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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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Hall of Echoes

This is an amazing facility with tremendous attractions/exhibits. You can tell that careful consideration went into every aspect of the aquarium. The only slightly negative thing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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La Quinta, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is an amazing facility with tremendous attractions/exhibits. You can tell that careful consideration went into every aspect of the aquarium. The only slightly negative thing I could say is that there is quite an echo throughout. So, if there are school groups or it is very crowded, you might not like the noise. But it would be a shame... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My grandchildren love this place. The 7 yr. and under children love touching the Sharks. The sea lions are also fun to watch. There is a wide variety of aquatic animals to amuse most people. A beautiful kelp forest tank about two stories high is the centerpiece of the exhibit hall. My grandchildren were fastenated by the divers in the... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
13 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Now this is not a giant aquarium. The exhibits are beautifully chosen, well presented and the whole facility is wel lmaintained and , well fun ! Even the cafe sells freshly made food at good prices. The little children attending at the same time as us seemed thrilled by the excellent facilities. Strongly recommend the optional Whale watching boat cruise... More 

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Ensenada, Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Small, well-organized, though certainly not a destination aquarium. (By comparison, the aquarium in Monterey, CA is a worthy destination, plus is state of the art and extremely impressive!) Back to The Aquarium of the Pacific...If you are desperate for wildlife, more specifically, sea life, do come, especially if you have limited aquarium experience. They do try hard and there is... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We bought with our Queen Mary tickets. It is a very well run and entertaining facility. Worth the admission. A great afternoon!

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We visit this place because a friend recommend to us, it was very good and all the areas are organize and very good information of all the small details

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This aquarium is beyond amazing. The variety of fish and exhibits are some of the best I’ve ever seen. It’s much bigger on the inside then it appears from the outside. I went on a Sunday afternoon and it was uncomfortably crowded. I have been there once before on a weekday and it was much less crowded. This aquarium should... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I was in Long Beach visiting my uncle with my mom and grandma in December. We decided to go to the Aquarium of the Pacific one day because I read on their website that they had wheelchairs at the information desk. I love that they do that! My grandmother doesn't go many places because she gets exhausted easily (and is... More 

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Redding, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We loved our visit. Saw such a variety of colorful and quite strange sealife. Great for kids, petting stations for starfish, stingrays and sharks. The lorikeets were neat to interact with.

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Lancaster, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've been to this aquarium few times and I love it. Kids were very excited to see all the sea creatures. We got late nights during holidays. Next time I would come earlier in the morning instead. We hardly could see sharks in a big tank. Touch tanks are very cool(rays and bamboo sharks, jellyfish). Now kids know how slimy... More 

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