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Collage of 2024 CELP Scholar Recipients

May 4, 2024

Aquarium of the Pacific Announces Recipients of Its New CELP Scholar Program

Aquarium awards $150,000 to Southern California students to support their persistence in marine science-related fields

sardines swim above a giant sea bass - for main image field

November 22, 2023

2023 Photographers Night Photo Contest Winners

The Aquarium’s 14th annual Photographers Night was held in October, and guests were invited to enjoy an evening of learning, free equipment rentals, and demonstrations.

Underside of a purple colored sea star

September 12, 2023

Aquarium Accolades Fall 2023

Three impressive individuals were recognized at Aquarium events for their community service and leadership.

Two people at podium with High Tide Student Film Festival in background

September 12, 2023

High Tide Film Festival 2023

The third annual High Tide Film Festival was a night to celebrate the winners of film contest sponsored by Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Collage of 2023 African American Scholars Cohort

February 25, 2023

African American Scholar Program 2023 Recipients

For the third year in a row, a cohort of exceptional African American students are awarded scholarship funds and join a growing community of scholars engaging in various Aquarium efforts.

2022 Photographers Night Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner photo

December 14, 2022

2022 Photographers Night Photo Contest Winners

The Aquarium’s 13th annual Photographers Night was held in October, and guests were invited to enjoy an evening of workshops, free equipment rentals, and demonstrations.

Dr. David Titley, recipient of the Aquarium’s 2022 Ocean Conservation Award, and Dr. Peter Kareiva, Aquarium of the Pacific president and CEO

June 16, 2022

Aquarium Honors Dr. David Titley at Blue Whale Gala

The Ocean Conservation Award is given annually to those who contribute significantly to ocean conservation and environmental education.

2022 collage of 11 African American Scholar award recipients

February 26, 2022

African-American Scholar Program 2022 Recipients

Eleven students were selected to receive scholarship funds and will be invited to participate in Aquarium projects and events through the program, now in its second year

Crowd seated in Pacific Visions theater while two speakers are on stage

July 9, 2021

Teens Explored Ocean Issues in Aquarium’s Inaugural High Tide Film Festival

The Aquarium received eighty submissions from high school students in twenty cities across Southern California for its inaugural High Tide Film Festival.

African American Scholars 2021 Recipient collage

February 11, 2021

African-American Scholar Program 2021 Recipients

Each of the recipients will receive $10,000 and be invited to participate in presentations, meetings, and other activities at the Aquarium for the duration of the program

Bangs Island Mussels aquaculture farm

May 29, 2020

Aquarium Films Win Telly Awards

The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television on a variety of platforms. The Aquarium has earned forty-six Telly Awards since 2008 for its original short films.

Painting of otter swimming on its back

September 24, 2018

Aquarium Announces Winners of 20th Anniversary Art Contest

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Aquarium held an art contest presented by JetBlue throughout the summer of 2018. The top twenty entrants were selected to win a round-trip flight on JetBlue.

Man presents award to woman near a podium

July 31, 2017

Aquarium Awarded by Local Children’s Hospital

The Aquarium was presented with the 2017 Friend of Child Life Award from Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach in July.

The Climate Registry Special Recognition Award

May 25, 2017

Aquarium Honored as Founding Member of The Climate Registry

The Aquarium was honored by The Climate Registry with a Special Recognition Award as one of its founding members and a participant in Southern California Edison’s Cool Planet Project.


May 8, 2017

Aquarium Wins Prestigious MUSE Award

The Aquarium, in collaboration with Cortina Productions, has won a 2017 MUSE Award from the American Alliance of Museums for a video telling the story of the Aquarium’s first major expansion, the Pacific Visions wing.