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Aquarium of the Pacific

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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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100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802-8126
+1 562-590-3100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I had visited this aquarium the day after it opened 20 years ago so, of course, we went back. It was beautiful!! Be sure to ask your hotel if they have discount coupons for the place. Our hotel did!! The day we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Arlene402
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed this aquarium it was in walking distance from our hotel.We went on a Thursday and had no problems with seeing all the attractions everything was hands on upclose, some of the staff were very helpful they told us when...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank contreras1965
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Attended a private event here and was such a beautiful dinner. Absolutely loved seeing penguins, sharks, rays, and thousands of local marine species in gorgeous displays. Will definitely return soon

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MeghanMacG
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had family come stay with us over Thanksgiving Day and weekend. We planned a couple of different things as they are from out of State and have not been to our area. We made it a complete day trip and were able to get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christine N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here, lots to see and do, we were fortunate as it was generally a quiet day. From sea urchins to penguins, this place has it all; you can interact with some of the animals, the staff are very knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OriginalSoulGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

First bit of advice is if you go during the week there will most likely be some sort of field trips there with screaming children. They really can't help themselves. If you want a quieter time go in the afternoon. I spent about 2.5 hours...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Becky870
Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing wave fish and tropical fish tanks. Could spend the whole day at these two only. If you want relaxed activity this should be your first choice. Please save our oceans!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AlwaysDream
Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium has an amazing collection of fish and animals of the Pacific region. I visited on a day when it was pouring with rain in Long Beach so some of the outdoor attractions were given scant attention. I loved the sharks and the huge...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Honeypot54321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing thanks, amazing fish. So much to see. Had to walk through it twice. Took over 3 hours. Sea otter show is a must. They even do tricks. If over 3 hours, parking garage ticket can be validated for $8. Recommend downloading map guide. Very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank samanthao520
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came on a rainy day. All the exhibits were open except the bird area. It was not busy at all. Very enjoyable. The staff were friendly and informative.

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