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Enjoy your Thanksgiving meal amongst fish and sea otters this year at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Feast on a traditional Thanksgiving buffet in the Aquarium’s Café Scuba and then explore the more than 11,000 animals from the Pacific on view. Definitely not your typical Thanksgiving setting!

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The Menu

  • Herb roasted turkey with orange lemon marmalade
  • Sweet butter mashed potatoes with pan gravy
  • Classic sage dressing
  • Seasonal garlic roasted vegetable milange with house roasted tomato
  • Cranberry relish
  • Traditional pumpkin pie with whipped cream

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WHAT: Thanksgiving Lunch At The Aquarium Of The Pacific
WHEN: Thursday, November 28, 2013 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: 100 Aquarium Way  | Long Beach, CA 90802

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $36 per adult (12+) and $27 per child 

CONTACT INFO: (562) 590-3100 | extension 0

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Long Beach is one giant playground located right in the heart of Southern California. The city hosts to a number of events and serves as a hub for maritime commerce and entertainment. Here you can experience it all from a deep sea adventure at the Aquarium of the Pacific right on the bay and a voyage in time aboard the historic Queen Mary to lively guided tours through downtown and the colorful East Village. Visit the Long Beach Harbor and learn its history, as well as see the beautiful Long Beach skyline, California Sea Lions playing in the harbor, large cargo and container ships from all over the world, and much more.

The Harbor’s Evolution From Mud-Flats To Worldport

In 1542 Portuguese Navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovered a small backwater of mud flats, which he named the “Bay of Smokes.” He could not have dreamed of the transformation his discovery would undergo in the future. It was to become the Port of Los Angeles. Situated 5,000 miles from the UK, 35 miles from Hollywood, and 20 miles from Disneyland, it is now known as “Worldport LA“. With a total of 3,700 land-acres, and the same figure over water, it combines the ports of San Pedro, Wilmington, and Long Beach. Read more here.

Harbor Breeze Cruises

Harbor Breeze Cruises has been providing public Whale Watching, Worldport, and charter cruises for over 18 years. Their experienced Captains provide a comprehensive narration about the characteristics of each cruise. They also offer whale watching tours, private dinner cruises, wedding receptions, company events, and more.

Their double-deck 65 foot, 149 passenger sightseeing vessels are US Coast Guard inspected and certified safe, and are complete with seating, snack bar, lavatories, salon, and plenty of outside viewing room for everyone. Join on one of their Whale Watching cruises and they’ll provide you one of the most exciting and entertaining experiences available.

Narrated Sightseeing Cruises

Situated on Ports O’ Call, the former San Pedro-Terminal Island ferry building now houses the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. It boasts a great collection of models, memorabilia, paintings, and an excellent souvenir shop. Ports O’ Call Village is a wonderful tourist area at the side of the San Pedro Channel with over one hundred restaurants and shops to choose from. The restaurants run the length of the village, with excellent food to suit all tastes.

Long Beach after dark is a world like no other–filled with scintillating salsa, sultry jazz, classic rock n’ roll and some of the leading sounds on the alternative scene. From Latin clubs to jazz and cigar lounges, Long Beach is the hotbed of grooves and tunes to light up the night. Whether you’re downtown, in the East Village or in Belmont Shore, there’s always a hot band, sizzling hangout or smokin’ dance floor ready to show you the time of your life.

WHAT: Long Beach Harbor Tours
WHEN: Monday – Friday at 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:45 pm, and Saturday – Sunday from 11:30 am – 6:15 pm, departing every 45mins.
WHERE: Rainbow Harbor | 100 Aquarium Way Dock #2 | Long Beach, CA 90802

CONTACT INFO: (562) 432-4900 or harborbreezecruises@gmail.com

DETAILS:

  • Adults are only $35, Seniors $25, Children under 12 are $18, and Children under 5 ride the boat for FREE

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The Aquarium of the Pacific is a great family oriented destination where you can have fun while learning. The Aquarium is home to more than 11,000 ocean animals, representing nearly 500 species, the Aquarium celebrates the planet’s largest and most diverse body of water: the Pacific Ocean. Featuring 19 major habitats and 32 focus exhibits, the  Aquarium of the Pacific  is a world-class aquarium, exploring the waters of Southern California and Baja, the Northern Pacific, and the Tropical Pacific.

Aquarium Exhibits

Arctic & Antarctic: Our Polar Regions in Peril:

The Arctic and Antarctica are very cold and dry. Despite these inhospitable conditions, a variety of plants and animals have adapted to thrive in these regions of our planet. Journey to the icy edges of the Earth in this new exhibit. Touch sea jellies. View king crabs. And meet a real live Arctic fox.

Learn about climate change, which is causing warmer ocean temperatures, melting ice, rising seas, and more, is posing a serious threat to these fragile ecosystems and ultimately people and animals across the globe.

Ocean Science Center:

Travel across the planet in the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Science on a Sphere and learn about our rising sea and ports and maritime trade. This is a one-of-a-kind virtual learning center.

The Aquarium’s Ocean Science Center uses a Science on a Sphere from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to explore our planet and tell stories about ocean phenomena and their impacts. Currently, the center is featuring daily shows on sea level rise and ports.

Southern California/Baja Gallery:

Extending 800 miles from Oregon to Mexico, California’s coastal waters include a variety of ecosystems, animals, and temperatures. Beyond the most southwestern point of the United States, extending along the coast of Mexico to the Sea of Cortez, is the Baja Peninsula. See sea lions and other life up close and personal.

The Baja coast includes warm bays and lagoons, mangrove forests, and giant kelp forests. Because of the diversity of habitats found along the coast, a large variety of species are found within California and Baja California waters, many of which are featured in the Aquarium’s Southern California/Baja Gallery.

Northern Pacific Gallery:

The Aquarium’s Northern Pacific Gallery represents the northernmost region of the Pacific Ocean, specifically habitats in and around the Bering Sea. Covering over 800,000 square miles between Alaska, Siberia, the Bering Strait, and the Aleutian Islands, the Bering Sea has an upwelling of cold water that replaces the warmer surface water, with temperatures staying below 54 degrees. See these cold water animals through the enormous Aquarium.

The Bering Sea is home to over 450 species of fish and invertebrates, 50 bird species, and 25 species of marine mammals. At the Aquarium, you can join on a journey through the Northern Pacific—home to the adorable otter and the mysterious giant Pacific octopus.

Tropical Pacific Gallery:

The warm, 80-degree waters of Micronesia contain an astounding 2,100 islands. Palau, the westernmost section of the Micronesian islands, runs north to south, covering approximately 125 miles. Considered by many to be among the most beautiful in the world, Palau’s waters contain an incredible diversity of coral, fish, and other colorful marine life. The 16 exhibits in the Aquarium’s Tropical Pacific Gallery represent the beautiful marine life you would find off the coast of Palau.

The Tropical Reef Habitat, which can be viewed from three locations in the gallery, is the Aquarium’s largest exhibit. Holding 350,000 gallons of water, this exhibit features over a thousand colorful fish and beautiful coral, including sea turtles, zebra and blacktip reef sharks, porcupine puffers, and a large blue Napoleon or humphead wrasse.

Dining

If you’d like to have lunch at the Aquarium, Café Scuba is the perfect place to grab a meal or a quick snack. They serve a variety of sandwiches, salads, burgers, pizza, and more, providing a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the Seals & Sea Lions exhibit. Additional food can be found at Bamboo Bistro, the Coffee Cart, and the Jamba Juice hut. For hours and menu click here.

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In addition to the three main galleries highlighting the major regions of the Pacific, the Aquarium features three major exhibitions. Shark Lagoon and the Lorikeet Forest aviary offer an outdoor adventure in Explorer’s Cove. Their special exhibits gallery features changing exhibits.

These are just a few of the exhibits and galleries the Aquarium has to offer. Check out the visitors guide and calendar of events for more information.

WHAT: Aquarium of the Pacific
WHEN: Daily 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
WHERE: 100 Aquarium Way  | Long Beach, CA 90802

CONTACT INFO: (562) 590-3100

DETAILS:

  • Ticket prices: Adult $24.95, Child $13.95, Senior $21.95
  • Parking: $8

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