Learn about our latest programs and animal updates
Credit: Robin Riggs
September 6, 2016
Fun This Fall at the Aquarium
This fall at the Aquarium of the Pacific, you can enjoy visiting our Horses and Dragons and Vanishing Animals exhibits and a full slate of special events, including cultural festivals and holidays.
September 2, 2016
Protecting Marine Life by Slowing the Rate of Change
Slowing the rate of change in marine environments can give nature the chance to adapt to climate change and other impacts of human activity.
August 30, 2016
Sea Turtle Released After Successful Surgery
After being rehabilitated by the Aquarium of the Pacific, a green sea turtle was released into the open ocean on September 1.
August 26, 2016
Fall Features Sustainable Seafood Celebrations
Fall is an important time of year for sustainable seafood efforts, with National Aquaculture Week taking place September 26 to 30 and National Seafood Month in October. Seafood for the Future (SFF), the Aquarium’s sustainable seafood program, is celebrating with several new projects.
August 18, 2016
Juvenile Penguins Join Public Exhibit
August 10, 2016
Aquarium’s Pacific Visions Campaign Receives New Support
In July The Ahmanson Foundation made a significant pledge to the Aquarium’s Pacific Visions campaign, becoming one of the project’s major donors.
July 14, 2016
Seahorse and Seadragon Illustrations Now on Display
These illustrations were created for the Horses and Dragons exhibits that opened in May to showcase the diversity of this family of fishes.
July 11, 2016
Aquarium Wins Award for Use of GIS to Tell Story of Endangered Fish
The story map was created to connect the public with the Southern California Steelhead exhibit and tell the story of this endangered fish.
June 30, 2016
Two Penguin Chicks Hatch at the Aquarium
Two Magellanic Penguin chicks that hatched at the Aquarium in late May are in the behind-the-scenes nursery that can be viewed via webcam.
June 27, 2016
Aquarium Decorated with Mural During POW! WOW! Long Beach in July
The Aquarium has been selected as a site for the 2016 POW! WOW! Long Beach festival, which brings world-renowned artists to the city to paint several murals over the course of one week in July.
May 26, 2016
New Exhibits: Horses and Dragons, Vanishing Animals
The Aquarium has opened two new exhibitions to help visitors learn about marine life and humans’ relationship with our planet. Horses and Dragons features more than a dozen species of seahorses, seadragons, and their relatives. Vanishing Animals examines extinction and what we can do to reverse the trend.
May 17, 2016
Aquarium Garden Provides Monarch Butterfly Habitat
Monarch butterflies, caterpillars, and chrysalises can be found in the garden surrounding the Aquarium’s Our Water Future exhibit area.
March 17, 2016
Aquarium Announces Pacific Visions
Major expansion with addition of new wing will include an immersive theater, special exhibition and art gallery spaces, and animal exhibits.
February 9, 2016
Aquarium Partners with Conservation International for Pacific Rising
The Aquarium will be the primary public education and outreach organization for Pacific Rising, a plan to prepare Pacific Island nations to adapt and thrive in the face of climate change and sea level rise.
November 19, 2015
Aquarium Releases Rehabbed Loggerhead Sea Turtle
The sea turtle, named Char Char after a Pokemon character, came to the Aquarium with a dislocated front flipper. After surgery, the turtle was released back into the ocean. You can view the turtle’s current location online.