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Aquarium Exhibits

Featuring more than 100 exhibits, including 19 major habitats.

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Pacific Visions

Discover the aquarium of the future. Journey inside the new stunning glass building to experience a state-of–the-art immersive theater, interactive art installations, engaging multimedia displays, and live animal exhibits.

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Harbor Terrace

Overlooking Rainbow Harbor with a view of Shoreline Village, this outdoor space features two popular exhibits: the Moon Jelly Touch Lab and an exhibit featuring two species of amphibious mudskippers.

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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.

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June Keyes Penguin Habitat

Get up-close with twenty Magellanic Penguins both above and below the water in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat.

Additional Exhibits

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Ocean Science Center

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.

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Southern California Steelhead Story

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.

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Shark Lagoon

Shark Lagoon features more than 150 sharks, some of which you can touch … and some you can’t! This expansive outdoor exhibit is home to large sharks and rays, shark touch pools, interactive displays, an amphitheater, the Shark Shack gift store, and the Bamboo Bistro outdoor café.

Otter pup being held in vets arm

Molina Animal Care Center

The 14,000-square-foot Molina Animal Care Center at the Aquarium of the Pacific provides enhanced healthcare to our animals as well as opportunities for our guests to view veterinary medicine in action. Located behind Shark Lagoon, the hospital features a 1,800 square-foot examination area. The building meets LEED Platinum standards, fulfilling the Aquarium’s commitment to environmentally sensitive building practices for all new structures.

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So. Cal./Baja Gallery

Extending 800 miles from Oregon to Mexico, California’s coastal waters include a variety of ecosystems, animals, and temperatures. Beyond the most southwestern point of the United States, extending along the coast of Mexico to the Sea of Cortez, is the Baja Peninsula.

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Northern Pacific Gallery

The Aquarium’s Northern Pacific Gallery represents the northernmost region of the Pacific Ocean, specifically habitats in and around the Bering Sea.

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Tropical Pacific Gallery

The 16 exhibits in the Aquarium’s Tropical Pacific Gallery represent the beautiful marine life you would find off the coast of Palau.

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Lorikeet Forest

Imagine walking down a winding path lined with a waterfall and trees. You hear chirping overhead. It grows louder and louder until you spot them—brilliantly colored lorikeets fill the air looking for a resting place. At last they find the perfect spot: your arm or even your head!

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Whales: Voices in the Sea

Discover the sounds of humpback, sperm, gray, blue, beaked, and Northern right whales in this online version of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s exhibit Whales: Voices in the Sea. Listen to each whale call, watch videos on the whales, learn about conservation issues, and see interviews with scientists.