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“Nice place to while away time”

Aquarium of the Pacific
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Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission
Ranked #1 of 84 things to do in Long Beach
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Owner 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 young children, Activities for older children
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Nice place to while away time”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

A decent aquarium with a good shark pool, plenty of staff on hand to talk you through lots of sea creatures. If your into the aquatic you should enjoy this place

Visited September 2012
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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“nice experience”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Took my 3.5 year old and 6 month old. My older son loved it. Nice facility, very clean. My only complaint was the food on site - prices are ridiculous. I was going to have lunch and they had a pizza slice/salad combo for $8.75. I can't eat salad greens due to Inflammatory Bowel Disease so I asked about getting just a slice of pizza. Still $8.75. Crazy!!!! We left and went to Chili's for lunch and came back later to aquarium. However, prices in the gift shop seemed reasonable.

Visited October 2012
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

I love aquariums and marine mammals and never miss an opportunity to visit. I liked this aquariium, but if you have been to the one in Vancouver or Baltimore you may be a little disappointed. There were plenty of exhibits, although not a tremendous amount of information offered about them. I enjoyed the shark pool and am always enchanted by the sea otters. You can combine the ticket with a harbour cruise. I have to say - don't bother - although pretty cheap - about $7.00 I think - it was not really worth it. The food in the cafeteria is very expensive so go out for lunch - there are plenty of options. Don't forget to get your hand stamped or they will quiz you when you try to get back in again!

Visited September 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great Day at the Aquarium”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

A wide assortment of healthy exotic and typical aquatic life. Loved the penguin tank and the sea horse tank. Others loved the fact that everyone can touch sharks, jellyfish and sting rays. Quite educational. Staff well prepared to explain each tank. Tours available. Scuba divers feed the fish in one of the main tanks. A very large aquarium well suitable for adults and children. There can be many children so be prepared. Everyone seems to want to take pictures with the animals. You will not be disappointed but it is expensive.

Visited October 2012
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Escondido, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Expected a little more”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

For the cost, we expected there would be a little bit more to see, but overall, we were able to spend a few good hours at the aquarium. There are a few exhibits where you are actually able to touch rays, sharks (small ones, of course), urchins, starfish, etc. A couple of hours is sufficient time to see it all.

Visited October 2012
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