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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


March 1, 2017

Senior Sea Otter Celebrates Birthday at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Join us in celebrating an ‘over the wave’ birthday as Charlie turns 20—the oldest male sea otter in an aquarium or zoo.


March 1, 2017

Aquarium Evening Course Will Examine Threats to Coastal Cities Posed by Climate Change

Experts will discuss how cities can pursue sustainability and minimize risk factors and address the role of cities in improving environmental footprints.

Pacific Visions North View Rich Gray

February 2, 2017

Aquarium Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Pacific Visions Wing

The Aquarium’s first major expansion includes a striking biomorphic structure with integrative science and arts spaces.

Four people dancing in front of the Aquarium's Blue Cavern exhibit

February 2, 2017

Dance Under the Sea Stars at the Aquarium’s Annual Noche de Estrellas Late Night

Enjoy live Latin bands, DJs, underwater dive shows, a scavenger hunt with prizes, Latin cuisine, and the ambiance of the Aquarium at night at a discounted price.

Mardi gras dancer with African American Festival text overlay

February 2, 2017

Aquarium Hosts 15th Annual African-American Festival February 25-26

Celebrating the richness and diversity of African-American and African cultures, the Aquarium’s fifteenth annual African-American Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26.

Tommy Hollenstein wheelchair artist creating art with his wheelchair

January 17, 2017

Festival of Human Abilities Features Performances and Free Art Classes for Everyone

Celebrate the talents and creativity of people with disabilities at the Aquarium on the weekend of Jan. 28-29, and enjoy live music, dance, art, and demonstrations.

Two gray whale blows

January 13, 2017

The Winter of Whales! Several Species Spotted in the Waters Off Long Beach

Migrating gray whales, fin whales, orcas, humpback whales, dolphins, sperm whales, and other animals have been spotted in the waters off Long Beach recently.


November 7, 2016

Celebrate the Holidays Throughout December at the Aquarium

Visit Santa, see him SCUBA dive, and enjoy a snow play area and a variety of festivities during the holiday season at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Facing Climate Change by Jeffrey Kiehl

November 2, 2016

Experts Gather at the Aquarium to Develop New Approach to Motivate Public Action on Climate Change

The new research will guide the creation of exhibits and programs at the Southern California aquarium and will be available at no charge to informal learning centers across the country.


October 4, 2016

Food, Fish, and Fun at the Aquarium’s 13th Annual Sea Fare

Friends of the fishes and foodies alike can bring their passions for conservation and gourmet food together at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s thirteenth annual Sea Fare on Saturday, October 22.

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