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Ocean Science Center

Featuring NOAA's Science on a Sphere®

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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.

Extreme Weather - Learn about extreme weather like hurricanes, drought, flooding, and more, as well as what we can do to prepare for and mitigate the impacts of these events.

Rising Sea - Learn about rising sea levels and the creative ways communities are adapting.

“A Working Waterfront: Seaports of San Pedro Bay” - The seaports of San Pedro Bay, which are the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, represent the nation’s first- and the world’s fifth-busiest container port complex.

“Ocean in Motion” - Learn how ocean health is connected to human health from a global perspective in this show that features a dynamic combination of music, video, narration, and data.

“Our Instrumented Earth” - Learn how satellites and observing systems are telling us about our changing planet.

“Exploring the Depths” - Survey the history of ocean exploration and learn about major discoveries.

“Aquaculture” - Aquaculture, or the farming of fish and shellfish for seafood, could sustainably help meet the demand for food for our planet’s growing population.

“Urban Ocean” - Find out how humans and nature share this unique segment of the World Ocean.

“Cities Through Time“ - Learn how innovation, efficiency, and sustainable solutions implemented in large cities can reduce human impact on the environment.

“Marine Debris: Our Coast, Our Ocean” - Marine debris is man-made material that ends up in the ocean or Great Lakes. This show describes the problems associated with marine debris and the impacts it has on marine life.

Travel across the planet in the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Science on a Sphere® and learn about pressing issues that affect our ocean.

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. The Ocean Science Center features daily shows on issues like sea level rise, maritime trade, and conservation.

Ocean Science Center

Shows

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Travel across the planet in the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Science on a Sphere® and learn about pressing issues that affect our ocean.

Sea Level Rise

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See Potential Flood Zones Along the Coast of California

Use this interactive map to find areas currently at risk of flooding, areas that could be at risk in the future, and use overlays to find schools, police and fire stations, wastewater treatment plants and other facilities located within the flood zone.

Ocean in Motion

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Explore this interactive to find out more about our ocean

View images, video, and datasets that are featured in our Science on a Sphere® film Ocean in Motion. Learn more about the world’s fisheries, dead zones in the ocean, ocean currents and ecosystems, and more, as well as what we can do to preserve the ocean as a home for marine life and a source of seafood.

Our Instrumented Earth Quiz

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Test your knowledge based on the film in Ocean Science Center

Think you’ve learned something about satellites and monitoring the earth from space? Take our quiz and find out.