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Address: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone Number: 562 590 3100
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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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Lots to see

Although parts of the aquarium are starting to show their age, this is still a fine place to visit, whether young or old. Lots of great exhibits of local waters as well as more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Bellevue, Washington
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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Although parts of the aquarium are starting to show their age, this is still a fine place to visit, whether young or old. Lots of great exhibits of local waters as well as more exotic locales from around the world. There are quite a few interactive areas as well, with the opportunity to touch sea creatures. Well worthwhile...

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The best aquarium I have visited in a few years. Many interactive attractions, a place to go. Buy tickets on internet, and escape the line outside.

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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We have been members of the aquarium since its opening. Always love to go their spending a few hours . Truly a must see for long beach . The aquarium is always well staffed and clean. Lots of unique sea creatures to see and some to even touch . Combine with a harbor cruise and visit to seaport village and... More 

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I liked that it is perfect for children because it isn't too big. With that being said, it is small for adults. Overall, great place to hang out for an afternoon.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
72 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It was a normal place. I liked it and I disliked it. It was small and alot of thing was out of service and far not worth to go to.

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Long Beach
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the seals, otters, and penguins! The aquarium is a perfect size. You can see it all in a couple of hours. Then you can enjoy the waterfront restaurants and shops.

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Long Beach, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

One of Southern California's bargain destinations. it is a fantastic place to take kids or if you don't have kids just a great place to share with someone close to you. the exhibits are both education and exciting. It is easy to access. parking is plentiful most of the time. The setting is very nice. there are plenty of very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The sharks, lorikeets, seals and sea lions were so fascinating and beautiful! My favorite was the touch tank, getting to touch a baby stingray was both incredible and joyful!

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Aquarium of the Pacific is located in downtown Long Beach. It is a perfect way for a family to spend an afternoon in Long Beach - not so big as to be exhausting but large enough to have something for everyone. I love the Palau exhibit, my son loves the sharks and my daughter favors the otters.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I really love going here. It's just a tad challenging when its so crowded. The people that work here are always nice and the different tanks are beautiful. The children enjoy it because they can actually get up and personal with the tanks. They love being able to touch the different fish. Outside is nice also. On hot days, its... More 

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