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Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
562 590 3100
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Ranked #4 of 41 attractions in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Long Beach, California, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The fish and other creatures have a wonderful home at the LB Aquarium. There are so many things to look at and yet the entire enterprise is manageable. It's great for kids of all ages!

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Long Beach, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This aquarium has so many different things there is something everyone will like: tropical fish, jellies, sharks (you can touch!), birds (you can feed!), otters, and best of all... Leafy Sea Dragons. Even the fast food cafe has decent food and the spacious gift shop has all kinds of wonderful things.

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Long Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have taken my grandchildren to this aquarium, and they have always loved it. I recommend going immediately after the aquarium opens or on a weekday afternoon. Then you will miss the big school crowds and have a peaceful environment. The docents are very friendly, patient with the children and very knowledgeable.

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Long Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Love love love this place!!! On a date or with the kids (grandkids too!). There's lots of other places to eat and sites to see around the aquarium.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We went early in the morning just as the doors opened. This allowed us to fully enjoy the aquariums and exhibits without the large crowds. That had a large variety of unique species. This is not an all day activity. 3 hours and we were done.

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had a great visit here. There is a big enough variety for young kids as well as older children and adults. There are plenty of touch exhibits as well as a variety of sea life. We also ate lunch at the cafe Nd it was quite good. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The only glitch was the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

For nearly $30 per adult you'd think this place would be spectacular. Unfortunately, this was one of the worst I've been to. We went on a Sunday during international children's day, which I thought would be great for my 1 year old. NOPE. Terribly overcrowded and understaffed. Parents thought this was a daycare and let their kids run around like... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This aquarium located in Long Beach is really one of the finest I have seen. It has three concentrations, South Pacific, North Pacific and the tropical pacific. I especially loved the sea horses and sea dragons. They have various special shows throughout the day. I went back a second time to do one of the twice daily behind the scene... More

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California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Poorly designed, understaffed, overcrowded and overpriced! Many years after the Long Beach Aquarium was built, after devastating reviews from our teenage daughter (who is a marine biology nut), we finally visited. A group I belong to arranged cut-rate admission -- I am very glad we didn't pay the full price! The aquarium is set in a good location -- plenty... More

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Buena Park, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
56 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We took our daughters to the aquarium on a Thursday during their spring break. There was no line at 10am. TIP: You can save 10% by showing your AAA card at the ticket window. If you want to save more, go to http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/web_coupon/information/visaspecial You will save $6 off an adult admission of $28.95 and $2 off a children's admission of... More

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