Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA

100 Aquarium WayLong Beach, CA 90802
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Starting at
$36.95
INSTANT CONFIRMATION

We're Fully Open! Explore all our exhibits, including sea otters, sharks, sea jellies, frogs, and more in our Tropical, Northern, and Southern California/Baja Galleries.

Overview

The Aquarium of the Pacific features more than 12,000 ocean animals representing nearly 500 species. Its focus is the Pacific Ocean, exploring the waters of the Tropical, Southern California, and Northern Pacific. There are 19 major habitats and 32 focus exhibits, as well as an ocean science and animal care center. Highlights include a shark lagoon, sea lion sanctuary, and Blue Cavern.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Long Beach Travel Experts
  • Parking is available at 99 Aquarium way for a fee.
  • Credit cards are accepted.
  • Tickets must be a time-specific or an online reservation before coming to the Aquarium.
  • Face masks for two and over must be worn at all times except when eating.
  • All visitors will have their temperature checked before entry.
  • Maximum party size of six may enter and travel within the Aquarium together.
  • Please maintain a minimum distance of six feet when visiting the Aquarium.
  • No Aquarium re-entry at this time.
  • Limited food for takeout will be available.
  • All indoor areas are closed. Only outdoors open.

Description

from Aquarium of the Pacific
Our animals are looking forward to welcoming you back!
Take a journey of discovery at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Discover sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific, and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific. Come face-to-face with the ocean’s ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon, hand-feed colorful lorikeet birds, and watch our Magellanic penguins. Discover Pacific Visions where you explore underwater realms and future possibilities. The centerpiece, Honda Pacific Visions Theater, features an 8 minute film with multisensory effects. The massive 180-degree curved screen and floor projection disc encompass the viewers’ full range of vision, creating a uniquely immersive experience. The theater experience is included in admission. There’s no better time to visit the Aquarium then now!

Keeping our guests and staff safe is our top priority. We are limiting the number of visitors, requiring advance timed reservations, and managing traffic flow to ensure social distancing, requiring face coverings and temperature checks, providing numerous hand-sanitizing stations, and much more.

Tripster Customer Reviews

30 Reviews
Mary D.
Lynnfiled, MA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"You really ‘otter’ go!"
August 2019
I took my 20 year old daughter to the aquarium for the first time in 14 years and the marine life inspired smiles and a sense of joy that was child-like. We had a wonderful day. So worth the trip to Long Beach!
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Tip: You should not miss the animal shows. A schedule for the specific times is given to you along with the pamphlet. You won’t be disappointed!

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Willie Hernandez
Pearl City, HI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Nice Aquarium for the Size"
June 2019
Overall my daughter and I had a great visit to the aquarium, although we felt it was smaller than we are used to. The employees and volunteers were very nice and the information provided during their briefings were provided with motivation and passion. The price was a higher than what we are used to, yet, this is California and to my knowledge the monies go to both the upkeep and research and saving efforts for marine life.
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Tip: Parking gets full fast, so be sure to drive around the Long Beach area known as The Pike to find different parking areas near the aquarium

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Aramazd Fidanian
Glendale, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Had a great time with the family!"
March 2019
It was a really fun experience with my wife and 14 month old son. Especially the the parrot portion where we got to feed the birds. They attacked us as soon as we walked in and my son had a BLAST with it.
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Yunior Perez
Covina, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Sophia's enjoying"
January 2019
I came here with my two years old doughther to have some fun but i dont expect she going to like it so much that go three times all around this place thank you so much reserve Los Angeles
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Tip: Is a nice place for kids and adults bring your all family they gonna love it

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Carlos Gavin
Long beach, CA
1 Review
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"Aquarium of the Pacific"
January 2019
It was my second visit to the aquarium after 3 years and I really enjoyed it, again. I would recommend it to the everyone.
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Tip: It is not a huge aquarium but it it's worth visiting

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April Amparano
Whittier , CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"We love the aquarium"
December 2018
My one year old just loved it she loved to see the seals and the sharks and the Penguins she loved the aquarium of the Pacific that we are going to get a membership she didn't want to leave
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Tip: They should see all the shows and the sharks eating

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Dolly Bailey
Anaheim, CA
1 Review
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"Got an annual pass! Yeah!!"
November 2018
My Grandsons & I had an awesome time! So glad we have an annual pass so we can go again soon!!
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Tip: You can actually touch some of the fish!

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Jessica Barrios
Los angeles , CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome"
October 2018
The aquarium is an amazing place. It's a family place , you can touch different kind of sea animals like sea urchins., sting gray, jellyfish and something like that.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aquarium of the Pacific

Are face masks required? 

All guests ages two and over are required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times.

Guests may temporarily remove their masks when eating while sitting six feet from others outside of their household. All masks must be at least two layers, not have vents or valves, and scarfs, bandanas, and gaiters are not allowed. Those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine must still wear a mask and follow all safety protocols. Those who do not follow this policy will be asked to leave.


What safety measures do you have in place?

All visitors will have their temperature checked before entry. Those with a temperature of 100.4F and above and those in their party will not be allowed to enter.

The maximum party size is six to enter and travel within the Aquarium. All family units will be required to maintain a minimum distance of six feet at all times from staff and other visitors. (Adults will be responsible for ensuring their children follow this rule.)


Do you have wheelchairs, what’s the cost to rent one?

Wheelchairs are complimentary and can be checked out at the information desk on a first come, first serve basis.


Do you have strollers?

The Aquarium offers baby “backpacks”, which can be borrowed free of charge at our information desk. We do not offer strollers at this time. While we do not have strollers for use, you are always welcome to bring your own. Also, on very busy days we have stroller parking areas throughout the Aquarium for your convenience.


Do you have locker facilities available?

Unfortunately, we do not have any lockers available at this time.


Do you have a restaurant at your facility?

In partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific, PREMIER serves environmentally friendly and sustainable seafood at our main dining room, Café Scuba. Café Scuba is a relaxed atmosphere overlooking our Seal and Sea Lion exhibit and is the perfect place to grab a meal or a quick snack.

Do you allow re-entry into the Aquarium?
Re-entry is currently not allowed. 


Does my child under 3 need an admission ticket?
There is no charge for children under the age of 3 to visit the Aquarium.

What is the cost of parking?
Parking is available at an adjacent parking structure (99 Aquarium Way) for a fee. The cost is currently $8, and payment is accepted by cash or checks only.