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Moon Jelly Feed Experience

Feed the Moon Jellies on Harbor Terrace

Purchase a cup of tiny brine shrimp to gently pour over the jellies and watch as they collect the food with their stinging tentacles.

Mammalogist During Sea Lion Show

Book Your Seal and Sea Lion Experience

Join our animal husbandry staff before the Aquarium opens as they feed and care for our seals and sea lions. This exclusive experience is available on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 8:15 a.m.

Pacific Visions exterior

Now Accepting Applications for African American Scholar Program

The Aquarium will award $50,000 each year to support African American students who demonstrate a commitment to studies related to careers in the aquarium field.

Penguin close-up portrait

Penguin Encounters Now Availabile

Participants will have the chance to sit next to a penguin as it waddles around outside the June Keyes Penguin Habitat before the Aquarium opens to the public in the morning.

Parker the sea lion

Send a Personal Greeting from a Seal, Sea Lion, or Sea Otter with Cameo

Book a Cameo greeting from the Aquarium’s animals. Funds raised through this program support the Aquarium’s animal care, education, and conservation programs.

community science shark research

Aquarium Volunteers Logged Over 4,000 Hours for Global Shark Survey

The survey’s findings, that sharks are functionally extinct on nearly 20 percent of the world’s coral reefs, were published in the journal Nature this month.

Academy educator in front of a sea turtle on screen

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.

Peter Kareiva headshot

Aquarium Announces New CEO

The Aquarium of the Pacific has announced the appointment of Dr. Peter Kareiva as its new president and CEO beginning on August 1, 2020. Current President and CEO Dr. Jerry R. Schubel will retire from the Aquarium on July 31, 2020.

Academy educator in front of a green screen with broadcasting equipment in the foreground

Support the Online Academy

The Online Academy provides innovative learning opportunities for students in pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade, as well as curated content for adults.

gatz the penguin looking at camera

Aquarium Remains Open with Outdoor Exhibits Only

The Aquarium of the Pacific will be open with outdoor exhibits only in accordance with state health orders. Indoor areas will be temporarily closed.

Harbor seals on rocks as seen from Urban Ocean Cruise

Aquarium Announces Poetry Contest Winners

The Aquarium the Pacific is announcing the winners of its 11th Annual Poetry Contest as part of the Urban Ocean Festival. The contest’s theme in 2020 was Living Lighter on Earth in the Anthropocene.

Entrance plaza with guests walking

Aquarium is Now Open With Safety Measures

The Aquarium reopens to the public on Sunday, June 14. Advance timed reservations, face coverings for all visitors age 2 and older, and temperature checks are required.

Pacific Visions exterior

Aquarium Announces New Scholarship

On June 8, World Ocean Day, the Aquarium announced a new scholarship. The Aquarium’s Board Chair Kathleen Eckert made the announcement in a video.

Offshore oil rig

Aquarium Releases Report on Decommissioning Oil Rigs

The Aquarium of the Pacific has released a report on decommissioning offshore oil rigs in California. The report summarizes the proceedings and findings of a forum held at the Aquarium in January.

Bangs Island Mussels aquaculture farm

Aquarium Films Win Telly Awards

The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television on a variety of platforms. The Aquarium has earned forty-six Telly Awards since 2008 for its original short films.

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