Junior Biologist: Marine Mammals

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Sat, Dec 14, 2019 - Long Beach, CA

Learn the characteristics of mammals and find out what makes marine mammals so special.
Do you know a budding marine biologist? The Junior Biologist series of programs at the Aquarium will encourage a love of science in your seven- to twelve-year-old child.

Each 2-hour class includes theme related activities, guided gallery tour, interaction with our animal care staff behind-the-scenes, and a keepsake journal.

Marine Mammals:
From layers of blubber to filter feeding baleen we will explore the amazing adaptations marine mammals use to survive in the ocean. During this 2-hour program your seven- to twelve-year-old child will:

Touch animals in our private classroom touch pools
Review the characteristics of mammals
Feed sea otters behind-the-scenes with our animal care staff*
Take a guided tour of the Northern Pacific gallery and observe the sea otters
Record observations in a keepsake journal
Other activities may include:

Test the insulating properties of blubber against other materials
Play a game illustrating the migration patterns of whales
Discern between whales of the same species by looking for subtle differences in their fin shape, just like researchers in the field would
*The Aquarium reserves the right to change the animal interactions without notice due to animal safety, exhibit maintenance, or animal health reasons.

100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, California 90802, USA

Location: Long Beach, CA

Address: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, California 90802, USA

Venue: Aquarium of the Pacific

Ages: 6 - 12

Price: $25 - $29


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