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Now Accepting Applications for African American Scholar Program

The Aquarium will award $50,000 each year to support African American students who demonstrate a commitment to studies related to careers in the aquarium field.

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Aquarium Announces New CEO

The Aquarium of the Pacific has announced the appointment of Dr. Peter Kareiva as its new president and CEO beginning on August 1, 2020. Current President and CEO Dr. Jerry R. Schubel will retire from the Aquarium on July 31, 2020.

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Aquarium Remains Open with Outdoor Exhibits Only

The Aquarium of the Pacific will be open with outdoor exhibits only in accordance with state health orders. Indoor areas will be temporarily closed.

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Aquarium is Now Open With Safety Measures

The Aquarium reopens to the public on Sunday, June 14. Advance timed reservations, face coverings for all visitors age 2 and older, and temperature checks are required.

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Aquarium Announces New Scholarship

On June 8, World Ocean Day, the Aquarium announced a new scholarship. The Aquarium’s Board Chair Kathleen Eckert made the announcement in a video.

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Aquarium Launches Online Academy

The new program includes both on-demand videos and activities for all ages and a schedule of interactive live programs with Aquarium educators.

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Things to See and Do at the Aquarium

There are several ways to visit with discounted admission, plus festivals and arts events, and environmental education opportunities.

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More Than You Ever Imagined

Beyond its world-class exhibits, the Aquarium of the Pacific has extensive programming that educates and inspires people of all ages, connects science and the arts, gathers experts to tackle the planet’s biggest environmental problems, and conserves endangered animals and threatened ecosystems.

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Top Aquarium Achievements in 2019

With the opening of Pacific Visions and other accomplishments in ocean conservation and educational offerings, 2019 was a significant year in the Aquarium’s history.

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Aquarium Winter Activities

Enjoy educational activities for kids and teens, art installations, discounted late nights, and opportunities to start the new year learning about issues affecting the ocean and wildlife.

2019 California Coastal Clean-Up Day volunteers

Record Number of Volunteers Removed 315 Pounds of Trash on Clean-Up Day

As part of California’s annual Coastal Clean-Up Day, the Aquarium hosted a beach clean-up on the Long Beach Peninsula on September 21, 2019.

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2019 Aquarium Gift Guide

Looking for gift ideas that also help the ocean? The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific has many unique options to choose from, and dollars spent with the Aquarium support its animal care, conservation, and education programs.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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