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Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach

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Celebrate the diversity of the Pacific Ocean at Aquarium of the Pacific through its 19 major habitats and 32 exhibitions. From penguins to deep-water dwellers, this aquarium has more than 11,000 animals representing almost 500 species. It is also a home to year-round cultural events, marine science educational events, and conservation projects. The aquarium takes advantage of its coastal location by offering seasonal boat adventures for visitors to witness sea life first hand. These short cruises typically last for a little over two hours. If you prefer to stay on land, the aquarium offers indoor immersive experiences, such as animal encounters, scuba diving, and a behind-the-scenes tour. Add Aquarium of the Pacific and other attractions to your Long Beach trip itinerary using our Long Beach trip planner.
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  • My family loved our visit here. We spent more time than we expected. Tons to see. Very friendly staff, tons of great stuff to see (and touch). The highlights for us were probably the rays, jellyfish.....  more
    My family loved our visit here. We spent more time than we expected. Tons to see. Very friendly staff, tons of great stuff to see (and touch). The highlights for us were probably the rays, jellyfish.....  more »
  • We went on a Sunday morning, we had a reservation for 0900, when they first opened. It was good because it wasn't crowded. It had some great exhibits, the otters were so cute. The cafe they have on... 
    We went on a Sunday morning, we had a reservation for 0900, when they first opened. It was good because it wasn't crowded. It had some great exhibits, the otters were so cute. The cafe they have on...  more »
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  • This was a fantastic aquarium experience for all of us, kiddos and adults alike. Very nicely priced. So much to see and experience. The kids got to touch sting rays, starfish, anemones, and even jelly fish among other creatures. It wasn't very crowded for a spring break weekday. All the staff members were super sweet and kind to the kids. They answered all questions in the best and most interesting ways to keep the kids wanting to know more. The theater was also a big hit with the kids, as well as the interactive tablets and stamp collections for the booklets(which they had in a huge variety of different languages, it was so refreshing to see this). We all can't wait to go back and see all the critters and creatures again.
  • Great experience for kids with its abundant information about the aquatic life and beyond - a lot more interactive activities. Got there on a weekday afternoon and it was fairly packed. Really a great gem! I heard that there were a lot of upgrades to the existing so I couldn't tell aside from really enjoying it all!

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