Cameron Diaz Voices Support for Aquarium’s First Major Expansion, Pacific Visions

DSC 0731

Photo by Asia Morris.

As the Aquarium of the Pacific approaches its goal of raising $53 million to build its Pacific Visions wing, the nonprofit’s first major expansion, Long Beach-raised celeb Cameron Diaz voiced her support for the campaign.

In a concise video, she took the time to relay her beliefs regarding the importance of ocean conservation.

Cameron Diaz shares why the Aquarium’s Pacific Visions is impo...

In the second half of 2016, the Aquarium’s Pacific Visions Campaign secured a major gift from The Ahmanson Foundation, a $150,000 grant from California Natural Resources Agency, and nearly $10,000 in donations made at the ticket window by Aquarium visitors. Added with previous donations, the campaign has secured a total of $42 million toward the $53 million goal. A long-time Aquarium supporter, actress Cameron Diaz has contributed a testimonial for the Aquarium and Pacific Visions campaign. Diaz grew up in Long Beach, and she and her family have supported the Aquarium for more than a decade. To view the video testimonial and learn more about the Pacific Visions Campaign, visit The Pacific Visions wing, slated to open in late 2018, will help Aquarium visitors better understand the challenges our ocean faces and the opportunities it holds and imagine what the future of our planet could look like. This expansion will include a state-of-the-art interactive theater, a larger changing exhibit gallery, and an art gallery. When the Pacific Visions expansion is complete, the Aquarium will have the capacity to serve 2 million visitors annually. #PacificVisions

Posted by Aquarium of the Pacific on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

As Diaz grew up in Long Beach, she and her family have been longtime supporters of the local entity, which advocates ocean conservation, according to the aquarium.

So far, $42 million has been raised for the Pacific Visions Campaign. Most recently, the aquarium secured a substantial gift from The Ahmanson Foundation, a $150,000 grant from California Natural Resources Agency and nearly $10,000 from visitors who donated at the ticket window, according to the Facebook post.


The Pacific Visions wing is slated to open in 2018 and will include an interactive theater, changing exhibit gallery and an art gallery, expanding the aquarium’s capacity to two million annual visitors and strengthening its ability to educate them about the challenges facing our ocean.

4 Pacific Visions Theater Ports CourtesyofAquariumofthePacific

Rendering courtesy of EHDD.

For more information about Pacific Visions, click here

Share this: