Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Long Beach, CA - Aquarium of the Pacific ~ Ocean Science Center



Tuesday August 23, 2011 Long Beach, CA
  • Part I - Aquarium of the Pacific was our field-trip for today. It began really early this morning at 8am. We were the first to arrive to attend an opening before regular hours. We were greeted by friendly kind employees. I was excited to see my kids explore the Aquarium with their curiosity. They went to see the sharks almost immediately. Little boys love to see dangerous animals. We then visited with the King Crab who seemed to be talking or stick out their tongue. I was not sure.  As we continued to explore we found large tanks with turtles and unicorn fish. Every time we turned a corner there was something new to see.
Hammer Head Shark



King Crab trying to break out of the Aquarium.


Turtle during feeding time.


Patch to add to your educational collection.

Spending one day really was not enough to see it all. I know I will be going back. My kids learned so much. I was really proud of them. We came home and they drew pictures of their favorite Aquarium fish. I really recommend that you take a moment to visit the Aquarium. If you can buy a season pass. It is the best deal for a family of (4).  Otherwise try to get your PTA to schedule a field -trip for your classroom. Your kids will benefit from this great hands-on educational facility.

Field Trip Details

School Group Admission
(10 person minimum)

SessionsCost
Fall and Summer Seasons$6.00/participant
Spring Season (March 1 –June 15)$7.50/participant

Classroom and Theater Programs
(Includes Aquarium Admission, 20 person minimum)

SessionsCost
Fall and Summer Seasons$9.00/participant
Spring Season (March 1 –June 15)$10.50/participant
All school programs are led by an Aquarium educator and take place in the Boeing Learning Center, the watershed classroom, or the Honda Theater.
* The above pricing applies to schools accredited by the California Department of Education for visits by student-teacher groups in conjunction with school curriculum. After-school programs, extra-curricular school clubs, day-care affiliated programs, and other non-accredited organizations are not eligible for these rates. An additional charge applies to AP Bio classes/College lab (2 hrs).
** Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to visit date will not be subject to cancellation fees. Cancellations between 15 and 30 days prior to visit date will be charged 50% of the estimated total. Cancellations made within 14 days of visit date will be charged 100% of the total to the credit card or purchase order number given at the time of booking. No-shows will be charged 100% of the total.

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