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Coral Reefs: Nature's Underwater Cities Banner


March 1, 2020

Coral Reefs Exhibit Opens This Summer

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.

Visitors watch yellowtail


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.

Still image from TeamOcean show by Xprize


November 19, 2018

Science on a Sphere Show Invites Kids and Teens to Join #TeamOcean

The show was created in a partnership between the Aquarium and XPrize’s Ocean Initiative.

Seal and pup

What's New

April 24, 2018

Aquarium Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Aquarium of the Pacific celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year, with new exhibits, programs, events, and contests. Meet the original animals and see new residents, including a harbor seal pup born in April.

Movie still of globe map with overlaid data


March 8, 2018

New Science on a Sphere Show Traces Human History

The show, We Are All Related: The Dispersal of Humans Across the World, plays daily in the Ocean Science Center.

Earth from space


November 1, 2017

New Aquarium Film Showcases Climate Solutions

The Time is Now, The Future is Here plays daily in the Ocean Theater and is included with Aquarium general admission.

Magnificent Tree Frog


May 25, 2017

New FROGS Exhibits Now Open

Plus Our Water Future and Archerfish Exhibits

See FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing, plus the new Our Water Future exhibit area and a new archerfish habitat.

California sea lion Harpo

What's New

January 25, 2017

Newly Remodeled Seal and Sea Lion Habitat Now Open

The exhibit now features new rockwork and a coastal seascape mural as well as windows and platforms that provide better visibility of the animals and presenters.



September 14, 2016

New Vanishing Animals Film Plays Daily in Ocean Theater

Vanishing Animals explores human impacts on our planet and ways we can help prevent loss of biodiversity and protect the health of ecosystems.



September 13, 2016

Aquarium Receives Grant Funding to Teach Public About Southern California’s Water

New exhibits and programs in the Aquarium’s Our Watersheds exhibit area are slated to open in spring 2017.



May 26, 2016

New Exhibits: Horses and Dragons, Vanishing Animals

The Aquarium has opened two new exhibitions to help visitors learn about marine life and humans’ relationship with our planet. Horses and Dragons features more than a dozen species of seahorses, seadragons, and their relatives. Vanishing Animals examines extinction and what we can do to reverse the trend.

Dan Cayan webcast

Live Events

June 2, 2015

Video: Sea Level Rise Webcast

In a live webcast held June 1, 2015, experts discussed sea level rise in conjunction with the opening of a new photo exhibition at the Aquarium documenting human responses to rising sea levels around the world.


Science on a Sphere

March 31, 2015

New Show Investigates Impacts of Fukushima

The Aquarium debuted a new show for the Science on a Sphere about the Fukushima nuclear accident and its impacts on humans and marine life.