Before school was even a thought, my father and I would spend weekends and evenings learning about the ocean’s most endangered species and exotic wildlife in remote places. I see the same passion in my son, particularly when we visit our local zoos and aquariums. The Aquarium of the Pacific is one of those destinations my kids never tire of. With new exhibits and activities going on each month, kids can learn about the animals that reside at the Aquarium while engaging in meaningful, hands-on experiences. This Spring families can celebrate the talents of children from a variety of cultures during the 13th Annual International Children’s Festival.
International Children’s Festival
The Aquarium of the Pacific will once again host their Annual International Children’s Festival March 17th and 18th, 2018. This festive event will feature children from a variety of cultures including West Africa, Mexico, the Pacific Islands, Cambodia, China, Korea, Japan, Persia, Ireland, Slovakia, and Czechoslovakia.
Events and activities include the following:
- Cultural Dance Performances
- International Children’s Choir
- Martial Arts Demonstrations
- Percussion Circle
- Japanese Origami
- Native American Crafts
- Pacific Islander Traditional Children’s Games
- Hawaiian Games, Tattoos, and Lei Making
On Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 12:20 pm, the Aquarium of the Pacific will honor Justin Sather with its annual Young Hero Award to recognize his efforts to make our planet better.
The International Children’s Festival takes place March 17 – 18, 2018 from 9 am to 5 pm. The festival is included with the price of admission ($29.95 for adults 12+, $26.95 for seniors 62+, and $17.95 for children 3-11).
Aquarium of the Pacific Discount Coupon
During the International Children’s Festival, families can receive a free child admission with a paid adult admission on March 17 and 18, 2018. Download the coupon here.
The Aquarium of the Pacific
The Aquarium of the Pacific is home to more than 11,000 animals and exhibits include the Ocean Science Center, the Molina Animal Care Center, the Sea Otter Habit, and the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. Additionally, the aquarium offers educational programs such as lectures and hands-on activities and celebrates diverse cultures and the arts.
Address: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Aquarium of the Pacific Giveaway
Win It! One reader will win a family four-pack of tickets to visit the International Children’s Festival! Simply complete the Rafflecopter form and leave a comment with your favorite activity at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Comments will close on March 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST.
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Irish Dance: Photo courtesy of Power Academy of Irish Dance
Podkovicka photo (Slovak and Czech musicians): Val Dostalek
All other photos Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific