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Students Enjoy Aquarium Visit During the Grand Prix Thanks to Funding from Premier Long Beach

April 7, 2017

Students Enjoy Aquarium Visit During the Grand Prix Thanks to Funding from Premier Long Beach buttonLink

Since 2003 Premier Long Beach has donated more than $148,000 in scholarship funds, providing Aquarium visits for more than 19,500 students.

Explore Southern California’s Coast at Aquarium’s Urban Ocean Festival, April 29-30

April 5, 2017

Explore Southern California’s Coast at Aquarium’s Urban Ocean Festival, April 29-30 buttonLink

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its eighth annual Urban Ocean Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2017.

Celebrate Southern California’s Unique Coast at Aquarium’s Urban Ocean Festival

April 5, 2017

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Members of the media are invited to preview the Aquarium’s Urban Ocean Festival on Thursday, April 12, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

AZA-Accredited Aquariums and Zoos Announce $1 Million for Emergency Rescue Plan to Save the Vaquita

April 4, 2017

AZA-Accredited Aquariums and Zoos Announce $1 Million for Emergency Rescue Plan to Save the Vaquita buttonLink

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and over 100 of its members have pledged over $1 million toward the emergency rescue of the vaquita porpoise, the world’s most endangered marine mammal.

Embark On Urban Ocean Cruises And Explore A Place Where Wildlife And Human Life Coexist

April 4, 2017

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During this two-hour voyage you can explore the urban ocean around the shores of Long Beach and San Pedro.

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

April 1, 2017

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The Aquarium of the Pacific’s twelfth annual International Children’s Festival is a special festival for kids on the weekend of April 1-2, 2017.

Seal Celebrates Senior Birthday At The Aquarium

March 22, 2017

Seal Celebrates Senior Birthday At The Aquarium buttonLink

She’s turning 21, and she is a senior! The public is invited to join Shelby the harbor seal to celebrate her over-the-wave birthday on Wednesday, March 22.

New Penguin to Waddle on Exhibit March 15

March 15, 2017

New Penguin to Waddle on Exhibit March 15 buttonLink

Admiral Fancy Pants, a two-year-old male Magellanic Penguin, will waddle on exhibit before the Aquarium of the Pacific opens on Wednesday, March 15.

Aquarium Offers Free Admission to SCUBA Divers During 16th Annual Divers Day

March 11, 2017

Aquarium Offers Free Admission to SCUBA Divers During 16th Annual Divers Day buttonLink

Dive in to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 16th annual Divers Day Festival on Saturday, March 11 to experience live dive demonstrations and to meet more than 11,000 animals.

Aquarium Of The Pacific Hosts Its Annual  Earth Day Celebration

March 1, 2017

Aquarium Of The Pacific Hosts Its Annual Earth Day Celebration buttonLink

Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet while visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific for its annual Earth Day Celebration on April 22 and 23.

Senior Sea Otter Celebrates Birthday at the Aquarium of the Pacific

March 1, 2017

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Join us in celebrating an ‘over the wave’ birthday as Charlie turns 20—the oldest male sea otter in an aquarium or zoo.

Aquarium Evening Course Will Examine Threats to Coastal Cities Posed by Climate Change

March 1, 2017

Aquarium Evening Course Will Examine Threats to Coastal Cities Posed by Climate Change buttonLink

Experts will discuss how cities can pursue sustainability and minimize risk factors and address the role of cities in improving environmental footprints.

Aquarium Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Pacific Visions Wing

February 2, 2017

Aquarium Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Pacific Visions Wing buttonLink

The Aquarium’s first major expansion includes a striking biomorphic structure with integrative science and arts spaces.

Dance Under the Sea Stars at the Aquarium’s Annual Noche de Estrellas Late Night

February 2, 2017

Dance Under the Sea Stars at the Aquarium’s Annual Noche de Estrellas Late Night buttonLink

Enjoy live Latin bands, DJs, underwater dive shows, a scavenger hunt with prizes, Latin cuisine, and the ambiance of the Aquarium at night at a discounted price.

Aquarium Hosts 15th Annual African-American Festival February 25-26

February 2, 2017

Aquarium Hosts 15th Annual African-American Festival February 25-26 buttonLink

Celebrating the richness and diversity of African-American and African cultures, the Aquarium’s fifteenth annual African-American Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26.

Festival of Human Abilities Features Performances and Free Art Classes for Everyone

January 17, 2017

Festival of Human Abilities Features Performances and Free Art Classes for Everyone buttonLink

Celebrate the talents and creativity of people with disabilities at the Aquarium on the weekend of Jan. 28-29, and enjoy live music, dance, art, and demonstrations.

The Winter of Whales! Several Species Spotted in the Waters Off Long Beach

January 13, 2017

The Winter of Whales! Several Species Spotted in the Waters Off Long Beach buttonLink

Migrating gray whales, fin whales, orcas, humpback whales, dolphins, sperm whales, and other animals have been spotted in the waters off Long Beach recently.

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.

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