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Families at the Aquarium

The Aquarium of the Pacific is a fun and educational experience for families.

The Aquarium of the Pacific is a fun and educational experience for families. In addition to our 11,000 animal exhibits with numerous opportunities for up-close encounters, we offer Harbor Tours, a 4D film experience, family festivals, a variety of children’s educational programs, birthday parties, summer and winter camps, sleepovers, and more.

Aquarium Hours

9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. | DAILY

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Open every day of the year, except Christmas Day (Dec. 25) and during the weekend of the Grand Prix of Long Beach (April 15, 16, and 17, 2016).

Special Exhibit Hours

The following exhibits may be closed until 1:30 p.m. on select weekdays for school programs. Call for specific hours.

Job Shadow: Mammalogist

Education

April 29, 2015 3:30 PM—6:30 PM

Job Shadow: Mammalogist

Husbandry has nothing to do with finding a mate, and everything to do with animal healthcare. Learn how our mammalogists care for our marine mammals.

Urban Ocean Festival

Festivals

May 2, 2015 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Urban Ocean Festival

Explore and celebrate Southern California’s coast during the Aquarium’s sixth annual Urban Ocean Festival.

An Interactive Fish Builder

Build a Fish

Build your own fish and learn about marine life and the ocean.

Giant Sea Bass

Online Learning Center

Bony Fishes

Giant Sea Bass

Giant sea bass are also known as jewfish m and black bass. When alive they can cause the dark spots that are scattered on their body to come and go but when dead, they are a uniform very dark brownish-black, hence the common name black bass. In spite of their size, they are gentle giants, easily approached by divers. Almost hunted in extinction, in 1988, the California legislature passed a law to protect them and their numbers appear to be increasing in California waters.

Admission

Package Adult Child (3-11) Senior (62+)
General Admission | Buy Now $28.95 $14.95 $25.95
General Admission
+ Behind-The-Scenes Tour (Ages 7 and up only) Enjoy the Aquarium, then discover what goes on behind the scenes! Now you can see it all in a one hour guided tour.| Buy Now
$42.95 $28.95 $39.95
General Admission
+ Gray Whale WatchEnjoy a 2 to 2.5 hour voyage out in the open Pacific in ocean in search for one of the world’s longest migrating mammals. | Buy Now
$48.95 $30.95 $44.95
General Admission
+ Harbor TourTour the Long Beach/Los Angeles Harbors with Harbor Breeze Cruises for a 45-minute narrated cruise around one of the most active ports in the world. | Buy Now
$39.95 $19.95 $34.95
General Admission
+ Queen Mary/Diana Exhibit AdmissionAs a special incentive to our visitors who would enjoy experiencing both the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Queen Mary, we offer a combined ticket package. This special offer is available for advance purchase by calling our Aquarium ticket office at (562) 590-3100 or by purchasing online. Tickets may also be purchased at the Aquarium and/or the Queen Mary. Queen Mary combo ticket not available 2/13/15-2/15/15, 6/12/15-6/16/15, 7/4/15, 9/4/15-9/7/15, 11/26/15, 12/24/15-12/25/15 and 12/31/15. | Buy Now
$57.90 $42.95 $34.90 $26.50 $55.00 $42.95
General Admission
+ Los Angeles Zoo AdmissionVisit the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and the Los Angeles Zoo for one great price. Please note that tickets are redeemable for up to one year from purchase date. | Buy Now
$47.95 $39 $28.95 $26 $41.95 $38

Aquarium/Battleship IOWA Combo