AAA members will be among the first visitors to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s new Pacific Visions, a $53 million expansion, during Aquarium of the Pacific’s AAA Member Exclusive Night on Friday, May 24, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The expansion will open to the public that morning.
Tickets are $19 for adults, $17 for children aged 3 to 11, and free for Auto Club members who are also Aquarium of the Pacific members.
Members can pre-purchase tickets at any Auto Club branch or online at AAA.com/AOP, or at the ticket window on the evening of the event.
The Pacific Visions expansion includes a state-of-the-art immersive theater, interactive art installations, multimedia displays and exhibits, all dedicated to exploring our relationship to our planet and pathways to a sustainable future.
Highlights of the special night include:
- Meet-and-greet with animals
- A free movie screening in the Ocean Theater
- Aquarium character appearances
- A 20 percent gift shop discount*
- Access to all aquarium attractions except the Lorikeet Forest, which closes daily at 4:30 p.m.
The aquarium is located at 100 Aquarium Way in downtown Long Beach, south of Shoreline Drive off Queen’s Way. Parking is available for $8 with validation from the aquarium in the parking structure across the street.
“This is a truly exciting opportunity for our members to be among the first to experience the aquarium’s Pacific Visions expansion,” said Jon Carlew, the Auto Club’s manager of the AAA Discounts program.
Auto Club members can buy discounted aquarium tickets for any day of the year for up to 25 percent off at any Auto Club branch and for 10 percent off at the gate or at AAA.com/tickets. The current one-day adult discounted admission to Aquarium of the Pacific is $23.00 in the branches and $26.95 for AAA members who show their card at the gate or who pre-pay online. Starting May 24 prices will be $27.95 adult, $21.95 child and $24.95 senior in branches and $31.45 adult, $22.45 child and $28.75 senior online.
*This discount cannot be applied in addition to other discounts.