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Robin Riggs

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Millie the otter inspects an icy holiday treat shaped like a tree

Holidays at the Aquarium

Visit the Aquarium with friends or family this holiday season and enjoy festive décor and photo opportunities, unique holiday shopping, and holiday extras on weekends.

Rebecca Li

2021 Photographers Night Photo Contest Winners

Participants in our annual event were invited to share their results for this contest. Here are the winners.

Aviculturist picks up an oiled grebe on an oil-contaminated beach

Aquarium Staff Members Helped Rescue Animals Affected by the Oil Spill

After the oil spill in Orange County in October 2021, four of the Aquarium’s staff members who are trained by the Oiled Wildlife Care Network were called into duty to help search beaches and rescue oiled birds and animals.

Sea lion touches pumpkin on shoreline with nose

Top Things to See and Do at the Aquarium This Fall

Don’t miss these exhibits, animals, and events at the Aquarium this season.

Mountain yellow-legged frog tadpole on rocks

Endangered Frog Tadpoles Arrive at the Aquarium

The Aquarium is currently housing mountain yellow-legged frog tadpoles in a behind-the-scenes area as part of a survival plan for the species, which is endangered. They will be raised at the Aquarium with the goal of eventually releasing them back into the wild.

juvenile blue-green chromis

Find New Baby Animals in Aquarium Exhibits

On your next visit at the Aquarium, look for these new animals that were recently added to exhibits.

Seabird being rescued

Aquarium Aids in Rescue Effort to Save Baby Seabirds

The Aquarium of the Pacific has been assisting with recent efforts to rescue elegant tern chicks in the Long Beach Harbor.

Academy educator in front of a sea turtle on screen

Aquarium Online Academy Summer Kids Club

These free live classes, paired with fun and educational at home activities, will engage your child during their summer at home.

Crowd seated in Pacific Visions theater while two speakers are on stage

Teens Explored Ocean Issues in Aquarium’s Inaugural High Tide Film Festival

The Aquarium received eighty submissions from high school students in twenty cities across Southern California for its inaugural High Tide Film Festival.

Coral Reefs: Nature

Explore Coral Reefs this Summer

Coral Reefs: Nature’s Underwater Cities showcases the beauty and diversity of coral reefs and their animal residents in the Aquarium’s newly reimagined Tropical Pacific Gallery.

Sea otter Maggie

Aquarium Staff Mourning the Passing of Maggie the Sea Otter

We are saddened to report that Maggie, our 20-year-old sea otter, passed away today. Due to advanced age, Maggie had been showing a decline in health in recent months.

harpo sea lion with mouth open

The Aquarium is Fully Open

Explore all our exhibits, including sea otters, sharks, sea jellies, frogs, and more in our Tropical, Northern, and Southern California/Baja Galleries.

Gatz the Penguin

2021 Penguin Breeding Season Update

As part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan for penguins, the Aquarium works with fellow accredited zoos and aquariums as part of these conservation efforts.

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High Tide Student Film Festival Launch

SoCal students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit short films for the chance to win cash prizes and be featured in the Aquarium’s High Tide Student Film Festival

Family at moon jelly touch tank

The Value of Membership

Membership is a great value no matter how you look at it. Each level is priced so that the membership pays for itself in a few visits. Plus, members receive 12 months of valuable benefits.

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