We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aquarium of the Pacific

Features Animals
Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (1,867)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sea life”(199 reviews)
“small sharks”(40 reviews)
“school groups”(32 reviews)
Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
See all hours
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802-8126
+1 562-590-3100
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Aquarium of the Pacific
from US$ 23.69
More Info
from US$ 84.00
More Info
Reviews (2,915)
Filter reviews
2,658 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sea life small sharks school groups touch tank shark lagoon sea world outdoor exhibits great exhibits great for kids all ages behind the scenes kids and adults few hours whole family couple of hours across the street southern california
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,658 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We didn’t pay full price thankfully, I think the admission is a bit steep and if we had not had discounted tickets from our hotel we most likely would not have gone. However, it is a fabulous aquarium we completely enjoyed it. It’s very clean...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Borders24U
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Visitor Center at the convention center informed me that after noon admission to the aquarium was only $9 with my conference badge. Good deal. They said to allow at least one hour. Easy ride on the free Passport bus. While I enjoyed the exhibits...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank notcarla
Reviewed 5 days ago

Many exhibits, lots to see, stuff to touch, great time. We took our 3 year old and she was "in her depth" with all the stuff to see and do. Plan on at least a couple of hours. They offer a military discount also which...More

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

Fantastic place to get in touch with yourself , your family and nature. One day in paradise. Can get a ship cruse if get bored by marine animals. Otherwise it is fantastic. So much money and human energy put in that place. Wow.

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

Crowded with lots of kids and families on a Sunday afternoon, no problem, I get that, but no one around to keep kids from climbing everywhere and stroller city prohibiting others from viewing and little people running around, so not an easy experience, but OK,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a wonderful family place for really any age. Very interesting without being boring! Lots of interaction with the creatures and plenty of hosts to answer questions.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Suzie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best aquarium in Southern California. Such a memorable experience! Highly Recommended for all ages to visit. Great activities, animal interaction. The aquarium is very well done, well laid out and informative. Plenty of food options in the property and surrounding areas.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank russypooh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed all the displays, from mini jelly fish and seahorses to sea otters and penguins.The shows at feeding time for the otters, harbor seals and sea lions are great fun. Best to arrive at opening time to avoid crowds. While I think it's...More

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

I was really excited to see the new Scalloped Hammerhead Shark and the baby Harbor Seal! Feeding the birds and the touch tanks are great too!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 4stevemandy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to many aquariums in our lives, this one was not so great. The map they gave out was so confusing and not at all helpful! The whole place had an interesting vibe to it, my teenager said it felt like Penn Station in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tzivia R
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 58 nearby hotels
Hyatt Centric The Pike Long Beach
1,175 reviews
.17 km away
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
2,960 reviews
.36 km away
Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
855 reviews
.50 km away
The Westin Long Beach
1,397 reviews
.69 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,291 nearby restaurants
Auld Dubliner
215 reviews
.25 km away
P.F. Chang's
334 reviews
.15 km away
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
776 reviews
.13 km away
Q Smokehouse
286 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 214 nearby attractions
Catalina Express
1,054 reviews
.36 km away
Catalina Express
358 reviews
.44 km away
Pine Avenue
236 reviews
.44 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
14 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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