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10th Annual

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Sonoran desert toad by Photographers Night 2018 Photo Contest winner Ellis Moore.

Join us for a special night of photography at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Professional and amateur photographers are invited to capture the Aquarium’s wildlife during exclusive “photographers only” hours. Meet vendors, test new equipment, attend workshops, and meet other wildlife photo enthusiasts.

Now is your chance to take the photos you have always wanted. On this night only, the Aquarium is available to photographers for the sole purpose of getting their dream photos without having to worry about the general public either getting in their shots or being bothered by their equipment.

Take your time, set up your shots, and enjoy. In order to create the best environment for our photographers, we will be limiting ticket sales. We highly encourage you to purchase your tickets ahead of time to guarantee a spot or you may be turned away at the door.

Normally, lights begin to dim as 9:00 p.m. approaches, but on this night, the lights will remain on in most of the exhibits in order to provide the best opportunities for photography.*

Cost: $34.95 per person, discounts for Aquarium members. No other discounts or special offers will be accepted for this evening.


Our partner Tuttle Cameras will have limited items for sale, such as memory cards, rubber lens hoods, and other small items. Canon will be on site with lenses and bodies available for free check-out with a valid driver’s license. Tamron will have Canon, Nikon, and Sony-mount lenses available for checking out. Sony will also be on hand with their latest equipment demos and rentals. All equipment loans are on a first-come, first-served basis and we ask that you rotate to allow others the opportunity to borrow.

The coffee cart will be offering drinks and snacks for purchase throughout the night.

Introductory Workshop

5:30 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.

The Introductory Photography Workshop will be offered at this event and will be mandatory. New this year! Workshop will take place in our new Honda Pacific Visions Theater. This introductory workshop will consist of tips, tricks, and guidelines for the night. You must attend prior to entering the rest of the Aquarium for the rest of the night. You will not be allowed to enter prior to your scheduled workshop to shoot in the Aquarium. If you visit during the day, you will need to check in outside after 5:00 p.m. for entry into the workshop prior to attending the event.

Photo Contest

Keep an eye your event program for details on this year’s photo contest, prizes, and how to enter.