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Support the Aquarium with an annual membership to one of our donor circles for exclusive access, personalized benefits, and the opportunity to have a meaningful and lasting impact on our ocean and community.

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Make an Impact

Your gift as a member of the Pacific Circle or Steward’s Circle provides crucial support for the Aquarium’s world-class educational programming, high-quality animal care, and innovative conservation initiatives.

As a member of these communities of loyal supporters, you will deepen your connection to the Aquarium through membership privileges, exclusive virtual events and personalized access.

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

Pacific Circle and Steward Circle Membership Benefits

Pacific Circle

The Pacific Circle is community of leadership donors that play a significant role in the Aquarium’s ability to create meaningful and lasting change for our community and ocean. Pacific Circle members are ambassadors of the Aquarium and partners in our mission.

President $1,500+

  • Complimentary admission for members and two guests
  • Transferable Membership Card
  • Free Parking
  • Private Behind-the-Scenes Tour
  • Invitations to exclusive donor events and exhibit previews
  • Donor Recognition in the Aquarium’s Annual Report and on the Pacific Circle Panel in the Great Hall
  • Insider news via monthly newsletter and annual Impact Report
  • 2 nectar vouchers for Lorikeet Forest
  • Total of 8 complimentary guest passes
  • Total of 4 BTS Tour tickets for family and friends

Director $2,500+
Includes all President benefits plus:

  • Priority Access Tours– tour the Aquarium an hour before opening or an hour after closing.
  • Total of 10 complimentary guest passes
  • Total of 6 BTS Tour tickets for family and friends

Chairman $5,000+
Includes all Director benefits plus:

  • 1 Silent Auction Bundle to donate to the charity of your choice – Includes two complimentary guest passes, two behind the scenes tour tickets, and two nectar vouchers.
  • Total of 12 complimentary guest passes
  • Total of 8 BTS Tour tickets for family and friends

Steward Circle

The Steward’s Circle is a group of dedicated supporters that give above and beyond a general membership to protect our ocean and empower future ocean stewards.

Aquarist $500+

  • Unlimited admission for one or two named adults, plus all children living in the household
  • Invitations to member events and exclusive donor events
  • Insider updates via monthly newsletter and annual Impact Report
  • 2 Parking Vouchers
  • 1 Transferrable Membership Card
  • 4 Complimentary Guest Tickets
  • 1 Nectar Voucher for Lorikeet Forest

Curator $1,000+
All Aquarist benefits plus:

  • Free Parking
  • 2 Behind-the-Scenes Tour Tickets
  • Total of 6 Complimentary Guest Tickets
  • 2 Nectar Vouchers for Lorikeet Forest

You can mail your donation to:

Aquarium of the Pacific
Attn: Development Department
PO Box 21534
Long Beach, CA 90802

To learn more about the Pacific Circle:

Please call Pacific Circle Coordinator, Joel Ruiter, at (562) 951-5387, or email at

Thank You

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Our Donors

The Aquarium of the Pacific relies on the contributions of individuals, foundations, corporations, and government partners to support vital animal care, conservation, and education programs. Thank you for your support.