The Aquarium of the Pacific Online Academy remains available

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A tropical bird brings a smile to a visitor’s face in the Aquarium’s Lorikeet Forest.

Although the Aquarium will be closed for at least three weeks starting December 6, 2020, it continues to offer its Academy online and offers new virtual events for everyone. Below is a list of upcoming Aquarium of the Pacific virtual programming. The Aquarium is asking the public for their support to help the non-profit institution survive and recover from the effects of the closure. Donations and purchases are needed to help the Aquarium continue its ocean conservation and education efforts and provide quality care for its 12,000 animals. The list below includes free and paid virtual programs.

Days of the week
9h00-9h30 & 10h00-10h30
Online Aquarium Academy Courses for Kids
Children of all ages are invited to enjoy live educational programming taught by Aquarium of the Pacific educators. Suitable for all grade levels, from kindergarten to grade 12, these live lessons are offered weekdays at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Topics for younger children introduce basic ocean and animal concepts, while older children can explore topics in marine biology, environmental science and conservation. No registration is required and participation is free.
Cost: FREE, no RSVP required
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific website
English: aquariumofpacific.org/education/aquariumacademy
Spanish: aquariumofpacific.org/espanol/visita/acuario_lanza_la_academia_en_linea
Info: (562) 590-3100 or both web pages above
Images for editorial use: available on Dropbox

Friday, December 18, 2020
6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Aquarium Adventures at Home: Animals After Dark
The Aquarium invites the public to join them for a night of fun activities at home, including a live virtual connection to explore the animals after dark. Viewers can experience the unique behaviors of many sea creatures after the lights go out, including expert hunters, animals that build their own sleeping bags, and animals that can put half their brains to sleep. Participants will learn with their families through a live interactive virtual program with an Aquarium Educator and an Adventure Kit that is shipped directly to participants.
Cost: $70 per family, $50 for Aquarium members
Location: aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/aquarium_adventures_at_home/
Info/RSVP: (562) 590-3100 or the webpage above
Images for editorial use: available on Dropbox

Saturday, December 26, 2020
10h00-10h20
Virtual Kwanzaa event with narration
The Aquarium’s free virtual Kwanzaa event will be streamed from the Aquarium’s website and social media on Saturday, December 26 at 10:00 a.m. Baba the storyteller will introduce the principles and practices of Kwanzaa, and Axl the axolotl from Pacific Pals, the Aquarium’s puppet characters, will serve as emcee. Kwanzaa’s virtual presentation will be viewable on demand immediately after the broadcast.
Cost: FREE, no RSVP required
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific website: aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/virtual_kwanzaa_event/
Info: (562) 590-3100 or the web page above
Images for editorial use: available on Dropbox

Thursday, December 31, 2020
11h15-12h00
New Year’s Eve noon
You can celebrate the New Year with the Aquarium of the Pacific in this family program filled with crafts, animals and puppets! Viewers can join an Aquarium educator to celebrate the New Year with the family. Participants will have the chance to create a party hat in the shape of a fish, meet an animal ambassador and dance until the year counts down to noon with the Pacific Pals puppets! Viewers should make sure to have craft supplies (such as paper, crayons, crayons, markers, tape, yarn, or string) ready to create the party hat for the festivities . This event will be hosted on Zoom and tickets are available through Eventbrite.
Cost: $5 per family
Location: Zoom, link will be provided after registration.
Info/RSVP: (562) 590-3100 or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/noon-years-eve-tickets-131524835323
Images for editorial use: available on Dropbox

Monday to Friday, January 4 to January 8, 2021
9:00-9:30 a.m., 10:00-10:30 a.m., 11:00-11:30 a.m. and 12:00-12:30 p.m.
Winter kids club
Aquarium of the Pacific will be offering its Winter Kids Club as part of its weekday Online Academy programming during the first week of January. This will include existing online Academy courses bundled with at-home activities, such as scavenger hunts, crafts, coloring sheets and guided explorations of the Aquarium exhibit webcams. Half-hour online classes led by an Aquarium educator for different grade levels will be offered daily throughout the morning. Classes are available for the following grade levels: Kindergarten to Kindergarten, Kindergarten to Grade 2, Grades 3 to 5, and Grades 6 to 12. No registration is required and participation is free. The Winter Kids Club is part of the Aquarium’s Online Academy, which offers free live and on-demand educational resources for children and adults.
Cost: Anyone can connect for FREE, no RSVP required
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific website: aquariumofpacific.org
Info: (562) 590-3100 or visit aquariumofpacific.org
Images for editorial use: available on Dropbox
Free educational resources available upon request include:
Live webcams: aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/webcams
YouTube videos of lessons for children and adults, Pacific Pals puppet videos, and more: youtube.com/aquariumofthepacific
Academia en Línea (course for children in Spanish): aquariumofpacific.org/espanol/visita/acuario_lanza_la_academia_en_linea

The Aquarium of the Pacific Online Academy remains available

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