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Aquarium of the Pacific 25th anniversary octopus logo

April 30, 2023

25 Years of Connecting to Nature at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Join us as the Aquarium celebrates its 25th Anniversary with new exhibits, events, and programs highlighting the remarkable natural world right outside our door. Southern California Gallery Now Open.

Penguin chick rests in white gloved hands

May 31, 2022

Penguins Pair Off for Breeding Season

In March the Aquarium’s penguin care team opened the nine nesting burrows in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, giving our Magellanic penguins the opportunity to claim a burrow and start building a nest in preparation for breeding season.

juvenile blue-green chromis

August 17, 2021

Find New Baby Animals in Aquarium Exhibits

On your next visit at the Aquarium, look for these new animals that were recently added to exhibits.

Coral Reefs: Nature's Underwater Cities Banner

May 21, 2021

Explore Coral Reefs this Summer

Coral Reefs: Nature’s Underwater Cities showcases the beauty and diversity of coral reefs and their animal residents in the Aquarium’s newly reimagined Tropical Pacific Gallery.

Visitors watch yellowtail

May 23, 2019

Visit the New Pacific Visions Wing

Journey inside the new stunning glass building to experience a state-of–the-art immersive theater, interactive art installations, engaging multimedia displays, and live animal exhibits.

Still image from TeamOcean show by Xprize

November 19, 2018

Science on a Sphere Show Invites Kids and Teens to Join #TeamOcean

The show was created in a partnership between the Aquarium and XPrize’s Ocean Initiative.

Seal and pup

April 24, 2018

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.

Movie still of globe map with overlaid data

March 8, 2018

New Science on a Sphere Show Traces Human History

The show, We Are All Related: The Dispersal of Humans Across the World, plays daily in the Ocean Science Center.

Earth from space

November 1, 2017

New Aquarium Film Showcases Climate Solutions

The Time is Now, The Future is Here plays daily in the Ocean Theater and is included with Aquarium general admission.

Magnificent Tree Frog

May 25, 2017

New FROGS Exhibits Now Open

See FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing, plus the new Our Water Future exhibit area and a new archerfish habitat.

California sea lion Harpo

January 25, 2017

Newly Remodeled Seal and Sea Lion Habitat Now Open

The exhibit now features new rockwork and a coastal seascape mural as well as windows and platforms that provide better visibility of the animals and presenters.


September 14, 2016

New Vanishing Animals Film Plays Daily in Ocean Theater

Vanishing Animals explores human impacts on our planet and ways we can help prevent loss of biodiversity and protect the health of ecosystems.


September 13, 2016

Aquarium Receives Grant Funding to Teach Public About Southern California’s Water

New exhibits and programs in the Aquarium’s Our Watersheds exhibit area are slated to open in spring 2017.


May 26, 2016

New Exhibits: Horses and Dragons, Vanishing Animals

The Aquarium has opened two new exhibitions to help visitors learn about marine life and humans’ relationship with our planet. Horses and Dragons features more than a dozen species of seahorses, seadragons, and their relatives. Vanishing Animals examines extinction and what we can do to reverse the trend.

Dan Cayan webcast

June 2, 2015

Video: Sea Level Rise Webcast

In a live webcast held June 1, 2015, experts discussed sea level rise in conjunction with the opening of a new photo exhibition at the Aquarium documenting human responses to rising sea levels around the world.