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Junior Biologist: Marine Mammals - AoP

  • Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA, 90802 United States (map)

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.


$29.00 per child
$25.00 for members
Aquarium admission not included


Purchase your tickets for Junior Biologist here. Please select the correct date from the calendar to book the correct program. 
Members, please call to make your reservations. 


7-12 years old