Featuring 11,000 animals in more than 50 exhibits, the Aquarium of the Pacific is the fourth largest aquarium in the nation. Each year more than 1.5 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 the ocean and learn more about our planet. The Aquarium of the Pacific has redefined the modern aquarium.