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sea otter surrogate mom millie with baby sea otter

April 11, 2024

For the First Time in its History, Aquarium of the Pacific Pairs Releasable Rescued Sea Otter Pup with Surrogate Otter Mom

The goal of the pairing is for the baby otter to learn the survival skills needed to return to the wild

International Children

April 4, 2024

Aquarium of the Pacific Hosts 19th Annual International Children’s Festival Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, 2024

Aquarium festival celebrates the talents of children from around the world

Pacific Visions Front at Dusk

March 5, 2024

Aquarium of the Pacific Announces First Wednesdays Series Lineup through July 2024

Upcoming topics include octopus, wolves, amphibians, and even baby animals

sunflower sea star egg collection via a plastic collection pipe held by hand

February 26, 2024

Successful Spawning and Cross-Fertilization Bring Hope for the Critically Endangered Sunflower Sea Star

Aquarium of the Pacific, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, California Academy of Sciences, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA), Sunflower Star Laboratory and partners continue work to save this species from extinction.

side view of rescued sea turtle swimming in bright aquamarine water

February 20, 2024

Aquarium of the Pacific helps Endangered Sea Turtle After Its Rescue

Aquarium staff members performed surgery on the turtle and are caring for it behind the scenes as it recovers

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

Plant-Based Wicked Jalapeno Burger and potato chips

October 10, 2023

To Reduce the Impacts Of Climate Change, Aquarium of the Pacific and Savor Launch New Expansive Plant-Based Café Menu and Other Sustainability Initiatives

In an effort to offer more sustainable food choices for its more than 1.5 million annual visitors, the Aquarium of the Pacific and its inhouse caterer SAVOR, the culinary division of ASM Global (the managing company of the world’s largest portfolio of live entertainment experiences), are launching a new daily café menu to include an expansive range of chef-created plant-based food and sustainable seafood options, along with other sustainability initiatives.

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.

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