Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach: Hours, Address, Aquarium of the Pacific Reviews: 4.5/5

Aquarium of the Pacific
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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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LSQRD1
Kent, OH628 contributions
Sep 2021
We were in Long Beach to go to Catalina and the aquarium. We were not disappointed. We purchased our tickets in advance on their web site as is required currently and selected the earliest time on the date we visited. Once afternoon rolled around it got very busy so we were happy to get their first thing. We had lunch in the cafe upstairs and were able to sit outside. The exhibits are well done and there are some cool art elements (for example, kids could paint a virtual fish). There were also several touch pools and lorikeets to feed. I go to lots of aquariums but I never seen a jellyfish touch pool! So cool! We spent many hours there..great experience.
Written October 12, 2021
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Bodilys
Dallas, TX41 contributions
Jan 2020
We went on Jan 4th. The place itself overall is nice and well done. The only reason for no 5 star review was their crowd management.We felt like part of the exhibit as human sardines. No joke, we could barely move in the hallways of exhibits. I'm not sure what the occupancy rating is but have no idea how they didn't exceed it. Though they have someone with a manual click counter upon exit I have no idea how they truly sync up how many are in there. They could learn from the Perot Museum in Dallas where they sell x amount of tickets for a time slot. They actually do something called selling out. The crowd was the ONLY negative of the place and it was terrible and nobody ever seems to have manners anymore. We overheard another couple having a similar conversation about the same while there.
Written January 6, 2020
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Rochelle F
Randolph, NJ784 contributions
Oct 2020
We visited the Aquarium with 3 year old boys. They did a great job of using the space and being COVID friendly. They moved as many of the exhibits outside as possible (only the outdoors portion is open). They also reduced the admission. Kids will love it! We loved it!. There are touch exhibits, a bird house (entry is timed and birds fly around), seal exhibit, sharks, a penguin tank (our boys were fascinated). We spent 2 ½ hours here.
Afterwards we walked around the harbor, saw lighthouse, and then had lunch at a restaurant on the other side of the harbor (Gladstones which was very good). A wonderful outing!
Written February 14, 2021
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Karen G
7 contributions
Jun 2021
For the last 25 years, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has been my benchmark for rating others. The Aquarium of the Pacific holds it's own in the competition, as it has a small aviary also. Wonderful varieties of sea life to view as well as good penguin and seal exhibits.
Written June 26, 2021
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Elissa
Los Angeles, CA512 contributions
Mar 2020
This used to be one of my favorite places. The displays used to have tons of animals, were well kept, and tickets never used to be so expensive. Now, I feel like it's a complete rip off ever since the construction of Pacific Visions. While I like that the aquarium is trying to focus on conservation efforts, it's almost contradictory with all the touch tanks. Hundreds of kids are poking at these animals constantly. The sting rays hardly come up anymore and there are way too many tanks in general. It's great to have a few to educate kids, but there is no need for so many. Staff also don't oversee the touch tanks as well as they used to. No one pays attention to the two finger rule anymore and parents hang their kids over the edge to the point where it looks like they will fall in. The exhibits now have very few animals compared to years ago (sea dragons, jellies, etc). For the price you pay, it is not worth it.
Written March 5, 2020
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Dinnie23
Ramat Hasharon, Israel235 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
A lovely day in a beautiful place. Lots of educational activities and materials, lots of interesting things to see and do. The 8$ fixed payment for parking for the whole day made the total cost acceptable.
Written January 24, 2020
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Lucky RN
Temecula, CA76 contributions
Feb 2020
The Aquarium of the Pacific was a great afternoon adventure. The aquarium was very busy with busloads of children! There were many different movies/presentations that were educational. There is a charge for parking but the aquarium will validate for a partial discount on parking. There is an area outside to walk and picnic by a lighthouse. The Queen Mary is across the harbor. While I was there, I also took a Harbor Breeze tour as they are right next to each other. I spent about 4 hours at the aquarium and another hour with the harbor tour.
Written March 26, 2020
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Nicole G
Westchester County, NY203 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
I cannot believe how much of the quarry and we got to experience for such a low price! We weren’t expecting much considering the indoor exhibits were closed and the price was significantly reduced. What we got was so amazing. There were so many exhibits open, including all of the ones where you can touch the sash. It was so much fun and everything was so clean and well organized. A major highlight for us was feeding the birds. We never got to do this before and we loved it so much! Highly recommend because you really get a good value for your dollar!
Written August 6, 2020
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Norman H
Spokane, WA39 contributions
Feb 2020
This place is a fantastic place for all ages. Hundreds of different kinds of marine life with detailed information on the species and locations. Beautiful exhibits with hands-on experience with sting rays. You can watch staff in the tanks with scuba gear feeding fish. Location is next to the Long Beach marina with the Queen Mary in the background. We've visted before and waited patiently to a second visit, was still amazed on the second go-around. Plenty of parking, all day costs $8 with validation from Aquarium, very cheap for the area.
Written March 2, 2020
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JessieB112277
New Paltz, NY99 contributions
Nov 2019
This aquarium is gorgeous. From the outside building design, to the exhibits. There is a beautiful full wall tank that you can see from multiple floors. Tons of species represented with lots of interesting information provided. Several interactive areas, including one where visitors can see what their impact can be on the planet, based on their choices. We spent 2-3 hours there, and never felt like we were dragging it out. Great place!
Written January 20, 2020
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Aquarium of the Pacific is open:
  • Mon - Thu 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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