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

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

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

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

Aquarium Sets Pacific Visions Opening Date

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

Bigfin Reef Squid

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

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

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.

Frank Colonna, Jerry Schubel, and Mayor Robert Garcia stand in front of the Aquarium with the Pacific Visions wing in the background.

The Aquarium in 2018

In 2018 the Aquarium celebrated its 20th Anniversary, completed milestones in the construction of Pacific Visions, hosted forums on aquaculture and climate change and Aquatic Academy courses, and conducted important conservation work.

Garibaldi painting by artist Truong Buu Giam

Aquarium Displays Paintings of Marine Life by Truong Buu Giam

Giam uses traditional Vietnamese watercolor techniques to blend liquid resin and acrylic paint in his underwater scenes of marine life.

Frog sitting on a rock looking at viewer.

Photographers Night Photo Contest 2018 Winners

Participants in our annual event were invited to share their results for this contest. Here are the winners.

Still image from TeamOcean show by Xprize

Science on a Sphere Show Invites Kids and Teens to Join #TeamOcean

The show was created in a partnership between the Aquarium and XPrize’s Ocean Initiative.

Crew on a lift installs glass panel in Pacific Visions facade while officials watch

Final Glass Panel Installed on Pacific Visions Façade

The Aquarium celebrated a milestone in the construction of its expansion, the Pacific Visions wing, when the construction crew installed the last exterior glass panel on the façade.

Kaya the harbor seal pup chewing on a fish grasped between her front flippers

Kaya the Seal Pup Moves Into Main Exhibit

Kaya, the harbor seal born at the Aquarium in April, was moved into the main Seals and Sea Lions Habitat in October.

Series clapboard with Aquarium and Seafood for the Future logos with farmer John Finger and Sarah Newkirk in the background. 900x600 gallery

New Video Series Highlights Sustainable Farmed Seafood

A new video series created by the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program with other partners features chefs, farmers, and scientists who discuss aquaculture and demystify selecting, cooking, and enjoying seafood.

A young man in a canoe fishes near a fish farm at sunset.

Aquarium Debuts National Geographic Photographer’s Exhibit on Aquaculture

A photography exhibit by National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry will be on display at the Aquarium from October 8 through December 8, 2018. It features photographs of aquaculture or seafood farming practices from around the world.

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