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Visitors watch yellowtail

May 23, 2019

Visit the New Pacific Visions Wing

Journey inside the new stunning glass building to experience a state-of–the-art immersive theater, interactive art installations, engaging multimedia displays, and live animal exhibits.

Epaulette Shark

May 15, 2019

Aquarium Partners with CSULB to Study Shark Adaptations

Investigating how some sharks are specially adapted to be able to “walk” on their pectoral fins to move between aquatic and land environments.

Charlie the sea otter is seen from the shoulders up facing to the left with his muzzle and whiskers reflecting light

April 22, 2019

Aquarium Mourns the Loss of Charlie the Sea Otter

Charlie passed away on Monday, April 22, at the age of twenty-two. He was oldest southern sea otter living at a zoo or aquarium.

Staff member uses reusable cup at beverage station

April 22, 2019

Aquarium Continues Efforts to Avoid Single-Use Plastic

On Earth Day 2019 the Aquarium of the Pacific, along with nearly two dozen other aquariums across the United States, is committing to new practices to bring the facility closer to eliminating single-use plastic.

Photograph pf a container ship on the ocean viewed through rescue ring buoy labeled Triumphant

March 29, 2019

Aquarium Displays Port of Long Beach PHOTO Exhibit

As part of its 20th Anniversary celebration, the Aquarium is displaying an exhibit of photographs from the Port of Long Beach’s 2018 PHOTO program presented in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach.

Pacific Visions Theater Seats

March 19, 2019

Seats Available for Naming in Honda Pacific Visions Theater

Name a seat in honor of a loved one, business, favorite Aquarium animal, an anniversary or wedding, or in memory of a loved one.

Pacific Visions exterior with dolphin fountain

March 4, 2019

Pacific Visions Earns Commercial Real Estate Award

On February 25 Pacific Visions earned the top gold award in the public category from the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Commercial Real Estate Awards.

Charlie the sea otter rests on an ice pile and touches his nose to a frozen birthday cupcake treat in the Aquarium

March 2, 2019

Charlie the Southern Sea Otter Turns 22

Charlie is the oldest southern sea otter living at any aquarium or zoo. He is the second sea otter on record to ever reach twenty-two.

Side view of a small, reddish-purple bigeye octopus inside aquarium exhibit resting on a rock surface

February 26, 2019

What’s New at the Aquarium This Spring

This season at the Aquarium, see a new show in the Ocean Theater, visit your favorite animals, and take part in our cultural festivals and events celebrating our ocean planet.

Aquarium exterior in the evening with Pacific Visions

February 1, 2019

Pacific Visions Exterior Construction Completed

Exterior construction and landscaping has been completed for Pacific Visions, the Aquarium’s first major expansion, which opens to the public on May 24, 2019.

Close-up portrait of Brook the sea otter looking into the camera

January 30, 2019

Aquarium Pays Tribute to Brook the Sea Otter

Brook passed away on January 29 after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure earlier this month by the Aquarium’s veterinary team. She was nearly 22 years old.

2019 pacific visions exterior

January 8, 2019

Aquarium Sets Pacific Visions Opening Date

The Aquarium’s new wing will open to the public in May 2019.

Bigfin Reef Squid

January 3, 2019

Things to See and Do at the Aquarium This Winter

During your Aquarium visit this season, be sure to see new animals on exhibit and enjoy cultural festivals and special events for members.

Frank Roberts of Lady

December 6, 2018

Aquarium Releases Report Detailing Communication Strategies for U.S. Aquaculture

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Seafood for the Future program has released a report on a forum it convened with American Honda, in partnership with the Honda Marine Science Foundation, titled: Aligning Stakeholder Communications for U.S. Marine Aquaculture at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

vaquita postcard

December 6, 2018

Aquarium Joins 1 Million Cards Campaign to Help Save the Vaquita Porpoise from Extinction

The campaign encourages Mexico’s incoming president to continue conservation initiatives to save the vaquita, which is found only in the Upper Gulf of California in Baja.

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