Beginning with the June 6 edition, the Business Journal is launching a 10-month, every-issue column about the Aquarium of the Pacific, culminating with a special publication next March saluting the Aquarium’s 20th anniversary.


The Aquarium’s official opening date was June 20, 1998. The Business Journal prepared a pre-opening publication saluting the Aquarium, followed by publications marking the 5-, 10- and 15-year anniversaries.


With the first column, the Aquarium staff is inviting readers to “share their favorite memories and stories of what the Aquarium has meant to them over the years.” Stories and photos may be submitted at


As this milestone approaches, we look forward to working with the Aquarium in celebrating its mission to “instill a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems.”