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Aquarium of the Pacific

#1 of 84 things to do in Long Beach Features Animals
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802-8126
+1 562-590-3100
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea life” (161 reviews)
“small sharks” (35 reviews)
“sea world” (52 reviews)
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100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802-8126
+1 562-590-3100
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited the aquarium on some downtime and would consider it an average facility which makes the ticket prices seem to be on the high side. The exhibits are nice and the facility is clean. I am sure kids think it is awesome but make...More

Thank mpiorier
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun and interesting exhibits! Enjoyed our time. Loved the otters and the moon jelly touch exhibit. Great location.

Thank jessrainsara
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We purchased a family membership around November 2016 for $100 and we've already used it for more than 5x! We just love the aquarium, we would go there everyday if we lived in that area. We've went on different days, best day I would say...More

Thank Charmaine Ann S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great aquarium. The touch tank is so much fun. Not a bird person but the have a great bird section. Huge gift store. Must stop if in LB!

Thank beachtraveler345
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place has a great layout and a great collection of jellyfish and sea dragons. The leafy sea dragons are spectacular! They also have sharks, starfish, penguins you name it! Great place to go solo or with friends and absolutely kid friendly. Anytime I have...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We've been members here for a long time and really enjoy this excellent Aquarium. The variety of habitats and all the animals are the best part of the facility - this is a top level aquarium that has touch ponds, for bat rays, small sharks,...More

Thank RangerBobN
Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently spent several hours at this aquarium. We are a retired couple and we went without our grandchildren but we really enjoyed our visit. The fish were beautiful to see, especially the graceful jellyfish. There were several large groups of school kids at the...More

Thank KipDylan
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a lovely place to spend an afternoon with a date or family even. It has a nice variety of all kinds of sea creatures that you don't normally see which is quite enlightening. Definitely worth the visit!

Thank Nas S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great place. So much to see and do. There are amazing displays of fish. Petting areas outside. So much to learn about. I have been to several aquariums by far this is my favorite!

Thank m0mmy04
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the aquarium and enjoyed the interactive exhibits, even though the line can get a little long on some of them. The place was clean with a variety of exhibits. We would recommend stopping by, but allow at least 2 hrs for it.

Thank LMVtravel
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has anybody done the combo aquarium/gray whale watch cruise ticket? It's $49.95 We were planning on doing a whale watch cruise with another company but that alone was $65 (company got amazing reviews though) Advice?
21 June 2017|
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Response from pghalbert | Reviewed this property |
No, I have not bought the combo. I live in Seal Beach and frequently go with Newport Beach Davey's Locker. They have coupons for $13 + 3 fuel surcharge. It's a little distance from Long Beach but a beautiful drive down PCH... More
How long is the line up to buy tickets if I go on a Sunday around 11 am? Some people in the group didn't buy tivkets online and I'm thinking if I should help them buy to save time. Thank you.
11 June 2017|
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Response from DoggaMomma | Reviewed this property |
We walked right up and paid about the same time. I think more people buy tickets online that walk up.
Charlotte M
Hi! We are considering doing a whale watching tour at the aquarium in a couple weeks. Will I be able to safely bring my 2 year old, or is there an age restriction on the tours? What can we expect?
10 May 2017|
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Response from Munchkin208 | Reviewed this property |
The whale watching tour would be fine for a 2 year old - the downstairs indoor seating area is enclosed (no chance of falling overboard!) and has huge windows so you can still see really well.