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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

Whangarei Falls footbridge

December 2, 2020

Aquarium Will Host Virtual Lecture with its President and CEO Dr. Peter Kareiva: ‘A Bridge to the Future: People Rediscovering Their Connection to Nature’

In a rapidly changing world, with people facing the pressures of climate change and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, our connection with nature is more important than ever. On December 15 at 7:00 p.m. Aquarium of the Pacific President and CEO Dr. Peter Kareiva will present a virtual lecture examining this topic.

Aquarium Holidays Logo

December 2, 2020

Aquarium Holidays to Celebrate the Sea-Son December 5-23, 2020

During Aquarium Holidays visitors can enjoy holiday décor as they visit the Aquarium’s outdoor areas with advance reservations.

Santa Diver waves from inside an exhibit

December 1, 2020

Even the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Animals Celebrate the Jolly Holidays by Receiving Holiday Treats December 5, 2020

In celebration of the holiday season, Santa Diver will dive with sharks and other fish, and penguins, sea otters, birds, fish, and other animals will enjoy flavorful holiday delights at the Aquarium of the Pacific during the Holiday Treats for the Animals virtual event on Saturday, December 5.

Closeup of man in mask with sea lion

November 27, 2020

Aquarium Relaunches Animal Encounters with Sharks & Rays and Seals & Sea Lions with New Covid Safety Measures

For those in search of outdoor activities with COVID-19 safety measures, the Aquarium of the Pacific is offering up-close experiences with its animals.

Art Night samples

November 20, 2020

Families Can Get Creative and Enjoy Learning During Aquarium’s Family Art Night on November 20, 2020

On Friday, November 20, 2020, the Aquarium’s education department will host Family Art Night, an event that builds on its popular Draw With Me class.

Autumn Festival lion dancer

November 5, 2020

19th Annual Autumn Festival Brings Magic and Beauty of the Fall Season to the Aquarium

Held Saturday, November 14, 2020, this virtual festival offers diverse learning opportunities and family entertainment that can be enjoyed by everyone for free from the comfort of home.

Visualisation of the Covid-19 virus

November 4, 2020

Learn About COVID-19 Impacts Now and in the Future with Aquarium’s Free Five-Session Live Webinar Course

In a five-session online course called COVID-19 Exposed: The Lessons We Need to Learn, the Aquarium will host live talks with experts to examine the pandemic’s many facets and its wide-ranging impacts.

Sea turtle swimming under pylons with NOAA logo

November 4, 2020

Aquarium Will Host Virtual NOAA and Our Planet Day on Saturday, November 7, 2020

NOAA and Our Planet Day is an annual event at the Aquarium, but this year it will be held virtually, with sessions streamed online.

Boy dressed as a pirate for Halloween in front of tropical background

October 23, 2020

Scarium of the Pacific: Spooktacular Halloween Fun for the Whole Family

Everyone is invited to explore outdoor exhibits in search of the creatures lurking in the depths at the Aquarium of the Pacific during its Scarium-themed weekend October 23 to 25, 2020.

Virtual Sea Fare Logo

October 5, 2020

Aquarium’s Annual Sea Fare Fundraiser Returns as a Virtual Event on October 17, 2020

Viewers can bid on silent auction items, get an up-close look at Aquarium animals, and hear conservation and animal care stories with Aquarium staff members.

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