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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 & Sunday, September 23-24, 2017
Baja Splash Cultural Festival
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its sixteenth annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival featuring live entertainment, crafts, educational programs, ethnic cuisine, and booths. This Aquarium weekend festival celebrates the beauty and diversity of Hispanic cultures through song, dance, art, and cultural displays. Mariachi music, Mexican folkloric and Aztec dance troupes, interactive mural painting, Salvadoran dance, Guatemalan performances, and other special programs are featured. Guests can also learn more about the amazing animals of Baja, Mexico and how to help protect them.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Southeast Asia Day
The Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate its thirteenth annual Southeast Asian Day. The festival’s program will highlight the beauty and diversity of the cultures of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, and Indonesia. Guests will enjoy live performances, including music, dance, and cultural craft demonstrations. Ethnic dishes will be available for purchase, and children will have the opportunity to partake in arts and crafts.

Saturday & Sunday, October 14-15, 2017
Scarium of the Pacific
Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s eighteenth annual Scarium of the Pacific – a spooktacular educational Halloween event for the whole family. Enjoy special Halloween programs, including the annual children’s costume contest, the creepy coloring contest, face painting, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, kooky crafts, eerie animals in the Great Hall, and much more.


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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ChloeRachel92
Newcastle
"Big aquarium"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 17, 2017 NEW
This is definitely the biggest aquarium I think I've ever been to. It was a bit confusing walking around inside as a lot of the entrances looked similar. I'm unsure if a map was available but we weren't given one, this probably would've helped. Was really good for kids & we really enjoyed it, just found it a little pricey.
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Maui808Mama
Kihei, Hawaii
"Best aquarium we have been to..."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 17, 2017 NEW
My son is a teen so it's not always easy to entertain or get him excited...we decided (I actually decided) to check out the LB aquarium and I was so impressed! There is so many interactive stations and a lovely mixture of exhibits...any age will surely enjoy this aquarium...
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Kate S
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
"The best aquarium I have been to!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 15, 2017 NEW
This is the best aquarium I have been to! It is enormous with both outdoor and indoor sections. I love that the tanks are split up into zones so you learn what species are found where. We watched the sea lion show which was very popular - we were unable to get a seat! So we watched from an upper viewing area and the show was fantastic! We saw a sea lion painting! It's so good to see that keepers are making sure their animals are kept stimulated since they are kept in a captive environment. There are a few interactive areas for kids and adults alike. I particularly liked the shark touch pool outside and my niece and nephew liked that too. There are water filling stations located around the aquarium for hot days like the day we went and I like the fact the aquarium is encouraging visitors to reuse bottles. The gift shop is vast and there are so many lovely things in there! Will definitely be returning when I am next in Long Beach!
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Tanya L
"Nice Aquarium"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2017 NEW
It was insanely hot outside and the aquarium was a great break from the heat. Of course in comparison with Atlanta it pales but still a nice reprieve. The sea lions were fun to watch and the shark tanks were neat to explore.
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jimandmarie2
Brea, California
"What a Day!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2017 NEW
Went with extended family from San Francisco and thoroughly enjoyed it. There were 14 of us (8 adults & 6 kiddos ages 1 1/2 to 6 years old) Everyone had a blast! Will definitely do this again!
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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.