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Diver swims by underwater oil rig surrounded by fish

December 5, 2023

Aquarium of the Pacific Invites Southern California College Students to Apply for its New CELP Scholar Program

Recipients will engage with Aquarium staff members and programs to explore STEM career paths, join a growing community of peers in related study fields, and will be awarded $10,000

Queensland grouper close up of mottled head with gray spots

November 10, 2023

When Fish Grow Too Big for a Home Aquarium

Lessons from a recently donated tropical fish to the Aquarium of the Pacific can help home aquarists create a conscientious home aquarium.

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.

Sea otter pup standing on the deck looking upwards

January 14, 2022

What’s New at the Aquarium

As you plan your next visit to the Aquarium, don’t miss the must-see new animals and upcoming events at the Aquarium this season!

Two California sea lions

December 17, 2021

A Look Back at 2021 at the Aquarium

The Aquarium was a bright spot for visitors and a growing online audience during the difficult year that was 2021. We provided fun, learning, and respite from the stress of the pandemic by offering connections with nature. Undeterred by COVID, we continued to rescue injured marine life, restore populations and habitats, and reduce waste.

Millie the otter inspects an icy holiday treat shaped like a tree

December 3, 2021

Holidays at the Aquarium

Visit the Aquarium with friends or family this holiday season and enjoy festive décor and photo opportunities, unique holiday shopping, and holiday extras on weekends.

Sea lion touches pumpkin on shoreline with nose

October 4, 2021

Top Things to See and Do at the Aquarium This Fall

Don’t miss these exhibits, animals, and events at the Aquarium this season.

harpo sea lion with mouth open

March 12, 2021

The Aquarium is Fully Open

Explore all our exhibits, including sea otters, sharks, sea jellies, frogs, and more in our Tropical, Northern, and Southern California/Baja Galleries.

two women and young boy looking into tropical pacific gallery

February 23, 2021

The Value of Membership

Membership is a great value no matter how you look at it. Each level is priced so that the membership pays for itself in a few visits. Plus, members receive 12 months of valuable benefits.

Girl with family feeding lorikeets from cup

December 21, 2020

2020 at the Aquarium

Read about the education, conservation, animal care, and outreach work that happened at the Aquarium this year despite the hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sea otter holding a red star

December 5, 2020

Enjoy Virtual Offerings and Donate

Due to new Safer-at-Home orders, the Aquarium has fully closed to the public for at least three weeks starting Sunday, December 6, 2020. We were all hoping for a better holiday season. For some relief during this challenging time, we invite you to enjoy our Virtual Offerings. Also, please help us with whatever donation you can afford.

Pacific Visions exterior

September 14, 2020

Now Accepting Applications for African American Scholar Program

The Aquarium will award $50,000 each year to support African American students who demonstrate a commitment to studies related to careers in the aquarium field.

Peter Kareiva headshot

July 15, 2020

Aquarium Announces New CEO

The Aquarium of the Pacific has announced the appointment of Dr. Peter Kareiva as its new president and CEO beginning on August 1, 2020. Current President and CEO Dr. Jerry R. Schubel will retire from the Aquarium on July 31, 2020.

Pacific Visions exterior

June 8, 2020

Aquarium Announces New Scholarship

On June 8, World Ocean Day, the Aquarium announced a new scholarship. The Aquarium’s Board Chair Kathleen Eckert made the announcement in a video.

penguins underwater

March 23, 2020

Aquarium Launches Online Academy

The new program includes both on-demand videos and activities for all ages and a schedule of interactive live programs with Aquarium educators.