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Jerry Schubel Portrait Horizontal

Aquarium President and CEO Dr. Jerry Schubel Announces Intention to Retire

Dr. Schubel joined the Aquarium in 2002. He will remain in his current role while the Aquarium’s Board of Directors conducts a search for his replacement.

Young girl watches as cleaner shrimp climb on her hand inside small aquarium

Things to See and Do at the Aquarium This Fall

This fall at the Aquarium, see new animals, enjoy seasonal festivals and special events, and experience Pacific Visions.

Young girl looking and pointing at Aquarium exhibit

Help Fund Aquarium Field Trips for Students

Contributions to the Field Trip Face Campaign August 20 to 28 will be matched by a $5,000 grant from the Whitney Young Children’s Foundation, $5,000 from the Schulzman-Neri Foundation, and a $1,000 matching grant from the Mike and Diane Jensen Family.

Painting of an orca swimming underwater with tropical fish, sea turtles, dolphins, rays, and penguins

Art Exhibit on View This Fall Celebrates the Ocean and Marine Life

The Aquarium will display an exhibit of ocean-themed artwork by painter John Enright from August 19 through October 30.

Lola the cockatoo

Meet Our Animal Ambassadors at Pacific Visions

Visitors can see animal ambassadors up close in four sessions held daily between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Visitors watch yellowtail

Things to See and Do at the Aquarium This Summer

The Aquarium offers fun for the whole family, including animals you can touch, whale watching cruises, daily shows with our animal care experts, convenient parking, and its new Pacific Visions wing featuring an immersive theater show.

Dr. Sandy Trautwein and Dr. Gregory Stone discuss coral conservation at the Aquarium

Aquarium Releases Report on Super Coral Workshop

In December 2018 the Aquarium partnered with the Phoenix Island Protected Area Trust and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to host a workshop on super corals with coral experts from around the world.

Visitors watch yellowtail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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