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Avery passed away on May 7, 2020. The Aquarium’s staff will remember Avery for his mellow personality, intelligence, and his good parenting skills.
The new program includes both on-demand videos and activities for all ages and a schedule of interactive live programs with Aquarium educators.
After successful breeding programs in aquarium settings, the project partners hope to help local populations of this distinctive fish rebound. Juvenile giant sea bass are being released in local waters.
The Aquarium of the Pacific announced today that it will become a partner facility for rehabilitating rescued sea otter pups, rearing them with the help of surrogate mothers, and coordinating their release back into the wild. The Aquarium is also welcoming a new sea otter named Millie, who they hope will be a surrogate mother to the orphaned sea otter pups.
An exhibit of photographs by Patsee Ober will be on view at the Aquarium from March 16 to May 16, 2020. Ober will give a talk about her process, equipment, and inspiration in creating the photos on the evening of March 16.
There are several ways to visit with discounted admission, plus festivals and arts events, and environmental education opportunities.
Beyond its world-class exhibits, the Aquarium of the Pacific has extensive programming that educates and inspires people of all ages, connects science and the arts, gathers experts to tackle the planet’s biggest environmental problems, and conserves endangered animals and threatened ecosystems.
After attending the national 2019 Urban Climate Action Network conference, a group of teen volunteers at the Aquarium became inspired to form the Teen Climate Council at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
With the opening of Pacific Visions and other accomplishments in ocean conservation and educational offerings, 2019 was a significant year in the Aquarium’s history.
Helvola sea nettles bred at the Aquarium are now on view in the Northern Pacific Gallery. This is the first time an aquarium in the United States has successfully cultured and raised this species.
The Aquarium unveiled a new art installation on its front plaza on November 27. The sea urchin sculpture with spines that light up at night will be outside the Aquarium until May 2020.
Enjoy educational activities for kids and teens, art installations, discounted late nights, and opportunities to start the new year learning about issues affecting the ocean and wildlife.
As part of California’s annual Coastal Clean-Up Day, the Aquarium hosted a beach clean-up on the Long Beach Peninsula on September 21, 2019.
Looking for gift ideas that also help the ocean? The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific has many unique options to choose from, and dollars spent with the Aquarium support its animal care, conservation, and education programs.
On November 2, the Aquarium hosted U.S. Congressional Representatives Alan Lowenthal of California and Garret Graves of Louisiana for a meeting and tour of the new Pacific Visions wing. The visit was part of the American Congressional Exchange initiated by the Bipartisan Policy Center.