• Melody K

AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC’S for Jan 25th or Jan 26th 17TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF HUMAN ABILITIES

Updated: Feb 1


AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC’S 17TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF HUMAN ABILITIES FEATURES PERFORMANCES AND FREE ART CLASSES FOR EVERYONE


Celebrate the talents and creativity of people with disabilities at the Aquarium 

on the weekend of Jan. 25-26, and enjoy live music, dance, art, and demonstrations

WHAT:  At the Festival of Human Abilities, visitors can watch performances and learn unique adaptive skills taught by artists and other experts with disabilities. Featured at the festival are hip-hop wheelchair dancers, a sign language choir, a guitarist who is blind, and other inspiring performing artists. Along with these music and dance performances, the Aquarium will feature art demonstrations and displays by local artists with disabilities. Cody Unser will present adaptive SCUBA demonstrations to show that people of all abilities can enjoy this therapeutic sport. A variety of free creative workshop classes will be held on site, lasting thirty to forty-five minutes per session. Participants will have the opportunity to learn to sing in sign language, create wheelchair art, paint a hat, and try hip-hop wheelchair dancing. The Aquarium will present the Glenn McIntyre Heritage Award to Dani Bowman on Sunday, January 26, at 1:40 p.m. in recognition of her outstanding service to people with disabilities. 

All major programming will have sign language interpreters for guests who are deaf, and the Aquarium will provide visitor guides in braille and audio tours for guests who are blind. Guests who would like closed captioning to accompany the new multisensory film in the Honda Pacific Visions Theater can now use Moverio smart glasses provided by Epson. These glasses are launching during the Festival of Human Abilities. In addition, guests who are deaf or blind can request Ultraleap devices, which use ultrasound waves to create the sensation of touch in mid-air, for use in the Honda Pacific Visions Theater. Shapes and movements that correspond to the film will be felt on the hand of the person using this device. The smart glasses and Ultraleap devices can be checked out at the Aquarium’s Information Desk free of charge.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, January 25-26, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

COST:  Free to Aquarium members and included with general admission for the public

General admission: $34.95 adult (12+), $31.95 senior (62+), and $24.95 child (3-11)

INFO: (562) 590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/festival_of_human_abilities/

It's giveaway time Click on the image below for a chance of 4 tickets to The Aquarium of the Pacific either for Jan 25th or 26th

Note: Tickets are valid for one day per festival. -  Tickets include Aquarium admission.

AQUARIUM: The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature's services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 12,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the new Pacific Visions wing. School field trips are offered from $7 to $8.50 per student. Convenient parking is available for $8 with Aquarium validation. 


NOTE: Image Credit

The Rollettes photo-Photo by Tiffany Brito

All other photos- Photo Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific


GIVEAWAY is now over Time: Click on Image below to enter for a chance for 4 tickets for either Jan 25th or 26th Tickets include the festival and admission to the Aquarium


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