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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

Masked man gently pets penguin chest

August 3, 2020

Aquarium Relaunches Penguin Encounters

After a hiatus, the Aquarium’s Penguin Encounter program will offer up-close experiences with these charismatic birds starting August 3.

Aquarium educator with shark

July 27, 2020

Kids Can Dive Into Ocean Learning and Fun with Aquarium’s Virtual Summer Kids Club Starting July 27

Two one-week sessions featuring live online classes with educators and take-home activities will be offered for kids and teens in different age groups, from kindergartners to twelfth grade.

community science shark research

July 22, 2020

First-of-its-Kind Global Survey Reveals Sharks are Functionally Extinct on Reefs Around the World

Aquarium of the Pacific volunteers helped gather the data for this survey effort that led to these significant findings.

Peter Kareiva headshot

July 15, 2020

Aquarium Announces New CEO Dr. Peter Kareiva

The Aquarium of the Pacific has announced the appointment of Dr. Peter Kareiva as its new president and CEO beginning on August 1, 2020. Current President and CEO Dr. Jerry R. Schubel will retire from the Aquarium on July 31, 2020.

ray swimming view of mouth

July 8, 2020

Join the Aquarium for Shark and Ray Awareness Day with Virtual Programming or Visit Outdoor Shark and Ray Exhibits

See sharks and rays live online and hear from experts at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark and Ray Awareness Day on Tuesday, July 14.

Aquarium exterior in the evening with Pacific Visions

July 1, 2020

Visit 12,000 Animals and Explore the New Coral Reefs Exhibition at the Aquarium During Sunday Discounted Late Nights

Those who visit the Aquarium during Discounted Late Nights this summer will enter for just $19.95 per person between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. with required advance reservations and safety protocols in place.


July 1, 2020

Learn about Rainforests, Food Production in the Mekong River, and Unusual Sea Creatures Through the Aquarium’s Lectures in July

The Guest Speaker Series is part of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Online Academy, which offers free live and on-demand educational resources for both kids and adults.

Coral Reefs: Nature's Underwater Cities Banner

July 1, 2020

Explore the Beauty of the World’s Coral Reefs in a New Exhibition at the Aquarium This Summer

Programming and exhibits will include a newly reimagined Tropical Pacific Gallery, new animals such as a green sea turtle and glowing corals, and more.

Entrance plaza with guests walking

June 15, 2020

Aquarium to Reopen to Members on Friday, June 12, and to the Public on Sunday, June 14

The Aquarium is limiting the number of visitors, requiring advance timed reservations for everyone, and managing traffic flow to ensure appropriate social distancing, among many other safety protocols.


June 3, 2020

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for World Ocean Day

Celebrate the ocean with the Aquarium of the Pacific with special online programming and a call to share your ocean-inspired art on June 8, 2020.

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