Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California

100 Aquarium WayLong Beach, CA 90802
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TripAdvisor user rating 4.50 out of 5 Based on 3280 reviews


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.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Long Beach Travel Experts
  • Parking is available at 100 Aquarium way for a fee.
  • Credit cards are accepted.
  • Tickets must be time-specific or an online reservation.
  • Snacks and beverages available for purchase.
  • Touchless water bottle refill stations available.
  • Sanitizing stations are located throughout the Aquarium.


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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Kelsi J.
Colorado Springs, CO
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"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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Carlos Gavin
Long beach, CA
1 Review
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Aquarium of the Pacific

Does Aquarium of the Pacific 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.

Does Aquarium of the Pacific have strollers for rent?

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

Does the attraction have locker facilities available?

Unfortunately, Aquarium of the Pacific does 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.

Does my child under 3 need an admission ticket?

There is no charge for children under the age of 3 to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific.

What is the cost of parking?

Parking is available at an adjacent parking structure (100 Aquarium Way) for a fee. The cost is currently $8 with Aquarium of the Pacific validation, and payment is accepted by cash or checks only.