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Celebrate the Holidays Throughout December at the Aquarium

November 7, 2016

Celebrate the Holidays Throughout December at the Aquarium buttonLink

Visit Santa, see him SCUBA dive, and enjoy a snow play area and a variety of festivities during the holiday season at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Aquarium Hosts NOAA Day on Saturday, November 12, 2016

November 4, 2016

Aquarium Hosts NOAA Day on Saturday, November 12, 2016 buttonLink

Discover how NOAA uses cutting-edge research to warn of dangerous weather, chart seas, conserve and manage marine resources, and better understand our environment.

Experts Gather at the Aquarium to Develop New Approach to Motivate Public Action on Climate Change

November 2, 2016

Experts Gather at the Aquarium to Develop New Approach to Motivate Public Action on Climate Change buttonLink

The new research will guide the creation of exhibits and programs at the Southern California aquarium and will be available at no charge to informal learning centers across the country.

Aquarium’s Autumn Festival Celebrates 15th Anniversary and Magic of Fall Season

October 4, 2016

Aquarium’s Autumn Festival Celebrates 15th Anniversary and Magic of Fall Season buttonLink

The festival will feature live music and dance performances, cultural arts exhibits, and crafts. Throughout the weekend artisans and other vendors will be displaying and selling their works.

Food, Fish, and Fun at the Aquarium’s 13th Annual Sea Fare

October 4, 2016

Food, Fish, and Fun at the Aquarium’s 13th Annual Sea Fare buttonLink

Friends of the fishes and foodies alike can bring their passions for conservation and gourmet food together at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s thirteenth annual Sea Fare on Saturday, October 22.

Scarium of the Pacific: Spooktacular Halloween Fun for the Whole Family

October 4, 2016

Scarium of the Pacific: Spooktacular Halloween Fun for the Whole Family buttonLink

Swim into the dark depths of the Aquarium, where there’s more fun than fright this Halloween season!

Aquarium’s Twelfth Annual Southeast Asia Day Celebrates Vibrant Local Communities

October 1, 2016

Aquarium’s Twelfth Annual Southeast Asia Day Celebrates Vibrant Local Communities buttonLink

Live performances of traditional music and dance, as well as cultural craft demonstrations and displays, will help transform the Aquarium into an exotic destination during its twelfth annual Southeast Asia Day.

New Report Provides Blueprint for Creation of Offshore Aquaculture Industry in Southern California

September 27, 2016

New Report Provides Blueprint for Creation of Offshore Aquaculture Industry in Southern California buttonLink

Establishing a robust aquaculture industry in the United States would help cut the more than 90 percent of seafood imported into this country annually and reduce a seafood trade deficit exceeding $14 billion, and California could serve as a model, according to a new report issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), California Sea Grant, and the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Aquarium, NOAA, California Sea Grant Release Report and Share the Latest About Fish Farming

September 21, 2016

Aquarium, NOAA, California Sea Grant Release Report and Share the Latest About Fish Farming buttonLink

Representatives from the Aquarium, NOAA, and California Sea Grant will discuss a report on fish farming in California during National Aquaculture Week.

New Aquarium Film Highlights Human Impact on the Ocean to Inspire Change

September 7, 2016

New Aquarium Film Highlights Human Impact on the Ocean to Inspire Change buttonLink

Vanishing Animals film educates the public on biodiversity and mass extinctions using footage from Alucia Productions.

Aquarium and Conservation Group Announce Plans for New Watershed Exhibits and Programs

September 7, 2016

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The Aquarium of the Pacific will be creating new watershed exhibits and programs to provide vital information for guests of all ages to help deal with California’s ongoing water crisis thanks to a grant from the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy.

Aquarium Hosts Baja Splash Cultural Festival Sept 24-25

September 7, 2016

Aquarium Hosts Baja Splash Cultural Festival Sept 24-25 buttonLink

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

Local Maritime Cultures Celebrated at Moompetam Native American Festival

September 3, 2016

Local Maritime Cultures Celebrated at Moompetam Native American Festival buttonLink

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

Future of Food Series with Russ Parsons Returns to the Aquarium

September 2, 2016

Future of Food Series with Russ Parsons Returns to the Aquarium buttonLink

Cookbook author and former Los Angeles Times Food Editor Russ Parsons moderates discussions with experts representing different sectors of the American food system.

Threatened Sea Turtle, Rehabilitated by the Aquarium, Released Back Into Its Ocean Home

September 1, 2016

Threatened Sea Turtle, Rehabilitated by the Aquarium, Released Back Into Its Ocean Home buttonLink

The Aquarium of the Pacific and NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service released the turtle back into the wild on September 1, 2016, with the help of Harbor Breeze Cruises.

L.A. Zoo, Aquarium of the Pacific, and Natural History Museum Offer Nature Pass Combo Ticket

July 27, 2016

L.A. Zoo, Aquarium of the Pacific, and Natural History Museum Offer Nature Pass Combo Ticket buttonLink

See more than 250 animal species, many rare or endangered, at the Zoo, the Aquarium’s new Vanishing Animals and Horses and Dragons exhibitions, and the Dinosaur Hall at NHM on different days with discounted combo ticket.

Endangered Blue Whales Spotted Off Long Beach Identified by the Aquarium’s Research Program

July 15, 2016

Endangered Blue Whales Spotted Off Long Beach Identified by the Aquarium’s Research Program buttonLink

Endangered blue whales and fin whales are being spotted in the waters off Long Beach.

Learn What it Takes to Become a Marine Biologist, Work Alongside Animal Care Staff at the Aquarium

July 13, 2016

Learn What it Takes to Become a Marine Biologist, Work Alongside Animal Care Staff at the Aquarium buttonLink

Kids and teens can learn how to become a marine biologist and study marine animals during the Aquarium’s Job Shadow and Junior Biologist programs.

Aquarium Receives Award for Exceptional Application of Story Mapping

July 11, 2016

Aquarium Receives Award for Exceptional Application of Story Mapping buttonLink

The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific was recently honored with an award at the 2016 Esri International User Conference in San Diego, California, for its steelhead story map.

Aquarium Announces Voices on the Veranda Concert Series

July 5, 2016

Aquarium Announces Voices on the Veranda Concert Series buttonLink

Enjoy breezes, ocean views, and live music performances on the Aquarium’s rooftop Veranda.

The Aquarium of the Pacific Will Participate in Save the Vaquita Day, July 9

July 1, 2016

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On International Save the Vaquita Day the Aquarium of the Pacific will be holding an event to bring light to the plight of vaquita.

Penguin Chicks Hatch at the Aquarium of the Pacific

June 30, 2016

Penguin Chicks Hatch at the Aquarium of the Pacific buttonLink

The Aquarium of the Pacific is announcing the arrival of two Magellanic Penguin chicks. The penguins hatched at the Aquarium in late May.

Aquarium Exterior to Be Transformed by Mural During 2016 Pow! Wow! Long Beach Festival

June 27, 2016

Aquarium Exterior to Be Transformed by Mural During 2016 Pow! Wow! Long Beach Festival buttonLink

The mural will highlight ocean life in conjunction with the Aquarium’s new Vanishing Animals exhibit and will be painted by a world-renowned artist from Portugal.

Aquarium Honors Dr. Holly A. Bamford, Dr. Steven S. Koblik as Ocean Conservation Award Recipients

June 14, 2016

Aquarium Honors Dr. Holly A. Bamford, Dr. Steven S. Koblik as Ocean Conservation Award Recipients buttonLink

The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, honored Dr. Holly A. Bamford and Dr. Steven S. Koblik as the recipients of its 2016 Ocean Conservation Award during the Blue Whale Gala event on Saturday, June 11.

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Aquarium of the Pacific

June 10, 2016

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Aquarium of the Pacific buttonLink

Celebrate Independence Day with the red, white, and blue fish at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Enjoy a Breakfast at the Aquarium of the Pacific With One of Your Favorite Characters

June 9, 2016

Enjoy a Breakfast at the Aquarium of the Pacific With One of Your Favorite Characters buttonLink

Aquarium mascots will be on hand for breakfast and exclusive photo opportunities in Café Scuba this summer.

Aquariums and Zoos Ask Public to Join Efforts to Help Save the Endangered Vaquita

June 8, 2016

Aquariums and Zoos Ask Public to Join Efforts to Help Save the Endangered Vaquita buttonLink

Today, on World Ocean Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific and a team of aquariums and zoos across the country are asking the public to get involved in a campaign to help the smallest cetacean (whale, dolphin, or porpoise) on the planet.

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

June 2, 2016

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

Show your love for the ocean, learn more 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, June 8.

Celebrate the Cultures of the Pacific Islands During the 13th Annual Pacific Islander Festival

June 1, 2016

Celebrate the Cultures of the Pacific Islands During the 13th Annual Pacific Islander Festival buttonLink

Discover and explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium’s 13th annual Pacific Islander Festival.

Long Beach Chorale to Premiere Chorale of the Jellies at Concert Featuring Ocean-Themed Music

May 26, 2016

Long Beach Chorale to Premiere Chorale of the Jellies at Concert Featuring Ocean-Themed Music buttonLink

The Long Beach Chorale will perform a concert called Music in the Key of Sea at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Friday, June 10, 2016.

Horses and Dragons Exhibit Opens May 27

May 5, 2016

Horses and Dragons Exhibit Opens May 27 buttonLink

Explore the mysterious realm of dragons and horses that dwell under the sea through new exhibits at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Southern California. Featuring about a dozen species of seahorses and seadragons and their relatives, Horses and Dragons will showcase the wonder and diversity of these creatures from late May 2016 through March 2017.

Vanishing Animals Exhibit Opens May 27

May 5, 2016

Vanishing Animals Exhibit Opens May 27 buttonLink

Developed based on latest research, Vanishing Animals features both endangered animals and those that represent conservation success stories.

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

May 4, 2016

Urban Ocean Cruises: Explore a Place Where Wildlife and Human Life Coexist buttonLink

The Pacific waters off Southern California host a variety of industrial and recreational activities and also provide habitat for a diverse array of animals.

Aquarium Hosts Monthly Habitat Restoration at Los Cerritos Wetlands

May 4, 2016

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The Aquarium of the Pacific, in conjunction with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewardship program, is working to restore 66 acres of wetlands.

Student Visits to the Aquarium Funded by Premier Long Beach During Grand Prix

April 14, 2016

Student Visits to the Aquarium Funded by Premier Long Beach During Grand Prix buttonLink

Explore And Celebrate Southern California’s Coast at  Aquarium’s Urban Ocean Festival

March 16, 2016

Explore And Celebrate Southern California’s Coast at Aquarium’s Urban Ocean Festival buttonLink

The festival will include art exhibitions, the Trashin’ Fashion Show and contest for designs using recycled materials, and mural painting.

Aquarium of the Pacific Hosts Its Annual Earth Day Celebration

March 15, 2016

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Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet while visiting the Aquarium for its annual Earth Day Celebration.

Celebrate Kids at the Aquarium’s 11th Annual International Children’s Day Festival

March 14, 2016

Celebrate Kids at the Aquarium’s 11th Annual International Children’s Day Festival buttonLink

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s eleventh annual International Children’s Day is a special festival for kids on the weekend of April 9-10, 2016.

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

March 14, 2016

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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 on Friday, March 18, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Aquarium Offers Free Admission To Scuba Divers During Its 15th Annual Divers Day Fest

March 1, 2016

Aquarium Offers Free Admission To Scuba Divers During Its 15th Annual Divers Day Fest buttonLink

Dive in to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 15th annual Divers Day Festival on Saturday, March 12 to experience live dive demonstrations and to meet more than 11,000 animals.

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