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Aquarium of the Pacific

#1 of 85 things to do in Long Beach Features Animals
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802-8126
+1 562-590-3100
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US$ 29.95*
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Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission
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US$ 85.00*
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Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea life” (163 reviews)
“small sharks” (36 reviews)
“sea world” (52 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802-8126
+1 562-590-3100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very beautiful aquarium with a lot of rare species. Amazing part was we can touch some of the sea animals :) it was really wonderful. Also there were ample number of courteous volunteers to help. Since we visited on weekend that too on summer vacation...More

Thank GiriBhat
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very nice aquarium. We spent about a half a day there. Good variety of local and more exotic fish. Good plexiglass viewing areas which enthralled kids of all ages. The otters and lorikeets are always a hit. Parking across the street. Food available at...More

Thank MinnesotaFamily2
Reviewed 2 days ago

My mother and I took my five year old niece to the Aquarium for a special trip. The best decision we made was to arrive early! When we entered at 9:05am we got a parking spot a two minute walk to the entrance and had...More

Thank Chanybean
Reviewed 2 days ago

I would highly recommend visiting this wonderful aquarium. Wonderful tanks and selections of sea life, very well laid out.

Thank eternal411
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is cool to visit with the kids, they will love all the exhibits we loved all the jelly fish tanks and the touch pools where you can touch rays sharks anemones starfish and sea unchins. The gift shop is cool as well where...More

Thank alonsocarr1
Reviewed 4 days ago

This aquarium is much bigger than it looked from the outside. Plenty to see and touch! There were a lot of touch pools, which is great. I loved the seals, Lorikeet (birds) and jellies. It makes for a great day.

Thank Mathieu M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Long Beach is worth a visit from downtown LA, and can be easily reached via the metro train. There's lots of shops, restaurants and bars plus the Aquarium of the Pacific. As far as aquariums go, this one is good - but perhaps not up...More

Thank louisej856
Reviewed 5 days ago

This aquarium has a variety of animals to see and even touch. The staff is knowledgeable and can help answer any questions. However, I was not totally impressed and thought it wasn't quite worth the price. If you're older/an adult and don't have kids, I...More

Thank Trish E
Reviewed 6 days ago

The aquarium is clean and beautiful. The student interns working there are super knowledgeable and great with the kids. The displays and aquariums are well-kept and easy to access. Feed your kids before going because there's a lot of walking and reading to do (if...More

Thank Road_Family915
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great aquarium with plenty to see for the entire family. They have a great jellyfish display. We could watch the sea otters for hours. The have an nice area outside to watch the animals.

Thank 1466martin
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11 June 2017|
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Response from Tedd B | Reviewed this property |
At that time it will probably be pretty long. If possible, get there when the ticket office opens to avoid the long lines
Charlotte M
11 May 2017|
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Response from Munchkin208 | Reviewed this property |
The whale watching tour would be fine for a 2 year old - the downstairs indoor seating area is enclosed (no chance of falling overboard!) and has huge windows so you can still see really well.
Christina M
10 May 2017|
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Response from AquariumMadeline | Property representative |
Hi Christina! While we can't guarantee how busy it'll be on the day of your visits, weekday mornings are usually on the quiet side. Our guests typically spend about 3 hours exploring the Aquarium. This can be extended by... More