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

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.

High Tide Student Film Festival key word art over a black and white rocky coast with splashing waves

High Tide Student Film Festival Launch

SoCal students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit short films for the chance to win cash prizes and be featured in the Aquarium’s High Tide Student Film Festival


Photo Exhibit Showcases Marine Life in Local Tide Pools

An exhibit of photographs by Patsee Ober will be on view at the Aquarium from March 16 to May 16, 2020. Ober will give a talk about her process, equipment, and inspiration in creating the photos on the evening of March 16.

Urchin Sculpture

Massive Sea Urchin Sculpture Installed on Aquarium’s Front Plaza

The Aquarium unveiled a new art installation on its front plaza on November 27. The sea urchin sculpture with spines that light up at night will be outside the Aquarium until May 2020.

lumpsucker fish on a rock

2019 Photographers Night Photo Contest Winners

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

Ny Alesund II by Danielle Eubank

Aquarium Presents Art Exhibit, Ocean Resiliency: The Expeditions of Danielle Eubank

For her One Artist Five Oceans project, Danielle Eubank has sailed and painted all of the oceans on the planet. Her artwork will be on view at the Aquarium November 5 to January 5.

Painting of an orca swimming underwater with tropical fish, sea turtles, dolphins, rays, and penguins

Art Exhibit on View This Fall Celebrates the Ocean and Marine Life

The Aquarium will display an exhibit of ocean-themed artwork by painter John Enright from August 19 through October 30.

Photograph pf a container ship on the ocean viewed through rescue ring buoy labeled Triumphant

Aquarium Displays Port of Long Beach PHOTO Exhibit

As part of its 20th Anniversary celebration, the Aquarium is displaying an exhibit of photographs from the Port of Long Beach’s 2018 PHOTO program presented in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach.

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.

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.

Painting of otter swimming on its back

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.


Art Exhibit Documents Marine Life in South America and Antarctica

Andrés Pruna, a Cuban-American artist, former National Geographic photographer, and independent filmmaker, will present his first art exhibition at the Aquarium of the Pacific this summer.


View Artwork Inspired by Science Expeditions at Sea

The Aquarium is hosting an exhibit of artwork from the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Artist-at-Sea program through May 31, 2018.

Yellow colored seahorse swims near purple tinted coral

Photographers Night Photo Contest 2017 Winners

The Aquarium’s 9th annual Photographers Night was held in October, and guests were invited to submit their work for an exclusive photo contest. Here are the winners.

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