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Night Dive

Poster Art by Brian Kesinger

You say it’s our birthday? Happy Birthday to us! Join us for a big bash hosted by the fabulous Jewels to celebrate the Aquarium’s 20th Anniversary.

Night Dive is an adults-only event with local bands rockin’ out right next to the fish, DJs spinning in the Aquarium’s galleries, inspiring works of art, cocktails and drinks, and tasty bites from food trucks. Turn up and take it all in!


  • FlashPants
  • Almost Closer
  • (dj)misterbill
  • dj B-Side
  • Jimmy B
  • Gabonano
  • DJ J-One
  • Mariachi Grandeza


Take in the art of Brian Kesinger, the Official Artist of the 20th Anniversary. He is an award-winning artist, author, and illustrator whose 20-year career at Disney spanned both hand-drawn and CG animated films.

Check out his exhibiting artwork upstairs near the entrance of our Tropical Pacific Gallery. Then, join us for a live-drawing event in the Ocean Theater where he’ll explain his artistic process while drawing some of the characters he is best known for such as Victoria and her octopus friend, Otto.


  • Drag Queen Show: Jewels and her gang of divas are here to shower us with some birthday love. Don’t miss their performance filled with lots of fun and va va voom!

  • Beer Patio: Enjoy a brew and the view when you go up the Veranda and order a beer from local breweries including Smog City and Beachwood Brewery.

  • Food Trucks: Grab a bite to eat from one of the food trucks parked on the front plaza of the Aquarium. The lineup includes Scullery Food Truck, BrewWings, The Canyons Truck, Dogtown Dogs, Rice Balls of Fire, Vivace Pizzeria, and Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice.

Upcoming Night Dive Dates

  • Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Friday, July 20, 2018
  • Friday, August 24
  • Friday, October 12
  • Sunday, December 31 - NYE Edition (Tickets on sale late November. Please note special ticketing and pricing applies.)
Event Information
When Thu, June 21, 2018 00:00:00 Friday, Jul 20, 2018 | 7:30 PM–11:00 PM Thu, June 21, 2018 00:00:00 Friday, Aug 24, 2018 | 7:30 PM–11:00 PM
Cost $17.95. Aquarium members get in FREE.
(Bar drinks sold separately)
Tickets Not a member? Click here to buy your tickets online now! This event will sell out.
Ages 18+. Alcohol will only be available for purchase to those 21 and over who have valid ID.
RSVP (562) 590-3100
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Want to participate in Night Dive? Bands, performers, artist, lecturers, and other interested parties should fill out the form here.

Programming is subject to change. Lorikeet Forest will be closed. Those birdies need their rest!