Sleep With The Fishes At Aquarium Of The Pacific Winter Overnights


The Aquarium of the Pacific invites teens and families to bring a sleeping bag and a sense of adventure to participate in its Winter Teen Overnight and Winter Family Sleepover. Winter Teen Overnight participants, ages 13 to 15, can explore the exhibits at night and participate in special programs to uncover mysteries of the deep. The evening will begin with a pizza party. Aquarium educators will then lead teens in a flashlight tour to search for hidden bioluminescent “treasures.” Teens will also get to witness real bioluminescence in a classroom session and learn how animals use this adaptation to survive in the cold, dark ocean. Finally, participants will curl up in their sleeping bags in front of the Tropical Reef Habitat or sea otter exhibit.


Families can start the New Year off exploring together through the Aquarium’s Winter Family Sleepover for ages 5 and older. During this program, families will have an up-close encounter with one of the Aquarium’s Magellanic Penguins, discover cold water habitats, and learn about plankton and bioluminescence. They’ll also discover the nocturnal behaviors of some animals as they explore the Aquarium on a flashlight tour. Participants will get to watch an ocean themed movie before getting cozy to sleep in front of the Tropical Reef and Northern Pacific exhibits. The Winter Teen Overnight and Family Sleepover include snacks, a cereal breakfast, and a souvenir T-shirt in addition to a pizza party and hands-on learning activities.


WHEN:           Teen Overnight: Mon., Dec. 28, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. to Tues., Dec. 29, at 7:30 a.m.

Family Sleepover: Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. to Sat., Jan. 9, at 7:00 a.m.


WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA  90802


AGES:             Teen Overnight: 13-15 (children only)

Family Sleepover: ages 5+ (children must be accompanied by an adult participant)


COST:             Teen Overnight: $90 per teen ($80 per Aquarium member)

Family Sleepover: $90 per participant ($80 per Aquarium member)

Pre-registration and pre-payment required


INFO:              (562) 590-3100 /


Credit: 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 11,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, and the new Jellies exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium 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 unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific.

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