We had a great time visiting the African American Festival at the Aquarium of the Pacific for the first time. From cultural dance shows, poetry, music, art work, to animal shows, it was non-stop action for the entire day. There were different schedules for each show and some of it repeated at different times of the day so you can plan your time accordingly. Our video below shows some of the highlights.
Our kids were especially interested in the Conservation Ambassadors Animal Show that introduced so many interesting creatures. Seeing these animals were a fun addition to the aquatic animals living at the aquarium. This is a yearly festival at the Aquarium of the Pacific, so if you missed it this year, you can plan to join the fun next year.
Aquarium of the Pacific African-American Festival 2020
Celebrating the richness and diversity of African-American and African cultures, the Aquarium’s eighteenth annual African-American Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guests can experience the sights and sounds of performances by local African-American groups, including Mardi Gras second line dancers, hip hop and break dancers, jazz musicians, interactive drum circle musicians, and West African dancers.The festival will also feature cultural displays, handmade craftwork, and storytellers. Guests will have the opportunity to meet, learn about, and even touch animals from Africa with special guests Conservation Ambassadors. Guests can explore the festival’s offerings and discover the wonders of the Pacific Ocean at the Aquarium. The Heritage Award will be presented on Saturday, February 22, at 12:20 p.m. to H. Maxie-Viltz in recognition of her dedicated service to the African-American community.
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, February 22-23, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
COST: Free to children under age three and Aquarium members and included with general admission for the public / General admission: $34.95 adult (12+), $31.95 senior (62+), and $24.95 child (3-11)
Mobile-print coupon: adults receive $10 OFF admission. Regular $34.95, just $24.95 with coupon. http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/fest7
INFO: (562) 590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/african_american_festival/
AQUARIUM: The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 12,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the new Pacific Visions wing, Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, and the Tentacles and Ink and FROGS: Dazzling & Disappearing exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. Field trips for schoolchildren are offered at a heavily discounted rate, from $7 to $8.50 per student. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits. Convenient parking is available for $8 with Aquarium validation.
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