Disclosure: I occasionally work with the Aquarium of the Pacific to keep my readers informed about Events happening throughout the year.
When I was in LA, one of my favorite places was crossing the bridge over to Long Beach and spending time at the Aquarium of the Pacific or on Long Beach’s Waterfront.
Throughout the year, the Aquarium hosts a variety of EVENTS, but did you know, they often times open their doors in the evening for longer hours and special events?
This fall, they’re doing just that with a variety of fun stuff not to miss, and some things are specifically GEARED towards Adults!
Some EVENTS not to miss this FALL:
Friday Evenings: Shark Lagoon Nights
The AQUARIUM opens its doors to the public FREE on Friday Evenings from 6 to 9pm. This evening (Sept. 18) get UP CLOSE and personal with the Ocean’s ultimate predators: The Sharks! Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and see large sharks such as sandtigers as well as rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon.
Coffee, hot cocoa, beer, wine, desserts, and snacks are available for purchase.
Please note that while it is almost every Friday, some Fridays are excluded. Please check the dates for availability. And please note: ONLY Shark Lagoon is open during this time that evening.
September 24: Farm to Cocktail:
Now, this is an EVENT not to miss. Spend the day enjoying the Aquarium then that evening, ala rooftop, join in on a fantastic dinner served with Cocktails, of course!
- Shrimp cocktail with green and red cocktail sauce paired with a Green Goddess Cocktail – Babe Farm arugula, English cucumber, lemon juice, mint, and Peppar vodka
- Freshly shaved Babe Farm fennel and Valencia orange salad, red and yellow endive, candied pistachios, and Campari vinaigrette paired with House Negroni – Gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, and orange twist
- Cinnamon-spiced butternut squash soup with melted brie paired with Cuban Chancharra – Cuban rum, honey syrup, and lime juice
- Niman Ranch pork chop and crispy bacon, brandy sautéed apples, garlic mashed potatoes, and braised rapini paired with Fall-n-Apple Brandy – Babe Farm apple-infused brandy, local hard cider, Pineau, and Tuaca
- Valrhona chocolate-raspberry mousse with house-made almond biscotti paired with French Martini – Raspberry liquor, vodka, vermouth, and pineapple juice
I don’t know about you, but I’m drooling after READING over the menu.
Price: 75 Dollars General Public
65 Dollars Members
Tickets to this event include General Admission to the Aquarium!
September 25: College and Food Truck Night: 5pm to 9pm
The Aquarium is set on such an idyllic location, why not bring in some of our favorite Food Trucks for the night while the Aquarium stays OPEN for the evening. The entire Aquarium will be open, except Lorikeet Forest. Discounted ticket is for admission after 5:00 p.m. and is just $12.95 with college ID (up to 4 may be purchased with every ID) or $14.95 for adults and seniors, and children (3-11).
These food trucks will be paying a visit:
- Crepes Bonaparte
- Nestor’s Taco
- Lucky Dish
- Me So Hungry.*
College ID must be shown at Window!
October 2: Night Dive 7pm to 11pm:
A fun night for you. This event geared towards anyone 18+ will have live DJs, Food Trucks, and more. A fun night so bring your friends and explore the Aquarium after dark.
Night Dive wouldn’t be Night Dive without cocktails, tasty bites from food trucks, local bands rockin’ out right next to the fish, DJs spinning in the Aquarium’s galleries, and inspiring works of art. Come take in the Aquarium at night, when the lights go down and the bubble curtain goes up in Honda Blue Cavern!
October 4: Photographer’s Night: 5:30 to 10pm
This was ALWAYS a favorite amongst my Photographer’s Group. The ONE time your tripods were allowed in the Aquarium. Get there and take all the pictures you want. Capture that Jellyfish in its glory. Not only that, but vendors will be on hand with the latest equipment to test out, learn about, and just have fun amongst other die hard wildlife photographers.
Now that I’ve got you EXCITED, guess what? I have 2 FREE Tickets to the Aquarium with the chance of you winning.
All you have to do is leave a comment below saying which EVENT You’re looking forward to attending!
No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. Tickets are good through 6/30/2016. Winner will be notified by email. Giveaway ends on Wednesday 9/30/2015 at 9pm PST.