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Aquarium of the Pacific

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Closed Now: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission
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Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission
from USD 29.95*
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“small sharks”(40 reviews)
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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 28 June 2012

We purchased the combo with the Queen Mary which was a good value. My son liked the sharks, sea lions and penguins. But, I just wasn't all that impressed with it. We went on a Sunday and they were crazy busy, it was difficult to...More

Thank scraphappy256
Reviewed 28 June 2012

You can actually touch sharks and rays. Loved the jelly fish display, it's like they are swimming right at you.

Thank Kristi Z
Reviewed 27 June 2012

We read and heard mixed reviews. My daughter and I enjoy visiting Aquariums when we travel to new places. We enjoyed our visit here. It's an enjoyable 2 hours with varied marine life to see. When we went on 6/21 there were groups of kids...More

Thank mattin54
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Do the combo aquarium and queen mary. take the free passport shuttle bus to queen mary, and the aqua bus ride back to aquarium for $1 per person. such a great experience, the sea otters are soooo cute!

Thank melissa d
Reviewed 26 June 2012

The Aquarium of the Pacific was a wonderful afternoon filled with beautiful tanks and many touch tanks. The touch tanks, and feeding the Lorakeets was a nice way to break up just viewing the aquariums, it was fun to get our hands wet. Learned a...More

Thank 6jellybeans
Reviewed 21 June 2012

Feeding seals, life divers communicating with visitirs through huge acrylic glass walls, lot of science and knowledge resources - video, sound, lectures. Worth to see.

Thank Karel K
Reviewed 18 June 2012

Very well-organized aquarium with a huge variety of ocean creatures. Many touch tanks, knowledgable docents and staff. Great outdoor area for playing, and an aviary where you can feed the birds by hand. Great location for a day trip to Long Beach.

Thank oyyveyy
Reviewed 18 June 2012

Saw the Atlanta aquarium in February. It was amazing but soooo crowded. This aquarium was perhaps not quite as spectacular but was very nice. I must complain about the parking which costs $8 and was without many spaces. The aquarium was very nice though. Indoor...More

Thank ArmyLori
Reviewed 18 June 2012 via mobile

I'm just saying don't waste your time or your money. the best part were the seals.

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Reviewed 16 June 2012

We purchased a family membership two weeks ago and returned for the second time today. Our kids love this place. They have several exhibits that allow children to pet some of the sea animals like jellyfish, small sharks, bat rays. Their favorite is the Lorakeet...More

Thank Rafael R
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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
30 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