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Shark Lagoon Nights

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Shark Lagoon Nights are a FREE event at Aquarium of the Pacific and are held most Friday nights.

The public is invited to get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific for FREE during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and see large sharks such as sandtigers as well as rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon.

Enjoy Coffee, hot cocoa, beer, wine, desserts, and snacks as they are available for purchase.

EVENT INFORMATION
WHEN FRIDAY, FEB 5, 2016 | 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
FRIDAY, FEB 19, 2016 | 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
FRIDAY, FEB 26, 2016 | 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
FRIDAY, MAR 25, 2016 | 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
FRIDAY, APR 1, 2016 | 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
FRIDAY, APR 8, 2016 | 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
FRIDAY, APR 22, 2016 | 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
FRIDAY, APR 29, 2016 | 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016 | 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016 | 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016 | 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016 | 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
FRIDAY, JUN 3, 2016 | 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
FRIDAY, JUN 10, 2016 | 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
COST FREE for everyone!
Where Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
INFO (562) 590-3100, ext. 0
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Celebrate Underwater Parks Day

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Underwater Parks Day is Saturday, January 16, 2016. Underwater Parks Day is a celebration of Marine Protected Areas (MPA’s).

Join the Ocean Institute, Aquarium of the Pacific, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and other partners, to celebrate recreation and conservation along Southern California’s coast.


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Learn about and explore our local Dana Point State Marine Conservation Area and understand the importance of protected areas such as this. Guided tidepool hikes, sea urchin dissections and other activities will highlight this amazing environment and animals that live just feet from our door.

The day is a coordinated event by marine science centers throughout Southern California to educate the public about the statewide network of Marine Protected and Conservation Areas and explain the need for these “underwater parks.”

  • When: Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Where: Ocean Institute – Ocean Education Center – 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr. Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Cost: Admission is $10.00 for adults (13 yrs+), $7.50 for Children ages 3 -12 yrs and Seniors ages 65+, Children 2 and under are free.

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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Join Cabrillo Marina Aquarium for a celebration of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)! These areas, like parks on land, protect underwater marine resources for future generations to enjoy.

To celebrate MPAs and ocean conservation, CMA is participating in Underwater Parks Day. There will be speakers, presentations, interactive activities and handouts for visitors so they can learn more about MPAs, how MPAs work, and where MPAs are located in Southern California.

  • When: Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Where: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731 
  • Cost: FREE but donations are appreciated

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Aquarium of the Pacific

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.

  • When: Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Where: Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
  • Cost: Included with your admission: Children (3-11) $17.95, Adults $29.95, Seniors $26.95, members are free.
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Free Family Night at Kidspace

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It’s “Free Family Night” at Kidspace Museum on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

The June Free Family Night is devoted to theater. Create theater masks at Flutterby’s Art Center and finger puppet mini movies in Imagination Workshop. Enjoy an improv performance and workshop in the Amphitheater at 5:00 pm and a special theatrical performance at 6:00 pm.

Free Family Night is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Michael J. Connell Foundation, and the City of Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission. Admission is free from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

  • When: Tuesday, June 2, 2105 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Where:Kidspace Museum, 480 North Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103
  • Cost: Admission is free from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, performances begin at 6:00 pm.

Kidspace is located near the Rose Bowl stadium in Brookside Park. Free parking  is available in the northwest end of parking Lot I, walk up the Brookside Park path to the white building on the left. That’s Kidspace!

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Free Family Night at Kidspace

kidspaceCelebrate children’s literature at Free Family Night at Kidspace Museum in Pasadena tonight from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

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Create art with “Mouse paint,” make “Rainbow Fish”, and craft your own book to take home. Be sure to catch “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” puppet show, performed by The Crayon Court, at 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00 pm.

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Remember to adopt your very own caterpillar in the Busy Bee Learning Store!

  • When: Tonight, April 7, 2015 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Where:Kidspace Museum, 480 North Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103
  • Cost: Admission is free from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, performances begin at 6:00 pm.

Kidspace is located near the Rose Bowl stadium in Brookside Park. Free parking  is available in the northwest end of parking Lot I, walk up the Brookside Park path to the white building on the left. That’s Kidspace!

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Underwater Parks Day

Underwater Parks Day is Saturday, January 17, 2015. Underwater Parks Day is a celebration of Marine Protected Areas (MPA’s).

Join the Ocean Institute, Aquarium of the Pacific, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and other partners, to celebrate recreation and conservation along Southern California’s coast.


 Ocean Institute

OceanInstituteCome to Ocean Institute to learn about and explore the species, habitats, and resources that make our ocean exceptional.

 

Guests can learn about up-cycling during craft time, find out more ways to explore the beauty of our oceans with our SCUBA display, understand the importance of MPAs with games and a Citizen Science tour through our new learning center, and discover the wonderful ways the ocean helps heal us.

  • When: Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Where: Ocean Institute – Ocean Education Center – 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr. Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Cost: Admission price is $6.50 for adults (13 yrs+) and $4.50 for children (3 -12 yrs); Children 2 and under are free.  Members are free.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

CabrillologoTo celebrate MPAs and ocean conservation, CMA is participating in the 7th Annual Underwater Parks Day. There will be speakers, presentations, interactive activities and handouts for visitors so they can learn more about MPAs, how MPAs work, and where MPAs are located in Southern California.

 

  • When: Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Where: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731 
  • Cost: FREE.

Aquarium of the Pacific

aquarium_of_the_pacific_logoLearn 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.

 

  • When: Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Where: Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
  • Cost: Children (3-11) $14.95, Adults $28.95, members are free
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Museums Free-For-All

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Over 20 museums— presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors free of charge. This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply. Consult individual museum websites for hours and other visitor information.

“Museums Free-For-All” partners with Metro, encouraging visitors to Go Metro to explore the participating museums, many of which are a short walk away from Metro Bus or Rail. Go Metro to more museum destinations at metro.net/discounts.

Participating Museums:

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Annenberg Space for Photography

Armory Center for the Arts

California African American Museum

California Science Center

Craft Folk & Art Museum

Fowler Museum at UCLA

The Getty Center

The Getty Villa
(Timed tickets are required.)

Hammer Museum

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
(Offer valid for general admission only. Does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions.)

Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial
(Hollywood and San Pedro)

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)

Museum of Latin American Art

Museum of Tolerance*

The Paley Center for Media

The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

Pasadena Museum of California Art

Santa Monica Museum of Art

Skirball Cultural Center

The Torrance Art Museum

USC Pacific Asia Museum

William S. Hart Museum

Zimmer Children’s Museum*

*Closed on Saturdays, offering free admission on Sunday, February 1, 2015 as part of Museums Free-for-All

This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply. Consult individual museum websites for hours and other visitor information.

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FREE Shark Lagoon Nights

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Shark Lagoon Nights are a FREE event at Aquarium of the Pacific and are held most Friday nights.

The public is invited to get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific for FREE during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and see large sharks such as sandtigers as well as rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon.

Coffee, hot cocoa, beer, wine, desserts, and snacks are available for purchase.

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Peters Canyon Night Hike

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People from all over Orange County flock to Peters Canyon Regional Park for daytime hikes and trail running but did you ever wonder what it would be like to hike Peters Canyon at night?

Park rangers will lead a starlit hike showcasing the natural wonders that can only be seen at night. The free family event will feature many fun activities, including a craft area for kids and a hike through the wilderness area.

  • When: Saturday, January 9, 2015 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Where: Peters Canyon Regional Park, 8548 Peters Canyon Trail, North Tustin, CA 92705
  • Meet in the parking lot off of Canyon View

This is an outdoor event. Please dress warmly, wear good walking shoes and bring a flashlight. Sorry, no dogs are allowed on the hike.

Space is limited, please call to register: (714) 973-6611 or email peterscanyon@ocparks.com

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Free Family Night at Kidspace

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Tonight is free Family Night at Kidspace Museum in Pasadena. Celebrate storytelling with special performances of famous stories and folk tales from all over the world. Guests are invited to write and illustrate their own fairytales, and explore the science behind the construction of the Three Little Pigs’ houses.

Free Family Night is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Michael J. Connell Foundation, and the City of Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission. Admission is free tonight January 6, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, performances begin at 6:00 pm.

Kidspace Museum is located at 480 North Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103

Kidspace is located near the Rose Bowl stadium in Brookside Park. Free parking  is avaiable in the northwest end of parking Lot I, walk up the Brookside Park path to the white building on the left. That’s Kidspace!

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