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Address: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone Number: 562 590 3100
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the...
Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.
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Nice exhibits

The aquarium is beautiful and a must see for visitors to the area, especially if you are traveling with children. There are hands on exhibits and shows that run several times... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Buffalo, NY
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Buffalo, NY
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86 reviews 86 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The aquarium is beautiful and a must see for visitors to the area, especially if you are traveling with children. There are hands on exhibits and shows that run several times each day. The penguins were my favorite.

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I wasn't expecting to see puffins and seals in ridiculously tiny indoor enclosures. That was very sad. I'd suggest avoiding this place all together and checking out wild life where it belongs...in the wild.

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Calabasas, CA
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136 reviews 136 reviews
24 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I took my two year old expecting to spend 1-2 hours with his short attention span, but he loved it! First off, parking was $8 in a covered garage a short walk from the entrance. Be sure to take your ticket with you. Perhaps he was still waking up, but my son didn't seem too interested in the first couple... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We drove to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach from Newport Beach. It took about 30 minutes. We enjoyed the Aquarium. Our group consisted of two seniors, three adults and 2 toddlers. The cost was $138.00. That is a little pricey!! There is a parking facility there and parking is $8.00. There are a lot of great exhibits... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I LOVE this aquarium. They have beautiful fish and marine animals. I recommend actually reading about the animals and fish, some great facts. The whole aquarium is not huge so it won't be an all day event, but you will see a lot of neat things. They have students go there during the morning hours as field trips so it... More 

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Long Beach, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a fantastic outing for a family, a group or just you! Much to see and learn. You can have a snack at the snack bar or a full meal at the restaurant inside. There is a great gift shop with merchandise for all ages.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a really fun aquarium that doesn't take a lot of time. There's plenty to see and it only takes a few hours (as long as you're not reading everything at the exhibits). Lots of hands-on experiences with lines that aren't too long are fun for folks of all ages. I've come here with small children, teens, and on... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When we heard that we were getting an aquarium here in Long Beach, we were excited and apprehensive at the same time. Being big fans of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we weren't sure they could pull it off. But they have done a wonderful job. It is smaller than Monterey's, but only in size. The place has a heart and... More 

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Irvine, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

They offer free classes in gardening and local plants. The aquarium is pretty good sized and you can sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. Right on the ocean! Just avoid the times when kids are out on break!

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Long Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For the most part, after living in Long Beach for four years, we have learned that this city is nothing more than a collection of bars and restaurants--and not much more. Except for their aquarium. I have been to many of the weekly scientific presentations sponsored by the aquarium. They are always well-presented and well-documented. This is a first class... More 

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