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Visitors watch yellowtail

What's New

June 24, 2019

Things to See and Do at the Aquarium This Summer

Explore pathways to a sustainable future in Pacific Visions, plus visit 12,000 animals in over 100 exhibits.

The Aquarium offers fun for the whole family, including animals you can touch, whale watching cruises, daily shows with our animal care experts, and its new Pacific Visions wing featuring an immersive theater show.

Dr. Sandy Trautwein and Dr. Gregory Stone discuss coral conservation at the Aquarium's 2018 workshop on super corals.

News

June 13, 2019

Aquarium Releases Report on Super Coral Workshop

In December 2018 the Aquarium partnered with the Phoenix Island Protected Area Trust and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to host a workshop on super corals with coral experts from around the world, including representatives from Pacific Island nations.

In December 2018 the Aquarium partnered with the Phoenix Island Protected Area Trust and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to host a workshop on super corals with coral experts from around the world.

Visitors watch yellowtail

News

May 23, 2019

Visit the New Pacific Visions Wing

The Aquarium’s new Pacific Visions wing is now open

Journey inside the new stunning glass building to experience a state-of–the-art immersive theater, interactive art installations, engaging multimedia displays, and live animal exhibits.

Epaulette Shark

News

May 15, 2019

Aquarium Partners with CSULB to Study Shark Adaptations

Kevin Travis, a graduate student at California State University, Long Beach, is studying epaulette sharks from the Aquarium

Investigating how some sharks are specially adapted to be able to “walk” on their pectoral fins to move between aquatic and land environments.

Charlie the sea otter is seen from the shoulders up facing to the left with his muzzle and whiskers reflecting light

News

April 22, 2019

Aquarium Mourns the Loss of Charlie the Sea Otter

The Aquarium of the Pacific is mourning the loss of Charlie the southern sea otter, who passed away on Monday, April 22.

Charlie passed away on Monday, April 22, at the age of twenty-two. He was oldest southern sea otter living at a zoo or aquarium.

Staff member uses reusable cup at beverage station

News

April 22, 2019

Aquarium Continues Efforts to Avoid Single-Use Plastic

On Earth Day 2019 the Aquarium of the Pacific, along with nearly two dozen other aquariums across the United States, is committing to new practices to bring the facility closer to eliminating single-use plastic.

On Earth Day 2019 the Aquarium of the Pacific, along with nearly two dozen other aquariums across the United States, is committing to new practices to bring the facility closer to eliminating single-use plastic.

Photograph pf a container ship on the ocean viewed through rescue ring buoy labeled Triumphant

News

March 29, 2019

Aquarium Displays Port of Long Beach PHOTO Exhibit

As part of its 20th Anniversary celebration, the Aquarium is displaying an exhibit of photographs from the Port of Long Beach’s 2018 PHOTO program presented in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach.

As part of its 20th Anniversary celebration, the Aquarium is displaying an exhibit of photographs from the Port of Long Beach’s 2018 PHOTO program presented in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach.

Pacific Visions Theater Seats

News

March 19, 2019

Seats Available for Naming in Honda Pacific Visions Theater

Pacific Visions supporters can now name a seat in the Honda Pacific Visions Theater.

Name a seat in honor of a loved one, business, favorite Aquarium animal, an anniversary or wedding, or in memory of a loved one.

Pacific Visions exterior with dolphin fountain

News

March 4, 2019

Pacific Visions Earns Commercial Real Estate Award

On February 25 Pacific Visions earned the top gold award in the public category from the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Commercial Real Estate Awards.

On February 25 Pacific Visions earned the top gold award in the public category from the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Commercial Real Estate Awards.

Charlie the sea otter rests on an ice pile and touches his nose to a frozen birthday cupcake treat in the Aquarium's sea otter exhibit

News

March 2, 2019

Charlie the Southern Sea Otter Turns 22

Charlie, one of the Aquarium’s original charter animals, turned twenty-two on March 2 and is now the second southern sea otter on record to ever reach that age.

Charlie is the oldest southern sea otter living at any aquarium or zoo. He is the second sea otter on record to ever reach twenty-two.

Side view of a small, reddish-purple bigeye octopus inside aquarium exhibit resting on a rock surface

What's New

February 26, 2019

What’s New at the Aquarium This Spring

This season at the Aquarium, see a new show in the Ocean Theater, visit your favorite animals, and take part in our cultural festivals and events celebrating our ocean planet.

This season at the Aquarium, see a new show in the Ocean Theater, visit your favorite animals, and take part in our cultural festivals and events celebrating our ocean planet.

Aquarium exterior in the evening with Pacific Visions

News

February 1, 2019

Pacific Visions Exterior Construction Completed

Project Update

Exterior construction and landscaping has been completed for Pacific Visions, the Aquarium’s first major expansion, which opens to the public on May 24, 2019.

Close-up portrait of Brook the sea otter looking into the camera

News

January 30, 2019

Aquarium Pays Tribute to Brook the Sea Otter

Aquarium Update

Brook passed away on January 29 after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure earlier this month by the Aquarium’s veterinary team. She was nearly 22 years old.

2019 pacific visions exterior

News

January 8, 2019

Aquarium Sets Pacific Visions Opening Date

Expansion News

The Aquarium’s new wing will open to the public in May 2019.

Bigfin Reef Squid

What's New

January 3, 2019

Things to See and Do at the Aquarium This Winter

Exhibits & Events

During your Aquarium visit this season, be sure to see new animals on exhibit and enjoy cultural festivals and special events for members.

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