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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Girl in cat costume

Celebrate Halloween at the Aquarium

Halloween-themed events throughout October give adults, kids, and families a chance to celebrate the holiday while learning about the ocean and dancing the night away.

Scalloped hammerhead shark close-up view

Fall Exhibits and Events

Visit in fall to see new animals, experience cultural festivals, and learn more about our planet.

Seal and pup

Aquarium Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Aquarium of the Pacific celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year, with new exhibits, programs, events, and contests. Meet the original animals and see new residents, including a harbor seal pup born in April.

Giant Pacific octopus

Spring at the Aquarium

Visit the Aquarium this spring to take part in festivals and celebrate holidays like Mother’s Day. Also, meet our new sea lion Cain in the Seals and Sea Lions Habitat and see our FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing exhibit.

Tropical Reef and Fish

Winter at the Aquarium

This winter visit the Aquarium’s FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing exhibit and enjoy festivals and discounted late nights.

Aquarium exterior view from harbor artwork

2017 at the Aquarium: Connecting the Public with Science and Conservation

The Aquarium took major steps on its expansion, opened new major exhibits, and welcomed new animals in 2017. Here is a look back at some of the top happenings at the Aquarium in 2017.

Green and Black poison dart frog

This Fall at the Aquarium

This fall at the Aquarium of the Pacific, visit the FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing exhibit and take advantage of a full slate of special events, including cultural festivals and holidays.

Pacific Visions construction wall

All Permanent Aquarium Exhibits Open During Construction

Construction on the Aquarium’s expansion, Pacific Visions, began in spring. While the layout of some facilities has been adjusted, the visitor experience is unaffected by the construction.

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.

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