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A sneak peek into the daily operations of the Aquarium

Behind the Scenes Tour

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LeAnna Azzolini Photography


Venture behind the scenes and go above our largest exhibit, Tropical Reef, to feed the fish!

This tour provides a sneak peek into the daily operations of the Aquarium of the Pacific. Guests will enter the “wet side” of the aquarium, a section not normally open to the public. See what it takes to maintain a world class aquarium, from water filtration to animal care and feeding. Learn interesting facts about the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 12,000 animals. Come join us on a fun filled tour!

Upon Arrival: Guests will meet at the tour sign next to the Information Desk. The tour will begin promptly; it is important that guests arrive on time.


  • Ages 7 and up. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This tour is fully ADA accessible. Service animals may not be present at behind-the-scenes animal encounters. In order that our guests with disabilities may enjoy the Aquarium to the fullest, Aquarium staff members will be made available to hold/walk or kennel the service animal while other Aquarium staff accompany the guest through the tour/exhibit. For more information, please review our service animal policy here.