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Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web
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. A visit to Aquarium of the Pacific represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Long Beach tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • My two children 8 and 11 had a wonderful time here. They loved the touch tanks especially, but there were more than enough attractions of all kinds to keep them interested. It is one of the best place...  read more »
  • I love aquariums and enjoyed visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific with my husband and some friends. I loved watching all the amazing and unique fish, but the Sea Otters are by far my favorite. The Aqu...  read more »
  • What a well kept, beautifully laid out, interesting place to visit for a few hours or more. Lovely hands on pools where you can touch rays, sharks, and star fish. Fun watching the seals, penguins and ...  read more »
  • Love it! The kids really loved it. Jellies, sharks and rays. You get to touch small sharks and rays! How cool is that. Well laid out. Park across the street in the garage and do yourself a favor and pay for parking at the window with the tickets that way you don't wait in line later. Beautiful and lots of creatures, tanks and not overwhelming.
  • We've been here twice now and it still amazes me. We brought our god son here and he had lots of fun. I recommend this to children and adults. Great experience patting the sharks and my favorite the sea horse. Huge tank with divers is a must see.
  • Great exhibits. Parking is easy and convenient. The surrounding restaurants, shops and walkways make it great to spend the whole day down there. Kids loved it. Friendly staff. And the prices in the gift shops are very reasonable.
  • Cool aquarium. Neat gift shop. Some unique attractions. Very friendly staff. Cheap all day parking in garage next door. Expect to use the stairs to get up and down in garage. Stroller heaven on elevator.
  • What a disappointment. We've been here in the past, as in 10 years ago, I don't remember it being so awful. It's dirty! Every piece of glass on every aquarium is just covered with streaky finger marks! Really clouds it up and ruins pictures. I'm glad we paid a discounted rate as part of their summer late hours promotion. I honestly can say that the aquarium at Legoland is better, but a long shot! The only bright spots were the adorable sea lions and sea otters.
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