Featuring 19 Major Habitats and 32 Focus Exhibits Featuring 19 Major Habitats and 32 Focus Exhibits Featuring 19 Major Habitats and 32 Focus Exhibits Featuring 19 Major Habitats and 32 Focus Exhibits Featuring 19 Major Habitats and 32 Focus Exhibits

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Aquarium Exhibits

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®.

Get closer to our animals than ever before

Discover the Wonder

Enjoy new interactive experiences, and discover more of the animal care that goes on behind the scenes. See new exhibits featuring Southern California steelhead, Guam Kingfishers, horseshoe crabs, and corals and sponges.

Earth's Final Frontier

Ocean Exploration

Experts estimate that as much as 95 percent of the volume of the World Ocean and 99 percent of its seafloor remain unexplored. Learn about the potential discoveries that await below the surface and about the inhabitants that live in the deep, dark ocean.

The Galleries

June Keyes Penguin Habitat

See the first penguins in the Aquarium’s collection

June Keyes Penguin Habitat

Get up-close with more than a dozen Magellanic Penguins both above and below the water in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat.

Ocean Science Center

Travel across the planet

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.

Molina Animal Care Center

The World of Aquatic Medicine

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.

Shark Lagoon

Sharks you can touch . . . and some you can't!

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.

Southern California/Baja Gallery

Visit our impressive 142,000-gallon, three-story high, Blue Cavern exhibit

Southern California/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.

Northern Pacific Gallery

Journey through the Northern Pacific Ocean

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.

Tropical Pacific Gallery

There is much to discover in this colorful paradise

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.

Our Watersheds: Pathway to the Pacific

Sustainable water use now and for the future

Our Watersheds: Pathway to the Pacific

This exhibit gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about our local watersheds and what we can do to protect them. It also teaches guests about sustainable water use now and for the future.

Lorikeet Forest

Transport yourself to the coastal lowlands of Australia

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!

Sink or Swim Photo Exhibit Opens at the Aquarium June 1


Sink or Swim Photo Exhibit Opens at the Aquarium June 1

Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change, an exhibition organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, features photos of architecture projects around the world designed in response to rising seas.

Playing in the Aquarium's Ocean Theater

Penguins 3D

Penguins 3D is now playing in the Aquarium’s Ocean Theater. Narrated by David Attenborough, the film follows the story of
a King Penguin in Antarctica.

Local endangered fish species

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.

Explore the sound-based world of whales

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.

Live at the Aquarium

Aquarium Webcams

Check in on our animals with live webcams placed inside some of the Aquarium’s exhibits.

Get Ready for the Dive of Your Life!

Turtle Vision 4D

Experience the ups and downs of life on land and sea in this coming of age story starring Sammy the sea turtle.

Web Extras

Aquarium Interactives

Learn more about marine biology, what goes on behind the scenes at the Aquarium, and current ocean science and play games.

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Sperm Whale

Sperm Whale

Physeter macrocephalus