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Aquarium Celebrates 15th Anniversary

General

June 11, 2013

Aquarium Celebrates 15th Anniversary

The Aquarium of the Pacific celebrates its fifteenth anniversary on June 20, 2013. With 1.5 million visitors annually, the institution is the fourth-highest-attended aquarium in the United States.

Charlie the Sea Otter Returns

Animals

June 3, 2013

Charlie the Sea Otter Returns

In April Charlie the southern sea otter returned to the Aquarium after a two-year stay at the Long Marine Lab in Santa Cruz, California, where he participated in a study of sea otter hearing. 

Chambered Nautiluses on Exhibit This Summer

Animals

May 28, 2013

Chambered Nautiluses on Exhibit This Summer

Several chambered nautiluses are on display in the Wonders of the Deep exhibit. Look for them in a cylindrical tank in an exhibit describing vertical migration.

New Urban Ocean Show Explores a Sustainable Future

Urban Ocean

May 22, 2013

New Urban Ocean Show Explores a Sustainable Future

The Aquarium is featuring a new Science on a Sphere® show called Urban Ocean, presented daily in the Ocean Science Center.

View Slime-Producing, Jawless Hagfish at the Aquarium

Animals

May 22, 2013

View Slime-Producing, Jawless Hagfish at the Aquarium

Look for the Aquarium’s hagfish in the Wonders of the Deep exhibit opening on May 24. A display featuring animals that feed on carcasses of whales at the seafloor will include hagfish, crabs, and other deep-sea animals.

Aquatic Academy Develops Action Plan to Avoid the Environmental Cliff

Aquatic Academy

May 13, 2013

Aquatic Academy Develops Action Plan to Avoid the Environmental Cliff

The Aquarium of the Pacific hosted three sessions of its Aquatic Academy in February 2013. After presentations by speakers and discussion periods, Aquatic Academy participants compiled a plan to decarbonize society and reduce the impacts of climate change.

Heritage Award Honoree Worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Accolades

May 13, 2013

Heritage Award Honoree Worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A pioneer in the civil rights movement in the United States and proponent of nonviolent action, Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. was the Heritage Award honoree at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 2013 African-American Festival.

Aquarium Honors Zina Bethune at Festival of Human Abilities

Accolades

May 9, 2013

Aquarium Honors Zina Bethune at Festival of Human Abilities

This year the Aquarium presented the Glenn McIntyre Heritage Award posthumously to Zina Bethune, founder and artistic director of Theatre Bethune.

Aquarium Offers Summer Camp Programs for All Ages

Education

May 9, 2013

Aquarium Offers Summer Camp Programs for All Ages

Summer day camps at the Aquarium of the Pacific provide great learning opportunities for children, as well as hands-on activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and—best of all—fun!

Aquarium to Host Beach-Themed Kelp Art Exhibit

Arts

May 8, 2013

Aquarium to Host Beach-Themed Kelp Art Exhibit

Susan MacLeod’s paintings detail the flora and fauna found in kelpwrack, the piles of seaweed that wash up on West Coast beaches.

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