Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach

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Celebrate the diversity of the Pacific Ocean at Aquarium of the Pacific through its 19 major habitats and 32 exhibitions. From penguins to deep-water dwellers, this aquarium has more than 11,000 animals representing almost 500 species. It is also a home to year-round cultural events, marine science educational events, and conservation projects. The aquarium takes advantage of its coastal location by offering seasonal boat adventures for visitors to witness sea life first hand. These short cruises typically last for a little over two hours. If you prefer to stay on land, the aquarium offers indoor immersive experiences, such as animal encounters, scuba diving, and a behind-the-scenes tour. Add Aquarium of the Pacific and other attractions to your Long Beach trip itinerary using our Long Beach trip planner.
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  • We had half a day with nothing to do so we went here. It was priced a bit high at $30 but in the end I felt it was worth the money spent. Friendly volunteers are everywhere and dont hesitate to tell y...  more »
  • The Aquarium has a wide array of species and a fun and interactive learning environment. Staff is friendly and professional and finding parking in the structure adjacent to the Aquarium is very easy t...  more »
  • Go early in the morning then you can do a round of quiet and everything. It's not big. Be worth checking out. Sea lions show. Good parking garage. If you are going to be out there along the Boardwalk restaurants and shopping. Fun for a morning
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  • The animals are generally just chilling until they get fed. Pro tip from someone who used to work there: walk around the exhibit and try to find someone feeding one of the tanks and you'll see all the fish come out and be active. Once they move try to follow them - they won't go far. If you time it right, you'll get a lot of action from the fish you're trying to see! It's a great aquarium with plenty of mammals, invertebrates, shows, touch tanks, and rotating exhibits. Well worth it.
  • We had a great time at the aquarium of the pacific. They have a lot of different tanks and exhibits here. It is indoors and outdoors with a lot of interactive zones to touch sharks or jellyfish, feed lorikeets, or view aquatic life. They have a food court (which does serve adult beverages) and a very nice gift shop. Popular with kids and parents. They have a very nice program to help accompany you on your visit and see where the different tanks are as well as what is in them. Lots of very beautiful views.
  • A beautiful aquarium that is focused on education of its visitors. They are currently going through a remodel for a more innovative learning experience. This is great for kids and adults that enjoy sea life. They also have adults only events after hours on some Fridays and Saturdays and holidays. Membership is definitely worth it if yo u go more than a few times a year!
  • Had mixed signals about this place. It seems like the place could be significantly nicer in as far as the layout and how it looks. I’ll be honest it looks outdated. Other than that this is a great place to go as an adult and to definitely take the kids. They have a lot of great under water fascinating creatures to view. Definitely with the money at least once. My bear had a great time
  • Always a great experience and not to pricey. Expect to spend about 100 power adult including ticket and 80 for kids including ticket... They opened a frog exhibit and its actually fun trying to find them in their spaces or cages. The otters are always fun to sit and watch, they end up paying with the crowd. And you can walk around with a beer, always a good thing...
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