The Aquarium of the Pacific is one of the largest aquariums in the United States with more than 12,500 animals in 50 exhibits. Take a journey of discovery through the Aquarium.
See, touch, discover and learn about the fascinating marine life of Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the North Pacific, and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific.
Hightlights of the aquarium include Shark Lagoon, where you can touch sharks. The Lorikeet Forest where you can feed lorikeet birds, and the Tropical Pacific gallery where you can watch sea lions at play.
There are over 500 species filling 19 major habitats at The Aquarium of the Pacific. Also 32 focus exhibits take visitors on a journey throughout the Pacific Ocean's three regions, - Southern California/Baja, the Tropical Pacific, and the Northern Pacific. You are sure to learn something new at the Aquarium of the Pacific as an ocean of adventure awaits you.
The Aquarium of the Pacific
Open 9:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m.– 8:00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday
Open every day of the year, except
Christmas Day (Dec. 25) and During the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
For phone Support & Reservations call (562) 590-3100 | 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Parking for the Aquarium is immediately across the street.
Other attractions: Visitors to the Aquarium can also enjoy the surrounding Long Beach area. The Queen Mary, The Pike at Rainbow Harbor, Shoreline Village, Pine Avenue and Belmont Shore are all easily reached by walking or by free land and water transportation. Wonderful hotels and restaurants are nearby. Make a full day out of your visit to the Aquarium of the Pacific® and Long Beach.
Best Time to visit Aquarium of the Pacific
Weekends early between 9:00 am and 10:00 am
Weekdays after 2:00 pm
The parking structure for the Aquarium is steps away on the water side of Shoreline Drive between Chestnut Place and Aquarium Way.
The fee is $8.00 / day with Aquarium validation.
Aquarium of the Pacific will require temperature checks for all guests upon their arrival. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater will not be able to enter Aquarium of the Pacific. As part the parks standard procedures, team members will undergo temperature check as well.
For enhanced safety measures everyone, including all team members and guests will be required to wear face coverings while at Aquarium of the Pacific.
Each venue will limit capacity and we will monitor overall # capacity to help enforce social distancing.
All chairs, tables and high-touch surfaces will be thoroughly and frequently cleaned and disinfected.
Everyone sharing a table to dine must be from the same household.
Directions to The Aquarium of the Pacific
The Aquarium of the Pacific is located half a mile from the Transit Mall in downtown Long Beach.
Walking directions from the Transit Mall at Pine and 1st Street:
Head South on Pine Ave. (towards the water)
Turn right at The Paseo
Turn left at Aquarium Way
To get to the Aquarium of the Pacific by bus, take the Long Beach Transit's FREE Passport bus, a shuttle that services downtown Long Beach, the Aquarium of the Pacific, and the Queen Mary.
Note: You may take the Passport C Shuttle at the Northeast corner of Pine and Ocean Blvd with 8-10 minute wait (less on Fridays and Saturdays).
AAA 10% Discount
Show your AAA member card at the Aquarium ticket window and receive 10% off adult, child, and senior admission. Valid up to four discounts.
Aquarium of the Pacific offers discount tickets to military personnel. Visit your local MWR/ITT office on base to purchase your discounted Aquarium of the Pacific tickets! Discounts only apply when purchasing tickets at your local MWR office.
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