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January 18, 2020

Things to See and Do at the Aquarium

There are several ways to visit with discounted admission, plus festivals and arts events, and environmental education opportunities.

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January 15, 2020

More Than You Ever Imagined

Beyond its world-class exhibits, the Aquarium of the Pacific has extensive programming that educates and inspires people of all ages, connects science and the arts, gathers experts to tackle the planet’s biggest environmental problems, and conserves endangered animals and threatened ecosystems.

Pacific Visions building with grass

December 13, 2019

Top Aquarium Achievements in 2019

With the opening of Pacific Visions and other accomplishments in ocean conservation and educational offerings, 2019 was a significant year in the Aquarium’s history.

Sea otter holding a red star

December 4, 2019

Aquarium Winter Activities

Enjoy educational activities for kids and teens, art installations, discounted late nights, and opportunities to start the new year learning about issues affecting the ocean and wildlife.

2019 California Coastal Clean-Up Day volunteers

December 2, 2019

Record Number of Volunteers Removed 315 Pounds of Trash on Clean-Up Day

As part of California’s annual Coastal Clean-Up Day, the Aquarium hosted a beach clean-up on the Long Beach Peninsula on September 21, 2019.

Gift store holiday items decorated with sea animals

November 21, 2019

2019 Aquarium Gift Guide

Looking for gift ideas that also help the ocean? The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific has many unique options to choose from, and dollars spent with the Aquarium support its animal care, conservation, and education programs.

Jerry Schubel Portrait Horizontal

September 6, 2019

Aquarium President and CEO Dr. Jerry Schubel Announces Intention to Retire

Dr. Schubel joined the Aquarium in 2002. He will remain in his current role while the Aquarium’s Board of Directors conducts a search for his replacement.

Young girl watches as cleaner shrimp climb on her hand inside small aquarium

September 4, 2019

Things to See and Do at the Aquarium This Fall

This fall at the Aquarium, see new animals, enjoy seasonal festivals and special events, and experience Pacific Visions.

Visitors watch yellowtail

June 24, 2019

Things to See and Do at the Aquarium This Summer

The Aquarium offers fun for the whole family, including animals you can touch, whale watching cruises, daily shows with our animal care experts, convenient parking, and its new Pacific Visions wing featuring an immersive theater show.

Side view of a small, reddish-purple bigeye octopus inside aquarium exhibit resting on a rock surface

February 26, 2019

What’s New at the Aquarium This Spring

This season at the Aquarium, see a new show in the Ocean Theater, visit your favorite animals, and take part in our cultural festivals and events celebrating our ocean planet.

Bigfin Reef Squid

January 3, 2019

Things to See and Do at the Aquarium This Winter

During your Aquarium visit this season, be sure to see new animals on exhibit and enjoy cultural festivals and special events for members.

Frank Colonna, Jerry Schubel, and Mayor Robert Garcia stand in front of the Aquarium with the Pacific Visions wing in the background.

December 5, 2018

The Aquarium in 2018

In 2018 the Aquarium celebrated its 20th Anniversary, completed milestones in the construction of Pacific Visions, hosted forums on aquaculture and climate change and Aquatic Academy courses, and conducted important conservation work.

Girl in cat costume

September 7, 2018

Celebrate Halloween at the Aquarium

Halloween-themed events throughout October give adults, kids, and families a chance to celebrate the holiday while learning about the ocean and dancing the night away.

Scalloped hammerhead shark close-up view

September 4, 2018

Fall Exhibits and Events

Visit in fall to see new animals, experience cultural festivals, and learn more about our planet.

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.