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Aquarium of the Pacific

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission
from US$ 29.95*
Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission
from US$ 29.95*
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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.
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100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802-8126
+1 562-590-3100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really enjoy visiting aquariums and was looking forward to visiting this one. I arrived with my friend just after the aquarium opened at 10AM. On arrival there was lots of work going on to the front entrance area but we had no problems purchasing...More

Thank traveladventures1988
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Aquarium of the Pacific is probably one of THE best aquariums in the country in my opinion! It has many excellent exhibits (several types of jellyfish which I love), shark and ray pools, and a full sized replica of a blue whale hanging in...More

Thank PaulDeeming
Reviewed 5 days ago

We really enjoyed our trip to the Aquarium in Long Beach. The exhibits were better than other aquariums I had been to and they had a great variety of wildlife. I'd never been to an aquarium with touch tanks that included small sharks and rays...More

Thank mcglassa
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a Whale watching trip we went next door to the Aquarium . As an aquarium fan I cannot understate the WOW factor and environmental credentials of the place. The coolest things were Jellyfish, Otters and Rays. Often the bigger tanks were on two levels...More

Thank Tonyisleham
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun place with lots of areas to go to. It doesn't feel crowded because there are so many tanks and different areas. You can learn or just look. My 6 year old loved and us adults did too.

Thank elwarriner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst on holiday visiting family we went to long beach and visited the Aquarium, lovely place and plenty to look at, very entertaining for the children and also lovely to see for the adults. Definitely recommended to visit.

Thank willos1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a huge aquarium, but it had great jellyfish exhibits, and the cutest sea otters. They were so playful! They also had an outdoor ray and shark exhibit where they let you interact with the sharks and rays. We got there about 50 minutes before...More

Thank mom32051
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice facility. Lots of hands on opportunities and many things to see learn and take part in. The seals and sea lions were fun to watch swim, and I think 1 waved every time he came by. The otters were a real hoot to...More

Thank Roger25375
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t do the Aquarium justice since we had less than 2 hours for our visit. But the array of animals and sea life were amazing. I like that it goes beyond fish - to marine birds and mammals - that captures the whole environment....More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just purchased an inexpensive annual pass for my family and grand-kids. They love this much more than the Zoo. The variety of animals and sea life is amazing. There are so many hands on things for kids to do. The design of the facility makes...More

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14 June 2018|
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Response from venckman2017 | Reviewed this property |
Harbor Breeze Cruises, which operates next to the Aquarium, offers multiple whale watches daily, and is open almost every day. On very rare occasions they cancel due to weather or rough seas, but those times are few and far... More
29 March 2018|
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Response from manders2016 | Reviewed this property |
Actually, the city of Long Beach has a FREE "Passport bus service" that circulates to the tourist areas and downtown shopping.THere is a stop close to the Carnival cruise terminal, which is by the Queen Mary, and stops at... More
Michelle M
7 March 2018|
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Response from Sas B | Reviewed this property |
Although I am disabled and walk with a cane I am relatively mobile. In the aquarium itself it is extremely friendly for a person who is in a wheelchair. However while I was there I did not go whale watching. I do apologize... More