The Monterey Bay Aquarium Celebrates the Next Generation of Ocean Heroes at Día del Niño on April 26

Includes musical performances, arts and crafts, and bilingual programs

Apr 03, 2015

The Monterey Bay Aquarium will celebrate children and families during the 14th annual Día del Niño event on Sunday, April 26. The day will be filled with special presentations, activities and performances throughout the aquarium. Children 12 years old and under will be admitted free all day.

During the cultural event, families will be entertained and delighted with a selection of fun activities and lively performances.

Visitors can enjoy the traditional Mexican melodies of 14-year old Gabriela Sepulveda, who has been featured on national programs “Sábado Gigante” (“Giant Saturday”), “Tengo Talento” (“I’ve Got Talent”)  and “La Voz Kids” (“The Kid’s Voice”). Sepulveda will perform at 12, 1 and 2 p.m. on the Great Tide Pool Deck.

Don’t miss the special bilingual feeding programs throughout the day.  A bilingual penguin feeding narration will take place at 3 p.m. at the Splash Zone penguin exhibit. At 4 p.m. in the Kelp Forest exhibit, visitors can watch a bilingual diver hand-feeding sharks, fishes and other kelp forest dwelling animals.

The Discovery Lab classrooms transform into a craft room from 1 to 4 p.m. where children and their families get creative, decorating postcards with messages for loved ones.

Día del Niño visitors can come nose-to-nose with furry and charismatic sea otters, colorful jellies, mysterious octopuses, schools of sardines and many more magical marine species. 

Día del Niño offers great ways for children and families to gain a deeper appreciation for marine life at the aquarium and beyond. Regular admission is $39.95 for adults; $34.95 for seniors (over 65) and students (full-time college, with I.D.); $24.95 for the disabled; children 12 and under will receive free admission for this event only (2015 prices; subject to change).

For more information about the event visit, or call 800-555-3656.

Contact public relations to view this release in Spanish.

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The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.