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Aquarium of The Pacific

Aquarium of The Pacific

Aquarium
Downtown Long Beach, Long Beach
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  • Don't forget it is Day after Thanksgiving today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Chris C.
    "whale trip in July and August"(8 Tips)
    SJ8544123 L.
    "just love the shark lagoon!"(5 Tips)
    James S.
    "lorikeet area is fun"(5 Tips)
    Stephanie F.
    "Great aquarium for the whole family."(3 Tips)
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  • Tamie & Molly B.
    I really enjoyed see the jellyfish
  • Charlie
    CharlieOctober 14
    One of the greatest aquariums ever! Vaquita exhibit!
  • Stephanie F.
    Great aquarium for the whole family. Animals are well cared for
  • Larisa G.
    So many children, the exhibits are great and informative, but can get very crowded on weekends.
  • Marek M.
    Marek MineckiJanuary 20
    This a great place for a family outing...
  • Krit P.
    Krit PuenpongJanuary 14
    Lots of activity inside and around this building. You can spend all day to participate entirely activities or just take a quick look in aquarium in an hour.
  • Matthieu A.
    Matthieu AchiniDecember 14, 2016
    Beautiful aquarium with a beautiful collection. Staff is really nice and eager to have a chat with you. I really love the approach they have concerning the animals. But get all this shops away!!!
  • Willie P.
    Willie PriceSeptember 15, 2016
    Great place! Perfect size to get up close to everything!
  • Lori M.
    Lori MoriartySeptember 9, 2016
    Blown away. It's a must go.
  • Abu Aya a.
    Abu Aya aka KDAugust 1, 2016
    Educational trip for the kids
  • James S.
    James SilveyJuly 3, 2016
    The lorikeet area is fun, and you can feed them nectar for $4. Be sure to catch the sea lion and seal show!
  • Alex H.
    Alex HuerecaJune 14, 2016
    Nice exhibit! We went on a Monday and not crowded at all. Our children loved it.
  • Melanie C.
    Melanie CalJune 7, 2016
    Everything was great :)
  • Chris D.
    Chris DonnellyJune 6, 2016
    Perfect kid outing or date in the LBC
  • Ben W.
    Ben WebbMay 16, 2016
    Get there early then walk around the shops nearby when it gets crowded..
  • Jay H.
    Jay HartwigMarch 2, 2016
    Easy to burn right through it, but sea lion show was cool. Bought combo tickets to do the whale watching cruise the next day as well. Highly recommended.
  • Elena P.
    Elena PestrovaJanuary 7, 2016
    Large and amazing exhibition of jellyfish
  • Trevor W.
    Trevor WalkerJanuary 6, 2016
    I LOVE THE OUTDOOR SHARK EXHIBIT. DON'T MISS THE BELOW GROUND LEVEL WINDOW
  • Nicholas M.
    Nicholas ManolelisOctober 24, 2015
    Great exhibitions and activities for kids and adults alike. Amazing sea life in clean environments
  • Barbara L.
    Barbara LeonOctober 15, 2015
    fun place to go for a days tour with kids. A little steep in price and limited areas. A little too over crowed, but still a very nice place if your from out of town.
  • Elias G.
    Elias GonzalezSeptember 29, 2015
    Awesome place, very nice exhibits. All personnel is very courteous and ready to help or explain anything about the exhibits
  • Izzie D.
    Izzie DizzieSeptember 24, 2015
    Spent 3h in the aquarium. Prices are high but its a huge aquarium.
  • Alan M.
    Alan MazurAugust 31, 2015
    Great price and lots of fun
  • Jose S.
    Jose SingsonAugust 23, 2015
    Go for the evening half price hours! Less people!
  • Juan G.
    Juan GarciaAugust 19, 2015
    This place is an incredible learning environment. The displays are awesome but I feel the people are too rough when they touch the creatures or tap the glass.
  • Stacey~Marie
    Stacey~MarieJuly 2, 2015
    Make sure to pet the baby sharks outside! How cool are the jellies too? Love the aquarium!
  • Sam W.
    Sam WingJune 26, 2015
    Don't wait in line! There's a kiosk near the start of the line that takes credit cards and will have you out in a moment
  • Martha B.
    Martha BrownJune 11, 2015
    Love watching the fishes and other creatures. But the store is a bit to expensive.
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LApril 16, 2015
    This was my second visit n I still love it :) just love the shark lagoon! They have this area that u get to touch sting rays too ;)
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WilsonApril 10, 2015
    Great aquarium to visit. Great area outside to walk around the lighthouse and restaurants really close by.
  • Victor M.
    Victor MarquezMarch 23, 2015
    Great place to take the kiddos to learn about ocean life. I rather enjoyed myself more than the kids did lol
  • Samira A.
    Samira Al RomaithiMarch 18, 2015
    Great place for children and families. Many interactive sections which are great.
  • Juan Pablo S.
    Juan Pablo SarriaFebruary 7, 2015
    I had an amazing day there! We run into Peggy a couple times in different spots. she was so helpful and she did an amazing job
  • Mark
    MarkFebruary 5, 2015
    Petting jellyfish, rays and sharks makes the whole experience even better!
  • Maya C.
    Maya ConnFebruary 5, 2015
    Ask about purchasing only the on-line digital picture. It's an option they don't mention unless requested.
  • Offbeat L.A.
    Offbeat L.A.December 31, 2014
    Make sure you validate your parking at the Aquarium before you leave. It is $8 with validation and can be $15 or more without it.
  • Lisandra M.
    Lisandra MaioliDecember 28, 2014
    I know it seems silly, but it is fun collecting stamps to your map!
  • Lisandra M.
    Lisandra MaioliDecember 28, 2014
    Cafe Scuba upstairs offers good options for lunch: from grilled fish (not for the tanks #staffjoke) to hamburgers.
  • Anwar E.
    Anwar El ChamaaDecember 8, 2014
    Sharks are good to see
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LSeptember 30, 2014
    Larger than it looks but still wish it were bigger ;) lots of cool things to see and all the tanks are beautifully maintained and colorful♡
  • Cristhian C.
    Cristhian CadenaSeptember 15, 2014
    Ocean Science Center
  • Jack N.
    Jack NevinSeptember 7, 2014
    Really great aquarium! Fascinating history and dedicated tour guides! The 4D movie is amazing!
  • Noel C.
    Noel ClarkeAugust 25, 2014
    Really nice Aquarium with inside and outside sections and touch pools for the kids. Plenty of places outside to chill as well and restaurants near by. Good day for the family
  • Tracy J.
    Tracy JonesApril 4, 2014
    The ship tour was a bit chilly but inside in the aquarium was awesome!
  • Anna W.
    Anna WootenMarch 28, 2014
    You have to go to the second floor and see my art on the wall of the blue fin Tuna and the Chilian Sea Bass it is a watercolor it has been there since 2004. It was worth it to make it. Contract to.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CorsonMarch 25, 2014
    Giant Pacific Octopus
  • Jaclyn O.
    Jaclyn OrtizMarch 20, 2014
    Pet the sharks, jellyfish and stingrays! Amazing experience for everyone.
  • Corralee L.
    Corralee LongdinFebruary 4, 2014
    The most awesome girl showed us around last time. Chantel C. enjoys her job and cares for the creatures. We found out she was our Educator on our whale watch. Awesome!! <3 it here! Thank you Chantel.
  • Sabrina L.
    Sabrina LuffJanuary 6, 2014
    Get s membership card. . . It is worth the money if you go here more than once a year. :)
  • Nick K.
    Nick KarviaDecember 27, 2013
    Be sure to catch sea otter feeding.
  • Roger M. B.
    Roger M. BuenoDecember 22, 2013
    Very pretty and a great way to learn about marine life.
  • Amy S.
    Go touch #jellies
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesOctober 21, 2013
    At this family-friendly weekend event 10/26-27, the Aquarium hosts the annual children’s costume contest, underwater pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, eerie animals in the Great Hall, and more.
  • Sandra A.
    Sandra AdamsSeptember 28, 2013
    I love to come here, its wonderful and beautiful!
  • JuamPi R.
    JuamPi RidanSeptember 4, 2013
    Wonderful acuatic
  • Anakaren A.
    Anakaren ArellanoAugust 11, 2013
    Best to get membership!!!!
  • Renee L.
    Renee LynchAugust 8, 2013
    Peguins! Best visit w/ the otters ever!
  • Cesiah C.
    Watch out for the birds inside the gate. They fly randomly without alerting you and they will climb all over you if you have food for them. Overall so much fun! Which is $3 in the front entrance.
  • Jaimie M.
    Jaimie MoskovichAugust 3, 2013
    My favorite place in LA. Every time I come to town we go. Go during the week if you can.
  • techstudiomacandpcrepair.com
    Crowded summer
  • Renee L.
    Renee LarsenJuly 24, 2013
    Lover the fishes
  • Scott M.
    Scott MannMay 27, 2013
    In the summer after 5pm it's $15
  • Megan C.
    Megan Crayne BeallMay 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Before you plan a trip, check on their website to see the most recent events on the calendar, some of which may have discounted admission, especially if there is a special day or night event.
  • OC Weekly
    OC WeeklyApril 9, 2013
    Get the chance to come face to face with some of the Pacific Oceans sea life and even have hands on experience with rays and more in their Shark Lagoon! Don’t forget to see the penguins!
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AsaoApril 5, 2013
    Purchase your tickets at Triple AAA save money on admission & remember to leave a tip to help feed the animals/fish ;)
  • Kim Jackson W.
    Kim Jackson WilburnApril 2, 2013
    A great place to spend the day with your kids or grandchildren! Great place to learn and have fun. Get $5. off on PANDORA, Aquarium of the Pacific!
  • Ms E.
    Ms EmMarch 29, 2013
    Watch sea lion show from a booth in Cafe Scuba. Avoid the crowds outside.
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesMarch 28, 2013
    Receive $4 off Adult Admission and $2 off Child Admission
  • Miss M
    Miss MFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Free wifi :)
  • Guillermo C.
    Amazing place
  • ASG V.
    ASG VetsJanuary 12, 2013
    Special events are planned year round, check their calendar before scheduling your trip. http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events
  • Scott B.
    Scott BecksteadNovember 26, 2012
    The fish is delicious. Scuba Cafe is nice if pricey.
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie PerezNovember 8, 2012
    love this place!
  • Daytrippen.com
    Daytrippen.comAugust 24, 2012
    Arrive when the Aquarium opens or late in the day after 3pm and you will miss the crowds. Take your kids here they will really like it. Read more
  • Brianpaul79 S.
    Brianpaul79 SalcidoAugust 14, 2012
    Groupon has $6 after noons that start at 3pm...you have to get your ticket at last a day in advance thou...
  • Miss M
    Miss MAugust 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Remember fish are friends not food. :-)
  • Four Seasons Los Angeles C.
    This July 4th, enjoy the aquarium at night and get a fish-eye view of the Queen Mary fireworks!
  • Art L.
    Art La FlammeJune 7, 2012
    Military discount.
  • SundanceTV
    SundanceTVJune 7, 2012
    The Push Girls are gettin' fishy with it.
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KissingerMay 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Just checked out the new Penguin exhibit, very cool!!
  • Kirit S.
    Kirit SarvaiyaMay 28, 2012
    Children's show is lame. The attendant just read the script off a piece of paper.
  • KCRW
    KCRWMay 21, 2012
    Who doesn't want to see sea animals. Sea see animals. Flash your FRINGE BENEFITS card and dive into a cool DISCOUNT.
  • ELS Language Centers
    The aquarium includes 19 major habitats and 32 focus exhibits. Enjoy the shark lagoon, the lorikeet forest and others! www.aquariumofpacific.org/visit
  • Judy S.
    Judy SnyderApril 21, 2012
    Parents especially, please teach your children to be well-mannered and considerate of others, & don't send them up to the glass & cut in front of an older lady in a wheelchair like I just saw happen.
    Downvoted Sep 30
  • Mel V.
    Mel VinMarch 31, 2012
    I FOUND NEMO... Delicious!
  • Nick F.
    Nick FedtMarch 25, 2012
    There are some electronic ticket machines out front. The tickets roll up and get stuck where they come out. Move it around and some tickets might come out! We got 4 for free!
  • Elizabeth P.
    Elizabeth PearsonMarch 22, 2012
    Pet the sting rays!
  • Gordon G.
    Gordon GarbMarch 2, 2012
    Try the fish.
  • Kelly O.
    Kelly OliverFebruary 19, 2012
    Take the catamaran to do the whale watching.
  • Meghann A.
    Meghann AudreyFebruary 11, 2012
    I'm a dentist!
  • Michael L. D.
    Michael L. DixonJanuary 31, 2012
    Fish everywhere, and also so much fun!
  • Mike B.
    Mike BenderJanuary 30, 2012
    Don't plan an entire day there. If you don't have kids, you'll see everything in a couple hours. Fun times though.
  • Scot D.
    Scot DiazJanuary 14, 2012
    Hmm... there's something fishy here..
  • Summer M.
    Summer MoffittJanuary 2, 2012
    They have a private nursing moms room just inside the ladies restroom!!
  • DJ Latin Prince ✔ 
    DJ Latin Prince ✔ November 13, 2011
    This is a nice place.!
  • Tiffany J.
    Tiffany JueNovember 3, 2011
    Don't come after lunch when fish are full & sleepy.
  • Carito A.
    Carito AvnerOctober 23, 2011
    Don't go to the bistro cafe. Other than that we like it here ;)
  • Jay Z.
    Jay ZallanOctober 15, 2011
    Blurg blurb blubbble bbblllluuuuuubbbbb
  • YPNation
    YPNationSeptember 27, 2011
    buy one admission and get a second of equal or lesser value free when you buy with your YP Rewards Card! valid for up to 4 admissions
  • Drew
    DrewSeptember 25, 2011
    Baja Splash 2011 Dancers
  • Desiree A.
    Desiree AndersonSeptember 25, 2011
    Come get your free glitter tattoos!
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HawkinsAugust 31, 2011
    Go to the bathroom before coming. There aren't many here and most of them are quite far apart.
  • Marlon S.
    Marlon SpearsAugust 24, 2011
    Under the Seafood For the Future program, eating select menu items from partner restaurants includes free admission to the Aquarium! Lots of partners in the immediate area! seafoodforthefuture.org
  • Sammi J.
    Sammi JoAugust 16, 2011
    Amazing Aquarium! Go early to avoid the crowds and parking chaos.
  • Ange D.
    Ange DiRisioAugust 13, 2011
    Unfortunate that people bring screaming children to a place like this. If your kid throws tantrums just leave it at home. No one else can appreciate the beauty.
    Downvoted Sep 30
  • Heathet H.
    Heathet HernandezAugust 4, 2011
    Pay $3 to feed the lorikeets nectar!!!
  • Ginny B.
    Ginny BrideauJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    No little children toilets
  • Elizabeth T.
    Elizabeth ThaiJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    There's turtles!! lol
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJuly 5, 2011
    Did you know? The largest ocean in the world, the Pacific Ocean was named by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1520. The word “pacific” means peaceful. Read more
  • Tara
    TaraJuly 5, 2011
    On July 4, buy tickets for the BBQ event. The price includes all different types of picnic fare, including drinks, salads and desserts, and the cost of admission to the aquarium.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SilosJuly 4, 2011
    After 5 $13 brought to you by www.nutritiouschoice.usana.com
  • fito p.
    fito pardoJune 8, 2011
    The most interesting fish i saw was the scuba divers
  • Ana H.
    Ana HMay 30, 2011
    The family annual pass is the best deal in town! $155 for 2 parents and all kids, and 4 complimentary tickets, special offer today!
  • Gia T.
    Gia TrovelaMarch 12, 2011
    Lots of great events and festivals happening here!
  • Ginny B.
    Ginny BrideauFebruary 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Change the baby before heading in. Not enough bathrooms or changing tables. Looooooong wait.
  • Ginny B.
    Ginny BrideauFebruary 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If your kid can walk, leave the stroller in the car.
  • Kawika M.
    Kawika McGregorFebruary 19, 2011
    What are you, a gay fish?
  • Maureen S.
    Maureen SFebruary 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Behind The Scenes Tour is awesome & you get to see & learn so much!!
  • Tina S.
    Tina StandleeFebruary 8, 2011
    Prob a bad idea to try whale watching in February. Only saw like 6 dolphin.
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GuideroFebruary 7, 2011
    If you have kids or like kiddy movies check out the 4d movies its only $4.
  • Anitza V.
    Anitza VallesDecember 13, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Shark Lagoon Nights are free most Friday nights from 6-9pm during the shoulder season. Check the website for dates & info. Read more
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler StarrineDecember 5, 2010
    Check out the Lorikeet Forrest - for $3 you can get a cup of nectar and the birds will climb all over you for a taste of it.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CorpusAugust 29, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Take the whale trip in July and August if you want to see blue whales. We've consistently seen good-sized groups of them each day. I saw 12 blue whales on a trip last week!
  • Sara
    SaraAugust 16, 2010
    $11.95 after 5 pm on some summer nights. Open till 10 pm. Don't expect to see any of the shows though or get in feed the lorikeets.
  • Andy L.
    Andy LiuJuly 10, 2010
    I checked in and got a free viewing of Turtle Vision 4D! Then I got another ticket for my cousin because the nice guy at the kiosk uses Foursquare too! :D
  • Giovanna C.
    Giovanna ConcilioJuly 7, 2010
    Must go! Great experience to play little sharks and rays (for real) Read more
  • bradley h.
    bradley hebdonJuly 1, 2010
    Don't forget to pet the rays...
  • Johanna D.
    Johanna DuterteJune 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    They have tons of discount days in July! ! $11.95 for late nights 5-10pm. Check the website for dates!
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BilauJune 22, 2010
    My favorite place!
  • Brian D.
    Brian DalleyJune 17, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Come check out the new sea otter and animal care center exhibits as well as the new 4D effects for the movie
  • Zendy
    ZendyMay 9, 2010
    Check on line before going. We got 2 for 1.
  • Eric S.
    Eric StegemannApril 25, 2010
    Order tickets online, adults save $5 per ticket!
  • Judy A.
    Judy ArcalaApril 10, 2010
    I heard it's an awesome aquarium.
  • Mark S.
    Mark ScholarMarch 31, 2010
    Well worth it.
  • Steve G.
    Steve GisondiMarch 22, 2010
    Go the the Long Beach aquarium, but leave the stroller in the car. Plenty of room for little dudes to run and allows pops an extra hand to have a cold one. Yup, brews at the aquarium.
  • 365CheapDates.com K.
    FREE Shark Lagoon (almost every) Fridays or get discounted tickets through Goldstar. This was Cheap Date Idea #15 on my blog. Read more
  • Johnny G.
    Johnny GonzalezMarch 1, 2010
    TRANNY FISH
  • Peejay S.
    Peejay SilverioMarch 1, 2010
    FIIIIIIIIIISHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
  • Peejay S.
    Peejay SilverioFebruary 2, 2010
    Go to the Aquarium with my bitches.
  • Trina G.
    Trina G.January 25, 2010
    Got my whale watching on, ya'll. Jealous much? Read more
  • Julie K.
    Julie KangNovember 1, 2009
    members hardly ever wait in line, there's a separate entrance. Screw the tourists and support the aquarium!
  • Alejandro P.
    Increíble , puedes ver cosas que nunca has visto, inclusive tocar manta rayas, tiburones y medusas ... me enamore del lugar
  • Beri Y.
    Beri YurtseverOctober 14, 2016
    Deniz analarını görmek için bile gitmeye değer!
  • Luciana P.
    Luciana ParanhosJanuary 8, 2016
    Variedade enorme de águas-vivas!! Fantástico!!
  • Сергей П.
    Интересно. Очень много морской живности.
  • Yulia
    YuliaMay 18, 2014
    Супер океанариум
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