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The Aquarium of the Pacific (formerly the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific) is a public aquarium on a 5-acre (20,000 m2) site on Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, California, United States. It is situated across the water from the Long Beach Convention Center, Shoreline Village, and the Queen Mary Hotel and Attraction.
|Monday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
This aquarium is much bigger with more things to see and learn about. We had a lovely day there and we really enjoyed our time at Aquarium of the Pacific. I truly feel everyone can enjoy it. You can touch a star fish, learn about different frogs, see interesting sea horse, touch some sting ray / sharks, enjoy a couple of many different type of fish or feed some nectar to some beautiful colored birds. There are a lot of different species like fishes, frog, bird, jellyfish, sea horse, penguins, sea star etc. that you can see here. Overall, it is an awesome place to learn about sea life and how to save their environment.
Fun Fun Fun! We have a family membership and it has been totally worth it! Cafe Scuba has many delicious options. Prices at the gift shop are reasonable. Parking packages are available for members and even if you stay for 2 hours, it's still a deal. The facility has always been spotless and I'm excited for the addition they are currently doing.
You can go here with or without a guide and you’re still going to have a blast! This place is not only fun for kids, but adults can have the same amount of fun as long as they’re willing to participate in just about anything. The bird enclosure is super fun, and $4 for the nectar may seem absolutely ridiculous, but when those sweet little birds are on your hand and enjoying the nectar as much as you’re enjoying watching them, it’ll be worth it. Although beware, they do poo a lot. They even pooped on me. Overall, this place is worth every penny and is an amazing way to spend an entire day, learning about the ocean. Make sure to spend some extra time by the sea otters, they tend to do the cutest things, ever!
We had a great time. We had the greatest tour guides ever. They took us behind the scenes and saw the scuba divers jump in the aquarium tanks to feed the sea creatures. All scuba divers are volunteers and very friendly. You must walk the entire aquarium and have your kids collect the stamps in their books for a reward. The sea lion show was awesome. The penguin exhibit is beautiful. These animals are so cute and must see. Beautiful aquarium, very clean, informative, relaxing and awesome volunteer staff. A place to return again and again.
I. Love. This place. It is well put together. I could stay for hours watching the individual tanks. The tide pool showcases and the individualized ones are great. They even had an exhibit from NC and it made me feel good to see some of where I’m from. It does get crowded and there will always be those people that won’t mind manners. So you have to deal with crowds. The food is good. Sharks are awesome. The pool where you can touch sharks is great and I love looking at the medical area and the fish they have to keep separated. It is expensive, the parking is crazy. But not as crazy as the traffic in the area. After this you can walk the boardwalk!
I haven't been there in a while, but I was pleased to see that they are expanding it quite a bit. These people do good work. There was so much construction and other things going on (hence the 4-star rating) but a normal day would probably be a five. They offer great discounts to many employers, so see if you or somebody you know can qualify for that. Great 3-4 day, with tons of other activities surrounding the Aquarium. Note: Avoid the April weekend which the Long Beach Grand Prix is in town. The track is right up against aquarium and impossible to park.
We have been members since it opened. It is a great aquarium and a great destination for the family. It can get busy during the holidays, but that's to be expected for any popular destination. Downtown Long Beach has also improved a lot over the years, so there are plenty of restaurants and bars nearby, as well as some good outlet stores like Nike and Columbia for fun after the aquarium. There are also harbor cruises and whale watching trips next door to the aquarium (not affiliated with the aquarium itself). There is also a park a short walk away with a hill that is super fun for small kids to play on. Highly recommend a visit.
This is a great aquarium for younger and older kids. You can touch small sharks, manta rays, jelly fish, etc., in the touching pond. There are a lot of exhibits for the kids. For younger kids, there is a little playground there, which they can enjoy a lot. All around, this is a great place to go to with kids. It is in a convenient area to go eat after you are done with the aquarium or to walk around and see the boats docked. They validate parking, so parking is only like $8 or $9. If you are a Kaiser employee or a AAA member, go to their website and they offer discounts.
Impressive!!! This place was not in our original list of places to visit during our San Diego and LA trip. But, on the way from San Diego to LA, we decided that we will have a quick stop over here and we are glad we did. The variety of sea life here is amazing and there are some big sharks here too that you get to see up close. There are a lot of shows so check the timings and plan accordingly. I would say that the fee is very nominal compared to the variety you get to see. Took us about 3 hours to see all the exhibits. Strongly recommend to visit.
We were going to go to Universal Studios and decided to save some money and go down to the Aquarium of the Pacific instead. I'm so glad we did! There's so much to see there and it's really a lot of fun. My two nieces had an absolute ball. We loved the sea lions, and all the different kinds of jellyfish were so interesting. There's so much to see there it was really a fascinating day. I loved it I loved it!
This is one of the best aquariums I have ever been to! The best part was able to really get up close and touch some of the animals. We got to touch a horseshoe crab, jellyfish, and a lot more. There was also a little section where we could watch a vet working on an animal and this was an amazing learning experience for my son. This was worth every penny of the admission price! I can't wait to go back!
Great aquarium with well kept animals. The behind the scenes tour was really amazing. Our guide Hannah had the perfect about of professionalism while not being stuffy. She was fun and upbeat and really made it special. The tanks are lovely and everyone is really happy. Don't go in the am on weekdays though. Kid field trips, multiple and the children are super rude and pushy.
Very nice aquarium that does good work. Was really into it when my children were little (2-4 yrs) as they had a blast touching the sharks and rays. Plus they spent most of their time playing in the tiny playground they have outside where they can get wet. The issue is that once you have been there 3-4 times there nothing new to see. Additionally some of the exhibits are showing their age but luckily they will be undertaking major renovations soon. It will be interesting to go back after those are done. Maybe then my older son will be more interested. If you can the one thing I really recommend you do is take the behind the scene tour. It's worth the money.
Always a great experience and not to pricey. Expect to spend about 100 power adult including ticket and 80 for kids including ticket... They opened a frog exhibit and its actually fun trying to find them in their spaces or cages. The otters are always fun to sit and watch, they end up paying with the crowd. And you can walk around with a beer, always a good thing...
Had mixed signals about this place. It seems like the place could be significantly nicer in as far as the layout and how it looks. I’ll be honest it looks outdated. Other than that this is a great place to go as an adult and to definitely take the kids. They have a lot of great under water fascinating creatures to view. Definitely with the money at least once. My bear had a great time
A beautiful aquarium that is focused on education of its visitors. They are currently going through a remodel for a more innovative learning experience. This is great for kids and adults that enjoy sea life. They also have adults only events after hours on some Fridays and Saturdays and holidays. Membership is definitely worth it if yo u go more than a few times a year!
We had a great time at the aquarium of the pacific. They have a lot of different tanks and exhibits here. It is indoors and outdoors with a lot of interactive zones to touch sharks or jellyfish, feed lorikeets, or view aquatic life. They have a food court (which does serve adult beverages) and a very nice gift shop. Popular with kids and parents. They have a very nice program to help accompany you on your visit and see where the different tanks are as well as what is in them. Lots of very beautiful views.
Had a blast with the family here. The season pass is a great deal. You can get it all done in half a day, parking is 8 bucks if you validate in the aquarium and there are great places to eat just a stones throw from the entrance. You can easily spend a whole day enjoying yourself in this awesome little spot. Just go on a week day because it gets packed on the weekends.
We're current members so we like to go when we can. I avoid weekends so can't really comment on that. During the week we try to get there at 1pm or after to avoid the school field trip crowds. We've been able to see everything the aquarium has to offer and let our 3 yr old explore at her own pace without feeling rushed or that she's missing out because we're so far away from the tanks. They try to incorporate an educational component at the bigger exhibits so checking times for demonstrations can be really helpful. They're currently remodeling and I can't wait to see it once it's complete.
Though the tickets for all different age groups (those 3-11, adults and seniors) were a bit pricy, the experience at the aquarium was definitely worth it. There was a wide variety of exhibitions to visit that displayed almost all types of sea creatures and there were many different parts of the aquarium to admire. I recommend taking the family to this place, as it’s appealing to all different age groups. When I visited the aquarium it was also noticeably cleaner than other places that I’ve been too, which is definitely a plus. The staff was very helpful and kind as well, and the food was delicious and at a good price. The aquarium’s proximity to all the other attractions in the city of Long Beach make it a prime spot to those wanting to explore more in the area.
Responsibly priced, definitely busy, super fun, and great for all ages. It has a lot to see and plenty of interactive shows to keep little ones and adults occupied and happy. My favorite place was the Shark Lagoon. Petting sharks and rays was awesome! It gets very crowded within a couple hours of opening on a Saturday morning as families and lots of kiddos arrive but it’s large enough that you won’t get too swamped in the chaos.
Fun! Lots to do and see. It was fairly busy when we went. I think it is best suited for kids over 5 or 6. My son is 4 and there are a lot of educational elements that he wasn't mature enough to understand. But, he still enjoyed looking at the jellies and other sea creatures.
The best aquarium I've ever been to! There is so much to see here and many interactive, "hands-on" areas where you can reach out and touch sea creatures. You could easily spend most of the day here. There are many child friendly activities and learning opportunities. They are doing a large expansion and I imagine it will all be even more impressive when they are done with the construction. I highly recommend taking an afternoon to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific.