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Address: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone Number: 562 590 3100
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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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Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission
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Aquarium of the Pacific with Transportation from Anaheim
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Independent Long Beach Day Trip from Anaheim

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Aquarium of the pacific

If u r looking for a quick family outing with your kids it's a fun place to go. The kids will love looking at sea life especially the sea otters. And touching the stingrays were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If u r looking for a quick family outing with your kids it's a fun place to go. The kids will love looking at sea life especially the sea otters. And touching the stingrays were fun for the kids as well. Afterward you can eat at the restaurants and the pike and enjoy the shopping across the street.

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Long Beach, Ca
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I have had an annual membership since the Aquarium opened. We still like to go at least once a month. Our kids and grand kids love the place. My wife likes the sea otters the best. I personally enjoy the ability to touch many of the fish. The rays feel like wet satin! Take your time with... More 

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Long Beach, California, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Grand kids loved going, lots to see, but not enough places for Grandma to sit and rest. The food was expensive and not that great. Parking was a bit of a walk for me as I am disabled. Mornings are the best as it is not as crowded, by afternoon it was packed and no place to sit down.

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Thank Susan B
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the aquarium as part of a company event so there were limited areas to visit. The areas I was able to visit were very interesting. I particularly liked the hands-on station where I was encouraged to touch some star fish and other creatures! The volunteer student was both engaging and informative. I will definitely go back to see... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The aquarium is very child friendly thus lots of kids elementary school age and down. Our grandson is 2 1/2 and other than having to chase a little one, we could have not found a better place to take him. While they have wonderful interactive and touch exhibits he was not sure about sticking his hands in with all those... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been here a few times and I love it! The staff is nice and they have lots of cool fish to see and interact with.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Allow a minimum of 2 hours and more if with children. validated parking across the road with enough time to really get to see everything. The displays are colourful, well engineered, easy to view and offer a broad variety of marine creatures native to the Pacific coast. Admission is reasonable ,given the size and variety of exhibits and shows and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The aquarium in Long Beach is a world-class facility, spacious and well designed. Tickets were $29 but compared to other aquariums around the country the price was comparable. Exhibits explore the waters of Southern California and Baja, the Northern Pacific, and the Tropical Pacific. In addition to the three main galleries, the Aquarium features some outstanding outdoor exhibits. Shark Lagoon... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The current featured exhibit is jelly fish. You are sure to be fascinated by the variety and beauty of these ethereal creatures. The aquarium is small enough that you can see everything without staying all day long. Two hours would be your minimum stay to feel you've gotten your money's worth. If you want to see the films or presentations,... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the Aquarium on a Saturday in January. It was packed! We moved through the exhibits much more quickly because we were constantly being jostled along. I think you could take more time to enjoy each exhibit if you went on a less busy day. The otters were so fun and swam right alongside the glass. Children loved... More 

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