As part of its year-long 10th Anniversary Celebration, the Aquarium of the Pacific celebrated the arrival of its 1.5 millionth guest for the year on December 30, 2008. The Kerian family of Eleri, James, Kathleen, and Emily from Grafton, North Dakota, who were visiting the Aquarium on vacation, were the 1.5 millionth guests. They were honored with a special greeting by the Aquarium’s staff and shark mascot, and the prize of a family membership to the Aquarium of the Pacific.
The Aquarium of the Pacific is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a year-long series of events, promotions, daily prize giveaways, and a new exhibit on the top 10 ocean issues through May 21, 2009. For the Aquarium of the Pacific, 2008 marked its seventh year in a row of attendance increases, making it the fourth largest aquarium in the country.
For more information on the Aquarium’s 10th Anniversary Celebration, visit our website or call 562-590-3100. The Aquarium of the Pacific, a nonprofit institution, is dedicated to instilling a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems. The Aquarium was recently recognized as the first museum and aquarium in the nation to become a Climate Action Leader™. Celebrating our planet’s largest and most diverse body of water, the Aquarium is home to more than 12, 500 animals and offers a variety of engaging classes, lectures, festivals, and other opportunity to explore the Pacific. Located at 100 Aquarium Way in Long Beach, California, the Aquarium of the Pacific is open daily from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (except Dec. 25 and during the Grand Prix of Long Beach April 17-19, 2009). General admission is $23.95 adult (12+), $20.95 senior (62+), $11.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age 3 and Aquarium members. A world of discovery awaits people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests.