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Aquarium Historical Timeline

The Aquarium has regularly added new exhibits and programs to improve the visitor experience, exhibit new animals, and provide the latest information on ocean and environmental issues.

Early Aquarium Construction Photo

Early Aquarium Construction Photo

1998 Grand opening

2001 Lorikeet Forest opens

2002 Shark Lagoon opens

2007 Shorebird Sanctuary exhibit opens

2008 Our Watersheds Pathway to the Pacific exhibit area opens

2009 Aquarium launches Seafood for the Future program

2010 Molina Animal Care Center opens

2011 Ocean Science Center opens

2012 June Keyes Penguin Habitat opens

2014 Southern California Steelhead Story exhibit opens, Guam Kingfisher aviary built

2016 Aquarium breaks ground on first major expansion, Pacific Visions