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Storytelling Thursdays
Storytelling Thursdays

As part of the Pacific Seas Aquarium Community Celebration, we’re having a special ocean storytime at 11am every Thursday in the Baja Bay area of the Pacific Seas Aquarium! Fun for for kids and adults. All activities free with Zoo admission. Join us!

 

April 4: Critter Club – Super Sea Turtles 

Azul sea turtle

When: 11am
Where: Meet at Baja Bay, Pacific Seas Aquarium

A fun story, hands-on activity and animal experience for 3-5-year-olds and their grown-ups. This one is themed around sea turtles – and you can see our two turtles Sunny and Azul get a treat afterwards!

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April 11: Ben Clanton, local author 

 Ben clanton

When: 11am
Jelly talk: 11:30am
Where: Meet at Baja Bay, Pacific Seas Aquarium

Seattle author Ben Clanton’s delightful, whimsical stories of the unlikely friends Narwhal and Jelly will entrance everyone. Aimed at kids aged 6-9, Clanton’s books  – four so far, published by Random House – follow the undersea adventures of the happy-go-lucky Narwhal and his best friend Jelly through adorable illustrations and clever plotlines. Then meet real jellies inside our marvelous Jelly Globe!

Read more about Ben in this story in The News Tribune.

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OFFSITE: ART+STORY event

April 11: Gordon Huether at the Art+Sci Salon

gordon huether artist

When: 6pm Food, drink, mingling; 6:30pm talks and Q&A; 7pm more mingling.
Where: Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma, WA 98416

Join Pacific Seas Aquarium artist Gordon Huether as he collaborates with local scientists at the University of Puget Sound’s Art+Sci Salon to talk about how humans perceive light – and how that helps him create astonishing public art works like “Shoal” and “Shimmer.” Also on the Art+Sci program: Dr. Peter Wimberger, UPS biologist, on the evolutionary ecology of fish schooling, color and vision; plus UPS neuroscientist Dr. Siddarth Ramakrishnan on how our brains “see” color.

Free.

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April 18: Critter Club – Under the Sea 

blubber jelly

When: 11am
Where: Meet at Baja Bay, Pacific Seas Aquarium

Fun stories, hands-on activities and animal experiences for 3-5-year-olds and their grown-ups.

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April 25: SAMi Spanish Storytime

When: 11am
Where: Meet at Baja Bay, Pacific Seas Aquarium

Join the Spanish class from Tacoma’s Science and Math Institute, a high school with a campus right here at the Zoo, for a bilingual storytime about the ocean.

 

OFFSITE: SCIENCE+STORY event

April 25: Night at the Museum – Stories from the Sea

visitors at slater science museum

When: 6-7:30pm
Where: Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma, WA 98416

Come touch, feel, see and even smell fascinating underwater artefacts from the collection of the Slater Museum! We’re partnering with the Slater to bring you a fascinating evening of science stories from the ocean that are literally hands-on. Free.

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FIND OUT MORE about the Pacific Seas Aquarium Community Celebration.

TUESDAY OCEAN VOICES | ART FRIDAYS | WEEKEND WONDERS

 

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