4 hours (Approx.)
Offered in: English
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Visit sharks, penguins and puffins with admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, and explore 19 wildlife habitats from every corner of the world’s largest ocean. Slip beneath a full-sized model of a blue whale, and catch the eye of a fierce leopard shark. Travel from a Sea of Cortez kelp forest to the ice-crusted waters off Northern Japan; watch sea horses play in a tropical lagoon, pet a shark in a kid-friendly touch tank and listen to the eerie melodies of an undersea whale song. Keeping our guests and staff safe is our top priority. We are limiting the number of visitors, requiring advance timed reservations, and managing traffic flow to ensure social distancing, requiring face coverings and temperature checks, providing numerous hand-sanitizing stations, and much more.
- General admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach
- Learn all about the marine life of the Pacific Ocean, the planet’s largest ocean
- Travel from the waters of Alaska to California to Micronesia
- See seals, sea lions, otters, sharks, tropical fish, sea stars, an octopus and more
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4D movie and entrance to Pacific Visions
Children under the age of 3 are free
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Optional aquarium activities such as purchasing nectar to feed the lorikeets
Behind the Scenes Tours and Harbor Cruises may be purchased at the Information Desk upon arrival
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Wheelchair and stroller accessible
- Wheelchairs available at the Information Desk
- Visitors Guides available in English and Spanish
- Map Translations available at Information Desk in: Cambodian Chinese French German Italian Japanese Korean Russian Vietnamese
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Convenient parking available for $8 with Aquarium validation.
- Tickets are valid for a year from purchase date. TO CHANGE YOUR DATE OR TIME OF VISIT go the the Aquarium's website to create a new free reservation. Your tickets will scan on your new date and/or time.
- Most travelers can participate
- OPERATED BY Aquarium of the Pacific
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the opening hours of the Aquarium of the Pacific?
A:The Aquarium is open every day except Dec. 25th. Hours are 9 am to 6 pm Mon-Thur and 9 am to 8 pm Fri-Sun.
What is the address of the Aquarium of the Pacific?
A:The Aquarium of the Pacific is located at 100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA 90802.
Is there parking available at the Aquarium of the Pacific?
A:The parking structure for the Aquarium is steps away on the water side of Shoreline Drive between Chestnut Place and Aquarium Way. The fee is $8.00 for the day with Aquarium validation.
Can I take public transportation to the Aquarium of the Pacific?
A:The Aquarium is located half a mile from the Transit Mall in downtown Long Beach which makes for a 10 minute downhill walk to the Aquarium from the Blue line and major bus lines. Alternatively, you may take Long Beach Transit’s FREE Passport bus.
How can I get from the Transit Mall to the Aquarium?
A:From the Transit Mall at Pine and 1st St, head South on Pine Ave. (towards the water) Turn right at The Paseo. Turn left at Aquarium Way.
Are food/drink available in the Aquarium?
A:Café Scuba, serving a variety of sandwiches, salads, burgers, pizza, and more, provides a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the Seals & Sea Lions exhibit. (Food/drink are not included in admission.)
Are there vegetarian options available at the Aquarium?
A:Yes, there are vegetarian options available at Café Scuba.
Can I participate in animal encounters in the Aquarium of the Pacific?
A:Animal Encounters with Sharks & Rays, Seals & Sea Lions, Penguins, or Feathered Friends are available for an add'l fee. Encounters require a 48-hour advance reservation. Please call the Aquarium at the phone number on your ticket for more details.
Can I participate in feeding the animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific?
A:Yes - You can feed brine shrimp to the Moon Jellys or feed nectar to the Lorikeets in the Lorikeet Forest. There is a nominal fee for each feeding experience.
Is the Aquarium of the Pacific handicap accessible?
A:The Aquarium of the Pacific and its exhibits are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available for check out free of charge at the Information Desk.
Can I bring a service animal into the Aquarium of the Pacific?
A:Service animals that accompany guests with disabilities are welcome, however, due to the nature of some exhibits, they may not be allowed in all areas.
Can I bring my small child with me to the Aquarium of the Pacific?
A:Yes, children under 3 years old enjoy free admission with accompanying adult.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Ticketing Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission Ticket?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Ticketing Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission Ticket?
A:The policies on sanitization are:
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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