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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Coming Up: Dia del Niño at Monterey Bay Aquarium - free admission for kids

This Sunday, the Monterey Bay Aquarium celebrates Día del Niño, with special presentations, activities, performances, and free entrance for kids 12 and under.

The animal feeding shows will be bilingual, including a penguin feeding at 3 p.m., a sea otter feeding and training session at 3:30 p.m., and a kelp forest feeding show at 4 p.m.
Aquarium staff will debut a new bilingual presentation, “The Littlest Sea Turtle,”  at 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Mariachi Tapatio will perform traditional Mexican melodies  on the Great Tide Pool Deck with 12-year old Gabriela Sepulveda, as featured in the national shows, “Sábado Gigante” (“Giant Saturday”) and “Tengo Talento” (“I’ve Got Talent”).  Visitors will also be able to take in a performance by local children’s glee club, “One Voice.”
Children and families can decorate and take home their own ocean guardian in the craft room, located in the Discovery Labs from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.  While the craft room is open, the Arts Council will host an art exhibit in the Discovery Labs.
Visitors to Día del Niño can enjoy the aquarium’s special exhibition, “Hot Pink Flamingos: Stories of Hope in a Changing Sea.” Colorful wading birds, playful penguins, and coral reefs help you explore a world with a changing ocean. Adjacent to “Hot Pink Flamingos,” the aquarium’s special exhibition “The Secret Lives of Seahorses” continues to enchant visitors of all ages.
Admission for adults and kids 13 and over is the same price as usual ($29.95 for adults). 

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