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Aquarium of the Pacific 25th anniversary octopus logo

June 28, 2023

The Aquarium of the Pacific Announces Its 25th Anniversary Celebration

The public is invited to the Aquarium to explore new programming, events, and special contests starting May 26 through December 31, 2023

African American Festival logo with Marci Gras dancer holding umbrella

February 23, 2023

Aquarium of the Pacific Hosts 21st Annual African American Festival Saturday and Sunday, February 25-26, 2023

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its twenty-first annual African American Festival, which features music, dance, storytelling, historical displays, and the annual Heritage Award presentation.

Moompetam Performers

September 12, 2022

Everyone Is Invited to Join the Aquarium of the Pacific at Its Eighteenth Annual Moompetam American Indian Festival

This event celebrates indigenous maritime cultures in California and includes traditional music, dance, storytelling, and cultural craft demonstrations.

Baja Splash Performers

September 8, 2022

Aquarium Hosts 21st Annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival—on Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, 2022

Aquarium’s festival celebrates cultures from México, Central and South America, and beyond and takes place during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

honey bee in a dandelion bloom

September 1, 2022

Discover the World of Bees and Pollinators at the Aquarium’s First Wednesdays Series on September 7

Join nature educator and beekeeper Emilie Usher as she invites us to learn more about the world inside the honeybee hive, the lives of the other important pollinators who support our food system and the role urban beekeeping can play in raising awareness.

Headshot photos of Jennie Dean and Troy Grande

August 30, 2022

Aquarium Welcomes New CFO/COO and New Vice President of Education and Conservation

Troy Grande joins the Aquarium as chief operating officer and chief financial officer, and Jennie Dean is the Aquarium’s new vice president of education and conservation.

2022 collage of 11 African American Scholar award recipients

August 25, 2022

Aquarium Launches African American Scholar Program for 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.

Headshot photos of Samantha Attwood and Art Levitt

August 17, 2022

Aquarium Announces New Board Members

Samantha Attwood and Art Levitt have officially joined the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Board of Directors. Attwood is the worldwide head of Amazon’s Devices Technology Licensing Business Development Team and contributes to new sustainability and energy initiatives across Amazon. Levitt has headed businesses in the media, hospitality, and entertainment.

wet otter pup on deck

August 3, 2022

Aquarium Welcomes New Rescued Sea Otter Pup

The Aquarium of the Pacific is announcing the arrival of a new rescued sea otter pup, who was found stranded without its mother in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, on April 12, 2022. Sea otter experts estimated the young male pup to be three weeks old when it was found.

Pacific Visions exterior

August 1, 2022

This Fall Students to Earn College Credits Through the Aquarium’s Ocean Conservation Course

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. The course, Ocean Conservation and Community Science, will focus on ocean conservation and the roles that aquariums can play in public education, research, and behavior changes.

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