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Have we told you lately that we love you? As a way to show our love for you and your generous support, the Aquarium of the Pacific has put together a full month of fun in November for members only. With bigger discounts than ever, free events like Member Sunday Fundays and our Spark of Love Member Late Night, and a chance to win big prizes, you’re going to love every last minute of it!

Extra-Special Discounts

What better way to show our love than with some extra special discounts? Take advantage of the following throughout the month of November:

  • 50% discount on guest tickets
  • 20% discount at the Pacific Collections gift store*

*Pacific Collections discount cannot be combined with additional offers

A Month Full of (Free) Fun

One thing we know our members love is F-U-N with a capital F!

Join us for Member Sunday Funday every Sunday in November from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bring the little ones (ages 2-12) to explore interactive learning stations with our talented educators. This educational experience is FREE for members during Member Appreciation Month. Learn more here.

Mark your calendars for our Spark of Love Member Late Night on Thursday, November 20. Do a good deed by bringing a new toy for the Long Beach Fire Department’s Annual Spark of Love Toy Drive, and then enjoy a visit with the Aquarium’s fish and animals without all the big crowds. Learn more here.

Visit to Win Big Prizes

Every time you visit the Aquarium during the month of November, you will be entered into our opportunity drawing to win one of the three big prizes. Remember, the more you visit, the more chances you have to win!

  • Prize #1: Penguin Encounter for 4 (value of $436)
  • Prize #2: 10 Free Guest Tickets (value of $289)
  • Prize #3: $100 Shopping Spree at Pacific Collections gift store

Snap to Win a Family Photo Session

Tag your public photos on Instagram with #AquariumMember, and you will get the opportunity to win a free Family Photo Session. If you don’t have an Instagram account, you may e-mail us your favorite photos at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to participate.

Must be an active member of the Aquarium of the Pacific to take advantage of any and all Member Appreciation Month benefits and opportunity drawings. Not currently a member? Join today so you can dive in and enjoy all the members-only fun.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Contact Membership

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Call (562) 437-3474 (FISH)

The Membership Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

Visit the Aquarium

Visit the Membership Desk or any ticket counter when the Aquarium is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 p.m. daily.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Our Steward Members are part of a special group of supporters dedicated to protecting the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems. In appreciation of your generous support, the Aquarium of the Pacific offers you special benefits such as invitations to VIP events and behind-the-scenes access.

STEWARD BENEFITS

  • Unlimited free admission all year long
  • Previews of our new exhibits
  • Invitations to VIP events
  • Express entry through your Member Entrance
  • 10% discount in gift stores (20% during December!)
  • Subscription to our member magazine, Pacific Currents
  • Discounts on guest tickets, educational programs, and special events

STEWARD LEVELS

$300 Aquarist

Dive deeper with your commitment and share your love for the Aquarium with your friends, family, and colleagues:

  • 1 transferable membership card (what’s this?)
  • 4 guest tickets
  • 2 parking vouchers
  • 4 movie tickets
  • 2 guest tickets for our Guest Speaker Series
  • 1 nectar voucher to feed the Lorikeets

$600 Curator

Become an ambassador of the Aquarium and help us protect the Pacific Ocean and its marine animals:

  • Free Behind-the-Scenes Tour for two
  • Free parking
  • 1 transferable membership card (what’s this?)
  • 6 guest tickets
  • 4 movie tickets
  • 4 guest tickets for our Guest Speaker Series
  • 1 nectar voucher to feed the Lorikeets

UPGRADE TO OUR LEADERSHIP GIFT SOCIETY

$1,500 Pacific Circle

The Aquarium of the Pacific depends on members of our leadership gift society, the Pacific Circle, to provide core support for our outstanding educational programs, comprehensive animal care, and conservation initiatives. In return, members receive exclusive benefits and exceptional access to Aquarium leadership, curators, and educators, and to its diverse and adorable animals.

  • Invitations to exclusive Pacific Circle events, lectures, and exhibit previews
  • Unlimited admission for members and two guests
  • Behind-the-Scenes tour tickets
  • 8 complimentary guest passes
  • Personal handling of VIP services through the Major Gifts staff
  • Donor recognition in the Aquarium’s Annual Report and on the Pacific Circle panel in the Great Hall

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Do you have questions, comments or feedback about membership at the Aquarium? Please contact the Membership Office and one of your member services representatives will be happy to help.

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Call (562) 437-3474 (FISH)

The Membership Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

Visit the Aquarium

Visit the Membership Desk or any ticket counter when the Aquarium is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 p.m. daily.

Mailing Address

Aquarium of the Pacific
Attn: Membership Office
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, California 90802

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Got a question about membership at the Aquarium of the Pacific? It’s very likely we have an answer here on this page! For any questions not addressed here, please call the Membership Office at (562) 437- FISH (3474).

BECOMING A MEMBER

Why should I join or renew as a member of the Aquarium?
Members receive unlimited general admission, which means every day is free, and you can visit as often as you like! You will also receive exclusive discounts and offers, invitations to members-only events, 50 percent off parking with pre-paid parking vouchers, and so much more. Take a look at our member levels and benefits to find out which membership level is best for you.
When does my membership start?
Your membership becomes active on the date of purchase and is valid for one year from this purchase date.
How many children can I put on my Family or Plus membership?
You may register as many children as you have living in your household. Once you do, we hope you’ll visit the Aquarium with your squids (whoops, we mean kids) often!
Can I include children on my Family or Plus membership that are not in my household?
Only children living in your household may be registered on your membership.
I have a Grandparent membership. How many children can I bring with me?
You may bring up to four grandchildren with you on any visit to the Aquarium.
I purchased my membership online. When do I receive my materials?
If you purchased your membership online, you should receive an acknowledgement e-mail a few minutes after completing your purchase. If you are planning to visit immediately, please print out this acknowledgement e-mail and bring it to the Membership Desk.
I purchased my membership over the phone or through the mail. When do I receive my materials?
If you purchased your membership over the phone or through the mail, please allow two to three weeks.
How do my membership dues support the Aquarium?
Your membership dues help support the Aquarium of the Pacific’s mission to instill a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems. This includes supporting our exhibits that are home to more than 11,000 ocean animals, sustaining our award-winning education programs, providing the Aquarium’s animals with the best care possible, promoting ocean conservation, and so much more. A big thank you to all our members—we truly couldn’t accomplish all of this without your support!

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MEMBERSHIP CARD

When do I receive my membership card?
Your membership card will be issued on site at the Aquarium’s Membership Desk during your first visit as a member.
What happens if I lose or forget my membership card?
If you forgot your membership card, please bring a photo ID to the Aquarium and we can check you in at the Membership Desk. If you lost your membership card, we can reissue your card at the Membership Desk.

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TRANSFERABLE MEMBER CARD

Is my membership transferable? Can I change the second adult on my membership?
Your annual membership is non-transferable. As a result, we cannot change the second adult on your membership. If you would like a transferable card, please consider upgrading to our Plus membership (or higher) so that you will receive a transferable card as part of your benefits.
What is a transferable member card?
A transferable card allows you to bring one additional guest and may only be used once per day. The cost for a replacement transferable card is $35.
Do I need to be present for my guest to use the transferable member card?
You do not need to be present for your guest to use the transferable card. Many of our members give the transferable card to their babysitter, nanny, or grandparent so that he or she may enjoy the Aquarium with the children.
What happens if I lose or forget my transferable membership card?
If you lost your transferable membership card, it will cost $35 to reissue the card at the Membership Desk. If you forgot your transferable membership card, you must purchase a ticket for your guest. The good news is that all members receive 20 percent off guest admission tickets.

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VISITING THE AQUARIUM

Do you have any blackout dates? When is the Aquarium closed?
The Aquarium does not have any blackout dates. We are closed only two times a year on Christmas Day (December 25) and in April during the weekend of the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
When is the best time for members to visit the Aquarium?
On weekdays, the best time to visit is after 2:00 p.m. to avoid large groups of schoolchildren. On the weekends, the best time to visit is between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Can I get a discount on admission tickets for my guests?
All members receive 20 percent off guest admission tickets (hooray!). Additionally, some membership levels receive complimentary guest admission tickets. Check out our membership levels and benefits to learn more.

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GIFT MEMBERSHIPS

How do I purchase a membership as a gift for someone?
You may purchase a gift membership online, on site, over the phone, or through the mail. Before starting the purchase process, it is helpful to have the name and contact information of the person who will be receiving the membership. Please note: All gift membership materials are sent to the purchaser unless a special request is made on the date of purchase by calling (562) 437-3474.
When does the gift membership start?
The gift membership becomes active on the date of purchase and is valid for one year from this purchase date.
When will I receive my gift membership materials?
Please allow two to three weeks to receive your gift membership materials.

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MEMBER BENEFITS

Where can I learn more about member events?
Members receive invitations to special events and members-only previews for new exhibits. Visit the Member Events Calendar to find out what’s coming up and how you can join in on all the fun!

Members also receive free or discounted entrance to the many festivals, lectures, and events held at the Aquarium each month. Check out the list of upcoming events by clicking here and read through the event details to find the entrance fee for members.
What exclusive discounts and offers do members receive?
Member-only discounts and offers, include:

  • 20 percent off the purchase of gift memberships and guest tickets
  • 10 percent discount in our gift stores (20 percent during December!)
  • 50 percent off parking with pre-paid parking vouchers
  • Discounts on 4-D movie tickets and educational programs
Plus, there are many more discounts (as detailed on the Member Discounts page) and we’re always adding new ones! Be sure to keep an eye out for eWaves, our e-newsletter for members, where we often announce new discounts or limited-time offers.
My membership comes with complimentary guest tickets. When will I receive them?
If you purchased your membership online, your guest tickets will be at the Membership Desk within 24 hours of purchase. If you purchased your membership over the phone or through the mail, you will receive your guest tickets in the mail within two to three weeks. Please note: Some membership levels do not receive guest tickets.
I haven’t received my complimentary guest tickets in the mail, but I want to use them today. What should I do?
Please call us at (562) 437-3474 to discuss your specific situation.
When do my complimentary guest tickets expire?
Your complimentary guest tickets are valid for one year from the date that you purchased your membership. This expiration date is printed on the guest tickets.
What is Pacific Currents?
Pacific Currents is a full-color magazine created just for our members. It is published three times annually and features a variety of stories on the Aquarium, the ocean, and conservation. Members receive a FREE subscription as part of their fantastic benefits.
Do you have reciprocal benefits with other aquariums or zoos?
Unfortunately, we do not have any reciprocal benefits with other aquariums or zoos.

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PARKING FOR MEMBERS

Do members receive a discount on parking? What is the cost?
Yes, we offer our members five pre-paid parking vouchers at a discounted rate of $20 (at the regular price, five parking tickets would cost $40). Member parking vouchers are good for one year from the date of purchase.
How can I purchase the member parking vouchers?
Member parking vouchers are available for purchase on site, over the phone, or through the mail. Unfortunately, we do not have an online option to purchase pre-paid parking vouchers.
When will I receive my member parking vouchers?
Member parking vouchers purchased over the phone or through the mail will be mailed to you within two to three weeks of the payment processing date.
How do I use the member parking vouchers?
When you enter the structure you will be issued a white parking ticket from the machine at the entrance. Insert your white parking ticket from the parking structure at the kiosk (located on the first and second floors), and then scan your pre-paid parking voucher (each one has a barcode printed on it). This will validate your white parking ticket. When leaving the parking structure, you will insert your white parking ticket at the gate to exit.
I lost my member parking voucher. Can it be reissued?
No, unfortunately, we are unable to reissue member parking vouchers. The parking structure is owned and operated by an outside company, so the Aquarium has no way of tracking whether or not a parking voucher is used. We recommend treating your member parking vouchers as if they are cash and keeping them in a safe place.
I decided not to purchase member parking vouchers. What should I do?
Please be sure to have your parking validated at the Membership Desk for the discounted $8 Aquarium daily rate.

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MISC MEMBER QUESTIONS

How do I update my contact information on my membership?
Please call us at (562) 437-3474, or send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to update your contact information.
What does it mean to go paperless?
Going paperless means that you are electing to receive all of your membership materials and communication via e-mail. You will also receive a digital version of Pacific Currents (our exclusive magazine for members). The ocean thanks you!
How do I go paperless?
Please call us at (562) 467-3474, or send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to go paperless.

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As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Aquarium members receive invitations to previews of new exhibits, special events, and parties for members only. Check the list of events below to see what fun is coming up next!

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Members of the Aquarium of the Pacific have the option to buy five pre-paid parking vouchers for $20. That’s 50% off the regular price!

How to Purchase Parking Vouchers

Pre-paid parking vouchers are available for purchase on site at any ticket counter, over the phone, or through the mail. Unfortunately, we do not have an online option to purchase pre-paid parking vouchers.

If you purchase the parking vouchers over the phone or through the mail, you can expect to receive them in the mail within two to three weeks of the payment processing date.

How to Use Your Parking Vouchers

  1. Enter the parking structure and push the button to issue a white parking ticket from the machine.

  2. Enter the Aquarium of the Pacific through the Member Express Entrance to wonder, explore, discover, and learn!

  3. Return to the parking structure and look for a kiosk on the first and second floors.

  4. Insert the white parking ticket in the kiosk, and then scan your pre-paid parking voucher (each one has a barcode printed on it). Now, your white parking ticket is officially validated!

  5. When you leave the parking structure, insert your white parking ticket at the gate to exit.

  6. Pat yourself on the back for being a smart Aquarium member and paying half the price for parking.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Members enjoy the Aquarium in the best way possible with free admission all year long, exclusive benefits, and valuable discounts. Plus, Aquarium membership is an incredible deal that pays for itself in less than two visits!

Member Benefits

  • Unlimited free admission all year long
  • Previews of our new exhibits
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • VIP entry through your Member Express Entrance
  • 50% off parking with pre-paid parking vouchers
  • 10% discount in gift stores (20% during December!)
  • Subscription to our member magazine, Pacific Currents
  • Discounts on guest tickets, gift memberships, and more
  • Early notice and discounts on educational programs and special events

Member Levels

Best Value!

$175 Plus

  • All member benefits for one or two adults, plus all children living in the same household (age 17 and under)
  • 1 transferable membership card (what’s this?)
  • 1 nectar voucher to feed the lorikeets
  • 2 guest tickets

$125 Family

  • All member benefits for one or two adults and all children living in the same household (age 17 and under)
  • 2 guest tickets

$125 Grandparents

  • All member benefits for one or two grandparents and any of their four grandchildren (age 17 and under)
  • 2 guest tickets

$105 Dual

  • All member benefits for two adults in the same household

$95 Senior Couple

  • All member benefits for two seniors (age 62+) in the same household

$70 Individual

  • All member benefits for one adult

$55 Senior Individual

  • All member benefits for one senior (age 62+)

$55 Student

  • All member benefits for one student with valid ID

Take Your Support to the Next Level

Support the Aquarium of the Pacific at a higher level to deepen your connection with our vision and receive personalized benefits and behind-the-scenes access. Your generosity will help support our mission-driven work by helping to provide superior care for more than 11,000 animals and funding to our award-winning education programs and conservation efforts.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Just like an annual pass, every day at the Aquarium is free when you are a member! But membership is so much more than unlimited free admission. You also receive exclusive benefits, valuable discounts and invitations to members-only events.

The best part? Your membership helps protect the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems. That’s one of the many reasons why all of us at the Aquarium of the Pacific—from your favorite otters and penguins to the sharks, rays, and fish—truly adore our members!

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Southern California Steelhead

The lifecycle of the Southern California steelhead demonstrates how the ocean and land environments are connected.

This issue also includes updates on the Aquarium’s new penguin chicks, how staff members are working on shark training, and more. Read about an Aquatic Academy course held earlier in 2014 that focused on a new approach to environmentalism. In Conservation Corner, read about following ocean and environmental news on Facebook and Twitter.

Note: To review and/or print the downloadable items, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you may click on the icon to obtain your FREE copy.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Jeanne Williams, an Aquarium member and education volunteer, enjoys a moment with her close friend and a couple of our Magellanic penguins. | Scott Smeltzer

There are not many members who can say they were involved with the Aquarium of the Pacific before it opened, but such is the case for Jeanne Williams.

“The Aquarium and I go way back,” she explained. In the early 1990s planning was underway to build the Aquarium of the Pacific and revitalize the waterfront area in Long Beach. As part of the Queensway Bay Citizens’ Advisory Committee, she gave feedback about the building plans and helped play a part in making the Aquarium an enjoyable and accessible place for everyone.

Once the Aquarium opened in 1998, a friend gave Jeanne a Family-level membership as a gift, and she’s been a loyal member ever since. When her children were younger, their visits were packed full of family fun and educational opportunities. She exclaimed, “That’s one of the best things about the Aquarium— not only do you have a lot of fun, but also you are learning without even realizing it!”

Over the years, she learned so much that she was acting like a tour guide during visits with family and friends. She would explain interesting facts about her favorite animals such as how the giant Pacific octopus uses its incredible sight to change its skin color and blend in with any type of background. Recently one of her nieces noticed how much she loved the aquarium and asked, “Why aren’t you volunteering here?” Now she spends five hours a week as an education volunteer teaching visitors about different fish and marine animals at the Aquarium.

It’s one of my favorite places to be, and I always leave with a smile on my face.

More than anything, Jeanne loves being a member of the Aquarium because she says it’s such a cheerful place. “The visitors are having fun, and the people who work here are so nice and happy. It’s one of my favorite places to be, and I always leave with a smile on my face,” Jeanne said.

Well, Jeanne, you have put a smile on our faces for being such a dedicated member and passionate education volunteer. Thank you for your membership support!

Do you have an interesting story about being a member of the Aquarium of the Pacific? If so, email the Membership Office at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and you could be the next member featured in our Meet a Member series.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

A green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) swims in the San Gabriel river. | Hugh Ryono

The Aquarium has made it a priority to promote conservation projects that help connect people with science in meaningful ways. For the past several years, the Aquarium has supported projects that allow the public to help monitor a local population of green sea turtles.

In 2008 Aquarium Veterinarian Dr. Lance Adams asked charter volunteer Pam Ryono if she would be interested in learning more about the sea turtles and helping track them for the Aquarium. She agreed to get involved and since then has been producing records and reports of the number of turtles she spots each weekend, as well as notes on their behavior and size.

The sea turtle monitoring project is conducted in partnership with researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and California State University, Long Beach. They hypothesize that the turtles, native to Baja California, Mexico, have made a home in the river because they are attracted to the warm water produced by outfalls from two power plants located along the river. Using data collected by Ryono, as well as by a group of citizen scientist volunteers organized by the Aquarium who meet monthly to count the turtles, scientists hope to learn more about these animals and help protect them in their new-found urban habitat.

In addition to monitoring the health of the turtle population, this project aims to educate the public about local wildlife and waterways and what we can do to protect these habitats. Ryono says it’s important to spread the word about reducing the speed of boats and waterskiers in the river and to eliminate trash and pollution that enters waterways and threatens the health of turtles and other animals in the river. Along with the turtles, she reports having spotted leopard sharks, oysters, shovelnose guitar fish, and rays in the river.

Ryono’s husband Hugh is a husbandry volunteer at the Aquarium and often accompanies her on her turtle-counting trips. You can read more about the turtles they spot on Hugh’s Aquarium blog.

These efforts to monitor local wildlife are an example of how the Aquarium is involved with conservation in the field, taking its mission of ocean stewardship beyond the Aquarium’s walls and offering opportunities for the public to get involved.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Behind the Scenes at the Aquarium

Find out about the operations that go into running a world-class aquarium in a typical twenty-four-hour period.

This issue also includes updates about new exhibits and programs for the Summer of Wonder, including a Southern California steelhead exhibit and a bonnethead shark and cownose ray touchpool in Shark Lagoon. Read about ocean animals that play a role in human healthcare as well as local environmental volunteer opportunities.

Note: To review and/or print the downloadable items, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you may click on the icon to obtain your FREE copy.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Seahorses & Sea Dragons

Learn about seahorses and sea dragons, members of the syngnathid family of fishes.

This issue also includes updates about new animals, including a juvenile giant sea bass now living in the Honda Blue Cavern exhibit. Read about an Aquarium staff member’s recent trip to Guam to learn about coral reefs and other Aquarium news.

Note: To review and/or print the downloadable items, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you may click on the icon to obtain your FREE copy.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

6:15 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Be a part of the exclusive group to arrive early and attend the intimate Penguin Pre-Party with Wyland before heading inside for the main event!

  • VIP early arrival to the June Keyes Penguin Habitat and California Terrace
  • Be greeted by world-renowned environmental artist Wyland
  • Take your photo next to one of our Magellanic Penguins
  • Sip on a Penguintini specialty cocktail exclusive to the Penguin Pre-Party
  • Enjoy a sunset Magellanic Penguin presentation and feeding
  • Be entered for the opportunity to win a FREE matted and framed painting by one of the Aquarium’s very own Magellanic Penguins

The Penguin Pre-Party with Wyland is a $100 upgrade to the Sea Fare ticket and may not be purchased independently. Penguin Pre-Party tickets are non-refundable.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Exploring the Ocean Today and Tomorrow

Learn about current expeditions and a recent gathering of ocean explorers.

This issue also includes updates about new animals, including a harbor seal pup born in May 2013, penguin chicks hatched in June, and a sea otter pup named Chloe. In addition, read about medicines derived from coral reefs, the role of citizen science in ocean exploration, and upcoming events at the Aquarium.

Note: To review and/or print the downloadable items, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you may click on the icon to obtain your FREE copy.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Vehicle Donation Program

Did you know that you can help protect the ocean and its inhabitants by donating your vehicle to the Aquarium? For more information, follow the instructions below. You can donate your car, truck, RV, motorcycle, or boat, and we’ll take care of everything from pickup to receipt. It’s easy and tax-deductible!

How it Works
You simply:

  • Fill out our online form or
  • Call one of our friendly operators 7 days a week toll-free (877) 537-5277
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We’ll take care of the rest.

  • We’ll pick up your donation when it’s most convenient, at home or at work.
  • We issue you with a tax receipt for your records.
  • And we take care of all the additional paperwork.

Why donate?

  • Avoid the hassles of selling a car
  • No need to pay hefty repair bills
  • Free up space in your garage
  • 100% tax deductible

Making a donation is EASY!

It’s as easy as filling out the online donation form or picking up a phone and speaking to a live operator. If you have any questions just call one of our friendly operators toll-free at (877) 537-5277 seven days a week.

  • Donate your car or truck
  • Donate your boat
  • Donate your motor home
  • Donate your motorcycle

We accept all kinds of vehicles. Your donation is greatly appreciated!

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Scott Smeltzer

Buy your Sea Fare tickets here

  • Dine with the fish while sampling diverse cuisines from over 25 local restaurants and food and beverage providers
  • Bid on incredible items in the Silent and Live Auctions
  • Explore the galleries and exhibits while enjoying a cocktail from the open bars.
  • Try your luck with the ever popular “Go Fish” opportunity game
  • Watch Wyland paint a piece of art for the Live Auction

All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Aquarium’s numerous education, ocean conservation, and animal care programs. Sea Fare tickets are non-refundable.

Photos from Sea Fare 2012 are now available in the Photo Gallery.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Adopt Your Animal!

For just $35, you can not only provide needed food and medical care for an Aquarium animal, but also you can join us for Adoption Day (please note-admission on June 29 only), and suggest a name for our baby seal!

sandbar shark


The Adopt an Animal program helps feed and care for the animals of the Aquarium of the Pacific. Proceeds fund the Aquarium’s animal rehabilitation research, important animal breeding efforts, education and conservation initiatives, and environmental programs.

You can choose to adopt a seal, sea otter, shark, or penguin, and know that your support will help our animals receive the best possible care available, including food, medical treatment, and housing.

In addition, you’ll receive:

  • Admission to Aquarium Adoption Day on Saturday, June 29 (please note that admission is good for an Adult ticket only. This offer is not usable for a Child or Senior ticket)
  • A chance to suggest a name for our baby seal! Harbor seal Shelby just gave birth to her second seal pup, and if your name is chosen, you’ll get to go behind the scenes to meet the pup.
  • An electronic certificate, photo, and fact sheet about your animal
  • Invitations to special events
  • Animal e-updates

On Saturday, June 29, join us for Adoption Day, during which you can explore the Aquarium’s more than fifty exhibits featuring over 11,000 animals, including our brand new Wonders of the Deep exhibit, which explores the brilliant and unusual beauty of marine life found beyond the reach of sunlight. In addition, you’ll find educational presentations, movies in our Ocean Science Center, and the chance to take photos with our adorable costumed characters.

We can’t wait to see you. Thank you for your support!

Penguin, otter, and seal pup photos by Robin Riggs.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

seal pup
The Aquarium’s harbor seals Shelby and Troy are the parents of the seal pup, which was born on May 1, 2013, and weighed approximately 30 pounds at birth. | Robin Riggs

Ever wish you could name one of our adorable Aquarium animals? Now’s your chance! Harbor seal Shelby just gave birth to her second seal pup and you could win the honor of deciding his name! Adopt our new seal pup for just $25 or more before June 30, 2013, and you’ll have the opportunity to suggest a name for the first male harbor seal born at the Aquarium. If your name is chosen, you’ll get to go behind the scenes to meet the pup! Every adoption receives an official adoption certificate as well as a photo, and starting at our $50 level, you’ll receive a plush animal of your adopted seal!

Adopt Shelby’s Pup Now

Upon completion of your transaction you will receive an email instructing you on how to submit your seal pup name.

Please note: The new seal pup will remain behind the scenes with his mother until he is ready to be moved to his home in the Seal & Sea Lion Habitat. Make sure to “like” us on Facebook to see all the latest updates!

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Ocean Exploration

Learn about the Aquarium’s ocean exploration programming and new Wonders of the Deep exhibit opening this summer. New programs include films, lectures, live feeds from exploration vessels at sea, and more.

This issue also includes quotes from ocean explorers on the importance of pursuing new discoveries beneath the sea. In Animal Updates, read about new arrivals at the Aquarium, including hagfish and chambered nautiluses, and get updates on otters Gidget and Charlie. The Focus on Sustainability column includes an action plan developed at a recent Aquatic Academy course for averting an “environmental cliff.”

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Michelle Molina – Chair

Fay Adams

Travis Barr

Pilar Dobbs

Kasra Esteghamat

Charlotte Ginsburg

Jennifer Hagle

Christopher Kurimoto

Andrew Maldonado

Lynne Preslo

Dan Walter

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Saturday, June 14, 2014 6:30 p.m.
Black-tie – Complimentary Valet Parking
$500 per seat

Cocktail and Hors d’oeuvre Reception
Gourmet Dinner and Program in the Great Hall of the Pacific
Dancing Under the Stars

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Photos by Scott Smeltzer

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

$50,000 Blue Whale Sponsor

$25,000 Fin Whale Sponsor

$15,000 Right Whale Sponsor

$10,000 Humpback Whale Sponsor

$5,000 Gray Whale Sponsor

$2,500 Minke Whale Sponsor

$500 Seat

Please click here for a list of full Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits..

All proceeds from this event benefit the Aquarium’s education, conservation, and animal care programs.

The Aquarium of the Pacific is non-profit 501(c)3 institution. Federal Tax ID# 33-0532354

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Fin Whale Sponsor

  • John W. Carson Foundation, Inc.

Right Whale Sponsor

  • Stephen and Patricia Chazen
  • Michelle and John Molina
  • Jerry and Margaret Schubel

Humpback Whale Sponsor

  • Esther S.M. Chao
  • Charlotte and Allen Ginsburg
  • Andrew Maldonado and Lewis Shiro
  • Mario and Therese Molina
  • Sidley Austin LLP

Gray Whale Sponsor

  • Faustino Bernadett, M.D. and Martha Bernadett, M.D.
  • John Fielder and Donita Van Horik
  • Halbert Hargrove
  • Bert Levy
  • Steve and Niko Mayer
  • Stephen and Brenda Olson
  • Douglas Otto and Freda Hinsche Otto
  • Dennis and Suzanne Poulsen
  • Kurt Schulzman and Richard Neri
  • Michael and Sis Sondermann

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Jim Fowler

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Jack Dangermond

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Seals & Sea Lions

Learn about the Aquarium’s harbor seals and California sea lions. These marine mammals have adaptations that help them live in cold ocean waters and take long, deep dives in pursuit of food.

In Animal Updates, read about new arrivals at the Aquarium, including a Black-Backed Magpie, Collared Aracari, Laughing Kookaburra, and flamboyant cuttlefish. The Focus on Sustainability column covers the winter rainy season in Southern California and how it creates storm water runoff that carries trash and other pollution from city streets into waterways and eventually into the ocean.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Make our animals' wishes come true!

The Wish List features a new opportunity to help support your animal friends! When you choose to donate through the Wish List, you are directly helping the Aquarium’s animal ambassadors by purchasing items that our animal residents need such as food, toys, training tools, and medical supplies.

Donors to the Wish List will receive exclusive animal updates, personal stories from the animal care staff, e-photos of your favorite exhibits, and more. We appreciate your support, and all of our animals say thanks!

For questions, please contact Brandi Kenney at (562) 951-1662 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Continue to the Wish List

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Thank you to the incredible 2013 Sea Fare Committee!

Sea Fare Committee
2012 Sea Fare Committee

  • Ron Rulison, Sea Fare chair
  • Ruth Anatalio
  • Mark Bertrand
  • Mel Carrasquillo
  • Sarah Castello
  • John Dupuy
  • Gwen Easley
  • Brooke Estanislau
  • Lana Farfan
  • Dell Fortune
  • Gregory Garber
  • Vicki Gausepohl
  • Robert Gordon
  • Caecilia Gotama
  • Simon Grieve
  • Andrew Gruel
  • Claudia Harden
  • Jeff Headon
  • Paulette Hentzen
  • Corinne Heyning
  • Val Hoffman
  • Nancy Koehring
  • Jeri Martin
  • Josephine Molina
  • John Penny
  • Erin Russell
  • Tamera Schulz
  • Jeanne Sleeper
  • Michele Sousa
  • Robert Stanton
  • Ellen Stein
  • Kim Thompson
  • Debbie Vereen
  • Brandon Yamamoto
  • Leah Young

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

The Aquarium’s Feathered Friends

Learn about the robust collection of birds at the Aquarium of the Pacific, including diving birds, shorebirds, lorikeets, and birds of prey.

In Animal Updates, read about Bixby the harbor seal pup, Betty the sea otter, and a breeding pair of Guam Micronesian Kingfishers recently put on public exhibit. The Focus on Sustainability column covers resources for locating Southern California’s marine protected areas and learning the regulations that govern them. In Conservation Corner, learn about local seabirds and the threats they face in the wild.

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Meet Our New Penguins

Meet the penguins! Learn about the personalities of each of our new Magellanic Penguins, how to tell them apart, and which ones are pairing up as potential mates. News highlights cover a new show in the Ocean Science Center, webcams that offer live feeds from Aquarium exhibits on our website, and connections the Aquarium is making with other ocean advocacy organizations. In Kids Corner, learn how to make a penguin garland from recycled materials. Also, learn more about the Aquarium’s Urban Ocean Festival and about protecting penguins in the wild.

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The Wide World of Marine Invertebrates

Also, learn more about new upside-down sea jellies at the Aquarium as well as lobster molting, our abalone captive rearing project, and the Aquarium’s American Kestrel. Other topics include the Aquarium’s report on coastal and marine spatial planning, the recently passed California Shark Protection Act, and Long Beach’s plastic bag ban. News highlights cover the scholarship program that brings Title I students to the Aquarium throughout the school year, the Aquarium’s new educational videoconferencing studio, and recent sustainability achievements. In Kids Corner, learn how to make a sea jelly in a bottle and watch a new video about how we grow sea jellies at the Aquarium.

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Read the latest issues of Pacific Currents, our magazine created just for members.

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Click here to purchase or renew your Membership.

All Members enjoy these benefits:

  • Free admission for a full year with your membership, No Blackout Dates!
  • 20% off the purchase of gift memberships and guest admission tickets
  • Save 50% on parking with pre-paid parking pass
  • Members-only VIP entrance so you can skip the lines
  • Members-only nights so you can avoid the crowds
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Free admission to the Guest Speaker Series
  • 10% discount in our gift stores, 20% during December!
  • Frequent diner card at Café Scuba
  • Special discount at Amazing Pictures
  • Two-for-one on all 4-D movie tickets
  • Free subscription to the members-only magazine Pacific Currents, and monthly members-only enewsletter e-Waves
  • Access to the exclusive Member’s Online Community
  • Discounts on educational programs such as whale watches, Behind-the-Scene tours, Animal Encounters, Day Camps and more.
Membership Type Gift Description
Plus $175 1 or 2 adults, plus all children living in the same household (age 17 and under), transferable membership card, 1 nectar voucher, plus 2 guest tickets
Family $125 1 or 2 adults, plus all children living in the same household (age 17 and under), plus 2 guest tickets
Grandparents $125 1 or 2 grandparents and any (4) of their grandchildren (age 17 and under), plus 2 guest tickets
Dual $105 2 people in the same household.
Senior Couple $95 2 seniors (age 62+) in the same household.
Individual $70 Member benefits for one individual.
Senior Individual $55 One individual (age 62+).
Student $55 Member benefits for one individual with valid student ID.
Steward Levels Gift Description
Aquarist $300 Plus level, 4 guest tickets, 2 parking vouchers, 4 movie tickets, 2 guest tickets for our guest speaker series, and 1 nectar voucher. Please note that discounted pre-paid parking passes for members can be purchased at the Aquarium Information Desk ($20 for 5 passes).
Curator $600 Plus level, 6 guest tickets, free parking, Behind the Scenes Tour for two, 4 movie tickets, 4 guest tickets for our guest speaker series, and 1 nectar voucher
Pacific Circle Levels Gift Description
President $1,500 Curator level, plus invitations to exclusive donor events, free parking, and much more!
Director $2,500 President level, plus Priority Access to visit the Aquarium after-hours, and additional events, tickets, and tours
Chairman $5,000 Director level, plus private docent tours and behind the scenes activities

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about the Pacific Circle

What is the Pacific Circle?

The Pacific Circle is a dynamic group of donors who provide leadership level gifts in support of the Aquarium’s education, conservation, and animal care programs. Pacific Circle donors provide vital funds that bolster the Aquarium’s mission and goals. In appreciation of this generous commitment, the Aquarium of the Pacific offers exclusive benefits to Pacific Circle members.

What are the requirements to become a Pacific Circle member and what are my obligations as a member?

Pacific Circle members contribute annually to the Aquarium with tax-deductible gifts of $1,500 ($1,000 for persons age 40 or younger) or more. Members enjoy benefits for one calendar year from their gift date. Pacific Circle membership is renewed at the member’s discretion.

Is my information private?

Absolutely. Your information is not shared with any other organization or institution and is used solely for purposes pertaining to your membership and contributions. The Aquarium will never sell or distribute your personal information.

What are the benefits to being a Pacific Circle member?

Pacific Circle members receive a variety of benefits including free parking, unlimited admission for members and two accompanying guests, personal handling of VIP services through the Major Gifts staff, and more! Click here to see a complete listing of benefits at each level.

Can I opt out of receiving certain information and mailings?

Yes. Members who do not wish to receive certain communications materials, or those who wish to go “green” and receive most communications via email can call Nicole Malina, at (562) 951-5387 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Members can also sign up for the Aquarium’s online community and modify their mail preferences online.

Does the Pacific Circle have someone to contact directly for questions or needs?

Individuals with questions, comments, or concerns are welcome to contact Major Gifts Coordinator, Nicole Malina, by calling (562) 951-5387 or emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Are there different payment options?

Pacific Circle members can choose to make their gifts via check, credit card, or gifts of stock. Quarterly payment options are available and can be specified when members join or renew their membership.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Aquarium of the Pacific depends on donor contributions. Every animal, every staff member, every student, and every visitor benefits from the generosity of our donors in some way. Additionally, education made possible through Pacific Circle donations helps shape a brighter future for our communities and the ocean environment.

Gifts from Pacific Circle members provide critical funds to support the Aquarium’s day-to-day operations, ensuring a consistently high level of excellence in our animal care, educational programs, facilities, and exhibits. This foundational support provides a stable platform that enables the Aquarium to create new and dynamic exhibits each year to explore current issues affecting the ocean and marine life and to attract both new and returning Aquarium visitors.

View our Annual Report. We invite you to learn more by calling (562) 951-5387 or send an email to our Pacific Circle staff at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Climate, Carbon, and the Ocean

Most of our energy use results in carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change. Some of this carbon dioxide is also absorbed by the ocean and could cause lasting changes to ocean chemistry and biology.

In this issue, read about how climate change and ocean acidification are affecting marine animals and habitats. Learn more about California’s water supply and how it could be impacted by climate change. Aquarium news highlights include an update on the Marine Science Academy, our assistant dive safety officer’s participation in a groundbreaking study, and two new exhibits opening this fall, including an exhibit of aerial photographs of the Gulf of Mexico taken in the aftermath of the April 2010 oil spill. Kids Corner features a craft that teaches kids about the pH scale, with instructions for creating your own pH indicator with cabbage juice. Conservation Corner features ideas for green home improvement.

Note: To review and/or print the downloadable items, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you may click on the icon to obtain your FREE copy.

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For more information about advance sponsorship opportunities, please contact Linda Glasco at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (562) 951-1606.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Photos © Scott Smeltzer

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Photos © Scott Smeltzer

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (562) 590-3100.

Sea Fare Great Hall
Scott Smeltzer

To donate an item to the auction, please contact Jillian Koehring at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (562) 951-1613.

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Taste incredible samples from the participating Restaurant and Food & Beverage providers!

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

To become a Sea Fare Sponsor, please contact Linda Glasco at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (562) 951-1606. Download the Sponsor Benefits.

Auction Bid Sheets
Scott Smeltzer

Penguin Sponsors - $10,000

    Esther S.M. Chao

Sea Otter Sponsors - $5,000

  • Charlotte and Allen Ginsburg

Octopus Sponsors - $3,500

  • Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
  • JBS & Associates
  • Russ and Avalon Hill

Lorikeet Sponsors - $2,500

  • Paradise Taveuni - Fiji

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Arctic & Antarctic: Our Polar Regions in Peril

Learn how warmer temperatures in the Arctic and Antarctic are causing environmental changes that affect the regions’ plants, animals, and people.

In this issue, read about several of the animal species recently added to the Aquarium’s collections for the Arctic & Antarctic: Our Polar Regions in Peril exhibit opening in May. This issue of Pacific Currents also focuses on climate change and includes an overview of the Aquarium’s programs on sea level rise as well as a list of ways families can reduce their carbon footprints. News highlights include professional development programs in the Aquarium’s education department and data collected during Aquarium whale-watch trips. Kids Corner features a craft that allows kids to match Arctic and Antarctic animals to their homes in the North or South Poles.

Note: To review and/or print the downloadable items, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you may click on the icon to obtain your FREE copy.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

The Gulf of Mexico

In this issue, the Aquarium introduces our new sea otter pup, Ollie, who was rescued from a beach in Santa Cruz. Other topics include an update on Southern California’s Marine Protected Areas and information on the largest known DDT contamination site, located at the ocean floor off Palos Verdes. News highlights include the record number of blue whales visiting the Los Angeles area this past fall. Kids Corner is a coloring page featuring the diverse animals found in the Gulf of Mexico.

Note: To review and/or print the downloadable items, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you may click on the icon to obtain your FREE copy.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

In addition to broadening environmental awareness by offering many opportunities to experience the wonders of nature, the Aquarium staff is proud of its efforts to green our unique facility.

Choosing “Green” Products

  • Serving plates and utensils made from biodegradable potato and corn-based products
  • Offering green products such as fashionable bags made of recycled products and men’s shirts made of bamboo fibers in stores
  • Printing brochures and stationery on Forest Steward Certified paper to ensure no old-growth trees used
  • Annual report printed on100% recycled paper and available on the Aquarium’s website
  • Picnic tables made from recycled milk cartons
  • “Cradle to cradle” window shades (made from recycled materials that can be returned to the manufacturer that will then recycle those returned shades into their next generation product)
  • Bamboo material in Pacific Collections and Shark Shack stores (using bamboo saves hardwood forests, and it grows quickly)
  • Carpet and picnic benches made from recycled materials
  • Waterless urinals that save 360,000 gallons of water annually
  • Currently piloting dual flush toilets that will save even more water
  • Three vehicles powered by natural gas and two carts powered by electricity
  • Designing all new buildings to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards, including the first LEED platinum certified building in Long Beach - our Watershed Classroom.
  • Dyson Blade hand dryers have been added to the Shark Lagoon restrooms to save paper and reduce paper towel use.
  • Purchasing office supplies from Office Depot, which is a member of the Forest and Biodiversity Conservation Alliance.
  • Cleaning products are purchased from WAXIE Sanitary Supply, a company that offers environmentally friendly cleaning products and green cleaning training.
  • SAVOR…Long Beach (Aquarium’s onsite food service partner) provides organic, bird friendly, fair trade coffee to the staff and general public.

Sustainability Programs

  • Creating an Environmental Footprint exhibit for special events
  • Leading a community street and beach cleanups annually
  • Organizing annual Endangered Species Day and Earth Day events
  • Printing sustainability tips on Aquarium retail shopping bags
  • Collecting guests’ cell phones for recycling
  • Recycling— approximately 30 tons of cardboard, 940 pounds of aluminum, 1,620 pounds of plastics, 3,620 pounds of glass, 1,500 pounds of white ledger paper, and 9,000 pounds of other paper are recycled annually
  • Conducting conferences on California’s water management practices and policies
  • “Focus on Sustainability” column in our quarterly members’ publication, Pacific Currents
  • Presenting green practices to other organizations at conferences
  • Providing a paperless paycheck option for employees
  • Aquarium Green Team leads green Behind-The-Scenes tours to highlight the Aquarium’s sustainable practices.
  • SAVOR… Long Beach currently vermiposts about 5 lbs of food a week and plans are underway to create an Aquarium-wide composting program.
  • Volunteers maintain Aquarium native plant gardens.
  • Many departments have switched to paperless communications.
  • SAVOR… Long Beach collects used oil which is then recycled.

Energy Efficiency

  • Utilizing the latest energy-management systems to manage the water temperature of exhibits, our largest energy demand.
  • Supplying power off the grid from a cogeneration plant during peak periods.
  • Installing automated lights with occupancy sensors.
  • Providing power from solar panels to Lorikeet Forest and to the Animal Sounds donation kiosk.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Name Recognition $100,000 $50,000 $25,000 $10,000 $5,000
Education Donor Plaque* x x x x x
Education Webpage* x x x x x
Annual Report x x x x x
Corporate/Foundation Donor Webpage x x x x x
Main Donor Wall in Great Hall x x x    
Pacific Currents Member Magazine x x x    
Corporate Donor Webpage with Live Link to Donor’s Website x x      
Education Email Blasts* x x      
Map and Visitors Guide x        
           
Access and Membership $100,000 $50,000 $25,000 $10,000 $5,000
10% Discount on Memberships x x x x  
Corporate Free Week (1 week)     x    
Corporate Free Week (2 weeks) x x      
Honorary Family Membership for Executives with 8 Parking vouchers (limit to 2 people) x x      
Honorary Pacific Circle Membership with Annual Parking Pass (limit to 1 person) x        
           
Events and Tours $100,000 $50,000 $25,000 $10,000 $5,000
Meetings in the Watershed Classroom (capacity at 30-50 people, subject to availability) x x x x  
Annual Breakfast with the President x x x    
Table at Teacher Open House* x x x    
VIP Behind the Scenes Tour (for 10 guests) x x x    
Animal Encounter (for 6 guests) x x      
Event at Aquarium with Waived Site Fee(subject to availability, black-out dates apply) x        

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

What if, for every dollar you donated to the
Aquarium, we received two?

Many employers encourage employees to donate providing matching gifts that double or even triple the effect of individual donors.

Not only do these gifts support our programs and help us take care of our animal ambassadors, they are also tax-deductible.

Before you make a contribution to the Aquarium of the Pacific, ask your employer if they have a matching gift program, or click here to check your company’s matching gift policy online. This could potentially double the impact of your individual contribution!

If you have questions about matching gifts, or if you know of a company that would be interested in setting up a matching gift program with the Aquarium of the Pacific please call the Development Office at (562) 951-5341.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Aquarium enthusiasts are not just marine biologists, environmentalists, or science teachers; they are people just like you!

You can help us educate and inspire our guests! Every gift counts in ensuring the Aquarium of the Pacific remains a community resource for future generations.

Other Ways to Give

Looking for other ways to contribute? Aquarium staff would be happy to discuss with you other ways to show support. Please call Kendra Jones at (562) 951-1605 to discuss what you can do to support our animal ambassadors.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Funding from grants and sponsorships make it possible for the Aquarium to provide our community with enriching educational experiences. Contributions support:

Click here for benefits, or contact Grants Manager Lindsay Yates at (562) 951-1679 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more about corporate and foundation grants to the Aquarium.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Corporation, Foundation, and Government Partners

In 2012 the Aquarium of the Pacific received grants and sponsorships from the following:

$500,000 and above

  • Anonymous

$250,000 and above

$150,000 and above

$100,000 and above

$50,000 and above

  • Alice C. Tyler Perpetual Trust
  • BP America
  • The Rose M. Wirtz Family Trust
  • Target

$25,000 and above

  • Anonymous
  • BCM Foundation
  • The Boeing Company
  • Employees Community Fund of Boeing California
  • The Thomas & Dorothy Leavey Foundation
  • Medtronic Foundation
  • National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
  • Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation
  • OXY Long Beach, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Foundation

$15,000 and above

  • Bank of America Foundation
  • The Capital Group Companies
  • The Green Foundation
  • SAVOR…
  • Union Pacific Railroad

$10,000 and above

  • California Department of Water Resources
  • KUD International
  • Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Macy’s
  • Secure Transportation
  • Ueberroth Family Foundation
  • Union Bank

$5,000 and above

  • 3M Foundation
  • Anonymous -McMaster-Carr Supply Company
  • The Bay and Paul Foundations
  • Begin Today for Tomorrow Charitable Foundation
  • Bess J. Hodges Foundation
  • BNSF Railway Foundation
  • Carnegie Marketing Associates
  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • City of Long Beach Stormwater/Environmental Division
  • Deacon Charitable Foundation
  • Disney VoluntEARS Community Fund
  • Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
  • Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation
  • Keesal, Young & Logan
  • Kinder Morgan Foundation
  • Eunice Knight Saunders Foundation
  • The Morris A. Hazan Family Foundation
  • Pennycollector.com
  • Port of Long Beach
  • The Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation
  • Rose Hills Company
  • Supervisor Don Knabe, Los Angeles County Fourth Supervisorial District
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Whitney Young Children’s Foundation

In Kind Donors

  • Alegria
  • Alondra Hot Wings
  • American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  • The Auld Dubliner Irish Pub
  • Bluewater Grill
  • Bradford Renaissance Portraits
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria
  • Giant Panda Management
  • Mr. J.’s Kitchen
  • Delius Restaurant
  • Gazette Newspapers
  • Glenn N Towaga
  • Gippy’s Internet Solutions, LLC
  • Gladstone’s Long Beach
  • Harmony Ball Co.
  • Kavikas
  • King’s Fish House
  • King’s Seafood Company
  • The Lazy Dog Café
  • L’Opera
  • Lumi Solair LLC
  • Mai Tai Bar
  • Olives Gourmet Grocer
  • P.F. Chang’s
  • Parkers’ Lighthouse
  • Primal Alchemy Catering
  • QooQoo
  • Sababa Restaurant & Lounge
  • Sandidge Consulting, Inc.
  • SAVOR…Long Beach
  • simply sweet cakery
  • SIP at the Renaissance Hotel
  • The Sky Room
  • SlapFish
  • Taco Beach Cantina
  • Temecula Olive Oil Company
  • VeeV Acai Spirit
  • Viking River Cruises Inc.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Educating the public about science and marine conservation is one of the Aquarium’s main priorities. Over 200,000 students annually participate in our educational programs and the number continues to grow. In order to ensure all students are exposed to our high-quality programming the Aquarium has a scholarship fund designed to sponsor the visits of students from schools that do not have the financial resources to attend or pay for transportation.

Ocean Science Education Program

The Ocean Science Education Program supports the entire K-12 program at the Aquarium, including more than 40 classroom and auditorium programs. Aquarium lessons are based on California science standards and serve more than 200,000 students and teachers annually. For classes that cannot attend, the Aquarium on Wheels, our mobile outreach unit, is a viable option as it is equipped with a touch pool and lessons are presented off-site.

Aquarium Scholarship Fund

The Aquarium Scholarship Fund was created to address the needs of Title I schools that are not financially equipped to visit the Aquarium. Regardless of proximity of the Pacific Ocean many students have never actually seen it or experienced any type of marine education. In response to this inequity, the Aquarium is delighted to sponsor classes that could otherwise not afford to visit. To ensure the Scholarship Fund remains a sustainable program the Aquarium depends heavily upon contributions from corporations and foundations that share the common goal of promoting science education among low income, under-served communities.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

The Aquarium of the Pacific is much more than an Aquarium. It is a research institution dedicated to the conservation and research of threatened species and habitats.

Led by a strategic plan designed by the Board of Directors and Aquarium staff, the Aquarium is in a unique position to take a leading role in promoting environmental and ocean literacy.

Support current conservation programs today by contributing a tax-deductible gift which will fund…

Abalone Rearing and Breeding
Abalone Rearing and BreedingThe Aquarium of the Pacific is partnering with NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the California Department of Fish and Game in efforts to improve abalone populations in Southern California as deemed necessary under the NMFS Final White Abalone Recovery Plan (2008). To support these efforts, the Aquarium is refining captive abalone rearing and cultivation techniques for red abalone (Haliotis rufescens) and white abalone (Haliotis sorenseni), has completed a certification process that ensures our abalone facility is disease-free, and has created a multi-faceted education and outreach program to engage and inform our 1.4 million annual visitors and thousands of underserved students of the ecological and economic importance of these valuable marine invertebrates. This project ultimately lays the groundwork for the Aquarium to play an active role in abalone recovery, and take the lead in providing creative and effective educational programs focused on species conservation.
Kelp Restoration in Orange County, California
Kelp Restoration in Orange CountyGiant kelp forests are one of the most productive and dynamic ecosystems in the world, and more than 800 species rely on them for food and shelter including many species of fishes, lobsters, abalone, sea urchins, and marine mammals. This project has managed by the Aquarium of the Pacific since 2007, with the goal of improving and sustaining Orange County’s near-shore coastal wildlife through the restoration and ongoing underwater monitoring of over 2 acres of historical kelp beds. Volunteer Aquarium divers conduct sea urchin relocation (a major predator of kelp) and underwater observations using the ReefCheck monitoring protocol to determine the presence and density of key species.
Micronesian Kingfisher Breeding and Education
Micronesian KingfisherThe Aquarium is currently working along with other zoos and aquariums to help restore the population of this highly endangered species, which is currently extinct in the wild. Only about 100 birds (housed in 17 different facilities) currently exist, which were rescued after populations in their native Guam were devastated by the non-native brown tree snake. The Aquarium is participating in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Species Survival Plan, and plans to build a habitat and educational exhibit to house a breeding pair of these birds, which will produce additional birds for eventual relocation into the wild.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Did you know that only 80% of funds necessary to sustain the Aquarium’s operating budget and education and conservation programs come from admission and retail sales? In order to secure the remaining 20% we rely on the generous support of our institutional partners.

Contributions from corporations and foundations are essential to ensuring the Aquarium continues to engage, educate, and empower the next generation of Pacific Ocean stewards.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Thank you for all you do for the Aquarium of the Pacific!

Here are some helpful links and information about your Pacific Circle membership.

  • General Aquarium Information
  • Aquarium Events
  • Annual Report
  • Pacific Currents Magazine
  • FAQ
  • Charity Navigator
  • Lost your parking card? Contact Nicole Malina at (562) 951-5387 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Where does the money go?

PC membership gifts support everything from animal care to world-class learning opportunities. Like a pebble tossed into water, your support creates an impact that ripples throughout the Aquarium and beyond and can be measured locally, regionally, and across the Pacific Ocean. Your gift helps provide the $30,000,000 to support the Aquarium’s day-to-day operations in maintaining a world-class institution. Restricted projects are funded 100% by donations.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Leadership Gift Society

Since its founding in 1998, the Aquarium of the Pacific has relied on the generosity of donors like you who understand that educating our community and caring for our environment builds a better future for us all.

Trustee of the Pacific and Charter Pacific Circle Member Jeanne Sleeper discusses the importance of the Pacific Circle.

We invite you to become a member of the prestigious Pacific Circle, the Aquarium’s leadership gift society. The Pacific Circle offers exclusive opportunities for individuals and companies to support the Aquarium of the Pacific with gifts of $1,500, $2,500, $5,000 or more.

The generous philanthropic support of Pacific Circle members ensures that we can continue to provide innovative educational programming and comprehensive animal care. It also allows the Aquarium to explore new ways to communicate the importance of sustainability and conservation with guests.

Become a member by donating today! You can make your gift safely and securely online, or you can mail your donation to:

Aquarium of the Pacific
Attn: Development Department
320 Golden Shore, Suite 150
Long Beach, CA 90802

In appreciation of your support, the Aquarium is proud to provide you with a variety of benefits.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Did you know…

  • 140,000 pounds of frozen fish are used every year for feeding our animals
  • 10 pounds of shrimp, clam, and squid are used every day to feed just one of our sea otters
  • 50 husbandry staff members are needed to care for all the animals in our collection
  • More than 475 medical exams are conducted each year

The Aquarium of the Pacific strives every day to provide the best environment for each of our aquatic friends and with over 11,000 animals providing the best care possible comes with a high price tag. The community has also expressed interest in being able to have a more direct way in which to partner with us in the care and feeding of our animals. In response, we have created the Animal Husbandry Fund. The Animal Husbandry Fund will support all the activities vital to the optimal health of our marine residents such as: clams, mussels, and shrimp to feed the sea otters, interactive toys for the Giant Pacific Octopus to keep her mind stimulated and engaged, and medical supplies for the annual exams conducted on all the lorikeets.

To receive more information or make a donation to the Animal Husbandry Fund please call (562) 951-1605.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Living on an Urban Ocean

In this issue, explore Southern California’s coastal ocean, a place of intense interaction between humans and the sea. Find out what makes this place so different and what we can do to balance the needs of people and nature. Also read an animal update on our new sea otter, Big Maggie, as well as our blue poison dart froglets. Other topics include an update on our Seafood for the Future program and our new Earth-Friendly Garden. For kids, this issue contains a project on how you can be a water use expert. The trading cards feature the bufflehead, West Coast sea nettle, and Douglas iris.

Note: To review and/or print the downloadable items, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you may click on the icon to obtain your FREE copy.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Sea Otters

In this issue of our member magazine, the Aquarium introduces the newly renovated BP Sea Otter Habitat. This enhanced exhibit transports visitors to the Central Coast of California, immersing them in the sea otter’s native habitat. The addition of our newest otter, Maggie, is just one of the exciting changes. Also in this issue, learn about how sea otters affect their kelp forest ecosystems and what each of us can do to save these marine mammals and their natural habitat. Kids Corner features Otter Obstacles, a board game that highlights the challenges otters face for survival. And be sure to read about the Aquarium’s new sea lion cam, which lets you see the underwater world through the eyes of a sea lion.

Note: To review and/or print the downloadable items, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you may click on the icon to obtain your FREE copy.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Molina Animal Care Center

In this issue of our member magazine, the Aquarium introduces you to a new facility that will open this summer—the Molina Animal Care Center. This new addition will provide expanded space for our veterinary hospital, holding for our animals behind the scenes, and exhibits for guests that bring the world of veterinary science alive. Also in this issue, learn about the Long Beach Breakwater, the benefits of expanding California’s offshore aquaculture, and the news from Copenhagen. There are festivals and guest speakers to mark on your calendar. And don’t forget to check out all the offerings of educational programs for kids of all ages.

Note: To review and/or print the downloadable items, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you may click on the icon to obtain your FREE copy.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Seafood for the Future

In our Winter issue of Pacific Currents, learn about our Seafood for the Future program, which helps consumers easily identify which seafood choices are sustainable. Readers will also find out about the prestigious award that the Aquarium won for its sustainable business practices. And homeowners will be interested to learn about how to save money and conserve water with drought-resistant landscaping. Do you know the significance of the number 350 as it relates to carbon dioxide emissions? The Focus on Sustainability article addresses the issue of global warming and the importance of lowering our emissions. On the back cover, you will notice that we now proudly display the Forest Stewardship Council logo for using certified sustainable paper.

Note: To review and/or print the downloadable items, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you may click on the icon to obtain your FREE copy.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Shark Summer

Learn about the graceful and magnificent animals that keep our ocean healthy during the Aquarium’s Shark Summer. In this issue, you will find out about some of the amazing physiological features of sharks as well as why they are such important inhabitants in the ocean. You will want to read our Conservation Corner to see what you might be able to do to help save sharks. Dr. Jerry Schubel explores the pressing issue of ocean acidification in the Focus on Sustainability column. Read about the Aquarium’s contribution to the Art Miles mural project. The Kids Corner introduces the topic of food chains with a craft of making a simple bank.

Note: To review and/or print the downloadable items, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you may click on the icon to obtain your FREE copy.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Feeding the Aquarium’s Animals

Learn how the Aquarium feeds it animals. Find out how our husbandry staff prepares and delivers the food and some of the ways they use food for enrichment. Also, read an animal update on a new component of the Tidepool Treasures Discovery Lab that highlights how the sea stars eat. Other topics include reducing ocean litter and being a green pet owner. For kids, this issue contains a craft on peripheral and binocular vision. The trading cards feature the textile cone snail, puffball sponge, and basket star.

Note: To review and/or print the downloadable items, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you may click on the icon to obtain your FREE copy.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

For as little as $50 your group will receive:

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • Keepsake color photo
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Adopt an Animal eNewsletter
  • Special Aquarium Bookmarks

Have everyone contribute a little or build teamwork by organizing a fundraiser.

An Adopt an Animal sponsorship is a great way for your classroom, scout troop, club or other group to get involved in marine conservation and support the Aquarium.

Click here to Adopt an Animal today!

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

The Aquarium of the Pacific hosts two major fund-raising events each year which raise money to support the Aquarium’s conservation and education programs.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Bid on incredible items in the Silent & Live Auctions with thanks to our many Aquarium supporters!

To donate an auction item to the 2014 Sea Fare fundraiser, please contact Jillian Koehring at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (562) 951-1613. Click here to download the Auction Donation Form and Sponsor Benefits.

To view this year’s incredible lineup of Live and Silent Auction items, please click here. We look forward to seeing you at Sea Fare!

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

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Click here for information on Ticket Donation requests or animal donations.

Call the Development Office at (562) 951-1605 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with questions or to receive additional information about how your donations can make a difference at the Aquarium of the Pacific!

Aquarium of the Pacific
Attn: Development Department
320 Golden Shore Avenue
Suite 150
Long Beach, CA 90802

Tax identification number: 33-0532354

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Demonstrate Your Commitment to Education and Conservation

A planned gift may be as simple as naming the Aquarium as a beneficiary of your 401(k), IRA, pension fund, will, or trust. Other donors may consider a gift annuity or charitable remainder trust which provides income or tax benefits to the donor.

Planned giving not only allows you to demonstrate your commitment to education and conservation, but it can be an important element of your overall financial, philanthropic and estate planning.

The Aquarium is committed to protecting and preserving your planned gift. All planned gifts will be added to the Aquarium’s endowment (unless otherwise specified by the donor).

Please call (562) 951-1664 to learn more about planned gift opportunities and the benefits of becoming a member of the Nautilus Society.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Honor Someone Special

You can celebrate special occasions, birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries by making a gift to the Aquarium in honor of your friends and family.

Or honor someone’s memory by contributing a gift to support the Aquarium’s education and conservation programs in their name.

Either way your honoree or the family of your memorialized friend will receive a personalized letter informing them of your generous support to the Aquarium.

For more information, call our Development Office at (562) 951-1605 or click here to make a donation now.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

All of Your Dollars Go To Support Our Animals

 

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As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Corporate Pacific Circle members receive a number of benefits designed to celebrate philanthropy and provide both clients and employees with special advantages.

President ($1,500 - $2,499)

  • Invitations to exclusive Pacific Circle events, lectures, and exhibit previews
  • Annual Family Membership for executives (unlimited admission and parking)
  • Priority scheduling for personal or corporate events
  • Invitations to a Corporate Appreciation event
  • “Behind the Scenes” tour tickets
  • 8 complimentary guest passes
  • Personal handling of VIP services through Major Gifts staff
  • Donor recognition in the Aquarium’s Annual Report and on the Pacific Circle panel in the Great Hall

Director ($2,500 - $4,999)

All President level benefits plus:

  • Priority Access (tour the Aquarium with friends and family when the Aquarium is closed)
  • One day of 2 for 1 admission for all employees
  • A total of 10 complimentary guest passes

Chairman ($5,000 - $9,999)

All Director level benefits plus:

  • One week of 2 for 1 admission for all employees
  • Annual Breakfast with the President
  • A total of 12 complimentary guest passes

Fellow ($10,000 - $14,999)

All Chairman level benefits plus:

  • Sponsorship of an Aquarium Exhibit (special plaque next to an exhibit for one year)
  • Two weeks of 2 for 1 admission for all employees
  • Private docent tours for clients, employees, and associates
  • A total of 25 complimentary guest passes

Ambassador ($15,000 - $24,999)

All Fellow level benefits plus:

  • Unlimited breakfast meetings at the Aquarium (food and beverage not included)
  • Discounts on family memberships for all employees
  • A total of 35 complimentary guest passes

Champion ($25,000 - $49,999)

All Ambassador level benefits plus:

  • Animal Encounter (sharks, sea otters, or seals and sea lions)
  • A total of 50 complimentary guest passes

Guardian ($50,000 - $99,999)

All Champion level benefits plus:

  • A total of 75 Complimentary Guest Passes
  • Private dinner party for 20 in Tropical Pacific Gallery (food and beverage not included)
  • Announcement of gift in Pacific Currents (member magazine sent to 40,000 household)
  • Premier onsite recognition featuring a personalized plaque on the Great Hall donor wall

Benefactor ($100,000 +)

All Guardian level benefits plus:

  • Aquarium on Wheels visit to the company, school, or event of your choice (subject to availability)
  • A total of 100 complimentary guest passes

Join Now!

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

We Depend on the Generosity of Our Members and Donors

The Aquarium of the Pacific has been “instilling a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems” since 1998. Through a variety of inspirational public lectures, engaging K-12 educational programs, and over 500 species of very special animal ambassadors, the Aquarium has become a true community resource for all those looking for the most up-to-date information on our shared environment, engaging and interactive animal experiences and opportunities for scientific learning that transcend the traditional classroom.

Did you know that your Aquarium:

  • Is the 4th most attended Aquarium in the country with more than 1.4 million annual visitors
  • Serves one of the most ethnically diverse audiences in the country
  • Cares for over 11,000 animal ambassadors, often performing more than 500 medical exams and procedures annually
  • Decreased water consumption by 32% and maintained consistent energy consumption over the last 8 years, all while attendance increased by 35%
  • Serves over 220,000 students, teachers and community members each year with more than 100 educational program offerings
  • Presents 21 cultural festivals annually
  • Hosts a nationally recognized public lecture series featuring leading scientists, authors and business leaders
  • Benefits from the generosity of over 1,300 volunteers

Did you also know that the Aquarium of the Pacific is a non-profit institution? Ticket sales and gift shop revenues only cover 75% of our annual operating costs. The contributions we receive from our donor community truly do make a tremendous difference in ensuring we are able to continue to provide the quality, mission-driven experiences our guests have come to expect from the Aquarium. From purchasing interactive toys for our sea otters to creating new state standards-based classroom experiences for our neighborhood school children, every dollar received has impact. And, every dollar counts. Please take a moment to explore the many ways, both large and small, that you can help your Aquarium found on the links to the left. This Aquarium was formed through a partnership with our community, and we hope to continue this powerful partnership with you for many years to come.

Thank you for your support!

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Your donation helps feed and care for the animals of the Aquarium of the Pacific!

Information on adoption levels and benefits.

Adopt an Animal proceeds fund the Aquarium’s education and conservation initiatives, environmental programs, animal rehabilitation research, and important animal breeding efforts. Your adoption ensures that our living collection receives the best possible animal care available including food, medical treatment, and housing.

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Here are the many benefits to joining Pacific Circle! Join now!

Pacific Circle benefits are specifically designed to provide a personal connection to the Aquarium, including tailored communications, unique events, ocean experiences, private tours, and much more.

President ($1,500 - $2,499)

  • Invitations to exclusive Pacific Circle events, lectures, and exhibit previews
  • Unlimited admission for members and two guests
  • Free parking
  • Annual Blue Cavern Lounge music night at the Aquarium
  • “Behind the Scenes” tour tickets
  • 8 complimentary guest passes
  • Personal handling of VIP services through the Major Gifts staff
  • Donor recognition in the Aquarium’s Annual Report and on the Pacific Circle panel in the Great Hall

Director ($2,500 - $4,999)

All President level benefits plus:

  • Priority access (tour the Aquarium with friends and family when the Aquarium is closed)
  • A total of 10 complimentary guest passes

Chairman ($5,000 - $9,999)

All Director level benefits plus:

  • Annual Breakfast with the President
  • Private docent tours with friends and family
  • A total of 12 complimentary guest passes

Fellow ($10,000 - $14,999)

All Chairman level benefits plus:

  • Sponsorship of an Aquarium exhibit (special plaque next to an exhibit for one year)
  • Priority scheduling for personal or corporate events
  • A total of 25 complimentary guest passes

Ambassador ($15,000 - $24,999)

All Fellow level benefits plus:

  • Complimentary education program for 4 (all ages)
  • A total of 35 complimentary guest passes

Champion ($25,000 - $49,999)

All Ambassador level benefits plus:

  • Animal Encounter (sharks, sea otters, or seals and sea lions)
  • A total of 50 complimentary guest passes

Guardian ($50,000 - $99,999)

All Champion level benefits plus:

  • Private dinner party for 20 in Tropical Pacific Gallery (food and beverage not included)
  • A total of 75 complimentary guest passes

Join Now!

As someone who has experienced all of Long Beach’s offerings, I can confidently say none have been more enjoyable or more important to our community than the Aquarium of the Pacific.