Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA

100 Aquarium WayLong Beach, CA 90802
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Overview

The Aquarium of the Pacific feature more than 11,000 ocean animals representing nearly 500 species. Its focus is the Pacific Ocean, exploring the waters of the Tropical, Southern California and Northern Pacific. There are 19 major habitats and 32 focus exhibits, as well as an ocean science and animal care center. Highlights include a shark lagoon, sea lion sanctuary and Blue Cavern.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Long Beach Travel Experts
  • Re-entry is allowed for same-day visits.
  • Parking cost $8.
  • Open rain or shine.
  • June Keyes Penguin Habitat.
  • Interactive Shark Lagoon.
  • Lorikeet Forest.
  • More than 500 different species on display.

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Amazing marine life and unique festivals scheduled all year round (included with admisson).

Description

from Aquarium of the Pacific
Take a journey of discovery at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Explore our exhibits and discover sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific, and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific.

Come face-to-face with and even touch the ocean's ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon, hand-feed colorful lorikeet birds, and watch our Magellanic Penguins play. Now delve into the intriguing world of sea jellies. Discover new animals, exhibits, films, programs, and more. Find out the fascinating truth about these beautiful yet mysterious animals and their importance to our ocean planet. With affordable prices and an entertaining AND educational experience for the whole family, there is no better time to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific than now.

NOW OPEN! FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Southern California. Explore the world of frogs from lush rainforests to arid deserts. Uncover mysteries behind frogs and their amphibian relatives as you discover more than two dozen of these aquatic and terrestrial creatures in thematic exhibits. Learn why frogs and other amphibians are disappearing from our planet and what you can do to help
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UPCOMING FESTIVALS
Saturday, November 18, 2017; NOAA and Our Planet Day
Find out what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) does for you, our nation, and our world at this annual event. The event will feature interactive booths where you can learn more about a variety of NOAA programs, the ocean, and weather. Learn how NOAA, a government agency, works to understand and predict changes in Earth’s environment to help protect people and property and to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources.

Saturday & Sunday, December 2-3, 2017; Holiday Treats for the Animals
In celebration of the holiday season, Santa Diver will be delivering an ocean of gifts to the Aquarium of the Pacific for its animals, including penguins, sea otters, seals, sea lions, lorikeets, and fish. Holiday Treats for the Animals festival kicks off Aquarium Holidays, which runs through December 22, featuring festive décor, a display of gingerbread houses, daily Penguin Walks, holiday music and shopping, “snowfall” in the Great Hall, a special holiday menu in Café Scuba, a daily underwater show with Santa Diver, and appearances by Aquarium characters in their holiday outfits. On weekends through December 22, beginning with Holiday Treats for the Animals festival, the Aquarium will have a snow play area, children’s crafts, photo opportunities with Santa, and Hanukkah storytelling with opportunities to play dreidel.

Reserve Los Angeles Customer Reviews

5 Reviews
Bruce Bevitz
Longwood, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"And a good time was had by all"
August, 2016
We have been to many aquariums on both coasts. Aquarium of The Pacific was a very, very pleasant surprise. I found it to be on par with the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. The exhibits were well thought out, and there was a good flow. We booked through Reserve Los Angeles, and saved $5.00 per ticket.
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Tip: Folllow the signs to the parking. Make sure you get the ticket validated for a parking discount,

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Sarah Bookman
Lancaster, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing Experience!"
August, 2016
So many amazing fish that you get to see up close. They have shows running all day with aquarium divers and an outdoor area where you can touch sharks.
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Bryan Morrow
Cisco, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fantastic Family Experience"
July, 2016
A beautiful setting and a fantastic aquarium with lot's to do and look at.
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Solia De La O
Loma Linda, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Nice summer get away"
July, 2016
It was a wonderfull experience being in the aquarium. We are originally from Maryland and decided in a summer trio to California and you were the first item we booked. However I didn't appreciate that your parking lot was completely full and we had to figure out on our own where to park. The task was daunting and annoyed the kids tremendously.
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Tip: Parking might be a chore

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Elizabeth Jaena
oxnard, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing collection"
July, 2016
My family enjoyed our first trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific. The staff were very friendly and allowed my kids to touch the baby sharks and the other sea creatures. The most beautiful feature we believe are the jellyfish because they were so colorful and mesmerizing to look at. Parking is convenient and reasonably priced( $8 all day with validation) plus the nearby outlet was a surprise with lots of good restaurants.
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Tip: There's free bus ride to go to the Queen Mary and there are outlet stores nearby

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Bill H
Traverse City, Michigan
"Classy aquarium but not as good as Monterey's"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 15, 2017 NEW
Place does not show it's 18 yr old age and in fact will be adding on with an new auditorium. I found the free brochure to be a little confusing until after I roamed around a bit. If there was a suggested path way I did not notice it.Displays are quite nice and good variety of ocean life. Parking is across the street and only $8 for the day with validation before leaving the aquarium. If the hungries hit go to the cafe on the 2nd floor. Food was good and priced fairly. Avoid the 1st floor snack bar unless money is no object.
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debrah731
Lewes
"Beautiful"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2017 NEW
Huge variety of sea life, easy to see, very well taken care of. Plan to spend about three hours, try to catch the shows, especially the seal/sea lion expo. Fun for kids, interesting for adults, amazing beauty for everyone.
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Bettinabudget
Apple Valley, California
"animals very well taken care of"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2017 NEW
not very big....disappointing that there were no large sharks. That said everything is well maintained, employees are very nice and knowledgeable and the animals are well cared for
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Deonna2
Montgomery, Illinois
"Very nice"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 11, 2017 NEW
This was a great aquarium. So many species of fish and the sea horses and sea dragons exhibit was going on as well. It was immaculate, you can tell it’s very well taken care of. But there wasn’t really anything out of the ordinary here.
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aok47
Melbourne, Australia
"Nothing spectacular "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 10, 2017 NEW
I love my aquariums and this was the first American aquarium. It was ok but nothing spectacular. Not sure where the lorikeet enclosure fits in with an aquarium though??? Gift shop has nice stuff.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aquarium of the Pacific

Do you have wheelchairs, what’s the cost to rent one?
Wheelchairs are complimentary and can be checked out at the information desk on a first come, first serve basis. A credit card is required at the time of check out

Do you have strollers?
The Aquarium offers baby “backpacks”, which can be borrowed free of charge at our information desk. We do not offer strollers at this time. A credit card is required at the time of check out. While we do not have strollers for use, you are always welcome to bring your own. Also, on very busy days we have stroller parking areas throughout the Aquarium for your convenience.

Are cameras or video cameras allowed?
Cameras and video cameras are permitted in the Aquarium, as long as the footage is for personal use. Tripods are not permitted.

Are pets allowed?
We do not allow any animals or pets into our facility, except for licensed service dogs. This is to ensure the safety and health of our animals.

Do you allow outside food in the Aquarium?
The Aquarium does not allow any outside food within the Aquarium. However, we do have picnic tables located in the front grass area on a first come, first serve basis. Any snacks, lunches or editable items may be consumed in this area.

Are you open when it’s raining?
Yes, we are still open in the rain! Occasionally the Lorikeet Forest will close when it rains if the ground becomes slick, however all other exhibits will remain open.

Do you have locker facilities available?
Unfortunately we do not have any lockers available at this time.

Do you have a restaurant at your facility?
We have a cafeteria style restaurant called Café Scuba that is available for guests on our second floor.

Do you allow re-entry into the Aquarium?
Re-entry will be allowed for same day visits at the Aquarium. Be sure to have your hand stamped at the exit door. You will need a valid hand stamp to be allowed re-entry on the same date of visit.

Does my child under 3 need a admission ticket?
There is no charge for children under the age of 3 to visit the Aquarium.

Is there a place where nursing mothers can breastfeed?
Yes, there is a family area in the downstairs women’s restroom located near the coffee cart in the Great Hall of the Aquarium.

What is the cost of parking?
Parking is available at an adjacent parking structure (99 Aquarium Way) for a fee. The cost is currently $8, and payment is accepted in cash or check only.