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7 Things to Do at the Aquarium This Spring

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7 Things to Do at the Aquarium This Spring

Spring is a great time to visit the Aquarium, with animal activities to look out for and a variety of special events to entertain and enlighten the whole family.

Setting the Stage

From The Aquarium Blog

May 24, 2016

Setting the Stage

Life on a research vessel means living and breathing science. Find out a little bit more about the research vessel RV Roger Revelle, where our colleagues from the University of California, Irvine, are studying algae in the Indian Ocean. These studies can help piece together a bigger story about how oceans may be changing.

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Aquarium Announces Pacific Visions

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Aquarium Announces Pacific Visions

Major expansion with addition of new wing will include an immersive theater, special exhibition and art gallery spaces, and animal exhibits.

Recent News

New Exhibits: Horses and Dragons, Vanishing Animals

Exhibits

New Exhibits: Horses and Dragons, Vanishing Animals

The Aquarium has opened two new exhibitions to help visitors learn about marine life and humans’ relationship with our planet. Horses and Dragons features more than a dozen species of seahorses, seadragons, and their relatives. These exhibits are located in the Tropical Pacific and Southern California/Baja galleries. Vanishing Animals, located in the changing exhibit gallery, examines extinction and what we can do to reverse the trend.

Aquarium Garden Provides Monarch Butterfly Habitat

Animals

Aquarium Garden Provides Monarch Butterfly Habitat

Monarch butterflies, caterpillars, and chrysalises can be found in the garden surrounding the Aquarium’s Watershed exhibit area.

New Jellies and Fish on View in Northern Pacific Gallery

Animals

New Jellies and Fish on View in Northern Pacific Gallery

Flower hat jellies return, and month-old sailfin sculpins born at the Aquarium have been added to the Jewels tanks.

Ocean Photo Contest Winners Now on Display

Arts

Ocean Photo Contest Winners Now on Display

The Aquarium is exhibiting the winners of an ocean photography contest on the second floor near the Northern Pacific Gallery.

New Jelly Species on View in Tropical Pacific Gallery

Animals

New Jelly Species on View in Tropical Pacific Gallery

White-spotted jellies, also known as Australian spotted jellies, have photosynthetic algae in their tissues that use sunlight to produce energy for the jelly.

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