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Penguin Signs Beam with Help From Aquarium Staff

Pacific Visions Construction Reaches Milestone

The topping-off ceremony is a tradition among builders in which the last steel beam is installed in the building’s structure.

Child looking into exhibit

Aquarium Offers New Class for Parents and Children, Ages 2 to 6

Parent and Me classes allow parents and children ages two to six to learn together through play, movement, and exploration.

CritterCrate show

Aquarium Show Collects Data on Local Marine Life

Visitors can become citizen scientists and add their observations of animals collected from nearby Rainbow Harbor using the iNaturalist website and app.

Tropical Reef and Fish

Winter at the Aquarium

This winter visit the Aquarium’s FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing exhibit and enjoy festivals and discounted late nights.

Aquarium exterior view from harbor artwork

2017 at the Aquarium: Connecting the Public with Science and Conservation

The Aquarium took major steps on its expansion, opened new major exhibits, and welcomed new animals in 2017. Here is a look back at some of the top happenings at the Aquarium in 2017.

Yellow colored seahorse swims near purple tinted coral

Photographers Night Photo Contest 2017 Winners

The Aquarium’s 9th annual Photographers Night was held in October, and guests were invited to submit their work for an exclusive photo contest. Here are the winners.

Earth from space

New Aquarium Film Showcases Climate Solutions

The Time is Now, The Future is Here plays daily in the Ocean Theater and is included with Aquarium general admission.

Schubel, Ung, Jolie, and Molina at the screening

Angelina Jolie, Loung Ung, and Aquarium Engage Long Beach’s Cambodian Community in Dialogue

The Aquarium of the Pacific hosted a special screening of Netflix’s First They Killed My Father giving local Cambodian residents the chance to speak with the film’s creators, Jolie and Ung.

Mosaic artwork by Marcela Paz Luna Rossel

Weather on Steroids Art Exhibit Now on View

Visual artists collaborated with climate scientists to create the artwork in this exhibition, including paintings and drawings, photography, sculpture, and mixed media installations.

Scientist talks to students via videoconference

Scientists Talk with Students Over Live Video in Aquarium Program

Career Connections provides opportunities for scientists to connect with middle school and high school students anywhere in the nation through videoconferencing technology.

Reflecting on Practice workshop activity

Aquarium Workshops Provide Professional Development for Educators

The Reflecting on Practice workshops use the latest research in ways of learning and teaching to help educators improve their teaching methods.

Green and Black poison dart frog

This Fall at the Aquarium

This fall at the Aquarium of the Pacific, visit the FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing exhibit and take advantage of a full slate of special events, including cultural festivals and holidays.

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Six-Year-Old Raises $1,000 for Frog Conservation

Justin Sather is six years old and has loved frogs for most of his life. When he learned that about one-third of frog species are threatened with extinction, he wanted to take action.

2017 penguin chick

Baby Penguin Goes on Public View

The Aquarium’s baby Magellanic Penguin that hatched earlier this year will join the rest of the penguins in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. It will be on exhibit starting August 8.

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Aquarium Educator Joins Ocean Expedition

This summer Aquarium educator Katelyn Sullivan was selected as a 2017 AltaSea Nautilus Ambassador and sailed aboard the E/V Nautilus as part of an expedition off the California coast.

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