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SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION TOUR
Learn about the future of life on our blue planet

Join us October 11, 2015 from 9am–6pm for a 2-hour cruise out of Long Beach Harbor, led by experienced and knowledgeable Aquarium of the Pacific educators to look for whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, and other marine life. Hear Dr. Donald R. Prothero lecture on “The Sixth Extinction in the Oceans” about the future of life on the Blue Planet, and Dr. Michael Shermer lecture on “Why Darwin Matters: Evolution, Creationism, and Ben Carson’s Scientific Illiteracy.” Explore incredible exhibits of marine life at the Aquarium of the Pacific. See fish and other marine life from all over the Pacific, as well as a shark lagoon, penguins, seals, sea lions, sea otters, a pool where you can pet a ray, an aviary where you can feed lorikeets, and see a life-sized replica of a blue whale. We hope to see you all for a wonderful day by the ocean!

Price

The price of $94 includes:

  • the 2–2.5 hour cruise,
  • unlimited admission for that day to the Aquarium of the Pacific, and
  • Dr. Prothero’s lecture on “The Sixth Extinction in the Oceans”
  • Dr. Shermer’s lecture on “Why Darwin Matters: Evolution, Creationism, and Ben Carson’s Scientific Illiteracy”
Questions?

Email us or call 1-626-794-3119 with a credit card to secure your spot.

Blue Cavern exhibit at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Trichoglossus haematodus (Aquarium of the Pacific)
Male pup (Aquarium of the Pacific)
Aquarium show
Collard aracari (Aquarium of the Pacific)
Flamboyant Cuttlefish (Aquarium of the Pacific)
Jellies (Aquarium of the Pacific)
Penguin (Aquarium of the Pacific)
ITINERARY
9AM–11AM
Arrive as early as 9am, depending on how much time you want to spend exploring the extensive exhibits at the aquarium. Direction to the Aquarium of the Pacific, as well as information about parking can be found in the downloadable PDF infosheet.
LUNCH
Lunch is on your own. Dining is available at the aquarium or there are several options next to the aquarium. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is by the parking ramp. Stroll along the waterfront to get to Hooters; Chili’s; Outback Steak House; P.F.Changs; Gladstone’s Long Beach; Tokyo Wako; and Famous Dave’s BBQ.
1PM–3PM LECTURES
  1. 1pm–2pm: Dr. Donald R. Prothero on “The Sixth Extinction in the Oceans” (on the future of life on the blue planet).
  2. 2pm–3pm: Dr.Michael Shermer on “Why Darwin Matters: Evolution, Creationism, and Ben Carson’s Scientific Illiteracy.” (No, Darwinian evolution is not Satan’s trick) in the Watershed Classroom.

A second round of lectures may be added if necessary (from 10am–12pm). Participants will be contacted with the alternative times if this happens.

3:30PM DOLPHIN & SEA LIFE CRUISE
The boat loads at Harbor Breeze next to the Aquarium at Dock #2. It is expected to last from 2 to 2.5 hours.
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