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Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
562 590 3100
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Ranked #3 of 41 Attractions in Long Beach
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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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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Good for an Aquarium. We like the zoo better. Not a lot of room for kids to run around, not good for very small kids.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I guess I had my hopes a little higher for this aquarium as it is right on the ocean. I was expecting some big stuff. However, it was still very enjoyable. The best parts were all of their touch and feel tanks. How often do you get to pet a jellyfish? It was amazing.

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Raleigh, NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I bought the aquarium + whale watching tour combo, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The aquarium has several different galleries of exhibits that are all very interesting. My personal favorites were the deep sea exhibits (had a jellyfish touch tank!), the kelp forest, and the seal and sea lion exhibit. I spent about 2 hours touring the aquarium. They offered... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

What was supposed to be a means of filling in the time before our trip home, turned out to be a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Although the layout is a bit convoluted the exhibits were very informative and easily viewed. From hands-on exhibits, to live shows, to a vast array of specimens, there is something for everybody. The... More

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los Angeles
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This aquarium has an amazing number of exhibits in a good sized area. The fact that it is right on the beach is a plus also. You can make a day of it.

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Riverside, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We went on a weekday to not have to wait in long lines and to have more space. Price was ok. Many rooms for seen different types of sea animals. Loved petting the sharks, manta rays and other. Bird sanctuary was nice.

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Julian, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit, with or without children. I took my 3 1/2 year old grandson with me and we both enjoyed it. His favorite thing to do was pet the sharks and rays. There are many hands-on exhibits, as well as shows. Be sure to make plans to stop by the Aquarium of the Pacific and... More

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Hawthorne, New Jersey, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We recently went to California to visit my daughter and this was a suggestion from her co-workers. At first arrival the location is so breathtaking it sets the right tone for the rest of the day. As soon as we arrived we bought our tickets for the cruise around the harbor as well which was just terrific to say the... More

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Fremont, California
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1,122 reviews 1,122 reviews
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778 helpful votes 778 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We like to visit the aquarium of the Pacific and have visited a couple of times. It is a world class level aquarium with good exhibits. The focus of the museum is on Southern California and Baja area, Northern Pacific, and the Tropical Pacific. There are a number of very good main galleries as well as outdoor fish areas. We... More

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Oahu, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Okay, we haven't been to a ton of aquariums, but still, we love the Long Beach aquarium enough to have visit it the last four times we've been in California. And we are NOT a drive away. We like that there is so much to see. My son and I enjoyed the semi-private shark tour. Other times, we've just enjoyed... More

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