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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.


Robbin Riggs

educator gestures with open hand towards a shark egg case with a baby shark silhouette on the screen behind her

June 8, 2022

Aquarium Celebrates World Ocean Day on June 8 with Free Online Classes and a Live Broadcast on TikTok

The Aquarium of the Pacific is celebrating World Ocean Day, which takes place on June 8, with special offerings you can participate in online and by inviting the public to visit its new exhibition highlighting baby animals.

Dr. Allen & Charlotte Ginsburg present on stage at the High Tide Student Film Festival with screen projecting said name of event behind them

June 1, 2022

High Tide Student Film Festival Will Showcase Short Films on Ocean Science and Conservation

The festival, presented by Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg, encourages students in ninth to twelfth grade to explore science and conservation through creative visual storytelling.

fuzzy gray penguin chick with eyes closed carefully held in pair of gloved hands

May 31, 2022

Penguin Chick Hatches at the Aquarium

The chick is currently in a nest with its parents in one of the burrows behind the scenes of the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, and you will be able to visit the live webcam to see the nest.

otter pup 926 wrapped in a towel held by two gloved hands

May 27, 2022

Babies On Board…And Lots of Them at the Aquarium in the New Babies! Exhibition

Learn how staff members care for little ones at the Aquarium and its role in helping threatened and endangered species, including frogs, fish, sea turtles, and sea otters.

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November 19, 2021

Aquarium Conservation Partnership Honors Members of Congress for Protecting the Ocean and Supporting Aquariums Through The Pandemic

La Jolla, California; November 18, 2021: Today, the Aquarium Conservation Partnership honored Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, Senator Roy Blunt, and U.S. Representatives Alan Lowenthal, Nydia Velázquez, and Don Young for their support of aquariums, and ocean and freshwater conservation priorities.

International Children

March 10, 2021

Celebrate Kids With The Aquarium Of The Pacific’s 16th Annual International Children’s Festival

Aquarium invites everyone to tune in to this free, live-streaming virtual event

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

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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

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