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Aquarium of the Pacific

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100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802-8126
+1 562-590-3100
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea life” (176 reviews)
“small sharks” (37 reviews)
“sea world” (39 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802-8126
+1 562-590-3100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little pricey ($30) for the size of the aquarium and what it has to offer. Good exhibits, very crowded on the weekend. The shark tank was nice. Nice place for families with young children and school field trips.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with our 10-month-old son. He doesn't care much for the zoo at home, but this was neat because he could get up pretty close and see what was going on in the tanks. He enjoyed watching the jellyfish (there are tons and tons of...More

Thank arrowrootcookie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super-duper fun. The exhibits are very well-thought out. They are very large with a lot of fish and other animals to see. We enjoyed the touch pools and the petting a jelly-fish. The otters are cute and you can pet a shark. There is even...More

Thank Alisa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to the Aquarium was part of our return journey following a cruise and I found it the perfect end of 17 days away from home. The staff are welcoming and friendly with a wealth of subject knowledge and judging by the number of...More

Thank williamsc152016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While in long beach we took in the aquarium was a fun and interesting time. There was lots to see and do. With tanks set up so you could feel the exhibits. They had seal and sea-lion shows and divers feeding the fish. We have...More

Thank merrit girl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When your 6 year old breaks down in tears after going to the aquarium because they are exhausted, I would say you had a good time! My family of five (mom, dad, 6,14, and 12) loved it. The exhibits were great. We especially loved the...More

Thank USCfan30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been here way back when it first opened and remembered it fondly. Our return trip was not so wonderful. We absolutely enjoyed seeing all the specimens but the floor plan is so confusing we were never sure if we saw everything we wanted...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a small aquarium so when 10 buses of school kids show up it gets very crowded very quickly. So, our party of 4 decided to take the Behind the Scene tour. That was very worthwhile, seeing all of the operation that goes on...More

Thank allisond660
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Place does not show it's 18 yr old age and in fact will be adding on with an new auditorium. I found the free brochure to be a little confusing until after I roamed around a bit. If there was a suggested path way I...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge variety of sea life, easy to see, very well taken care of. Plan to spend about three hours, try to catch the shows, especially the seal/sea lion expo. Fun for kids, interesting for adults, amazing beauty for everyone.

Thank debrah731
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Alejandro M
27 July 2017|
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Response from darkfalcon500 | Reviewed this property |
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.