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Pacific Visions North View Rich Gray

Aquarium Holds Pacific Visions Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Pacific Visions wing, the first major expansion project ever undertaken by the Aquarium, will be a 29,000-square-foot, two-story structure.

California sea lion Harpo

Newly Remodeled Seal and Sea Lion Habitat Now Open

The exhibit now features new rockwork and a coastal seascape mural as well as windows and platforms that provide better visibility of the animals and presenters.

Career Connections

Aquarium Publishes Educational Career Videos With PBS

The Aquarium has created a series of videos to help teachers connect their students to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Aquarium exterior view from harbor artwork

2016 at the Aquarium: On the Cutting Edge of Science and Conservation

2016 has been a big year at the Aquarium. Take a look back at our top achievements and major happenings that took place this year.

citizen science symposium 2015

Second Annual Citizen Science Symposium Set for March 2017

The symposium, on March 4, showcases the work of citizen scientists in Southern California focusing on conservation. The deadline for presenter applications is January 13.

giant sea bass juvenile

Aquarium Welcomes Baby Giant Sea Bass

In early October the Aquarium hatched giant sea bass larvae after a spawning event. One of these larvae survived and is now thriving behind the scenes.

Touch moon jellies

Top 6 Things to Do at the Aquarium This Winter

This winter at the Aquarium of the Pacific, visit our Horses and Dragons and Vanishing Animals exhibits, and enjoy a full slate of special events.

Pacific Visions - Exterior of Building

Pacific Visions Campaign Reaches 80 Percent of Goal

In the second half of 2016, the Aquarium’s Pacific Visions Campaign secured major gifts and reached a total of $42 million toward the $53 million goal. In addition, actress Cameron Diaz has contributed a testimonial in support of the Aquarium’s efforts.

Blue striped fish swimming near purple shaded coral

Photographers Night Photo Contest 2016 Winners

The Aquarium’s 8th annual Photographers Night was held in October, and guests were invited to submit their work for an exclusive photo contest. Here are the winners.

Aquarium exterior view from harbor artwork

Aquarium Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide donors with information to guide their charitable decisions, recognized the Aquarium for strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Facing Climate Change by Jeffrey Kiehl

Aquarium Forum Examines Psychology of Climate Change

On November 2 the Aquarium hosted a day-long forum bringing together climate scientists and psychologists to develop strategies to motivate people to act on climate change.

Fishermen fixing a Turtle Excluder Device

Storied Seafood Documents Mexican Fishermen Working to Save the Vaquita

The new series by the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future project includes a photography exhibit and website.


Webcast: New Report on Aquaculture in Southern California

The Aquarium held a live webcast to announce the release of a new report on offshore aquaculture, or fish farming, in Southern California.


New Vanishing Animals Film Plays Daily in Ocean Theater

Vanishing Animals explores human impacts on our planet and ways we can help prevent loss of biodiversity and protect the health of ecosystems.


Aquarium Receives Grant Funding to Teach Public About Southern California’s Water

New exhibits and programs in the Aquarium’s Our Watersheds exhibit area are slated to open in spring 2017.

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