Learn about our latest programs and animal updates
Credit: Robin Riggs
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 11, 2021
2021 Penguin Breeding Season Update
As part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan for penguins, the Aquarium works with fellow accredited zoos and aquariums as part of these conservation efforts.
March 5, 2021
High Tide Student Film Festival Launch
SoCal students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit short films for the chance to win cash prizes and be featured in the Aquarium’s High Tide Student Film Festival
February 23, 2021
The Value of Membership
Membership is a great value no matter how you look at it. Each level is priced so that the membership pays for itself in a few visits. Plus, members receive 12 months of valuable benefits.
February 11, 2021
African-American Scholar Program 2021 Recipients
Each of the recipients will receive $10,000 and be invited to participate in presentations, meetings, and other activities at the Aquarium for the duration of the program
January 25, 2021
Aquarium Reopens with Outdoor Exhibits
The Aquarium of the Pacific will reopen on Saturday January 30 with outdoor exhibits only in accordance with state health orders. Indoor areas will be temporarily closed.
December 21, 2020
2020 at the Aquarium
Read about the education, conservation, animal care, and outreach work that happened at the Aquarium this year despite the hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
December 18, 2020
Aquarium Online Academy Winter Kids Club
These free live classes, paired with fun and educational at-home activities, will engage your child during their winter break at home.