With more than 11,000 animals and 500 different species, the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is the L.A. area’s biggest and best-known public aquarium. Visitors to the 5-acre campus can explore much of the Pacific Ocean all in one place, from nearby Santa Catalina Island’s kelp forests, to the giant crabs of the northern Pacific, to the colorful coral of distant Micronesia. In addition to fish and sharks, the aquarium is also home to sea jellies, shorebirds, otters, sea lions, penguins, and more.
Auto Club members can experience the aquarium at a steep discount on Friday, June 22, when it closes its doors to the public for an exclusive after-hours Auto Club member event. The event will include a mascot appearance, animal meet-and-greet, and a free movie in the Ocean Theater. (Auto Club members who are also Aquarium of the Pacific members will be admitted free. Parking is $8 for all visitors with aquarium validation.)1 Ready to go? Buy your tickets online.
It can be tough to know where to start with so many options; check out our handy guide to some of the exhibits members won’t want to leave without seeing.