December 17, 2012
Recent visitors to the Aquarium will have noticed the construction site in the front plaza, where the Pacific Collections gift store is undergoing an expansion. A larger, remodeled Pacific Collections will better serve Aquarium guests and provide a better experience during their visit. The project increases the store’s square footage from 4,000 to about 6,000 square feet.
The new space will also help strengthen the Aquarium’s connection to the arts. Retail staff members will focus on showcasing local artisans, fine art, and new types of merchandise in Pacific Collections. By providing Aquarium visitors with a selection of Earth-friendly, locally produced, high quality gifts and souvenirs, the Aquarium fulfills its mission to build natural capital by building social capital.
The new store is slated to open next spring.