Set your calendar to party with the sea stars and learn about marine life and the environment at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Latin-themed night, Noche de Estrellas (Night of the Stars), this Friday, March 13, 2020, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
That’s right, gather ’round with family and friends for a fiesta unlike any other because the Aquarium will remain open late so guests can dance to the sounds of cumbia, rock en Español, salsa, and other Latin rhythms with the live bands and DJs. Noche de Estrellas will feature dance, crafts, and bilingual educational programs, including a scavenger hunt with prizes, and environmental activities—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. Mexican cuisine, beer, 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 12,000 animals at the Aquarium, including animals they can touch, from sharks to sea stars. 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 $19.95 per person during this all-ages event.
WHEN: Friday, March 13, 2020, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
DJ Quinto Sol
6:45 p.m. Danza Azteca Cultural Ketzaliztli
7:15 p.m. Vaquita film
7:30 p.m. Sonsoles (band)
9:00 p.m. El Conjunto Nueva Ola (band)
DJ Quinto Sol
Guests can also explore booths during the event, including Los Angeles Zoo, Heal the Bay, Mujeres de la Tierra, FCEC, vaquita craft table and learning cart, and Spanish radio stations playing music on the front plaza, Shark Lagoon, and Tropical Pacific gallery.
WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
COST: $19.95 per person and free for Aquarium members and children under age three. Includes event and Aquarium admission (food and drinks sold separately)
AGES: All ages (21+ with valid I.D. to purchase alcohol)
INFO: (562)-590-3100 or aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/noche_de_estrellas/
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. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 12,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the new Pacific Visions wing, Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, and the Tentacles and Ink and FROGS: Dazzling & Disappearing exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. Field trips for schoolchildren are offered at a heavily discounted rate, from $7 to $8.50 per student. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits. Convenient parking is available for $8 with Aquarium validation.