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AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums across North America are throwing a Party for the Planet, a massive combined Earth Day (April 22), Endangered Species Day (May 17), and World Oceans Day (June 8) celebration!

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Party for the Planet offers families unique opportunities to visit their local AZA-accredited facility, celebrate the Earth’s biodiversity, and learn how they can take action to make a difference. The L.A. Zoo and the Aquarium of the Pacific have coordinated a series of “Spring into Action” community engagement opportunities as one of six Signature Event cities receiving grant money from Disney to help underwrite the cost of the events.

Events Hosted by the L.A. Zoo

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Channel Islands Restoration Project

June 4 or 5, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

During this one-day adventure on Santa Cruz Island with the L.A. Zoo, participants will help conservation organization Channel Island Restoration restore crucial island habitat.

Suitable for ages 13 and older. Advance registration and deposit required. Space limited to 26 participants. Participants will be required to sign a waiver and provide their own transportation to Ventura Harbor. All details will be provided following registration.

$60 deposit is required to reserve a spot and the full amount will be refunded upon check-in at the event. Cancellations with full refund accepted up to 48 hours in advance.

Events Hosted by the Aquarium of the Pacific

Los Cerritos Wetlands Restoration

June 1, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Join Aquarium staff and the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority in restoring this vital habitat at the mouth of the San Gabriel River. Learn More >

World Ocean Day Celebration

June 8, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Party for the Planet will wrap up with a World Ocean Day Celebration at the Aquarium highlighting ocean conservation and inspiring us all to work toward a better future for our planet. Learn More >

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Sustainable Wine+Dinner

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Roaring Nights

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