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In addition to the Aquarium’s most popular exhibits like the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, Shark Lagoon, Lorikeet Forest, and new FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing exhibit, we offer family friendly cultural festivals throughout the year that feature special performances, music, crafts, and demonstrations. Visit http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events for the full calendar.
Make sure to check out our upcoming events!
Underwater Parks Day
JANUARY 20, 2018 9:00 AM—12:00 PM
Learn more about Southern California’s network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Guests will be able to learn about the commercial and recreational activities permitted. MPA stories will be told using film, lectures, and interactive exhibits. The event will also feature educational booths and activities in the Great Hall.
Festival of Human Abilities
JANUARY 27-28, 2018 9:00 AM—5:00 PM
Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for its fifteenth annual Festival of Human Abilities, a celebration highlighting the creative talents and abilities of people with disabilities. This event will feature wheelchair dance, live music, sign language choirs, art demonstrations, and accessible SCUBA diving demonstrations. Participate in free classes led by people who have disabilities. Sign language interpreters will be present at all major shows, and an audio tour and a visitor guide in braille are available for those who are blind.
SATURDAY, FEB 24-25, 2018 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its sixteenth annual African-American Festival, celebrating the rich diversity of African-American and African cultures. The weekend will feature live entertainment and arts and crafts. Festival performers include Mardi Gras second line dancers, hip hop and break dancers, jazz musicians, interactive drum circles, West African dancers, and storytellers.
SATURDAY, MAR 10, 2018 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Learn all about recent advancements in diving at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s seventeenth annual Divers Day. Featuring educational presentations and dive demonstrations. The Aquarium will also host several organizations that are related to the sport and science of diving. The diving community is invited to find out about volunteer diving and other opportunities for involvement with dive-related organizations in Southern California. Divers who present valid proof of certification with their photo I.D. will receive free admission.
International Children’s Festival
SATURDAY, MAR 17-18, 2018 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
The Aquarium of the Pacific’s thirteenth annual International Children’s Festival is a special festival for kids. Welcome to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 13th annual International Children’s Festival, celebrating the amazing talents of children of many cultures. West African, Mexican, Pacific Islander, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Irish, Slovak, and Czech dance are among the children’s performances, along with martial arts demonstrations and an international children’s choir. Kids of all ages can partake in a percussion circle, Japanese origami, Native American crafts, and Pacific Islander traditional children’s games. Celebrate the children in your life as you explore the wonders of the ocean. The Aquarium will also honor a local youth with its annual Young Hero Award in recognition of his or her efforts to make our planet a better place.