sciences with the arts and through forums, public lectures, live webcasts, and other programs. To celebrate its anniversary, the Aquarium has invited Linden the Mermaid to take a dive in the Aquarium’s largest exhibit in the Tropical Pacific gallery. Mermaid Linden will be available for photo opportunities and introduces her new line of kid’s Mermaid Monofins and swim products by Body Glove at the Aquarium’s Pacific Collections gift store. Linden will be available for photo opportunities. Guests can also explore the new Jellies exhibits and learn about environmental issues in the Ocean Science Center and daily shows. Since opening, the Aquarium has added numerous new exhibits including the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, Southern California Steelhead Story, Our Watersheds: Pathway to the Pacific, Shark Lagoon, and Lorikeet Forest.

WHEN: Saturday, June 20, 2015. The dive in the Tropical Pacific tank will take place at 3:30 p.m.

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

COST: 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.

AQUARIUM: The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important topics 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 June Keyes Penguin Habitat, Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, the interactive Shark Lagoon and Lorikeet Forest exhibits, and the new Jellies exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists.

Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific.

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