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Robin Riggs

Sea otter pup standing on the deck looking upwards

January 14, 2022

What’s New at the Aquarium

As you plan your next visit to the Aquarium, don’t miss the must-see new animals and upcoming events at the Aquarium this season!

Sea otter pup holding onto deck

December 21, 2021

Rescued Sea Otter Pup Arrives at the Aquarium

The Aquarium is lending a helping hand to a baby sea otter that was recently rescued off the coast of Pismo Beach, California. Government wildlife officials determined that the orphaned pup could not survive on his own in the wild and deemed him unreleasable. The Aquarium offered to help, and the pup made his way to Southern California.

Two California sea lions

December 17, 2021

A Look Back at 2021 at the Aquarium

The Aquarium was a bright spot for visitors and a growing online audience during the difficult year that was 2021. We provided fun, learning, and respite from the stress of the pandemic by offering connections with nature. Undeterred by COVID, we continued to rescue injured marine life, restore populations and habitats, and reduce waste.

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

December 3, 2021

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

December 3, 2021

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

October 25, 2021

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

October 4, 2021

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

September 9, 2021

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

August 17, 2021

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

July 30, 2021

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

July 20, 2021

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

July 9, 2021

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

May 21, 2021

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

April 9, 2021

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

March 12, 2021

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.

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