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Skip-the-Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission

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    What to Expect
    Visit: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802-8126

    When you arrive at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Los Angeles, head inside with your general admission ticket to begin your exploration of this marine wonderland. Right off the bat, be wowed by the full-scale model of a blue whale (the largest animal in the world) suspended above you in the Great Hall of the Pacific, and gaze at the leopard sharks and other predatory fish swimming around the three-story Blue Cavern Habitat.

    Your general admission gives you access to all of the aquarium’s galleries and exhibits, which focus on the creatures and environment of the Pacific Ocean. On your self-guided tour of the aquarium, discover sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific, and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific. Come face-to-face with the ocean’s ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon, hand-feed colorful lorikeet birds, and watch our Magellanic Penguins play. Spend as much time as you like at the aquarium, checking out the 12,000-plus animals that represent almost 500 marine species. A sample of the galleries is listed in the itinerary below.
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    Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802-8126
    • 4D movie and entrance to Pacific Visions
    • Entry/Admission - Aquarium of the Pacific
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Optional aquarium activities such as purchasing nectar to feed the lorikeets
    • Behind the Scenes Tours and Harbor Cruises may be purchased at the Information Desk upon arrival
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair and stroller accessible
    • Wheelchairs available at the Information Desk
    • Visitors Guides available in English and Spanish
    • Map Translations available at Information Desk in: Cambodian Chinese French German Italian Japanese Korean Russian Vietnamese
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Convenient parking available for $8 with Aquarium validation.
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    If you're looking for a great aquarium destination, the Aquarium of the Pacific is the place for you. Happened to be there during Labor Day weekend so it was more crowded than usual. They were open until 9 P.M. to accommodate the traffic. Look for...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank locke869
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    If you are staying in Long Beach and enjoy aquariums I would recommend you visit but it is a rather ordinary aquarium. The sea lions are fun to watch but otherwise it is pretty standard.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Susan3181959
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We enjoyed a wonderful half day self-guided tour of the Aquarium. The exhibits were informative, and we didn't hit long lines the day we went either (a Thursday afternoon). Great for kids and adults alike. Easy to access via walking or hop on the free...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank SueAnnS695
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    UP FRONT I must say how FANTASTIC the staff here is. ALL very helpful and pleasant. We purchased tickets online the morning of our visit. It was easy and IF you send yourself the pdf via email then NO NEED to print, just show your...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Terese B
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The aquarium was a perfect spot for us to get out of the hot sun and view some marine life from the west coast. Our teenage boys found plenty to interest them. We especially enjoyed the penguins and sea horses.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank X1608TBkarenh
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    4 September 2019|
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    Response from X1608TBkarenh | Reviewed this property |
    Its for the day. The aquarium validated our ticket after we visited and walked around the area.
    26 August 2019|
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    Response from Terese B | Reviewed this property |
    While I recommend a full day visit, even a short visit would be delightful. Study the map before you go - to see where the items that interest you / your family the most are located, and you can prioritize those items.
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    • Aquarium of the Pacific
    • Duration: 4h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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