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. Back by popular demand, on this night, the Aquarium will be 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: $29.95 per person, $26.95 for Aquarium members. No other discounts or special offers will be accepted for this evening.
Additional programming available closer to the event.
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. Just added: Sony. All equipment loans are on a first-come, first-served basis and we ask that you rotate to allow others the opportunity to borrow.
Making their LA/OC event debut
Meet Canon’s new addition to the EOS System, the EOS R camera: a full-frame mirrorless camera. Canon will have a limited number of their new EOS R bodies available for check out. Due to expected high demand, we ask that you limit your use to one hour.
The coffee cart will be offering drinks and snacks for purchase throughout the night.
5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
The Introductory Photography Workshop will be offered at this event and will be mandatory. There will be two sessions with capacity limited by our Pacific Theater. When you make your reservation, you will be asked for a time, either 5:30 or 6:30 p.m. Each workshop is about one half hour and will consist of tips, tricks, and guidelines for the night. You must attend one of these workshops 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 and you will not be able to change your time on the date of the event due to capacity restrictions.
Keep an eye your event program for details on this year’s photo contest, prizes, and how to enter.