What to Know
- Sunday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m.
- Aquarium of the Pacific
- Admission will be $19.95 after 3 p.m. on Feb. 2
Truth? There are more groupers in the ocean than goalposts, and finding a fifty yard line? You'll see plenty of kelp, and coral, but nothing that resembles a traditional football field.
And yet? There are otters in the ocean, those tumble-fun, back-floating, whisker-beautiful mammals.
Nope, these furry favorites are not competitors in a game, nor are they squaring off in a sporting contest, but if you hand them a tiny football, you can accurately guess they're going to do something highly squee-worthy.
While we're not casting tiny footballs into the ocean, the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach has a few on hand.
And keepers will kindly hand them over to the aquarium's beloved otters on Sunday, Feb. 2, all so the whiskery charmers can enjoy a few hours of romp-strong play.
These footballs, by the by, are made from frozen clams.
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Feb. 2 just happens to be Super Bowl Sunday, yes. And, for sure, Otter Bowl VI is happening around the same time, from 3 to 6 o'clock. So you'll need to plan your visit to the Long Beach destination accordingly, if you've got a party or two to stop by along the way.
Upping the otter-sweet allure?
Aquarium admission will drop to $19.95 starting at 3 p.m. on Feb. 2, giving otterists and others the chance to enjoy the Pacific-adjacent aquatic museum through a sunny Sunday afternoon.
But will these superstar otters make a few touchdowns during the tumbly to-do? Which will also include enrichment toys, in addition to the frozen clam footballs?
They'll certainly touch hearts, yes, while the day, as it always does, will go down as a yearly favorite on the aquarium calendar.