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Aquarium of the Pacific

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Opens in 26 min: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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From US$ 23.69*
Skip-the-Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802-8126
+1 562-590-3100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great place. My family loved it. Highlight was definitely touching the manta rays. The little spray park was lots of fun too. The price was very affordable. So glad we went. Highly recommend. Easy parking. Gift shop was very reasonable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Thehag12
Reviewed 6 days ago

This wasn't the BEST aquarium I have even been in, but after a second go-through where we saw what we missed the first time, it got bumped up another star. I was pushing a wheelchair and didn't have a nice good easy map so I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank GoodKarmaTraveler
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a neat little aquarium with lots of sea life. I enjoyed the Penguins and the Seal/sea lion tank. They were both quit social. The jellyfish were beautiful as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank sheilar846
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great aquarium focusing on pacific sea life. Beautiful display tanks and sea scapes. Huge touch tanks for sharks, rays, stars and the coolest was touch tank for moon jellies. Very clean and beautifully maintained. I am a reef fish hobbyist and this place keeps such...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank brmezz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great place to get away from the normal bustle of the LA area. We'd been visiting big theme parks on vacation and this was a great place to relax and unwind. It was busy here but still place to relax and watch...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davemE6955TJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Aquarium! It is always educational and inspiring to visit there. In fact, I purchased a membership so I can go any time I would like. The sea horses are always one of the most amazing things to see there. I would highly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KathyAloha2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to spend 2 to 3 hours -- lots of different exhibit tanks, wide variety of sea creatures, good information cards for each exhibit. Besides the one HUGE multi-story "fish tank" opposite the entrance, there are several medium and small tanks, as well as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to take the family or with just couples! It’s always a great time going to the aquarium!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jackiegB8309WM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here several times in the past, but never before with children. Although it was during Christmas week and jammed with families, small children, strollers, it didn't seem overcrowded. There are all the usual exhibits one would expect at an aquarium but the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vacation79402
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Long Besch Aquarium does not belong to the extraordinarily big places, but is very well kept, and serves its educational purposes. You see all kinds of sea creatures as well as many birds. You can tiuch a little shark and play with a dolphin. Jelly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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 Sasmo17 | 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