Kick off the first weekend of Spring with a fiesta this Friday at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Latin-themed late night, Noche de Estrellas (Night of the Stars).
Gather family and friends to dance under the sea stars, make merry and learn about marine life tomorrow, Friday, March 23, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Music, marine life, fiesta & fun
The Aquarium will remain open late so you can dance to the sounds of cumbia, rock en Español, salsa, and other Latin rhythms with the live bands and DJs. The Noche de Estrellas event will feature Aztec dance, crafts, and bilingual educational programs, including a scavenger hunt with prizes, ocean-related activities, and environmental activities—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—about less than 30 remain. 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 11,000 animals at the Aquarium, including animals they can touch, from sharks and rays to horseshoe crabs. Please note: The Lorikeet Forest aviary closes at 4:30 p.m.
Friday, March 23, 2018, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. DJ Quinto Sol
7:00 p.m. Danza Azteca Cultural Ketzaliztli (Aztec drumming and dance)
7:30 p.m. Vaquita short film
7:30 p.m. Environmental puppet show by Laura Castillo and her students
7:45 p.m. Sonsoles (band)
9:15 p.m. ECNO (band)
Booths: Los Angeles Zoo, Fish Contamination Education Collaborative, Mujeres de la Tierra, vaquita information, children’s craft, and more
Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
People can enjoy the ambiance of the Aquarium at night for the discounted price of $14.95 per person during this all-ages event, 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)
For more information please call 562-590-3100 or visit www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/noche_de_estrellas/