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Aquarium of the Pacific Moompetam Native American Festival (Giveaway)

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Giveaways, Theme Parks | 8 comments

  Envision what our region was like several hundreds of years ago and learn about the various tribes that maintain their historical connection to the ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s annual Native American festival, Moompetam: Gathering of the Salt Water People. The twelfth annual Moompetam festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18, 2016. This event will feature traditional music, dance, storytelling, cultural craft demonstrations, and educational programs. Families will be able to participate in arts and crafts for all ages and other activities inspired by local indigenous maritime cultures. Native American artists will present cultural materials, such as basketry, items of adornment, and artifacts of daily life. Moompetam (pronounced \’mohm peh tahm\), meaning “People of the Ocean,” is derived from the word for saltwater in the Tongva language. For the local, coastal, and island indigenous...

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Horses, Dragons and Vanishing Animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 We attended as guests of the Aquarium. The Aquarium of the Pacific recently launched two new exhibitions: Horses and Dragons and Vanishing Animals. Horses and Dragons features approximately a dozen species of seahorses and seadragons and their relatives. These beautiful creatures are amazing to see up close and personal.  The knowledgeable and friendly Aquarium staff can relay all sorts of interesting facts about these animals.  One of our family’s favorites was learning that in most species of seahorses and sea dragons, the male carries the egg in a brood pouch. We thought this was such a fun fact, and as a mother of three I personally applaud these Daddies for enduring pregnancy! Vanishing Animals is the Aquarium’s new exhibition focusing on the issue of ocean extinctions and how to prevent them. Recent research reveals that we are at a crucial...

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Aquarium of the Pacific: Pacific Islander Festival Giveaway

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Family, Giveaways, Theme Parks | 11 comments

  Discover and explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium’s 13th annual Pacific Islander Festival. The festival will include traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, including music and dance performances. Enjoy hula, Tahitian drumming, Hawaiian games, island cuisine, and the work of artisans. Hawaiian, Maori, Tahitian, Samoan, Marshallese, Fijian, and Tongan cultures will be featured. WHEN:Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, 2016, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 Entertainment Schedule SATURDAY 10:00 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11:45 a.m. – Tahitian Performances – Hitia O Te Ra 12:20 p.m. Heritage Award Ceremony 12:55 p.m. and 1:40 p.m. Hawaiian Performances – Halau O Lilinoe 2:30 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Hawaiian, Tahitian, and Maori Performances – Halau Hula a Kawika Laua...

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Aquarium of the Pacific and Denny’s Day Out

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Dining, Events, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the venue If you haven’t been to the Aquarium of the Pacific now is the perfect to go! From now through April 30th, participating Denny’s locations are offering a discount to the Aquarium of the Pacific. The coupon is valid for a FREE child’s admission (ages 3-11) with the purchase of a full-price adult admission. My daughter and I enjoyed heading to the Aquarium of the Pacific for a fun day of exploring the creatures of the sea after having lunch at our local Denny’s. While at Denny’s my daughter enjoyed the delicious kid offerings while I had my favorite sandwich in the relaxed family-friendly dining environment. The Aquarium of the Pacific has so many amazing exhibits for children to explore. The thing that is so nice is that there are several opportunities...

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International Children’s Day Festival at The Aquarium of the Pacific

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Family, Giveaways, Theme Parks | 7 comments

  The International Children’s Day Festival at the Aquarium of the Pacific features dance and music performed by children, interactive programs for all ages, face painting, and educational programs. The Aquarium of the Pacific’s eleventh annual International Children’s Day is a special festival for kids on the weekend of April 9-10, 2016,from 9:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. Celebrating the amazing talents of children of all cultures, this festival features West African, Mexican, Pacific Islander, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Persian dance performances. Also featured will be an international children’s choir and martial arts demonstrations. Kids of all ages can partake in a percussion circle, face painting, Japanese origami, Native American crafts, and Pacific Islander traditional children’s games. The Aquarium will also honor a local youth with its annual Young Hero Award in recognition of his or her efforts to make...

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11th Annual Aquarium of the Pacific Moompetam Native American Festival

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Featured, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 It is time for the 11th Annual Aquarium of the Pacific Moompetam Native American Festival this weekend, September 19-20th from 9am to 5pm. Several tribes will be represented at the Aquarium through live music and dance, cultural craft presentations, and artifacts of daily life Moompetam (pronounced \’mohm peh tahm\), meaning “People of the Ocean,” is derived from the word for saltwater in the Tongva language. For the local, coastal, and island indigenous people of Southern California, the ocean has always been a sacred entity. The maritime native peoples that inhabited ocean waters for thousands of years, including the Tongva, Chumash, Acjachemen, Costanoan, Luiseno, and Kumeyaay, were taught to deeply respect the ocean. The ocean environment is reflected in all aspects of their cultures. WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, September 19-20, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. WHERE: Aquarium of the...

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Lily the Penguin Debuts at The Aquarium of the Pacific

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the Aquarium There’s a new Penguin that was just born at the Aquarium Of The Pacific in Long Beach. We had the first glimpse of the little cutie when she made her debuted to the public on August 18th. Her name is Lily. She was born on June 5th, and she is now 70 days old. Her proud Magellanic Penguin parents are Roxy and Floyd, and her siblings are Heidi, Anderson, and Skipper. They learn the sex of the chicks by taking a blood test, which I found that to be pretty interesting. They did not put Lily on display until now because she had to grow her watertight feathers in a process called fledging. When we first met Lily she was simply adorable. She was in the middle of sucking down the...

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Win Tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific Pacific Islander Festival

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Events, Featured, Giveaways, Theme Parks | 11 comments

 Your family is invited to celebrate the different cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium of the Pacific 12th Annual Pacific Islander Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 6th through June 7th. There will be music, artifacts, animals and more at the fun family event. Various cultures including Hawaiian, Maori, Tahitian, Samoan, Fijian, Marshallese, Chamoru, Tokelauan, and Tongan will be featured. In celebration of World Ocean Day on June 8, the festival will include special presentations and educational programming focused on global ocean issues that affect people, particularly those living on Pacific Islands. Dates: Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Location: Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA 90802 Pricing: Included with general admission: $28.95 adult (12+) OR $18.95 with coupon on June 6-7, $25.95 senior (62+), and $14.95...

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Sea Jellies at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Featured, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the Aquarium New and intriguing exhibits featuring Sea Jellies opened at the Aquarium of the Pacific Friday May 22, 2015. These beautiful, shimmering creatures have no heart, brain or eyes, but have existed since before the time of the dinosaurs. All new exhibits, films and educational programs explore numerous varieties of Sea Jellies, and their importance in our ocean ecosystems. The beautiful Jellies amazed us. The Aquarium of the Pacific boasts a large variety of Jellies, which are challenging animals to maintain properly in captivity.  Their short lifecycle and particular habitat demand a high level of care, which the knowledgeable personnel at the Aquarium provide. Among others, at the Aquarium, you can see Purple Striped Jellies, Pacific and Japanese Sea Nettle, Comb Jellies, Lion’s Mane Jellies, and Egg Yolk Jellies. There is even an opportunity to touch...

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Aquarium of the Pacific International Children’s Day Festival (Giveaway)

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Events, Featured, Giveaways, Theme Parks | 28 comments

 It’s time for the 10th Annual Children’s Day Festival at the Aquarium of the Pacific from March 14-15th from 9am to 5pm. The festival will celebrate the talents of children of all cultures, this festival features West African, Mexican, Pacific Islander, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Persian dance performances. Also featured will be a children’s choir and martial arts demonstrations. Kids of all ages can partake in an international percussion circle, face painting, and Native American and Pacific Islander traditional children’s crafts and games. The Aquarium will honor Caroline Edmonds with its annual Young Hero Award in recognition of her efforts to make our planet a better place. The award ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 14, at 1:40 p.m. During the weekend of International Children’s Day there will be a musical theater show for all ages. Entitled...

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Aquarium of the Pacific African-American Festival

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Events, Theme Parks | 0 comments

  Celebrating the richness and diversity of African-American and African cultures, the Aquarium’s thirteenth annual African-American Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 21 and 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guests can experience the sights and sounds of performances by local African-American groups, including Mardi Gras second line dancers, hip hop and break dancers, tap dancers, jazz musicians, interactive drum circle musicians, and West African dancers. The festival will also feature cultural displays, handmade craftwork, ethnic food, and storytellers. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the festival’s offerings and discover the wonders of the Pacific Ocean at the Aquarium. WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, February 21-22, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 COST: Free to Aquarium members and included with general admission for the public...

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First Baby Zebra Shark Makes Debut Today at The Aquarium of the Pacific

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Events, Theme Parks | 1 comment

 The Aquarium of the Pacific just made their official announcement that they were the first aquarium to successful reproduce a baby zebra shark through artificial insemination. More than 100 million sharks in the wild are killed annually due to human impact. Being able to artificially inseminate large shark species like the zebra shark can further research in helping dwindling shark populations in the wild. The 10-month-old sharks are now on exhibit in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon shallow pool. Fern, approximately 20 years old, is the mother of the two female sharks. Fern arrived to the Aquarium in 1997. She was inseminated in September 2013, and both babies hatched from their eggs in late March of 2014. The Aquarium’s experts have been caring for the youngsters in their behind-the-scenes shark nursery. The zebra shark pups are now about 2-and-a-half to...

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Aquarium of the Pacific Holiday Treats Celebration

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Christmas, Holiday, Theme Parks | 0 comments

  Just recently, I went to the Aquarium of the Pacific for their holiday treats event. The Aquarium of the Pacific is a great place where kids like me can learn about sea creatures while having a great experience at the Aquarium. When I went to the Aquarium, they were doing santa diving and doing a bunch of Christmas things with the animals. What one of my favorite things was the diving Santa. During the santa diving, they taught you about all the creatures that were living where he was diving. You also got to see santa in all of his scuba gear (which is very fun for the kids.) During the experience at the aquarium, we also did some exploring with our dad and grandparents. We went in the lorikeet forest, pet the baby sharks, went to a...

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Three Ways to Celebrate the Holidays at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Christmas, Holiday | 0 comments

  This holiday SEA-son, the Aquarium of the Pacific has something for you, whether you are an adult or child. Here are three ways to celebrate the holidays at the Aquarium of the Pacific. 1. Everyone can get in for the kid’s price during Discounted Holiday Late Nights on select evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. starting Dec. 26. Meet over 11,000 animals, including penguin chicks and sharks you can touch. 2. The Aquarium brings a whole new meaning to sleeping with the fishes during its Holiday Family Sleepover on December 28. 3. You can even enroll children from five to nine in a Winter Camp this season for day-time educational fun December 22-24 or December 29-31. WHEN: Discounted Holiday Late Nights: Dec. 26, 28, 29, 30 & Jan. 2, 3 / 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Holiday...

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Aquarium of the Pacific Autumn Festival

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Events | 0 comments

  Celebrate the arts, cuisines, and cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines on November 8-9, 2014, at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. In China, people celebrate the Moon Festival. In Japan, regional harvest festivals, or matsuri, are held. Chuseok is the traditional Korean fall festival. Celebrate the magic of fall through the arts, cuisines, and cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s thirteenth annual Autumn Festival. Held Saturday and Sunday, November 8-9, 2014, this festival offers a weekend of diverse learning opportunities and family entertainment. The festival will feature live music and dance performances, cultural arts exhibits, and crafts. Throughout the weekend artisans and other vendors will be displaying and selling their works. Various ethnic entrées will also be available for purchase. When: Saturday and Sunday, November...

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Southeast Asia Day at The Aquarium of the Pacific

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Events, Theme Parks | 0 comments

  Live performances of traditional music and dance, as well as cultural craft demonstrations and displays, will help transform the Aquarium into an exotic destination during its tenth annual Southeast Asia Day. Ethnic cuisine will be available for purchase, and children will have the opportunity to partake in arts and crafts. One of the most ethnically diverse cities in the nation, Long Beach is home to the largest population of Cambodians outside of Southeast Asia. The local area is also home to vibrant communities from Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, and Myanmar. Through this unique celebration, the Aquarium of the Pacific seeks to foster a stronger connection with the local Southeast Asian community. Program Schedule Saturday, October 4, 2014 Festival hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cultural Performances and Award Ceremony / Honda Blue Cavern 10:00 a.m. Cambodian Music –...

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Painting with Wyland at The Aquarium of the Pacific

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Events, Featured, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the Aquarium Wylands’ Art Challenge which starts today Sept 25-Nov 25, encourages millions of students to use Art to address ocean conservation. Whether students live on the coast or thousands of miles upstream, millions of elementary and secondary students across the United States are invited to explore the future of the ocean as art of the Wyland “Water Is Life” National Art Challenge, an annual individual art and mural contest. We attended the kick off event for the Art Challenge as a guest of the Aquarium of the Pacific. It was amazing to see Robert Wyland bring his love for the arts and the ocean to life before our eyes, as he painted a mural of a whale. We watched in awe as how quickly and effortlessly the whale came to life against...

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Wyland Gives Hands-on Art Demonstration Tomorrow at Aquarium of the Pacific

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Events | 0 comments

  Do your children have a love for art? Animals? Then you are going to want to bring them to the Aquarium of the Pacific tomorrow where the artist Wyland will give a hands-on art lesson to children. The special event is to kick-off the Wyland National “Water Is Life” art challenge from September 25th through November 25th. The hopes of the art challenge is to encourage children to appreciate and love our ocean. During the event tomorrow Ocean Scientist, Dr. Sylvia Earle, will talk to children about the ocean and answer any questions they might have during the presentation. The free art program is open to all 48 million elementary and secondary students in the nation, grades k-12. Last year, students in 45 states took part. The foundation will also be providing free art supplies, including canvases, paints,...

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Introducing The Aquarium of the Pacific New Penguin Chicks

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Featured, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 We visited the penguins as a guest of the aquarium On Wednesday, two new penguin chicks made their world debut to the public at the Aquarium of the Pacific. The newest members of the Magellanic Penguin family joined the other penguins in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat with lots of swimming, splash and penguin fun. The new penguin chicks adjusted quickly to the habitat within minutes after jumping into the water. Children squealed with delight while watching the two penguins swimming around the habitat before they were taken back behind the scenes for some rest. Families are invited to log onto their computers 24/7 to see these adorable penguins up-close on the Aquarium’s webcam. There are cameras mounted above and below the water, giving families at home the opportunity to see these magnificent animals live their life any time...

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Penguin Chicks to Debut Tomorrow at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Events, Featured | 0 comments

 Four Magellanic Penguin chicks that were born earlier this summer at the Aquarium of the Pacific will make their debut to the public tomorrow, August 27th at 8:15am. The public is invited to spend the day at the Aquarium of the Pacific tomorrow starting at 9am to meet these adorable new penguins at the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. The four baby birds are behind the scenes learning how to be handfed fish and to swim, and two are now ready to go on exhibit. The Aquarium has live webcams in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, allowing people around the world to tune in to catch a glimpse of the chicks exploring the habitat for the first time and meeting with their parents. Cameras are located above and below the water, giving viewers up-close and candid looks at the lives...

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