Please see below for our recent press releases. Digital images and b-roll video are available on request; please contact our public relations team.
Credit: Robbin Riggs
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 8, 2022
Aquarium’s Summer Kids Club Returns in August with a Virtual Day Camp Experience for Grades K-5
Kids can dive into ocean learning through dance and movement, learn about whales and fish, and explore ocean habitats during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Summer Kids Club.