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Series clapboard with Aquarium and Seafood for the Future logos with farmer John Finger and Sarah Newkirk in the background. 900x600 gallery links to New Series on Sustainable Ocean Farming in the U.S. Features Chefs, Farmers, and Scientists

October 12, 2018

New Series on Sustainable Ocean Farming in the U.S. Features Chefs, Farmers, and Scientists 

Aquarium of the Pacific, USC Sea Grant, and partners celebrate National Seafood Month with launch of a new video series and interactive app to educate the public about U.S. ocean farming and how to cook seafood at home.

Pirate.jpg links to Aquarium Transforms Into Scarium of the Pacific on October 27 and 28

October 10, 2018

Aquarium Transforms Into Scarium of the Pacific on October 27 and 28 

Discover creepy creatures and enjoy magic shows, costume contests, and face painting at the Aquarium, where there’s more fun than fright.

Sea Fare Logo and Image links to Aquarium’s 15th Annual Sea Fare to Highlight Food, Fish, and Fun on October 20

October 10, 2018

Aquarium’s 15th Annual Sea Fare to Highlight Food, Fish, and Fun on October 20 

You can eat and drink your way through the Aquarium with an open bar and tastes from over thirty local restaurants, breweries, and bakeries, bid on an array of items in live and silent auctions, and dance the night away by tank light while supporting ocean conservation.

Dancers perform at Southeast Asia Day links to Aquarium’s 14th Annual Southeast Asia Day Celebrates Vibrant Local Communities

October 9, 2018

Aquarium’s 14th Annual Southeast Asia Day Celebrates Vibrant Local Communities 

Dance, music, and crafts from Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, and Myanmar transform the Aquarium into an international destination.

A young man in a canoe fishes near a fish farm at sunset. links to National Geographic Photographer’s Aquaculture Exhibit to be Displayed for the First Time at the Aquarium

October 8, 2018

National Geographic Photographer’s Aquaculture Exhibit to be Displayed for the First Time at the Aquarium 

Discover the world of marine aquaculture through the images of underwater photographer Brian Skerry.

Woman in lab coat looks at samples in a microscope with fresh produce in the background. links to Aquarium Evening Course Will Examine How We Will Feed Over 2 Billion More People by 2100

September 19, 2018

Aquarium Evening Course Will Examine How We Will Feed Over 2 Billion More People by 2100 

Experts will explore how humanity will find ways to feed an increasing population while adapting to changes in climate and advances in science.

Green sea turtle in transport kennel before release Sept. 2018 links to Rescued Sea Turtle Returns to the Wild After Receiving Veterinary Care at the Aquarium

September 18, 2018

Rescued Sea Turtle Returns to the Wild After Receiving Veterinary Care at the Aquarium 

Members of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s veterinary and animal husbandry staff will release a rehabilitated green sea turtle in Seal Beach, California, on September 18, 2018.

The three penguin chicks hatched in 2018 stand in a group in front of a blank white background links to Three Penguin Chicks to Make a Splash on Exhibit at the Aquarium

September 6, 2018

Three Penguin Chicks to Make a Splash on Exhibit at the Aquarium 

The chicks will leave the nursery to join their parents and siblings in the Aquarium’s June Keyes Penguin Habitat on September 13, 2018.

penguin chick links to Adopt a Penguin Chick for a Chance to Suggest a Name

September 6, 2018

Adopt a Penguin Chick for a Chance to Suggest a Name 

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Adopt an Animal program allows anyone to symbolically adopt one of the Aquarium’s animals.

Peruvian dancer links to Aquarium Hosts 17th Annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival September 29 and 30

September 6, 2018

Aquarium Hosts 17th Annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival September 29 and 30 

Aquarium’s festival celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month and features dance and music performances, bilingual environmental programs, arts and crafts, and a special annual award ceremony.

The Chumash Family Singers links to Local Maritime Cultures Celebrated at Moompetam, the Aquarium’s Fourteenth Annual Native American Festival

September 5, 2018

Local Maritime Cultures Celebrated at Moompetam, the Aquarium’s Fourteenth Annual Native American Festival 

Several tribes will be represented at the Aquarium through live music and dance, cultural craft presentations, and artifacts of daily life.

Scalloped hammerhead shark swims past viewing window of holding aquarium links to New Scalloped Hammerhead Shark Now on View

August 29, 2018

New Scalloped Hammerhead Shark Now on View 

A juvenile female scalloped hammerhead shark made its official debut at the Aquarium of the Pacific on August 29.

Aquarium exterior at night with red sky links to Hang Out With More Than 11,000 Animals at the Aquarium During Summer Late Nights

August 1, 2018

Hang Out With More Than 11,000 Animals at the Aquarium During Summer Late Nights 

Those who visit the Aquarium during Discounted Summer Late Nights will enter for just $14.95 after 5:00 p.m.

Giant Sea Bass Side View links to New Citizen Science Program Tracks Giant Sea Bass

August 1, 2018

New Citizen Science Program Tracks Giant Sea Bass 

Citizen scientists who upload photos of giant sea bass can help scientists learn more about this endangered fish and its habitat.

Vaquita Swimming links to Save the Vaquita Day July 7 at the Aquarium

July 5, 2018

Save the Vaquita Day July 7 at the Aquarium 

The Aquarium will host activities and education booths to build public awareness of the vaquita and the threats that have brought it to the brink of extinction.

Blue Whale Fluke links to Press Cruise: Endangered Blue Whales Spotted Off Long Beach

July 4, 2018

Press Cruise: Endangered Blue Whales Spotted Off Long Beach 

The Aquarium of the Pacific and Harbor Breeze Cruises invite the media to set sail for the chance to see these whales while learning recent findings about them and other whales on Friday, July 6.

Fireworks over the Aquarium of the Pacific links to Celebrate the 4th of July at the Aquarium of the Pacific with BBQ and Extended Hours

July 3, 2018

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Aquarium of the Pacific with BBQ and Extended Hours 

Wave the flag, watch the fireworks, and enjoy some freshly grilled BBQ with the Aquarium of the Pacific. You’ll also be able to journey inside the Aquarium to see wonders of the sea until 10:00 p.m. for just $14.95 per person after 5:00 p.m.

Andres Pruna links to Cuban-American Artist and Explorer to Present Art Exhibit at Aquarium of the Pacific and Bilingual Lecture

June 6, 2018

Cuban-American Artist and Explorer to Present Art Exhibit at Aquarium of the Pacific and Bilingual Lecture 

Andrés Pruna will present his first art exhibition at the Aquarium of the Pacific and a lecture titled One Man’s Journey in Pursuit of Art in Nature.

Long Beach Chorale Ports of Call logo links to Aquarium’s Great Hall to Fill With Music for Long Beach Chorale’s Summer Concert

June 5, 2018

Aquarium’s Great Hall to Fill With Music for Long Beach Chorale’s Summer Concert 

In celebration of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 20th anniversary, the Long Beach Chorale will perform a summer evening concert on Sunday, June 10, 2018, amongst the fish.

20th_Anniversary_4C_RASTER.jpg links to Aquarium Curates 20th Anniversary Lecture Series

June 4, 2018

Aquarium Curates 20th Anniversary Lecture Series 

Evening lectures give an inside look at the Aquarium’s history, development, and achievements since its opening in 1998.

Pair of hula dancers links to Celebrate Pacific Island Cultures During the Aquarium’s 15th Annual Pacific Islander Festival

June 2, 2018

Celebrate Pacific Island Cultures During the Aquarium’s 15th Annual Pacific Islander Festival 

Experience dance, music, and cultural artifacts of the Pacific Islands on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, at the Aquarium.

View from space of Earth links to Show Your Love of the Ocean and Learn About Ocean Exploration on World Ocean Day at the Aquarium

May 31, 2018

Show Your Love of the Ocean and Learn About Ocean Exploration on World Ocean Day at the Aquarium 

Learn about the ways we rely on the ocean and how human activity impacts ocean life and investigate the current state of ocean exploration on World Ocean Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

2018_Blue_Whale_Gala_Logo.jpg links to Aquarium Announces Ocean Conservation Award Recipients to Be Honored at Its Blue Whale Gala

May 24, 2018

Aquarium Announces Ocean Conservation Award Recipients to Be Honored at Its Blue Whale Gala 

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its black-tie Blue Whale Gala on Saturday, June 9, 2018. During the gala, the Aquarium will honor Betty White and Francisco J. Ayala, Ph.D., with the prestigious Ocean Conservation Award.

Aquarium exterior at purple dusk links to Aquarium Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Special Exhibits, New Animals, and Contests

May 2, 2018

Aquarium Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Special Exhibits, New Animals, and Contests 

Everyone is invited to join the Aquarium in celebrating its twentieth year with special events, programs, and exhibits throughout the summer. Learn the fascinating history of its animals and exhibits and meet some new animals.

Aquarium exterior view from harbor art links to Aquarium Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Special Summer Contests

May 2, 2018

Aquarium Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Special Summer Contests 

Everyone is invited to join the Aquarium in celebrating its twentieth year with special events, programs, and exhibits. Starting May 25 Aquarium visitors can participate in summer contests, scavenger hunts, and challenges to win prizes.

Schmidt Ocean Institute Research Vessel Falkor links to Aquarium and Schmidt Ocean Institute Partner to Engage Public in Real-Time Shark Research

May 2, 2018

Aquarium and Schmidt Ocean Institute Partner to Engage Public in Real-Time Shark Research 

On May 10 at 10:45 a.m. the Aquarium will establish a ship-to-shore live video connection with the scientists aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor. Scientists are gathering data at the “White Shark Cafe” in the Pacific Ocean.

Long Beach skyline from a boat links to Embark on Urban Ocean Cruises and Explore a Place Where Wildlife and Human Life Coexist

April 29, 2018

Embark on Urban Ocean Cruises and Explore a Place Where Wildlife and Human Life Coexist 

Embark on a journey aboard a Harbor Breeze Cruises’ double-decker yacht with an Aquarium naturalist to visit one of the most distinctive sections of the local coastline and experience the wonders of Southern California’s urban ocean.

Trashin Fashion models wearing dresses made of recycled materials links to Explore and Celebrate SoCal’s Coast at Aquarium’s Urban Ocean Festival, April 28-29

April 28, 2018

Explore and Celebrate SoCal’s Coast at Aquarium’s Urban Ocean Festival, April 28-29 

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its ninth annual Urban Ocean Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, 2018.

ShelbyPup.jpg links to Aquarium’s Harbor Seal Gives Birth to Pup

April 20, 2018

Aquarium’s Harbor Seal Gives Birth to Pup 

The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is pleased to announce that Shelby, one of the Aquarium’s harbor seals, has given birth to a pup.

The Great Hall during Earth Day Celebration links to Aquarium Hosts Its Annual Earth Day Celebration

April 19, 2018

Aquarium Hosts Its Annual Earth Day Celebration 

Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet while visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific for its annual Earth Day Celebration, April 21 and 22.

Local elementary students visit Aquarium thanks to scholarship funding from Premier links to Students Race to the Aquarium During the Grand Prix to Enjoy a Visit Funded by Premier Long Beach

April 12, 2018

Students Race to the Aquarium During the Grand Prix to Enjoy a Visit Funded by Premier Long Beach 

More than one hundred students from Jenny Oropeza Elementary and Cesar Chavez Elementary visited the Aquarium of the Pacific this week, thanks to a donation from Premier Long Beach.

Movie still of globe map with overlaid data links to New Aquarium Show Traces the Rise of Humans and Our Impact on the Planet

March 8, 2018

New Aquarium Show Traces the Rise of Humans and Our Impact on the Planet 

The Aquarium of the Pacific has developed a new show for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Science on a Sphere®. Set to play daily in the Aquarium’s Ocean Science Center starting on March 15, the show traces human history from our species’ origins in Africa 300,000 years ago to our current population of 7.5 billion.

K1602_Tahiti_20160221-Linder-ArtistAtSeaPaint-0120.jpg links to Aquarium to Display Artwork From Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Artist-At-Sea Program

March 7, 2018

Aquarium to Display Artwork From Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Artist-At-Sea Program 

The exhibit features artwork made from and inspired by the science done on the Falkor, the institute’s research vessel.

Four people dancing in front of the Aquarium's Blue Cavern exhibit links to Dance Under the Sea Stars at the Aquarium’s Latin-Themed Night

March 7, 2018

Dance Under the Sea Stars at the Aquarium’s Latin-Themed Night 

Guests can party with the sea stars and learn about marine life and the environment at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Latin-themed late night, Noche de Estrellas (Night of the Stars), on Friday, March 23, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Old Fashioned Diving Suit links to Free Admission for SCUBA Divers During Annual Divers Day Festival

March 7, 2018

Free Admission for SCUBA Divers During Annual Divers Day Festival 

The diving community is also invited to explore volunteer diving opportunities in Southern California. Divers who show proof of certification with a photo I.D. will receive free admission.

International children's choir links to Celebrate Kids at the Aquarium’s International Children’s Festival

March 7, 2018

Celebrate Kids at the Aquarium’s International Children’s Festival 

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s thirteenth annual International Children’s Festival is a special festival for kids on the weekend of March 17-18, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Surface of the Big Blue Ocean links to Evening Course Will Examine Sea Level Rise and Redrawing the World’s Coastlines

March 7, 2018

Evening Course Will Examine Sea Level Rise and Redrawing the World’s Coastlines 

This four-week course for adults will feature top climate scientists and other experts as speakers.

Charlie_robinshot770.JPG links to License to Dive: Sea Otter Celebrates 21st Birthday

March 7, 2018

License to Dive: Sea Otter Celebrates 21st Birthday 

Charlie the sea otter will be celebrating his big day in otter ways! Aquarium biologists will be presenting him with his “license” in the form of an edible seafood cake on his birthday.

profile portrait of Cain the sea lion links to New Sea Lion to Make Home at the Aquarium of the Pacific

February 6, 2018

New Sea Lion to Make Home at the Aquarium of the Pacific 

Cain is four years old and weighs nearly 250 pounds. He will begin his introduction to his new family in the Seals and Sea Lions Habitat on February 8.

PVsteelstructure.jpg links to Aquarium of the Pacific Topping-Off Ceremony for New Pacific Visions Wing

January 25, 2018

Aquarium of the Pacific Topping-Off Ceremony for New Pacific Visions Wing 

A Magellanic Penguin will be among the VIPs signing the last steel beam that will become part of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s first major expansion.

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