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Mardi gras dancer with African American Festival text overlay


January 7, 2020

Aquarium Hosts 18th Annual African-American Festival Saturday and Sunday, February 22-23, 2020

Aquarium Festival Celebrates African and African-American Culture During National Black History Month

Guests can experience the sights and sounds of performances by local African-American groups, including Mardi Gras second line dancers, hip hop and break dancers, jazz musicians, interactive drum circle musicians, and West African dancers.

Bleached Acropora sp. coral in the ocean with small fish swimming above it.


January 4, 2020

Aquarium Staff Members Nate Jaros and Briana Fodor Present a Lecture Feb. 19 About Coral Restoration in Palau and the Bahamas

Jaros traveled to Palau in 2019 to support SECORE International and Newcastle University’s CORALASSIST Lab. Fodor traveled to the Bahamas in 2019 to participate in SECORE’s restoration work there.

This work included aiding in research to study the effects of warming seas on the coral populations, as well as techniques for scalable restoration methods.

Tommy Hollenstein wheelchair artist creating art with his wheelchair


January 3, 2020

Aquarium of the Pacific’s 17th Annual Festival of Human Abilities Features Performances and Art Classes for Everyone

Celebrate the talents and creativity of people with disabilities at the Aquarium on the weekend of Jan. 25-26, and enjoy live music, dance, art, and demonstrations.

At the Festival of Human Abilities, visitors can watch performances and learn unique adaptive skills taught by artists and other experts with disabilities.

offshore oil rig at sunset


January 3, 2020

Experts from Federal and State Agencies, Scientists, and Others Will Join the Aquarium of the Pacific to Discuss the Fate of California’s Offshore Oil Rigs

The forum kicks off with a keynote address by three ocean leaders and a reception on January 12, 2020.

At the Aquarium’s forum, experts will gather to discuss sustainable options for decommissioned oil rigs in Southern California.

Pacific Visions Exterior at night from harbor


January 2, 2020

Aquarium to Host Dr. Thomas White for a Lecture About Americans’ Skepticism of Climate Change

Dr. White will explore the possibility that the skepticism is the product of a central but potentially dangerous feature of American Culture—“American exceptionalism” during his lecture at the Aquarium of the Pacific on January 7.

Dr. White is the founder and executive producer of IBECC: The International Business Ethics Case Competition and the Conrad N. Hilton Professor in Business Ethics Emeritus at Loyola Marymount University.

sea of shadows movie poster


January 1, 2020

Aquarium to Host Film Screening of Sea of Shadows and Panel Discussion on Vaquita Conservation

Panelists include Jośe A. Zertuche-Gonzáles, researcher, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California; Matthes Podolsky, Sea of Shadows filmmaker; and Kim Thompson, director, Seafood for the Future

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host a screening of Sea of Shadows, a documentary from National Geographic Documentary Films and winner of the Sundance audience award, followed by a panel discussion featuring ocean conservation experts and one of the filmmakers.

2019 pacific visions exterior at night


December 2, 2019

Enjoy Holiday Late Nights at the Aquarium, Where Everyone Gets In for Less Than the Kid’s Price on Special Evenings

The Aquarium of the Pacific offers Discounted Late Nights during the holiday season

The public is invited to enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific after hours while taking advantage of special savings.

two lorikeets share a cranberry


November 12, 2019

Even the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Animals Celebrate the Jolly Holidays by Receiving Holiday Treats December 7-8

Santa dons a special SCUBA suit as he dives with sharks. Witness snow fall at the Aquarium, and watch as penguins and sea otters savor flavorful surprises

In celebration of the holiday season, Santa Diver will deliver treats to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s penguins, sea otters, birds, fish, and other animals during Holiday Treats for the Animals weekend on Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8, 2019.

Preschooler touches a bat star


November 11, 2019

Experience Marine Life Up Close or Spend the Night Surrounded by Animals During Winter Camps at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Immersive learning flows during winter break at the Aquarium’s two-day winter camp adventures for kids and teens

This winter parents can enroll their children in winter day camps specially tailored to different age ranges from five to fifteen.



November 11, 2019

Celebrate the Holidays, December 7-23, at the Aquarium of the Pacific This Winter Season

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

Aquarium Holidays features a snow play area, photo opportunities with Santa in his traditional attire, and Hanukkah storytelling with opportunities to play dreidel on weekends.

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