Make sure to mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate spring with sea stars and Latin-themed entertainment at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Noche de Estrellas (Night of the Stars). That’s right, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the cool SoCal aquarium—and home to more than 11,000 animals—is having their annual Latin-themed late night on Friday, March 24, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m which will be filled with live Latin bands, DJ’s, underwater dive shows, a scavenger hunt, and of course Latin food and tons of fun!
Guests can party with the sea stars and learn about marine life and the environment at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Noche de Estrellas (Night of the Stars) which will remain open past normal operating hours so guests can dance to the sounds of cumbia, rock en Español, salsa, and other Latin rhythms with the live bands and DJs. The event will feature Aztec dance, crafts, and bilingual educational programs, including an underwater SCUBA diving show, scavenger hunt with prizes, ocean-related activities, and environmental booths—all offered in both English and Spanish. The event will also feature special programming highlighting the world’s smallest and most critically endangered whale, the vaquita (only 30 remain). Mexican cuisine, beers, wine, cocktails, and refreshments will also be available for guests to purchase. In addition to being immersed in Latin culture, guests can journey through the Pacific Ocean to meet over 11,000 animals at the Aquarium, including animals they can touch, from sharks and rays to horseshoe crabs, and the newly remodeled Seal and Sea Lion Habitat.
Please note: The Lorikeet Forest aviary closes at 4:30 p.m.
People can enjoy the ambiance of the Aquarium at night for the discounted price of $14.95 per person during this all-ages event.
Friday, March 24, 2017, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
- 6:30 p.m. DJ Quinto Sol
- 6:45 p.m. Bilingual dive show
- 7:00 p.m. Danza Azteca Cultural Ketzaliztli (Aztec drumming and dance)
- 7:45 p.m. Sonsoles (band)
- 9:15 p.m. Mayaztek (band)
- 10:00 p.m. DJ Quinto Sol
Los Angeles Zoo, Fish Contamination Education Collaborative, Vaquita cart and Vaquita hat craft, radio stations, and more
WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
$14.95 per person and free for Aquarium members and kids under age three. Includes event and Aquarium admission (food and drinks sold separately).
All ages (21+ with valid I.D. to purchase alcohol)
About the Aquarium:
The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. Home to more than 11,000 animals, the Aquarium also offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. The Aquarium has won a 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award for Aquariums, as awarded by TripAdvisor® travelers. The Aquarium offers memberships with special benefits.