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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

Southeast Asian dance performers

September 9, 2017

Aquarium’s Thirteenth Annual Southeast Asia Day Celebrates Vibrant Local Communities

Dance, music, and crafts from Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, and Myanmar transform the Aquarium into an exotic destination.

The Chumash Family Singers

September 8, 2017

Local Maritime Cultures Celebrated at Moompetam, the Aquarium’s Annual Native American Festiva

Several tribes will be represented at the Aquarium through live music and dance, cultural craft presentations, and artifacts of daily life.

2017 penguin chick

August 8, 2017

Penguin Chick to Waddle on Exhibit at the Aquarium

The chick will leave its nursery to join its parents and siblings in the Aquarium’s June Keyes Penguin Habitat on August 8, 2017.


July 28, 2017

New Baby Birds Hatch at the Aquarium’s Shorebird Sanctuary

The public is invited to see two new baby Black-Necked Stilts on exhibit.

Sampling of food available at Summer Happy Hour on the Veranda

July 21, 2017

Summer Happy Hour with the Fishes Friday Afternoons

Aquarium guests can enjoy cocktails, snacks, and live jazz music with a view on the rooftop Veranda overlooking Rainbow Harbor.

Blue Whale Fluke Horizontal

July 18, 2017

Aquarium Discusses Current Conservation Issues Affecting World’s Largest Whale

Endangered blue whales in Southern California are the focus of Aquarium’s whale programs this summer.


July 18, 2017

Aquarium Staff Member Selected to Explore Ocean Aboard Robert Ballard’s Nautilus

Aquarium educator to participate in groundbreaking science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiative exploring deep-sea biology, chemistry, and geology in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Plastic cups and straws

July 10, 2017

Nineteen Top Aquariums Join Forces to Tackle Growing Plastic Pollution Threat Facing Ocean

Aquariums from coast to coast shift away from single-use plastic products and packaging, rally consumers to build market demand for innovative alternatives.

2017 penguin chick

July 6, 2017

Penguin Chick Hatches at the Aquarium

Before the chick goes on public view at the Aquarium, it can be seen on the nursery webcam. The chick is currently behind the scenes learning to take food from Aquarium animal care staff members.

Blue Whale Gala 2017 Group Portrait

July 6, 2017

Aquarium Honors Dr. Marcia McNutt and Dr. Peter Kareiva as 2017 Ocean Conservation Award Winners

Approximately 480 guests attended the Blue Whale Gala, which raised over $320,000 for the nonprofit Aquarium and its ocean conservation and education initiatives.

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