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Online Academy

March 23, 2020

Aquarium Launches Online Academy

The Aquarium of the Pacific is now offering an Aquarium Online Academy to bring educational programming as well as fun and entertaining activities to the public during the current closure.

The new program includes both on-demand videos and activities for all ages and a schedule of interactive live programs with Aquarium educators.

Juvenile giant sea bass - Yutaka

News

March 4, 2020

Aquarium and Partners Plan to Release Giant Sea Bass

Project partners include California State University, Northridge and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

After successful breeding programs in aquarium settings, the project partners hope to help local populations of this distinctive fish rebound. Juvenile giant sea bass are being released in local waters.

Yellowfin Parrotfish scarus flavipectoralis

News

March 1, 2020

Coral Reefs Exhibit Opens May 22

Coral Reefs: Nature’s Underwater Cities will showcase the beauty and diversity of coral reefs and their animal residents in the Aquarium’s newly reimagined Tropical Pacific Gallery.

Coral Reefs: Nature’s Underwater Cities will showcase the beauty and diversity of coral reefs and their animal residents in the Aquarium’s newly reimagined Tropical Pacific Gallery.

Millie the sea otter

News

February 27, 2020

Aquarium Welcomes a Special Sea Otter and Announces New Role in Helping Sea Otter Pups

The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Aquarium of the Pacific announce their partnership on the sea otter surrogacy program to help this threatened species recover off the coast of California.

The Aquarium of the Pacific announced today that it will become a partner facility for rehabilitating rescued sea otter pups, rearing them with the help of surrogate mothers, and coordinating their release back into the wild. The Aquarium is also welcoming a new sea otter named Millie, who they hope will be a surrogate mother to the orphaned sea otter pups.

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News

February 21, 2020

Photo Exhibit Showcases Marine Life in Local Tide Pools

Patsee Ober Photography is based in Laguna Beach, California.

An exhibit of photographs by Patsee Ober will be on view at the Aquarium from March 16 to May 16, 2020. Ober will give a talk about her process, equipment, and inspiration in creating the photos on the evening of March 16.

sea otter millie at edge of pool

What's New

January 18, 2020

Things to See and Do at the Aquarium

There are several ways to visit with discounted admission, plus festivals and arts events, and environmental education opportunities.

There are several ways to visit with discounted admission, plus festivals and arts events, and environmental education opportunities.

Aerial View of Aquarium with Play Button

Vision

January 15, 2020

More Than You Ever Imagined

Conservation, Education, and Research

Beyond its world-class exhibits, the Aquarium of the Pacific has extensive programming that educates and inspires people of all ages, connects science and the arts, gathers experts to tackle the planet’s biggest environmental problems, and conserves endangered animals and threatened ecosystems.

Pacific Visions building with grass

Vision

December 13, 2019

Top Aquarium Achievements in 2019

With the opening of Pacific Visions and other accomplishments in ocean conservation and educational offerings, 2019 was a significant year in the Aquarium's history.

With the opening of Pacific Visions and other accomplishments in ocean conservation and educational offerings, 2019 was a significant year in the Aquarium’s history.

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.

Sea otter holding a red star

What's New

December 4, 2019

Aquarium Winter Activities

Enjoy 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 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.

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