Explore Our History
Volunteer Shannon Barlow passes the flame to executive director Julie Packard for her run through the Nearshore and Outer Bay galleries, where more than a thousand visitors watched and cheered.
Watch the Olympic torch relay.
January 2002The 2002 Olympic Torch Relay pays a visit to the Aquarium en route to Salt Lake City for the Winter Olympic Games. We are honored to be selected to participate in the torch relay, with its inspiring Olympic theme, "Light the Fire Within." Senior marine biologist Dr. Steve Webster carries the flame from Hopkins Marine Station to the Aquarium via kayak.