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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.


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High Tide Student Film Festival key word art over a black and white rocky coast with splashing waves

March 9, 2021

Aquarium of the Pacific Launches Its First High School Film Contest

SoCal students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit short films for the chance to win cash prizes and be featured in the Aquarium’s High Tide Student Film Festival

African American Festival logo with Marci Gras dancer holding umbrella

February 24, 2021

Aquarium of the Pacific Hosts 19th Annual African-American Festival

Aquarium celebrates African and African-American cultures through this live-streaming virtual event

African American Scholars 2021 Recipient collage

February 16, 2021

Aquarium of the Pacific Announces the Recipients of its African American Scholar Program

Everyone is invited to tune into the award ceremony, which takes place at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time during the Aquarium’s virtual African-American Festival on February 27, 2021

Close-up of sea lion looking to left

January 29, 2021

Aquarium of the Pacific To Reopen Outdoor Exhibits to the Public Starting on Saturday, January 30, 2021

Touch sharks, rays, and sea jellies and visit penguins, sea lions, seals, and other animals in the Aquarium’s expansive outdoor areas while indoor areas remain closed

Dat Nguyen playing guitar

January 25, 2021

Aquarium of the Pacific to Celebrate Its 18th Annual Festival of Human Abilities as a Free Virtual Event Streaming Live

Celebrate the talents and creativity of people with disabilities with the Aquarium on January 30, and enjoy live music, dance, and art demonstrations

Tropical Pacific Gallery sideview of fish and coral

January 5, 2021

Visit Colorful Coral Reefs And Meet Animal Care Experts In Aquarium’s New Virtual Tour Of The Tropical Pacific Gallery

While the Aquarium of the Pacific is closed to the public in compliance with health orders for zoos and aquariums in our region, the institution is offering live virtual tours of its indoor galleries.

Chloe the sea otter chews on a clam

January 5, 2021

Meet Aquarium Animals Up Close And Watch As They Interact With Animal Care Staff In Weekly Virtual Encounters

The Aquarium of the Pacific is launching a new virtual experience that will take you behind the scenes to meet its animals and animal care staff during a feeding and care session.

Sea Otter on ice

December 30, 2020

Aquarium Offers More Virtual Experiences To Connect The Public To Its Animals And Staff During The Pandemic

Have a Zoom meeting with a sea lion or embark on a virtual tour to meet animals and the staff caring for them while supporting the nonprofit as it cares for 12,000 animals

Molina Family Portrait

December 9, 2020

Molina Family Donates $75,000 To The Aquarium Of The Pacific In Memory Of Their Father And Invites Others To Join Them In Helping The Nonprofit Survive The Impacts Of The Pandemic

The family’s donation of $75,000 was made to honor the late Dr. C. David Molina and help the nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aquarium plaza with no guests

December 5, 2020

Aquarium To Close To The Public For At Least Three Weeks Starting Sunday, December 6, 2020

In accordance with health orders for the region, the Aquarium of the Pacific will be closed to the public for at least three weeks starting Sunday, December 6, 2020.

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