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Staff member uses reusable cup at beverage station

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Frank Roberts of Lady's Island Oyster Inc. speaks on a panel during the Aquarium's 2018 aquaculture forum.

News

December 6, 2018

Aquarium Releases Report Detailing Communication Strategies for U.S. Aquaculture

Report comes after forum gathering ocean farmers, chefs, regulators, scientists, educators, and other stakeholders.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Seafood for the Future program has released a report on a forum it convened with American Honda, in partnership with the Honda Marine Science Foundation, titled: Aligning Stakeholder Communications for U.S. Marine Aquaculture at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

vaquita postcard

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December 6, 2018

Aquarium Joins 1 Million Cards Campaign to Help Save the Vaquita Porpoise from Extinction

Fewer than thirty vaquitas remain

The campaign encourages Mexico’s incoming president to continue conservation initiatives to save the vaquita, which is found only in the Upper Gulf of California in Baja.

Frank Colonna, Jerry Schubel, and Mayor Robert Garcia stand in front of the Aquarium with the Pacific Visions wing in the background.

Year in Review

December 5, 2018

The Aquarium in 2018

Celebrating Twenty Years

In 2018 the Aquarium celebrated its 20th Anniversary, completed milestones in the construction of Pacific Visions, hosted forums on aquaculture and climate change and Aquatic Academy courses, and conducted important conservation work.

Garibaldi painting by artist Truong Buu Giam

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November 28, 2018

Aquarium Displays Paintings of Marine Life by Truong Buu Giam

Giam uses traditional Vietnamese watercolor techniques to blend liquid resin and acrylic paint in his underwater scenes of marine life.

Frog sitting on a rock looking at viewer.

News

November 21, 2018

Photographers Night Photo Contest 2018 Winners

The Aquarium’s 10th 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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