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Aquarium of the Pacific
Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA, 90802

The Basics

At the aquarium you’ll meet a wide variety of fish and marine animals, from seahorses and starfish to turtles, seals, sharks, and even an octopus. Galleries and habitats include the Tropical Pacific, Northern Pacific, and Southern California and Baja, while additional exhibits such as Our Water Future educate the public about conservation.

With its waterfront location near Shoreline Village, the Aquarium of the Pacific is easy to visit during a day of sightseeing in Long Beach and Los Angeles. Purchase a skip-the-line ticket to save time, or opt for an LA sightseeing card if you’re planning to visit more attractions in the area.

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Skip the Ticketing Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission Ticket
Skip the Ticketing Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission Ticket
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$35.55 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Perfect for a day date!
This was such a fun activity to do on the weekend. Lots do see and interact with. I loved that there were both indoor and outdoor exhibits to check out. Overall, we spent about 3 hours here and it wasn’t too crowded for a Saturday. However, we went earlier in the afternoon.
Raychel_R, Nov 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Long Beach

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A fun Nostalgic day
JoNathan_A, Jul 2022
Skip the Ticketing Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission Ticket
Overall great experience, Animals we’re happy and healthy and inside a clean environment. I took a friend and it was a great place to experience with someone.
star-5
Family time at the aquarium!!
Elizabeth_F, Nov 2022
Skip the Ticketing Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission Ticket
Bought the tickets online and entered quick and easy upon entrance! My family has a great time!! The toddlers loved the presentation and movie theater!
star-5
Great family fun
tameka_j, Oct 2022
Skip the Ticketing Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission Ticket
This was an amazing trip the baby loved it great family fun. Especially the shark lagoon and the pacific theater
star-5
Glad we got here early...
Marilyn_G, Aug 2022
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Glad we got here early morning, it wasn’t over crowded and we got t to enjoy all the exhibits at ease.
star-5
It was fast and easy to...
Miriam_A, Aug 2022
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It was fast and easy to get in since my tickets were already on my phone. I will definitely use Viator again.
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A day at the Aquarium
Felicia_W, Aug 2022
Skip the Ticketing Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission Ticket
Had so much fun getting our stamps we collected though out the aquarium. The touch tabk are still super cool just like i remember from when i was a kid.
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Teaching the next generation about sea life
Kathy_O, Jul 2022
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The ability to touch starfish and see the octopus were highlights for the 3-year old niece I took. It was her first time to an aquarium and she was mesmerized by the exhibits.
star-5
Fantastic!
Nicole_K, Jul 2022
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The aquarium is an extraordinary experience. There is a gorgeous array of sea life and lots of fun touch pools where you can actually touch Rays, jelly fish and small sharks. The bird exhibit is also fantastic. Lots of fun feeding them nectar. Also the Viator ticket service was excellent. I was able to find an early entry ticket time, not available on the aquariums main website.
star-5
Fun time!
Frank_H, Jul 2022
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If you love the ocean, you must visit to see what's in and around it! Check out the Lorakeets too!!!
star-5
Great experience!
Alyssa_Z, Jul 2022
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Very great experience! Would highly recommend to go. I went with my boyfriend and we have a great time together. You learn a lot and get to see all these different species. You get to touch stingrays, jellyfish, and star fish. Which was personally my favorite part.
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Family Vacation
A_S, Jul 2022
Skip the Ticketing Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission Ticket
Very Fun place to visit. With lots of animals. There is something for everyone. Parking is really Close
star-5
Beautiful and relaxing
Helene_R, Jun 2022
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The vast array of creatures under water and in the water. But I especially liked the penguins and the lorikeets.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The aquarium is ideal for animal lovers and families with children.

  • There is an on-site café for snacks and light meals.

  • The complex is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers; guests can borrow wheelchairs for no fee.

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How to Get There

The Aquarium of the Pacific is located on Aquarium Way at Long Beach’s Rainbow Harbor. It’s a 10-minute walk from the downtown Transit Mall, and the city’s Passport bus line stops outside. If you’re driving, there is paid parking in the aquarium’s parking structure.

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When to Get There

The aquarium is open from 9am to 6pm every day of the year. It’s the busiest on weekends and in summer, so if you’re visiting during one of those times, go in the morning to avoid the crowds. On weekdays, school groups often visit until the early afternoon. Check the aquarium’s online calendar for annual events such as Shark Lagoon Nights and a children’s festival.

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Aquarium Experiences

In addition to the exhibits, the aquarium offers a variety of activities that provide a more in-depth look at the animals and the facility. For additional fees, you can take a behind-the-scenes tour (guests must be at least 7 years old), participate in an animal encounter with penguins or sea lions, or even head out to sea on a dolphin- and whale-watching cruise.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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