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Glass Guild

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Join the Glass Guild

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Support Levels Listed Below. Prices determine location of glass piece:

  • $1,000: West Section
  • $2,500: Entrance Section
  • $3,500: East Section
  • $5,000: North Section

The Glass Guild is a group that comprises individuals, corporations, and foundations that want to make a difference in the Pacific Visions campaign.

There are 839 individual pieces of glass on the Pacific Visions building façade to choose from. The light will reflect differently depending on the time of day, the Pacific Ocean hue of blue will change throughout the seasons, and the tempered, bird-friendly glass will glitter when our sunny Long Beach gets much needed rain.

The original aquarium design presents itself within a series of curvilinear, rippled shapes. In contrast, Pacific Visions provides a single biomorphic form that is meant to encourage different interpretations. Inspired by the manner in which the design team used water as an important metaphor in the original design, the new building uses visual depth, variability, and luminosity to evoke the spirit of sunlight rippling through water.

The triple-layer laminated glass incorporates a subtle reflective finish at the innermost layer, a blue-tinted middle layer, and acid-etched low-iron glass at the outer layer. Panels cover more than 17,000 square feet of area (more than 18,000 square feet when including the balcony extension at the Great Hall). The outer surface of the glass is acid-etched to eliminate direct reflection of the trees and sky, which can confuse birds and result in bird strikes. In the evening, downlights are strategically located on 20-foot poles in the plaza and lawn areas to cast light evenly on the undulating glass façade and public paths at the entry plaza.

When you decide to join, you will be a part of a special group of people dedicated to supporting their Aquarium. Please note that your name will not be on the glass itself but recognized on the Aquarium website and on a digital donor wall. When you visit the Aquarium, make sure to locate your piece by searching your name on our Glass Guild kiosk, located in the Great Hall!

Join us today—help the Aquarium of the Pacific shape, pursue, and enjoy a better future for our planet.

Support Levels Listed Below. Prices determine location of glass piece:

  • $1,000: West Section
  • $2,500: Entrance Section
  • $3,500: East Section
  • $5,000: North Section

Please note that your donation will support the Aquarium of the Pacific’s capital expansion, which includes the Pacific Visions project.

How to Donate

Donate to Pacific Visions and the Glass Guild

This is an exclusive opportunity to select the glass panel of your choice.

If you prefer to pay by check or donor advised fund* please download and print this pdf and then send your check with Glass Guild in the memo line to:

Attn: Ryan Ashton
Aquarium of the Pacific
320 Golden Shore, Suite 350
Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: 562-951-1701

* Note: If you choose this option, a panel of glass will be selected for you from the corresponding section on a first available basis. Once payment is processed, you will receive confirmation of payment and glass panel number/location within two weeks.

For additional information about Pacific Visions and The Glass Guild please contact the Development Department at (562) 951-1701 or

Aquarium of the Pacific is a non-profit 501(c)(3) institution. Federal Tax ID 33-0532354.

© 2018 Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802  

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