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New Music Commissioned for the Aquarium Premieres in Long Beach

Arts | Conservation

April 9, 2013

New Music Commissioned for the Aquarium Premieres in Long Beach

The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra will debut composer Steven Mackey’s Urban Ocean on April 27. The piece was commissioned by Aquarium supporters Dennis and Suzanne Poulsen.

Kelp Forest Photographer to Present Lecture and Exhibit at the Aquarium

Arts

March 26, 2013

Kelp Forest Photographer to Present Lecture and Exhibit at the Aquarium

Jim Hellemn’s life-sized underwater photographs comprise the highest-resolution images of coral reefs and kelp forests ever captured.

Multimedia Dance Performance Will Illustrate Ocean Impacts

Arts | Conservation

March 15, 2013

Multimedia Dance Performance Will Illustrate Ocean Impacts

Monterey, California-based SpectorDance collaborated with scientists and educators to create a performance illustrating the ever-changing events affecting the ocean.

Call for Submissions: Aquarium of the Pacific Gift Store

Arts

February 5, 2013

Call for Submissions: Aquarium of the Pacific Gift Store

The Aquarium and the Arts Council for Long Beach seek Greater Long Beach artists to submit original artwork to be displayed and sold at the Aquarium’s newly remodeled Pacific Collections gift store.

5 Gyres Institute Exhibit Highlights Plastic Pollution

Arts

February 1, 2013

5 Gyres Institute Exhibit Highlights Plastic Pollution

Saving Our Synthetic Seas is a traveling exhibition describing the global impact of plastic on terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

Caine’s Aquarium Cardboard Challenge on Display December 8

Arts | Urban Ocean

November 30, 2012

Caine’s Aquarium Cardboard Challenge on Display December 8

Nine-year-old Caine Monroy and the Imagination Foundation are joining with the Aquarium to encourage children to use cardboard and their creativity to create solutions that allow people to live in harmony with Southern California’s urban ocean.

Artist Dives With Sharks Dec. 9

Arts

November 16, 2012

Artist Dives With Sharks Dec. 9

Watch as artist Victor Douieb dives in the large shark exhibit in Shark Lagoon, then creates a shark sculpture in a live demonstration.

Aquarium Hosts Exhibit by National Geographic Photographer

Nature Photography

November 6, 2012

Aquarium Hosts Exhibit by National Geographic Photographer

Brian Skerry’s captivating images depict marine life and natural environments in saturated color, featuring animals from the largest whales to the tiniest shrimp.

Long Beach Ballet presents “Guardians”

Arts | Conservation

September 26, 2012

Long Beach Ballet presents “Guardians”

Peek into humanity’s past, present, and future relationship to the ocean depicted in dance, with music and special effects.

Aquarium to Host Surfrider’s “Ocean Armor” Art Exhibit

Arts

August 27, 2012

Aquarium to Host Surfrider’s “Ocean Armor” Art Exhibit

The sculptures in the Ocean Armor collection convey the struggle of marine animals against such threats as oil spills, ocean warming, and over-industrialization.

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