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Things to See and Do at the Aquarium This Summer

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Aquarium visitors including more than two hundred students from Lakewood High School view the new exhibits in the culmination gallery in the new Pacific Visions wing. An exhibit of nearly 100 California yellowtail fish demonstrate how offshore marine aquaculture, or farming of the sea, could help supplement our food supply. Aquarium of the Pacific

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June 24, 2019

Explore pathways to a sustainable future in Pacific Visions, plus visit 12,000 animals in over 100 exhibits.

This summer at the Aquarium, you can experience all the wonderful live animal exhibits and you can visit the new Pacific Visions wing to experience a state-of–the-art immersive theater, interactive art installations, engaging multimedia displays, and several new live animal exhibits. Explore underwater realms, future possibilities, and help create a new planet right here on Earth. The Honda Pacific Visions Theater show, which is 8 minutes long, is free with Aquarium admission and plays every 15 minutes. It is open to all ages.

On Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays this summer, the Aquarium will be open until 9:00 p.m., and admission after 5:00 p.m. will be just $19.95 for adults, seniors, and children. Visit our event page for the full list of dates and other details.

Summer events include the Aquarium’s annual July 4 Late Night and BBQ. On Independence Day, the Aquarium will be open until 10:00 p.m. with discounted admission of $19.95 after 5:00 p.m. For an additional charge, visitors can attend the evening BBQ. Visit the event page for the menu and more details. The Aquarium will also offer a series of morning yoga classes on Saturdays starting July 20, Night Dive on July 25, and a Teen Overnight on August 7.

During your Aquarium visit, be sure to catch one of the several shows offered through the day, including dive shows, animal meet and greets, and live Pacific Pals puppet shows in the outdoor Marine Life Theater. Pick up an Aquarium visitor guide or download the Aquarium app to see show times.

The Aquarium features several opportunities to get up close to and even touch animals from the Pacific Ocean. Touch a shark in Shark Lagoon, a sea jelly at the Moon Jelly Touch Lab on Harbor Terrace, a ray in the Ray Touch Pool, or tidepool animals like sea stars and sea urchins at the Coastal Corner Touch Lab in the Northern Pacific Gallery. There are also opportunities to feed some of our animals. Feed the colorful lorikeets in Lorikeet Forest by purchasing a cup of nectar at the exhibit entrance for $4, or feed a ray at the Ray Touch Pool for $5. These feedings will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. during the summer. Visitors can purchase a cup of food at the Ray Touch Pool at the start of the feeding.

Enhance your day at the Aquarium with a whale watching cruise to spot blue whales and other ocean life. Cruises are offered daily at 12:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and feature an Aquarium naturalist on board to help spot wildlife and share biology and conservation information about local whales. A whale watching combo ticket includes Aquarium admission for a discounted price. Other available combo tickets include an Aquarium visit plus admission to the Queen Mary, Los Angeles Zoo, Natural History Museum, or Battleship IOWA. Visit our prices and hours page for details and pricing.

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