Bioluminescence, or the ability some plants and animals have to create their own light, is a widespread phenomenon in the ocean. Some marine animals use it for defense, and others to attract a mate.
Coral reefs are among the most biodiverse ecosystems in the ocean. This summer at the Aquarium, explore coral reefs and learn what is being done to help them survive and thrive in a changing ocean.
Since 2000 the Aquarium has rehabilitated and released fifteen sea turtles that were found stranded or injured along our coast. Learn how the veterinary team cares for these animals and what you can do to help sea turtles.
Learn more about the various innovations and potential solutions seen in Pacific Visions to make our cities and communities more sustainable. Find out what you can do to help get closer to making these future cities a reality.
The new wing houses an art gallery, orientation gallery, the Honda Pacific Visions Theater, and a culmination gallery. Read about the components visitors will experience in each space.
The Aquarium’s education programs engage learners of all ages, both on site during a regular visit and in special offerings available throughout the year. Read about all the programs on offer that your membership and admission dollars support.
In April the Aquarium’s 22-year-old harbor seal Shelby went into labor with her third pup. Here, we are sharing the story of Kaya’s birth and details from her first four months at the Aquarium.
This summer the Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate its twentieth anniversary. Take a look back at the Aquarium’s history and join in the celebrations.
We know that Earth’s climate is changing. We’ve seen the impacts, including intense hurricane and wildfire seasons, prolonged droughts, and coastal flooding. What can we do?
Mangroves are critically important ecosystems for both marine life and people around the world—but they are rapidly disappearing.