July 29, 2020
After a hiatus, the Aquarium's Penguin Encounter program will offer up-close experiences with these charismatic birds starting August 3.
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.
July 27, 2020
Users can book a Cameo greeting from the Aquarium’s pinnipeds. Funds raised through this program support the Aquarium’s animal care, education, and conservation programs.
Book a Cameo greeting from the Aquarium’s pinnipeds. Funds raised through this program support the Aquarium’s animal care, education, and conservation programs.
May 7, 2020
The Aquarium’s staff is saddened by the loss of Avery the Magellanic penguin, who passed away on May 7, 2020.
Avery passed away on May 7, 2020. The Aquarium’s staff will remember Avery for his mellow personality, intelligence, and his good parenting skills.
February 27, 2020
The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Aquarium of the Pacific announce their partnership on the sea otter surrogacy program to help this threatened species recover off the coast of California.
The Aquarium of the Pacific announced today that it will become a partner facility for rehabilitating rescued sea otter pups, rearing them with the help of surrogate mothers, and coordinating their release back into the wild. The Aquarium is also welcoming a new sea otter named Millie, who they hope will be a surrogate mother to the orphaned sea otter pups.
December 9, 2019
Helvola sea nettles are found in cool ocean waters surrounding Japan. They have a lifespan of about nine months to a year.
Helvola sea nettles bred at the Aquarium are now on view in the Northern Pacific Gallery. This is the first time an aquarium in the United States has successfully cultured and raised this species.
October 15, 2019
Animals including an alligator, kangaroo, porcupine, and beaver will participate in shows and meet-and-greets throughout the weekend.
The Aquarium will host special guest animals from wildlife rescue and outreach organization Conservation Ambassadors with meet-and-greet opportunities and shows.
May 15, 2019
Kevin Travis, a graduate student at California State University, Long Beach, is studying epaulette sharks from the Aquarium
Investigating how some sharks are specially adapted to be able to “walk” on their pectoral fins to move between aquatic and land environments.
April 22, 2019
The Aquarium of the Pacific is mourning the loss of Charlie the southern sea otter, who passed away on Monday, April 22.
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.
March 2, 2019
Charlie, one of the Aquarium’s original charter animals, turned twenty-two on March 2 and is now the second southern sea otter on record to ever reach that age.
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.