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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

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Child wearing traditional Aztec headdress and outfit

September 14, 2020

Aquarium Hosts 19th Annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival as a Virtual Event September 25 and 26, 2020

The festival celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month and features dance and music performances, Central and South American animals, and bilingual education programs.

The Chumash Family Singers

September 2, 2020

Aquarium’s Annual Moompetam: Native American Festival Goes Virtual on September 19, 2020

In celebration of local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its sixteenth annual Moompetam Festival for the first time as a virtual event.

Bart Shepherd

September 2, 2020

Aquarium Guest Speaker Series Features ‘Hope for Reefs’ on August 27, 2020

Tune in for a virtual lecture from the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Guest Speaker Series to learn more about what scientists and experts are doing to help coral reefs survive and thrive.

Adult and two children visit the Ray Touch Pool with safety sign

August 7, 2020

Enjoy Ocean Breezes as You Explore the Aquarium’s Outdoor Exhibits for $15

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.

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.

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