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Skip the Ticketing Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission Ticket

Long Beach, United States

From US$44.95

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit sharks, penguins and puffins with admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, and explore 19 wildlife habitats from every corner of the world’s largest ocean. Slip beneath a full-sized model of a blue whale, and catch the eye of a fierce leopard shark. Travel from a Sea of Cortez kelp forest to the ice-crusted waters off Northern Japan; watch sea horses play in a tropical lagoon, pet a shark in a kid-friendly touch tank and listen to the eerie melodies of an undersea whale song. Join us as the Aquarium of the Pacific celebrates its 25th Anniversary with new exhibits, events, and programs highlighting the remarkable natural world right outside our door. Journey through a re-imagined Southern California Gallery highlighting fascinating local animals and marine habitats. Discover colorful reefs, kelp forests, and sea grass beds as you meet a pod of lobsters, an octopus, deepwater fish, and more.
  • General admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach
  • Learn all about the marine life of the Pacific Ocean, the planet’s largest ocean
  • Travel from the waters of Alaska to California to Micronesia
  • See seals, sea lions, otters, sharks, tropical fish, sea stars, an octopus and more

What's Included

  • 4D movie and entrance to Pacific Visions
  • Children under the age of 3 are free
  • 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

What To Expect

Aquarium of the Pacific

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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.
  • Tickets are valid for a year from purchase date. TO CHANGE YOUR DATE OR TIME OF VISIT go the the Aquarium's website to create a new free reservation. Your tickets will scan on your new date and/or time.
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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      Q:What are the opening hours of the Aquarium of the Pacific?

      A:The Aquarium is open every day except Dec. 25th. Hours are 9 am to 6 pm Mon-Thur and 9 am to 8 pm Fri-Sun.

      Jun 2021

      Q:What is the address of the Aquarium of the Pacific?

      A:The Aquarium of the Pacific is located at 100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA 90802.

      Jun 2021

      Q:Is there parking available at the Aquarium of the Pacific?

      A: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 for the day with Aquarium validation.

      Jun 2021

      Q:Can I take public transportation to the Aquarium of the Pacific?

      A:The Aquarium is located half a mile from the Transit Mall in downtown Long Beach which makes for a 10 minute downhill walk to the Aquarium from the Blue line and major bus lines. Alternatively, you may take Long Beach Transit’s FREE Passport bus.

      Jun 2021

      Q:How can I get from the Transit Mall to the Aquarium?

      A:From the Transit Mall at Pine and 1st St, head South on Pine Ave. (towards the water) Turn right at The Paseo. Turn left at Aquarium Way.

      Jun 2021

      Q:Are food/drink available in the Aquarium?

      A:Café Scuba, serving a variety of sandwiches, salads, burgers, pizza, and more, provides a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the Seals & Sea Lions exhibit. (Food/drink are not included in admission.)

      Jun 2021

      Q:Are there vegetarian options available at the Aquarium?

      A:Yes, there are vegetarian options available at Café Scuba.

      Jun 2021

      Q:Can I participate in animal encounters in the Aquarium of the Pacific?

      A:Animal Encounters with Sharks & Rays, Seals & Sea Lions, Penguins, or Feathered Friends are available for an add'l fee. Encounters require a 48-hour advance reservation. Please call the Aquarium at the phone number on your ticket for more details.

      Jun 2021

      Q:Can I participate in feeding the animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific?

      A:Yes - You can feed brine shrimp to the Moon Jellys or feed nectar to the Lorikeets in the Lorikeet Forest. There is a nominal fee for each feeding experience.

      Jun 2021

      Q:Is the Aquarium of the Pacific handicap accessible?

      A:The Aquarium of the Pacific and its exhibits are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available for check out free of charge at the Information Desk.

      Jun 2021

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      Traveler Tips

      Definitely go in the morning before the crowds get there
      I needed a wheelchair, and there was no charge for the use.
      For us 2 adults no kids, it was ok. We expected more.


      408 reviews
      Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
      Reviews by Viator travelers.
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      Time with my son
      SALLY_P, May 2023
      Spending time with my son. He likes to spend time at the aquarium. It was the first chance I had in a while he had an absolute Blast.
      Day at the aquarium
      Discjo_D, May 2023
      The SoCal exhibit part was awesome. The shark tank and outdoor part was way cool too! Please provide paper straws for the smoothies.
      Good aquarium
      david_b, May 2023
      Good aquarium. My kid liked it. Parking was easy. Good for kids. Go early. It got crowded as the day went on.
      Value for money....
      Rose_J, May 2023
      Value for money. Educational and very thought provoking. Memorable A great place for children and adults.
      Ward_M, May 2023
      Easy to find venue and parking was easy. Had fun looking at the sea life. Ther were interactive areas for touching and viewing up close. Educational guides throughout.
      Fun in Long each
      James_H, May 2023
      It was a fun day with the grandkids. Its been years since we last visited the Aquarium. Even the food was good.
      Soanataake_A, Apr 2023
      My kids excitement about the sea life it was worth everything seeing my kids enjoy their time and for a great pricing thank you Viator
      1. The video crashed...
      oscar_v, Apr 2023
      1. The video crashed (upon entering aquarium), it took waaaaay too long to refresh the computer. The lights came on and everyone left the theater. No apology or explanation was given. 2. Too many exhibits closed
      If possible go during the week
      Jolene_H, Apr 2023
      The touch tanks are great, but be prepared to stand in line if you go on a weekend. We went on a Saturday, and it was VERY busy!!!
      Staff & location are amazing
      Nem_B, Apr 2023
      Staff were so welcoming and friendly! Location was clean and well organized. We loved watching the turtles, learning more about the ocean and fish, and just spending time together :)
      Very nice for a family...
      Jocelin_P, Apr 2023
      Very nice for a family outing . Very family friendly and kids loved it ! Will go again ! Very worth it
      GLADYS_G, Apr 2023
      Since we got, there was no line every place was clean and well organized, my niece has the most wonderful adventure touching starfish, baby shark, etc.
      Great day at the aquarium
      Melissa_M, Mar 2023
      Ticketing system made easy. Reservation system kept the crowds to a minimum. Enjoyed our day at the aquarium.
      My son and his Girlfriend...
      Arleth_C, Mar 2023
      My son and his Girlfriend had a great time and no problem getting in after i emailed him the tickets.
      Abel_C, Mar 2023
      It was our first experience at the Long Beach Aquarium but it was excellent!! thank you 🙏 It was our first experience at the Long Beach Aquarium but it was excellent!! thank you 🙏 for the work that each one of you does so that we can have an unforgettable trip.
      At Least The Ice Cream Truck Was Good
      Casey_D, Mar 2023
      A very bland and commercialized aquarium without much to offer. They seemed more focused on selling merchandise and food than maintenance upkeep or diversity in animals. You would think that a major metropolis would have a much more enjoyable aquarium. Save your $
      Everything was exciting....
      Maxine_W, Mar 2023
      Everything was exciting. I really missed my favorite the Penguins. Tickets were quick and convenient not waiting in line. Truly an enjoyable experience.
      Aquarium great - Viator customer support TRASH
      Liliana_C, Mar 2023
      The aquarium was a great experience for my family. My experience with the customer support from Viator was complete trash! I will never do business with them again. I would suggest that everyone look into buying tickets directly from the business if that is possible.
      Ok, interesting
      Michael_M, Feb 2023
      While in Long Beach for a cruise we had a day to ourselves and spent some time at the port. Fish and coral were great
      Imaginary trip No help
      Jenna_G, Feb 2023
      We didn’t make the trip because our family got caught in snow. I tried to contact staff from the aquarium or edit the reservation but neither was successful. We definitely want to go next time.

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