Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA

100 Aquarium WayLong Beach, CA 90802
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The Aquarium of the Pacific features more than 12,000 ocean animals representing nearly 500 species. Its focus is the Pacific Ocean, exploring the waters of the Tropical, Southern California, and Northern Pacific. There are 19 major habitats and 32 focus exhibits, as well as an ocean science and animal care center. Highlights include a shark lagoon, sea lion sanctuary, and Blue Cavern.

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Good To Know

  • Parking is available at 100 Aquarium way for a fee.
  • Credit cards are accepted.
  • Tickets must be time-specific or an online reservation.
  • Snacks and beverages available for purchase.
  • Touchless water bottle refill stations available.
  • Sanitizing stations are located throughout the Aquarium.


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Take a journey of discovery at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. 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 the Magellanic penguins. Discover Pacific Visions where you explore underwater realms and future possibilities. The centerpiece, Honda Pacific Visions Theater, features an 8-minute film with multisensory effects. The massive 180-degree curved screen and floor projection disc encompass the viewers’ full range of vision, creating a uniquely immersive experience. The theater experience is included in admission. There’s no better time to visit the Aquarium than now!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aquarium of the Pacific

Does Aquarium of the Pacific have wheelchairs? What’s the cost to rent one?

Wheelchairs are complimentary and can be checked out at the information desk on a first come, first serve basis.

Does Aquarium of the Pacific have strollers for rent?

The Aquarium offers baby “backpacks”, which can be borrowed free of charge at our information desk. They do not offer strollers at this time. While they do not have strollers for use, you are always welcome to bring your own. Also, on very busy days they have stroller parking areas throughout the Aquarium for your convenience.

Does the attraction have locker facilities available?

Unfortunately, Aquarium of the Pacific does not have any lockers available at this time.

Do you have a restaurant at your facility?

In partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific, PREMIER serves environmentally friendly and sustainable seafood at our main dining room, Café Scuba. Café Scuba is a relaxed atmosphere overlooking our Seal and Sea Lion exhibit and is the perfect place to grab a meal or a quick snack.

Does my child under 3 need an admission ticket?

There is no charge for children under the age of 3 to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific.

What is the cost of parking?

Parking is available at an adjacent parking structure (100 Aquarium Way) for a fee. The cost is currently $8 with Aquarium of the Pacific validation, and payment is accepted by cash or checks only.