Tuesday, April 12, 2011

CELEBRATE THE CHILDREN IN YOUR LIFE AT THE AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC’S MOST DIVERSE CULTURAL FESTIVAL


International Children’s Day Festival to feature traditional ethnic dance and music by kids, interactive music programs for all ages, face painting, crafts and more. The festival features a multicultural children’s parade, world mural painting and displays.



WHAT: The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its special festival for kids on the weekend of April 30-May 1 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Celebrating the amazing talents of children of all cultures, this festival features international music and dance performances by kids. An international choir, Mexican folkloric dance, Pacific Islander dance, Cambodian traditional dance, Native American song and dance, and West African drum and dance are among the children’s performances. Festival attendees can also partake in arts and crafts, storytelling, face-painting, and more. Celebrate the children in your life through this special annual event.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s International Children’s Day Parade will take place on Saturday, April 30 at 1 p.m. On Sunday, May 1 at 1 p.m., the Aquarium will bestow its 2011 Young Hero Award to Wyatt Workman http://wyattsworks.com/Wyattsworks/my_idea.html . Attendees can partake in a world mural project with Art Miles on the plaza in front of the Aquarium on both days. A team of local artists will design and lead the murals’ creation. There will also be a variety of exhibit displays for children on the front plaza, including cultural artisans.


WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, 2011, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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


COST: Included with admission: $24.95 for adults (12+), $21.95 for seniors (62+), $12.95 for children (3-11), and free for children under 3 and Aquarium members. For a FREE child’s admission coupon to the festival, visit the events section of the Aquarium’s website.


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

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