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February 28, 2017

Aquarium Challenges Design Students to Develop Coastal Resiliency Exhibits

The Aquarium has partnered with the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, for nearly a decade. In 2016 the two partner institutions were awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to develop projects focusing on climate change and coastal resiliency.

giant sea bass juvenile

February 17, 2017

Baby Giant Sea Bass Now On View

A baby giant sea bass that hatched at the Aquarium in October is now on public view in the Redondo Canyon exhibit in the Southern California/Baja Gallery on the first floor.

Marine Aquaculture Story Map logo with divers and mesh

February 3, 2017

Explore Marine Aquaculture in California and the U.S.

Marine aquaculture is the farming of fish and other seafood in ocean waters. This industry is likely to play an increasing role in our future food system in this country and around the world. Seafood for the Future has created a tool to help the public learn more.

Pacific Visions North View Rich Gray

February 2, 2017

Aquarium Holds Pacific Visions Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Pacific Visions wing, the first major expansion project ever undertaken by the Aquarium, will be a 29,000-square-foot, two-story structure.

California sea lion Harpo

January 25, 2017

Newly Remodeled Seal and Sea Lion Habitat Now Open

The exhibit now features new rockwork and a coastal seascape mural as well as windows and platforms that provide better visibility of the animals and presenters.

Career Connections

January 3, 2017

Aquarium Publishes Educational Career Videos With PBS

The Aquarium has created a series of videos to help teachers connect their students to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Aquarium exterior view from harbor artwork

December 12, 2016

2016 at the Aquarium: On the Cutting Edge of Science and Conservation

2016 has been a big year at the Aquarium. Take a look back at our top achievements and major happenings that took place this year.

citizen science symposium 2015

December 9, 2016

Second Annual Citizen Science Symposium Set for March 2017

The symposium, on March 4, showcases the work of citizen scientists in Southern California focusing on conservation. The deadline for presenter applications is January 13.

giant sea bass juvenile

December 9, 2016

Aquarium Welcomes Baby Giant Sea Bass

In early October the Aquarium hatched giant sea bass larvae after a spawning event. One of these larvae survived and is now thriving behind the scenes.

Touch moon jellies

November 28, 2016

Top 6 Things to Do at the Aquarium This Winter

This winter at the Aquarium of the Pacific, visit our Horses and Dragons and Vanishing Animals exhibits, and enjoy a full slate of special events.

Pacific Visions - Exterior of Building

November 22, 2016

Pacific Visions Campaign Reaches 80 Percent of Goal

In the second half of 2016, the Aquarium’s Pacific Visions Campaign secured major gifts and reached a total of $42 million toward the $53 million goal. In addition, actress Cameron Diaz has contributed a testimonial in support of the Aquarium’s efforts.

Blue striped fish swimming near purple shaded coral

November 10, 2016

Photographers Night Photo Contest 2016 Winners

The Aquarium’s 8th annual Photographers Night was held in October, and guests were invited to submit their work for an exclusive photo contest. Here are the winners.

Aquarium exterior view from harbor artwork

November 7, 2016

Aquarium Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide donors with information to guide their charitable decisions, recognized the Aquarium for strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Facing Climate Change by Jeffrey Kiehl

November 1, 2016

Aquarium Forum Examines Psychology of Climate Change

On November 2 the Aquarium hosted a day-long forum bringing together climate scientists and psychologists to develop strategies to motivate people to act on climate change.

Fishermen fixing a Turtle Excluder Device

September 29, 2016

Storied Seafood Documents Mexican Fishermen Working to Save the Vaquita

The new series by the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future project includes a photography exhibit and website.