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Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
562 590 3100
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Ranked #2 of 41 Attractions in Long Beach
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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Alta Loma, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The exhibits are great. Childlren can touch stingrays, anemone, starfish (with hand sanitizer near the stations). The jellyfish exhibits were amazing and they had special lighting so you can see the lights undulating within the jelly fish. Sharks, of course, and they swim right up to the glass. The web site will give you further information but I thought it... More

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Ontario, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a great place for little ones to see fish, sea life and birds. The gift store has a large selection to chose from.

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Minco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Worth very penny. Loved the petting jellyfish sharks and rays. Worth the couple bucks to feed the birds, it was great they were so pretty. There was just about everything there. Great place to take your family.

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california
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Lots of fascinating exhibits and "hands on" activities for children. Go early in the morning as it gets crowded in the afternoon. We especially enjoyed the otters and the shark exhibit.

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Newcastle, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We spent half a day here before flying out, I was very impressed to see the aquarium practices environmental responsibility, for example giving a choice of compost-able disposable cutlery or re-usable silverware in the cafe, and low-water fixtures in the restrooms. The staff and volunteers gave informative and helpful information about the animals, some staying outside the scheduled presentations to... More

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Nassau, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This aquarium was wonderful, tons of exhibits. I couldnt pick a favorite but my son would say the sharks were his favorite. We even had the opportunity to touch rays and sharks. We spent hours exploring all the sea life.

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Sedona, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This a great aquarium with a lot of little known facts. Kids will love it too. Don't be confused by the Convention Center which is painted blue with lots of whales.

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Jupiter, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A great all around aquarium. I felt the price was fair and the exhibits both informative and entertaining. Lots of people there as always but generally enough space that you aren't packed with people. Family friendly as well. Good seal and sea lions show. Lots of touching exhibits for kids and adults.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Nice to see about 8 different places with species from several environments, including kilt penguins and marine lions. The parking lot is full at weekends, try to go during the week, or early at weekends

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Yorkville, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I expected more live animals, Had more TV's. Not worth the money. It is more of a place to take your kids, not as much for adults.

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