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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

2022 collage of 11 African American Scholar award recipients

August 25, 2022

Aquarium Announces African American Scholar Program’s Third Year

The Aquarium will be accepting applications for its African American Scholar Program starting September 9, 2022. Now in its third year, the program supports African American students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields related to the work of the Aquarium.

Pacific Visions exterior

August 1, 2022

Students Will Earn College Credit in Aquarium Course this Fall

The Aquarium of the Pacific has partnered with Orange Coast College (OCC) to offer a college-level course for thirty high school and college students during the fall 2022 semester.

Academy educator in front of a sea turtle on screen

July 20, 2021

Aquarium Online Academy Summer Kids Club

These free live classes, paired with fun and educational at home activities, will engage your child during their summer at home.

Academy educator in front of a sea turtle on screen

December 18, 2020

Aquarium Online Academy Winter Kids Club

These free live classes, paired with fun and educational at-home activities, will engage your child during their winter break at home.

Academy educator in front of a green screen with broadcasting equipment in the foreground

July 2, 2020

Support the Online Academy

The Online Academy provides innovative learning opportunities for students in pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade, as well as curated content for adults.

Young girl looking and pointing at Aquarium exhibit

August 15, 2019

Help Fund Aquarium Field Trips for Students

Contributions to the Field Trip Face Campaign August 20 to 28 will be matched by a $5,000 grant from the Whitney Young Children’s Foundation, $5,000 from the Schulzman-Neri Foundation, and a $1,000 matching grant from the Mike and Diane Jensen Family.

Child looking into exhibit

January 3, 2018

Aquarium Offers New Class for Parents and Children, Ages 2 to 6

Parent and Me classes allow parents and children ages two to six to learn together through play, movement, and exploration.

CritterCrate show

January 2, 2018

Aquarium Show Collects Data on Local Marine Life

Visitors can become citizen scientists and add their observations of animals collected from nearby Rainbow Harbor using the iNaturalist website and app.

Scientist talks to students via videoconference

October 17, 2017

Scientists Talk with Students Over Live Video in Aquarium Program

Career Connections provides opportunities for scientists to connect with middle school and high school students anywhere in the nation through videoconferencing technology.

Reflecting on Practice workshop activity

October 2, 2017

Aquarium Workshops Provide Professional Development for Educators

The Reflecting on Practice workshops use the latest research in ways of learning and teaching to help educators improve their teaching methods.


August 4, 2017

Aquarium Educator Joins Ocean Expedition

This summer Aquarium educator Katelyn Sullivan was selected as a 2017 AltaSea Nautilus Ambassador and sailed aboard the E/V Nautilus as part of an expedition off the California coast.


July 17, 2017

Aquarium Education Director Elected President of National Marine Educators Association

David Bader assumed the role of president of the National Marine Educators Association for a year-long term at its annual conference in June.

Career Connections

January 3, 2017

Aquarium Publishes Educational Career Videos With PBS

The Aquarium has created a series of videos to help teachers connect their students to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.


September 18, 2015

Explore Our Planet with Weekend Shows

Visitors can learn more about our planet during Exploration Shows at 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on weekends in the Aquarium’s Ocean Science Center.