The aquarium’s volunteer ranks have slowly regrown to close to its original numbers, with 800 to 900 volunteers currently involved as restrictions have eased.
The aquarium is gearing up to restart its social calendar, starting with a June 27 film screening of ”Plastic Bag Store: The Film,” focused on plastic use.
The Aquarium of the Pacific welcomed some new members to the family, including a green sea turtle (now in the new Coral Reef exhibit), a red-footed booby bird, and a “sexy shrimp,” named for its dance-like movements.
The aquarium’s closure during the pandemic actually allowed the reefs in the exhibit to develop even further, creating an even more vibrant end result by the time of the aquarium’s full reopening on June 12.
The local aquarium’s TikTok following has grown to an astounding 2.3 million, more than any other aquarium or zoo in the country.
Baseball stadiums are allowed to host fans at full capacity, and restaurants, parks and other events—from painting to comedy to axe-throwing—will surely keep dad entertained.
The free 9 p.m. show will take place in Queensway Bay, with scenic viewing points throughout the area, such as Lions Lighthouse for Sight, Shoreline Village, Rainbow harbor, Marina Green and the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center parking lot.
Long Beach will mark Juneteenth—now designated as a federal holiday—with performances, vendors and more at a large in-person event Downtown, and other events throughout the city and beyond.
From a bustling Pine Avenue to the return of that infamous Southern California traffic, Long Beach is full of hope this May.
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