Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California

100 Aquarium WayLong Beach, CA 90802
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Visit the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA, and discover over 12,000 ocean animals representing nearly 500 species. Explore the Tropical, Southern California and Northern Pacific Galleries, Shark Lagoon, immersive Pacific Visions wing, and more. With hands-on exhibits, educational programs, and interactive displays, a fun marine adventure awaits!

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Long Beach Travel Experts
  • Discover colorful coral reefs, vibrant fish species, adorable sea otters and more.
  • Upgrade to dual or family membership for more benefits and discounts.
  • Children 2 years and under are admitted for free!
  • Enjoy the complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the facility.
  • Re-entry is allowed. Don’t forget to get your hand stamped at the exit door.
  • Parking is available at 100 Aquarium Way for a flat rate daily.
  • Snacks and beverages are available for purchase at Café Scuba.
  • The aquarium is ADA accessible and equipped with elevators.


from Aquarium of the Pacific
The Aquarium of the Pacific is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with new exhibits, events, and programs highlighting the remarkable natural world right outside the door. Journey through a re-imagined Southern California Gallery highlighting fascinating local animals and marine habitats.

Discover colorful reefs, kelp forests, and sea grass beds as you meet a pod of lobsters, an octopus, deepwater fish, and more. Hear about the local species they are saving, how they plan to rebuild California’s coastal wild, and the unique ways they are connecting the community to the healing power of nature and the deep blue ocean.

Aquarium of the Pacific Reviews

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Daryl Pickett
Simi valley , CA
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June 2024
The trip went well
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Tip: Plan for parking cus it’s wild

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Kelsi J.
Colorado Springs, CO
28 Reviews
"Aquarium of the Pacific"
November 2023
What a fun spot! The in-depth education this aquarium offers on California marine life is fascinating. We grabbed lunch at Cafe Scuba, and it was delicious! Don't miss this experience!
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Arcadia , CA
1 Review
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"Opened up my life"
October 2023
Visit to this aquarium totally changed my view to life and opened up my life. Which I didn’t expect but it did!!! I’m so happy about this visit. Thanks!
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Sherlinda Turner
los angeles, CA
1 Review
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"Excellent service.."
August 2023
It was am awesome experience and will definitely use tipster again in the future...
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Mary D.
Lynnfiled, MA
1 Review
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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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Frequently Asked Questions about Aquarium of the Pacific

Is the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific ADA accessible?

Yes, the aquarium is ADA accessible. All the exhibits are wheelchair accessible and the aquarium is equipped with elevators. Audio tours and Braille are also available for guests who are blind.

Does Aquarium of the Pacific have wheelchairs?

Wheelchairs are complimentary and can be checked out at the information desk on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note that a credit card is required at the time of checkout.

Does Aquarium of the Pacific have strollers for rent?

The aquarium offers complimentary baby "backpacks" at the information desk; a credit card is required at checkout. Strollers are not available, but you are welcome to bring your own. On busy days, convenient stroller parking areas are located throughout the Aquarium.

Is there a restaurant at the aquarium?

Yes! The aquarium has a cafeteria-style restaurant called Café Scuba that is available for guests on the facility's second floor.

Is outside food or drinks allowed inside the aquarium?

Outside food is not allowed inside the aquarium. However, picnic tables are available on the plaza for consuming snacks or lunches on a first-come, first-served basis.

Does the attraction have locker facilities available?

Unfortunately, the Aquarium of the Pacific currently does not offer lockers.

Do children under 3 years old need an admission ticket?

No, children under the age of 3 can visit the Aquarium of the Pacific for free!

How much is parking at the aquarium?

Parking is available at 99 Aquarium Way for a flat rate of $8 after validating their ticket inside the Aquarium. The parking structure operates daily and accepts credit cards.

Can I bring a camera to the aquarium?

Yes. Cameras and video cameras are allowed for personal use, but tripods are not permitted.