Learn about the potential mass extinction of marine life and what you can do to help in Vanishing Animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Featuring 19 major habitats and 32 focus exhibits.
Home to more than 11,000 ocean animals, representing nearly 500 species, the Aquarium celebrates the planet’s largest and most diverse body of water: the Pacific Ocean.
The Aquarium of the Pacific is a world-class aquarium, exploring the waters of Southern California and Baja, the Northern Pacific, and the Tropical Pacific. In addition to the three main galleries highlighting the major regions of the Pacific, the Aquarium features exhibits outdoors, including Shark Lagoon, the Lorikeet Forest aviary, and Our Watersheds: Pathway to the Pacific. Our special exhibits gallery features changing exhibits, and visitors can learn more about veterinary care at the Molina Animal Care Center. Meet our colony of Magellanic Penguins in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, and engage with current science in the Ocean Science Center featuring NOAA’s Science on a Sphere®.
Our changing exhibits gallery is currently under renovation and will reopen on May 27 with our new exhibit Vanishing Animals.
Discover fantastical creatures that live beneath the ocean…seahorses and seadragons that defy the imagination. Learn the truth about these beautiful and fascinating animals. See more than a dozen species.
Mesmerizing & Fascinating
Come explore the intriguing world of sea jellies at the Aquarium. Find out the fascinating truth about these beautiful yet mysterious animals and their importance to our ocean planet.
Local endangered fish species
This immersive exhibit communicates the history of local waterways and tells the story of the Southern California steelhead fish species and its importance in the local ecosystem.
See the first penguins in the Aquarium’s collection
Travel across the planet
The Aquarium’s Ocean Science Center uses a Science on a Sphere® from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to explore our planet and tell stories about ocean phenomena and their impacts.