Aquarium of the Pacific

About Aquarium of the Pacific

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s mission is to instill a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems.

Our vision is to create an aquarium dedicated to conserving and building Natural Capital (Nature and Nature’s services) by building Social Capital (the interactions between and among peoples).

The Aquarium of the Pacific is the fourth most-attended aquarium in the nation. It displays over 11,000 animals in more than 50 exhibits that represent the diversity of the Pacific Ocean. Each year more than 1.7 million people visit the Aquarium. Beyond its world-class animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. Through these programs and a variety of multimedia experiences, the Aquarium provides opportunities to delve deeper into ocean science and learn more about our planet. The Aquarium of the Pacific has redefined the modern aquarium. It is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and a place where important topics facing our planet and our ocean are explored by scientists, policymakers and stakeholders in the search for sustainable solutions.


education volunteer

July 2023 - September 2023 Long Beach, CA
“I enjoyed explaining about the creatures that live in the aquariums to guests and I also get to learn new facts about the animals.”

Exhibit Interpreter

September 2011 - June 2012 Long Beach, CA
“Very flexible hours”
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Questions & Answers

If I were interviewing to be an aquarist at the Aquarium of the Pacific, what kind of information would be helpful ahead of time?

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