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Educator shows a young girl and her dad a sea star in a classroom
Dec 10
2023
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
Dec 10
2023

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
December 10, 2023

9:00–10:30 am PT
Saturday
December 16, 2023

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

December 10

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

October 22 & December 16

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

November 11

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

November 26

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

December 10, 2023 9:00–10:30 am PT
December 16, 2023 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