The Aquarium of the Pacific hosted special guest animals from wildlife rescue and outreach organization Conservation Ambassadors with meet-and-greet opportunities and shows on October 19 and 20, 2019. Animals that visited the Aquarium with Conservation Ambassadors included an alligator, porcupine, lemur, giant bull frog, kinkajou, Harris hawk, kangaroo, raven, and beaver.
Aquarium visitors had the chance to see the alligator, bull frog, and beaver at a photo backdrop station near the exit of the Pacific Visions culmination gallery on the second floor. The other animals will did meet-and-greet sessions and shows around the Aquarium, including three daily shows in the Ocean Theater at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
The shows and meet-and-greet sessions included educators who talked with visitors about the conservation issues animals face in the wild and how the topics people learn about in Pacific Visions— providing enough food, energy, and water for a growing human population while conserving nature—connect with these species.
The Conservation Ambassadors were on site at the Aquarium from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days. On Saturday, October 19, they made a special appearance during the VIP on the Veranda portion of the Aquarium’s Sea Fare fundraising event between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Conservation Ambassadors, based in Paso Robles, California, provides a home for displaced and injured wild and exotic animals and through its Zoo to You outreach program helps educate people of all ages about conservation.
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 special benefits. Now through October 31, 2019, you can receive $5 off regular Aquarium admission when you purchase your tickets online at aquariumofpacific.org. Convenient parking is available for $8 with Aquarium validation.
For more information, the public can visit the Aquarium’s website or call (562) 590-3100.
This article was released by the Aquarium of the Pacific.