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Educator shows a young girl and her dad a sea star in a classroom
Mar 10
2024
9:00 am

Big Fish, Little Fish

Explore, play, and learn together!

Big Fish, Little Fish

Explore, play, and learn together!

Educator shows a young girl and her dad a sea star in a classroom
Mar 10
2024

Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific

Big Fish Little Fish classes invite adults and children 3-6 years old to learn together through play, movement, and exploration. Children will use their observation skills to explore shapes, colors, and textures while touching animals in a private classroom, touring Aquarium exhibits, and participating in hands on activities related to the theme. After your class, revisit your favorite exhibits. Aquarium admission is included!

TICKETS
Reservations

Members, please call to make your reservations.
DATE
Sunday
March 10, 2024

9:00–10:30 am PT
Saturday
March 30, 2024

9:00–10:30 am PT
Saturday
April 6, 2024

9:00–10:30 am PT
Sunday
April 14, 2024

9:00–10:30 am PT
Saturday
May 11, 2024

9:00–10:30 am PT
Sunday
May 19, 2024

9:00–10:30 am PT
COST
$110.90 adult/child pair (includes admission)
$30.00 for Aquarium member adult/child pair
$50.95 per adult member guest; 38.95 per child member guest

Program Themes

Sea otter sitting upright on ice

Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific/Robin Riggs

Big Fish Little Fish: Otters

February 25, April 14

Did you know that sea otters have the densest fur of any animal? During this 1½ hour program, you and your child will:

  • Touch tidepool animals in our private classroom touch pool
  • Take a guided tour of the Northern Pacific Gallery
  • Create a fun, ocean-themed craft to take home
  • Forage for food like a sea otter
  • Touch animal biofacts relating to sea otters
giant pacific octopus side profile

Credit: Robin Riggs

Big Fish Little Fish: Octopus

March 10, May 11

Learn all about this wiggly, squishy, eight-armed invertebrate. During this 1½ hour program, you and your child will:

  • Touch tidepool animals in our private classroom touch pool
  • Take a guided tour of the Northern Pacific Gallery
  • Create a fun, ocean-themed craft to take home
  • Learn all about camouflage
  • Touch animal biofacts relating to octopus and other invertebrates
Newsom the penguin as seen from below

Big Fish Little Fish: Penguins

January 13, March 30, May 19

Waddle, migrate, and feed like a penguin! During this 1 ½ hour program, you and your child will:

  • Touch tidepool animals in our private classroom touch pool
  • Take a guided tour of the California Terrace
  • Create a fun, ocean-themed craft to take home
  • Explore feathers, beaks, and other bird biofacts
  • Learn about migration through a fun game
Zebra shark swimming forward above sand and coral

Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific/Ken Kurtis

Big Fish Little Fish: Sharks

February 10, April 6

Learn all about this fascinating, toothy predator! During this 1 ½ hour program, you and your child will:

  • Touch tidepool animals in our private classroom touch pool
  • Take a guided tour of Shark Lagoon
  • Create a fun, ocean-themed craft to take home
  • Compare and contrast shark teeth from different species

EVENT DETAILS

March 10, 2024 9:00–10:30 am PT
March 30, 2024 9:00–10:30 am PT
April 6, 2024 9:00–10:30 am PT
April 14, 2024 9:00–10:30 am PT
May 11, 2024 9:00–10:30 am PT
May 19, 2024 9:00–10:30 am PT
Reservations

Members, please call to make your reservations.
$110.90 adult/child pair (includes admission)
$30.00 for Aquarium member adult/child pair
$50.95 per adult member guest; 38.95 per child member guest
(562) 590-3100 Pre-registration and pre-payment required on all experiences unless noted. Cancellations made 72 hours before the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 72 hours before a program will still be charged the full program price.
3-6 years old with an adult