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Aquarium of the Pacific

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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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100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802-8126
+1 562-590-3100
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All reviews sea life small sharks school groups touch tank shark lagoon sea world interactive exhibits great exhibits great for kids all ages behind the scenes kids and adults fun to watch few hours couple of hours across the street little pricey
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Reviewed yesterday

We went there a few years ago and it was amazing. We went back today though it was very crowded we could still see everthing ane it was amazing

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank h6p8gv
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved this place. It is very child friendly. The aquatic scenery is awesome. The gift shop is very reasonable. I would go again.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank meme3650
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place for walking and exploring. Variety of animals, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Spent about 3 hours trying to see everything.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sjentzsch1
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had visiting guests and took them to the Aquarium. It was a beautiful day to experience the outside exhibits and just a relaxing walk around the aquarium. We enjoyed the Frog exhibits and was able to spend an afternoon just exploring and taking in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Venture57235338722
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice facilities with some interesting and unique things to see. My wife really enjoyed the sea otter exhibit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with grandkids and we all had a wonderful time. There are so many different fishes to see and the whole experience is amazing. We will be back again.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank O9045XPanitad
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, please know there is no need to "skip the line" as purchasing tickets at the aquarium is fast, convenient and easy. This is a rehab facility for these animals. There were many great aquatic wildlife to see and fabulous staff to educate! I would...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Pam1775
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable activity for cooler or rainy days. Part of the aquarium is outside, but most of it is indoors. Multiple shows are presented in different venues within the aquarium throughout the day. Great way to learn more about California’s maritime “scene”. Tips: - Look into...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RealDoubleM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some friends and I were in town and had a few free hours. We decided to take the Passport bus (free!) to the Aquarium. The exhibits are so beautiful and well-lit. The outdoor exhibits are great too. Although the plexiglass on the outdoor exhibits could...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank J6734KJkarenf
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's sharks, manta rays, turtles, frogs, birds, and lots of fish, jellyfish, penguins, seals, and otters. (No dolphins) We piggybacked onto the school kids who were on a class trip and it was fun watching them see all the exhibits. Great staff here.

Date of experience: March 2019
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February 20, 2019|
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Response from Suzie W | Reviewed this property |
As much as you want!
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Response from venckman2017 | Reviewed this property |
Harbor Breeze Cruises, which operates next to the Aquarium, offers multiple whale watches daily, and is open almost every day. On very rare occasions they cancel due to weather or rough seas, but those times are few and far... More
March 29, 2018|
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Response from manders2016 | Reviewed this property |
Actually, the city of Long Beach has a FREE "Passport bus service" that circulates to the tourist areas and downtown shopping.THere is a stop close to the Carnival cruise terminal, which is by the Queen Mary, and stops at... More