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July 6, 2017

Penguin Chick Hatches at the Aquarium buttonLink

Before the chick goes on public view at the Aquarium, it can be seen on the nursery webcam. The chick is currently behind the scenes learning to take food from Aquarium animal care staff members.


July 6, 2017

Aquarium Honors Dr. Marcia McNutt and Dr. Peter Kareiva as 2017 Ocean Conservation Award Winners buttonLink

Approximately 480 guests attended the Blue Whale Gala, which raised over $320,000 for the nonprofit Aquarium and its ocean conservation and education initiatives.


June 7, 2017

Aquarium Lecture: The Creative Spark - Imagination and Collaboration in Human Evolution buttonLink

Scientist and author Agustín Fuentes will discuss and sign copies of his book,The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional.


June 7, 2017

Save the Vaquita Day at the Aquarium on July 9 buttonLink

You can help the Aquarium of the Pacific protect a critically endangered species andspread the message of conservation on International Save the Vaquita Day.


June 7, 2017

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Aquarium buttonLink

Families will be able to witness the ambiance of the Aquarium at night and get a fish-eye view of the Queen Mary fireworks display.


June 7, 2017

Aquarium Lecture: Climate Change, the Sierra Nevada, and Our Water Future buttonLink

Professor Alex Hall of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and his research team have set out to understand future impacts of climate change on the mountain landscapes we love—and the snowpack upon which California depends for its water resources.


June 7, 2017

Aquarium Announces Ocean Conservation Award Recipients to be Honored at its Blue Whale Gala buttonLink

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its black-tie Blue Whale Gala on Saturday, June 10, 2017.


June 7, 2017

Show Your Love of the Ocean on World Ocean Day at the Aquarium buttonLink

On June 8, World Ocean Day, guests can learn about ocean conservation issues at special educational tables throughout the Aquarium.


May 19, 2017

Aquarium of the Pacific Honored as Founding Member of The Climate Registry buttonLink

The Aquarium was one of six organizations that was recognized on The Climate Registry’s tenth anniversary.


May 12, 2017

Experience a Night of Orchestral Music at the Aquarium by Musique Sur La Mer buttonLink

The Aquarium of the Pacific invites the public to a musical evening of pops music and food to celebrate the ocean with the Musique Sur La Mer string orchestra under the direction of Marcy Sudock.


May 12, 2017

Will Farmed Fish Save Our Oceans, Delight Our Palates, and Provide Healthy Food for All? buttonLink

UCLA’s Institute of Environment and Sustainability and the Aquarium of the Pacific jointly present a discussion on the conservation, science, economics, and best practices for aquaculture.


May 9, 2017

Aquarium/Cortina Productions Win Prestigious Award From American Alliance of Museums buttonLink

The Aquarium, in collaboration with Cortina Productions, has won a 2017 MUSE Award from the American Alliance of Museums for the program titled Pacific Visions. This video tells the story of the aquarium’s first major expansion, the Pacific Visions wing, which will open in early 2019.


May 3, 2017

Aquarium of the Pacific to Open New Exhibits This Summer buttonLink

This summer visitors to the Aquarium of the Pacific can embark on a journey around the planet and back to California through new exhibits, films, and programs.


May 3, 2017

Discover the Dazzling Diversity of Frogs and Their Amphibian Relatives at the Aquarium buttonLink

Learn why frogs and other amphibians are disappearing from our planet and what you can do to help.


May 2, 2017

Aquarium Opens Our Water Future Friday, May 26 buttonLink

The newly themed area will open on May 26 with interactive exhibits, digital displays, a monarch butterfly garden, and other components.


May 1, 2017

Fish That “Shoot” Water to be Featured in New Exhibit at the Aquarium buttonLink

They don’t need a bow and arrow to hunt for food. Archerfish shoot water out of their mouth with a powerful blast to hunt insects near the surface of the water.


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.


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.


April 5, 2017

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

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.


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.


April 4, 2017

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

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


April 1, 2017

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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


March 1, 2017

Senior Sea Otter Celebrates Birthday at the Aquarium of the Pacific buttonLink

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


September 7, 2016

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

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.


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