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Aquarium Online Academy

Enjoy live and on-demand educational programming as well as fun and entertaining activities for all ages

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Nov 232020
10:00 AM

Aquarium Exploration: Birds - From Penguins to Puffins

Birds are an important part of our world, let's explore the various birds that live at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Nov 252020
9:00 AM


Our friend Sharky helps us explore sharks around the Aquarium and discover why they are such special and amazing animals.

Nov 252020
10:00 AM

Aventuras Submarinas en el Mar

Explora los animales y diferentes hábitats alrededor del mundo en nuestra aventura de bajo del mar!

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Live webcams

Visit the Aquarium’s exhibits virtually by tuning in to webcams that stream live feeds from inside several of the exhibits.

Viewers can check in on the Magellanic penguins, sharks, sea jellies, Tropical Reef Habitat, Honda Blue Cavern, and other exhibits.

Enjoy our webcam resource kits.

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Pacific Pals Show

We are excited to bring you Pacific Pals’ new show, the “Pacific Pals Show”.

Your friends will update you on happenings at the Aquarium with interviews, news, and educational content in a news format.

Enjoy all our Pacific Pals content.

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Aquarium Virtual Tour

Experience an immersive virtual tour of the Aquarium created by Xplorit.

See 360-degree views of each gallery space and “walk” through the exhibit halls to see the sights and hear the sounds of the Aquarium. Click on Enter VR to view the exhibits with a WebVR-capable browser or VR headset.

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Science on a Sphere Shows

View the Aquarium’s Science on a Sphere shows on the SOS Explorer app

The app was created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Lecture by Sergio Gamberini who has developed a method for growing plants underwater in a biosphere. Aquarium of the Pacific/Andrew Reitsma

Guest Speaker Series

Catch up on lectures at the Aquarium featuring scientists, artists, journalists, and Aquarium staff members.

A full archive dating back to 2010 is available on the website. Lectures cover a wide variety of topics, from ocean research and conservation to how we can use art to build connections to nature and among people. Each speaker also records a short Aquacast at the Aquarium, and this archive is also available on the website.

Also enjoy our virtual lecture series and virtual festivals.

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The Aquarium’s YouTube channel features hundreds of videos.

Videos include recordings from past Aquarium forums and the current session of Aquatic Academy, Hugh’s Views (a volunteer’s view of the Aquarium and its animals), Pacific Pals music videos, and animal videos.

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Online exhibits

Learn about whales and listen to their sounds with the Whales:// Voices in the Sea online exhibit.

Explore the Aquarium, its inhabitants, and our current and past projects through interactive story maps.


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Online Learning Center

Read up on animal facts in the Aquarium’s Online Learning Center.

These feature profiles of many of the Aquarium’s animals, plus others, to provide educational information on these species.

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Aquatic Academy Courses

Delve into important topics facing our Ocean Planet.

Watch a series of courses for adults by leading experts on topics ranging from climate change to sea level rise, extreme weather, and California and water.

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Grilled oysters with BBQ chipotle butter. Hog Island Oyster Company

Seafood for the Future

The Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program created a web series called Ocean to Table: Stories of Food, Farming, and Conservation.

Each video showcases a different ocean farm and different types of seafood, and includes cooking tips and recipes. Visit the Seafood for the Future YouTube channel for more seafood videos, including educational shorts on the environmental benefits of responsible seafood farming.

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Spotfin porcupinefish (Diodon hystrix) Aquarium of the Pacific/Robin Riggs

On-Demand Pre-K-12th Grade
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Education Programs

Did you miss our educators during their live broadcast? Fear not! We have them all archived for you to enjoy:



Have your kids tuned in to one (or many) of our Online Academy programs? You can print out one of our unique certificates, fill out the details, and hand it to your proud student at home.

Activity Sheets

Download our educational activities

Pacific Pals Activities

Download our educational activities

Member Coloring Book 1

Download our educational activities

Member Coloring Book 2

Download our educational activities