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News Articles

Four blue fish swimming near coral

January 23, 2024

What’s New for Winter 2024?

Check out must-see animals and explore upcoming fun and educational opportunities at the Aquarium.

Underside of a purple colored sea star

January 23, 2024

Aquarium Accolades Winter 2024

Read about Aquarium honorees from our community.

Pinkish red octopus in profile

January 23, 2024

Philanthropy Highlights Winter 2024

Read about a trip to help teen volunteers learn about turtles, a record-breaking coastal cleanup and two charter donor spotlights.

Three sea lions barking on rocks

January 23, 2024

Animal Updates for Winter 2024

Read about a new animal added to the Tropical Reef Habitat.

Diver swims by underwater oil rig surrounded by fish

December 5, 2023

Aquarium of the Pacific Invites Southern California College Students to Apply for its New CELP Scholar Program

Recipients will engage with Aquarium staff members and programs to explore STEM career paths, join a growing community of peers in related study fields, and will be awarded $10,000

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November 27, 2023

Aquarium Partners with Tongva Artist

A collaboration with Tongva illustrator adds to the story in the reimagined Southern California Gallery

sardines swim above a giant sea bass - for main image field

November 22, 2023

2023 Photographers Night Photo Contest Winners

The Aquarium’s 14th annual Photographers Night was held in October, and guests were invited to enjoy an evening of learning, free equipment rentals, and demonstrations.

a rescued bird in a pair of gloved hands

November 16, 2023

Aquarium joins the Oiled Wildlife Care Network to help save birds impacted by toxin in a California lake

Staff from the Aquarium are assisting with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s emergency effort to help migrating birds impacted by the deadly avian botulism event

Queensland grouper close up of mottled head with gray spots

November 10, 2023

When Fish Grow Too Big for a Home Aquarium

Lessons from a recently donated tropical fish to the Aquarium of the Pacific can help home aquarists create a conscientious home aquarium.

The underside of a sunflower star attached to clear acrylic with thousands of tube feet

October 18, 2023

Aquarium of the Pacific Partners with Others in California to Help a Critically Endangered Sea Star

The Aquarium of the Pacific, Birch Aquarium, California Academy of Sciences, and the Sunflower Star Lab have successfully induced spawning in sunflower sea stars and hope to help reestablish wild populations off the nation’s west coast

Underside of a purple colored sea star

September 12, 2023

Aquarium Accolades Fall 2023

Three impressive individuals were recognized at Aquarium events for their community service and leadership.

Pinkish red octopus in profile

September 12, 2023

Philanthropy Highlights Fall 2023

From the 25th Anniversary celebration at the Blue Whale Gala to significant gift from local Girl Scouts, our supporters are making a positive impact on Aquarium programs and initiatives.

Two people at podium with High Tide Student Film Festival in background

September 12, 2023

High Tide Film Festival 2023

The third annual High Tide Film Festival was a night to celebrate the winners of film contest sponsored by Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Penguin in front of rocky background

September 12, 2023

News Highlights for Fall 2023

This Fall we welcomed three new otters and also said goodbye to some beloved members of our Aquarium animal family. We also hosted a photo contest for our 25th Anniversary.

Three sea lions barking on rocks

September 12, 2023

Animal Updates for Fall 2023

Discover the warty frogfish and the bay pipefish as well as a coral endemic to California featured in the reimagined Southern California Gallery.