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Helvola sea nettle

News

December 9, 2019

New Sea Jellies Now on View Were Cultured at the Aquarium

Helvola sea nettles are found in cool ocean waters surrounding Japan. They have a lifespan of about nine months to a year.

Helvola sea nettles bred at the Aquarium are now on view in the Northern Pacific Gallery. This is the first time an aquarium in the United States has successfully cultured and raised this species.

Urchin Sculpture

News

December 8, 2019

Massive Sea Urchin Sculpture Installed on Aquarium’s Front Plaza

The sea urchins spines light up with multicolored LED lights at night.

The Aquarium unveiled a new art installation on its front plaza on November 27. The sea urchin sculpture with spines that light up at night will be outside the Aquarium until May 2020.

Holiday Santa diver in Tropical Reef exhibit

What's New

December 4, 2019

Aquarium Holidays and Winter Activities

Enjoy all the holiday festivities at the Aquarium this season. Plus, find educational activities for kids and teens, art installations, discounted late nights, and opportunities to start the new year learning about issues affecting the ocean and wildlife.

Enjoy all the holiday festivities at the Aquarium this season. Plus, find educational activities for kids and teens, art installations, discounted late nights, and opportunities to start the new year learning about issues affecting the ocean and wildlife.

2019 California Coastal Clean-Up Day volunteers

Volunteering

December 2, 2019

Record Number of Volunteers Removed 315 Pounds of Trash on Clean-Up Day

As part of California’s annual Coastal Clean-Up Day, the Aquarium hosted a beach clean-up on the Long Beach Peninsula on September 21, 2019.

As part of California’s annual Coastal Clean-Up Day, the Aquarium hosted a beach clean-up on the Long Beach Peninsula on September 21, 2019.

Gift store holiday items decorated with sea animals

Holidays

November 21, 2019

2019 Aquarium Gift Guide

Looking for gift ideas that also help the ocean? The Aquarium has many unique options to choose from, and dollars spent with the Aquarium support its animal care, conservation, and education programs.

Looking for gift ideas that also help the ocean? The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific has many unique options to choose from, and dollars spent with the Aquarium support its animal care, conservation, and education programs.

Pacific Visions exterior at dusk

News

November 21, 2019

Members of Congress Visit Pacific Visions Wing

The representatives visited the Aquarium and toured the Pacific Visions wing as part of the American Congressional Exchange.

On November 2, the Aquarium hosted U.S. Congressional Representatives Alan Lowenthal of California and Garret Graves of Louisiana for a meeting and tour of the new Pacific Visions wing. The visit was part of the American Congressional Exchange initiated by the Bipartisan Policy Center.

lumpsucker fish on a rock

News

November 8, 2019

2019 Photographers Night Photo Contest Winners

The Aquarium’s 11th annual Photographers Night was held in October, and guests were invited to enjoy an evening of workshops, free equipment rentals, and demonstrations.

Participants in our annual event were invited to share their results for this contest. Here are the winners.

Alex Lawlor white abalone program

News

November 7, 2019

Aquarium and Partners to Release Endangered White Abalone for the First Time in History

White abalone, an endangered species once abundant off the coast of California, is getting an opportunity to rebound.

The Aquarium is a founding partner of the White Abalone Recovery Program and has been working with NOAA for the past eleven years on this project.

Ny Alesund II by Danielle Eubank

News

October 16, 2019

Aquarium Presents Art Exhibit, Ocean Resiliency: The Expeditions of Danielle Eubank

The Aquarium will display art by painter Danielle Eubank resulting from her twenty-year quest to capture all the world’s oceans.

For her One Artist Five Oceans project, Danielle Eubank has sailed and painted all of the oceans on the planet. Her artwork will be on view at the Aquarium November 5 to January 5.

American alligator

News

October 15, 2019

Meet Conservation Ambassadors at the Aquarium on October 19 and 20

Animals including an alligator, kangaroo, porcupine, and beaver will participate in shows and meet-and-greets throughout the weekend.

The Aquarium will host special guest animals from wildlife rescue and outreach organization Conservation Ambassadors with meet-and-greet opportunities and shows.

Hog Island algae on mudflats

News

September 23, 2019

Aquarium to Support Research on Policy Barriers for Responsible Marine Aquaculture

Marine aquaculture is the practice of farming seafood products, including finfish, shellfish, and seaweed, in the ocean.

Through its Seafood for the Future program, the Aquarium will participate in a two-year research project to assess how changing policies and fisheries conditions in the United States may have supported or hindered development of this industry.

Jerry Schubel Portrait Horizontal

News

September 6, 2019

Aquarium President and CEO Dr. Jerry Schubel Announces Intention to Retire

Dr. Schubel led the Aquarium in developing programs and exhibits that go beyond the offerings of a typical Aquarium, connecting the public with ocean science through the visual and performing arts, multimedia, and technology.

Dr. Schubel joined the Aquarium in 2002. He will remain in his current role while the Aquarium’s Board of Directors conducts a search for his replacement.

Young girl watches as cleaner shrimp climb on her hand inside small aquarium

What's New

September 4, 2019

Things to See and Do at the Aquarium This Fall

Visit in fall to see new animals, experience cultural festivals, and learn more about our planet.

This fall at the Aquarium, see new animals, enjoy seasonal festivals and special events, and experience Pacific Visions.

Young girl looking and pointing at Aquarium exhibit

Get Involved

August 15, 2019

Help Fund Aquarium Field Trips for Students

The Aquarium is launching a fundraising campaign from August 20 to 28 to support its scholarship program, which provides free field trips for students from eligible underserved schools.

Contributions to the Field Trip Face Campaign August 20 to 28 will be matched by a $5,000 grant from the Whitney Young Children’s Foundation, $5,000 from the Schulzman-Neri Foundation, and a $1,000 matching grant from the Mike and Diane Jensen Family.

Painting of an orca swimming underwater with tropical fish, sea turtles, dolphins, rays, and penguins

News

August 9, 2019

Art Exhibit on View This Fall Celebrates the Ocean and Marine Life

The Aquarium will display an exhibit of ocean-themed artwork by painter John Enright from August 19 through October 30.

The Aquarium will display an exhibit of ocean-themed artwork by painter John Enright from August 19 through October 30.

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