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New exhibit space coming to Aquarium of the Pacific

Wednesday August 30, 2017

Exciting news! The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is starting construction on their expansion. The new space, Pacific Visions, will a biomorphic structure that evokes the Pacific Ocean. Complementing the Aquarium’s existing building, also designed by EHDD, Pacific Visions has a façade that doubles as a ventilated rain screen, made up of more than 800 non-reflective glass panels covering an area of 18,000 square feet. Each panel is uniquely sized to accommodate the curves and angles of the building’s form. The plan’s aim is to enhance the institution’s role as a community gathering place where scientists, policymakers, and the public can celebrate the inhabitants and ecosystems of the Pacific Ocean and explore today’s most important environmental issues. The rest of the Aquarium will remain open during construction so you can enjoy all the stuff you love about the museum any time. One of the current exhibits is about frogs!