Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Día del Niño Event


by Linda Castillo

Monterey Bay Aquarium's Dia del Nino Event

©Monterey Bay Aquarium

Celebrate children and families at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 11th annual 11th annual Día del Niño event on Sunday, April 22. This all day event is free for children under 12 all day. Earth day is this month and this event is a great way to teach our children about our planet earth by learning more about our oceans.  There will be bilingual feeding programs in English and Spanish as well as a Climate Change Art Exhibit and other educational programming.

Monterey Bay Aquarium's "The Jellies Experience"

©Monterey Bay Aquarium/Randy Wilder

The event will also feature Latin performances by Grammy-nominated singer Perla Batalla and the talented young Gabriel Sepulveda from the Bay Area. Gabriel has appeared in national television shows “Sábado Gigante” and “Tengo Talento,” and she was also one of the youngest Featured Latinas for Modern Latina.

In addition to all the wonderful Dia del Nino activities and programs, you will have the chance to see the newly opened exhibit, “The Jellies Experience.”  You will become entranced in the magical world of jellies – graceful, dancing drifters that pulse and glow, flash colorful lights and often pack a powerful sting.


This new exhibit features 16 species from around the world: from crystalline comb jellies that pulse like living rainbows to improbable flower-hat jellies with magenta and chartreuse highlights on transparent, pin-striped bodies; from elegant Japanese sea nettles to upside-down jellies; from a room that immerses visitors in a living moon jelly swarm, to exhibits of fluorescent jellies and Day-Glo corals.

Linda Castillo is the Founder and Executive Editor of She writes on topics that empower and inspire Latinas including art, motherhood, green living, culture, travel, and issues transforming the Latino community. Linda has earned a B.S. in Business and a M.S. in Mass Communications from San Jose State University.