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“We had a blast”

Aquarium of the Pacific
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USD 29.95*
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Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission
Ranked #6 of 95 things to do in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 21 November 2017 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 jellyfish, the seal lions, the otters, and the frogs. It seemed like the front of the building was going through a remodel, but it wasn’t an issue. We will definitely be back!

Thank USCfan30
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

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 to see or not. The main areas were also so cluttered with stuff it made it difficult to navigate especially as it got more crowded.

Thank Scott P
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

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 to keep the aquarium going. Our guide was very knowledgeable. When we met some of the divers back stage, they also took their time to answer our questions.

Thank allisond660
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

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 did not notice it.Displays are quite nice and good variety of ocean life.
Parking is across the street and only $8 for the day with validation before leaving the aquarium. If the hungries hit go to the cafe on the 2nd floor. Food was good and priced fairly. Avoid the 1st floor snack bar unless money is no object.

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 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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