Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer of FUN at the Aquarium of the Pacific!

Aquarium of the Pacific July – August 2010 Highlighted Events

Thurs., July 1; Fri., July 2; Sat., July 3; Sun., July 4; Mon., July 5; Tues., July 6; Wed., July 7; Thurs., July 8; Fri., July 9; Mon., July 12; Tues., July 13; Wed., July 14; Thurs., July 15; Mon., July 19; Tues., and July 20, 2010


Discounted Late Nights
5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

The public is invited to enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific after hours while taking advantage of special savings in celebration of Independence Day. During Late Nights, admission will be just $11.95 per person after 5 p.m., and the Aquarium will remain open until 10 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to journey through the Pacific Ocean to meet over 11,000, including more than 150 sharks they can touch. In addition, the Aquarium's short films will be shown in the Honda Theater throughout the evening. Please note: the Lorikeet Forest aviary closes at 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $11.95 per person
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way , Long Beach , CA 90802
Info: 562-590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/newsevents/eventsdetail/late_nights/uariumofpacific.org/newsevents/eventsdetail/late_nights/



Sunday, July 4, 2010
Independence Day at the Aquarium
Enjoy extended hours, fireworks, and a buffet picnic!
5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day with the red, white, and blue fish at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Families will be able to witness the ambiance of the Aquarium at night and get a fish-eye view of the City of Long Beach fireworks display. The Aquarium will be open until 10:00 p.m. with admission for everyone just $11.95 after 5:00 p.m. For an additional cost, enjoy a buffet BBQ on the Aquarium’s front lawn from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Please note that seating for the BBQ is limited and advance reservations are strongly recommended.

Cost of Admission only: $11.95 per person
BBQ & Admission Combo Ticket: Adult: $34; Kids 3-11: $27; and discounted for Aquariums Members (Includes admission to the Aquarium with entry any time from 9:00am-10:00pm) Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way , Long Beach , CA 90802 Info: 562-590-3100 or
http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/newsevents/eventsdetail/4th_of_july/



Thursday, July 8, 2010
Lecture Series: Patricia Conrad
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Topic: One Health Approach to Otters and the Ocean

Hear expert Patricia Conrad talk about the health of sea otters and the ocean. Involved with sea otter research since 1998, Conrad directed the development of methods to detect, isolate, and unravel the life history of parasites that kill sea otters. Conrad is known worldwide for her work in babesiosis, a tick-transmitted parasitic disease that afflicts humans, rodents, and dogs. For the past 15 years Conrad, her collaborators, and students have also been working on diseases caused by parasites that infect cattle, horses, and marine mammals. She travels the world extensively and has lived in Scotland and Africa . Conrad is professor of parasitology at the University of California Davis , School of Veterinary Medicine .

Sponsor: Gazette Newspapers
Cost: $8 for the public and $4 for general members. FREE for students with valid student ID with advance reservations.
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way , Long Beach , CA 90802
RSVP: 562-590-3100
http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/newsevents/eventsdetail/one_health_approach_to_otters_and_the_ocean/


Sunday, July 11, 2010
Nature by Kayak
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Participants attending will experience a morning of gentle paddling in the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Preserve and an up-close view of nature. After an introductory lesson, the participants will be led on a naturalist-guided kayak expedition. Both double and single kayaks are available in this off-site class

Cost: $58 per person or $53 per Aquarium member (Kayak included)
Ages: 11+ years, plus adult chaperone if under 16
Location: meets offsite, map included in confirmation materials
Info: 562-951-1630 or http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/education/programdetails/nature_by_kayak/
RSVP Required: 562-951-1630



Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Lecture Series: Author David Helvarg
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Topic: Saved by the Sea / Lecture & Book Signing

Join long time ocean enthusiast, journalist, and founder of the Blue Frontier Campaign David Helvarg as he talks about his life’s journey to the sea as documented in his latest book, Saved by the Sea–A Love Story with Fish. From bodysurfing Central American war zones, diving barrier reefs with his tragically fated love, or being bumped by a whale off Antarctica, Helvarg has lived a life often as endangered as the ocean he now works to protect. The journey he recounts over the last half-century is a profound, startling and sometimes surprisingly funny reflection on the state of our seas and the intimate ways in which our lives are linked to the natural world. David Helvarg is President of the Blue Frontier Campaign and the author of five books: The War Against the Greens, Blue Frontier, 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, Rescue Warriors and Saved by the Sea. An award-winning journalist, he produced more than 40 broadcast documentaries for PBS, The Discovery Channel, and others. His print work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian, Sierra, and The Nation. Copies of Helvarg’s book Saved by the Sea-A Love Story with Fish will be for sale at the Aquarium’s Pacific Collections, and there will be a book signing after the lecture.

Sponsor: Gazette Newspapers
Cost: $8 for the public and $4 for general members. FREE for students with valid student ID & advance reservations.
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way , Long Beach , CA 90802 RSVP: 562-590-3100
Info: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/newsevents/eventsdetail/saved_by_the_sea/



Sunday evenings August 1 through September 5, 2010
10 O’clock Sundays
5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

The public is invited to enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific and its two new exhibits after hours while taking advantage of special savings. During 10 O’clock Sundays, admission will be just $11.95 per person after 5 p.m., and the Aquarium will remain open until 10 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the new Molina Animal Care Center and meet the new rescued sea otter named Maggie as they journey through the Pacific Ocean to meet over 11,000 animals, including more than 150 sharks they can touch. In addition, the Aquarium's short films will be shown in the Honda Theater throughout the evening. Please note: the Lorikeet Forest aviary closes at 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $11.95 per person – everyone gets in for the kid’s price
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way , Long Beach , CA 90802
Info: 562-590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/newsevents/eventsdetail/summer_sundays/



Monday, August 9-12, 2010
Marine Science Sleepover Camp
Monday & Tuesday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. & 8 a.m. Wednesday to 7:30 a.m. Thursday

This camp gives 7th to 9th graders interested in marine science an opportunity to learn hands on what it is like to be a marine biologist. Participants will conduct experiments, study animal behavior, learn oceanographic sampling techniques, and more over this four day camp. Plus, this is the only camp the Aquarium offers that lets participants spend the night with the fish! The camp includes: Aquarium animal viewing, animal touch, activities and/or experiments, biofact discovery touch, behind-the-scenes animal observation, games, oceanographic boat trip, camp journal, pizza dinner and snack for sleepover Wednesday evening, sleepover t-shirt, movie with popcorn in Honda Theater Wednesday evening, and Cereal breakfast Thursday morning.

Cost: $270 ($240 for Aquarium members)
Ages: Grades 7-9 (children only)
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way , Long Beach , CA 90802
Info: 562-951-1630 or http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/education/programdetails/marine_science_sleepover_camp/ RSVP: 562-590-3100, ext. 0


Thursday, August 12, 2010
Lecture Series: Author Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Topic: Flotsametrics and the Floating World / Lecture & Book Signing
As an oceanographer for Mobil/Standard Oil, Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer was fascinated by sea currents and eddies and began to focus on beaches and the debris deposited on them. An epiphany came in May 1990, when a Pacific storm knocked five containers filled with thousands of athletic shoes off a cargo vessel. Nearly a year later, the shoes began washing up along the West Coast of North America. With the help of beachcombers, Ebbesmeyer tracked the progress of the shoes up and down the coast and as far as Hawaii , producing a groundbreaking study of ocean currents. Dr. Ebbesmeyer holds a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Washington and lives in Seattle . Each year, he presents talks at beachcomber fairs and hosts the radio program Flotsam Hour, in which listeners call in with interesting finds. Copies of Curtis Ebbesmeyer’s book Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man’s Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science will be for sale at the Aquarium’s Pacific Collections, and there will be a book signing after the lecture.

Sponsor: Gazette Newspapers
Cost: $8 for the public and $4 for general members. FREE for students with valid student ID with advance reservations.
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
RSVP: 562-590-3100
http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/newsevents/eventsdetail/flotsametrics_and_the_floating_world/



Sunday, August 15, 2010
Nature by Kayak
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Participants attending will experience a morning of gentle paddling in the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Preserve and an up-close view of nature. After an introductory lesson, the participants will be led on a naturalist-guided kayak expedition. Both double and single kayaks are available in this off-site class

Cost: $58 per person or $53 per Aquarium member (Kayak included)
Ages: 11+ years, plus adult chaperone if under 16
Location: meets offsite, map included in confirmation materials
Info: 562-951-1630 or http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/education/programdetails/nature_by_kayak/
RSVP Required: 562-951-1630

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