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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.

Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist

Festivals

April 4, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Marine Biologist

April class canceled Aquarist is not a zodiac sign. It is a very important position that our scaly and spineless friends rely on! Find out what it takes to be one in this three-hour class!
Urban Ocean Festival

Festivals

May 2, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Urban Ocean Festival

The event will include art exhibitions, a recycled fashions showcase, mural painting, poetry readings, booths, and educational activities.
Whales: Voices in the Sea

Explore the sound-based world of whales

Whales: Voices in the Sea

Discover the sounds of humpback, sperm, gray, blue, beaked, and Northern right whales in this online version of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s exhibit Whales: Voices in the Sea. Listen to each whale call, watch videos on the whales, learn about conservation issues, and see interviews with scientists.

Wedge-tail Triggerfish links to Wedge-tail Triggerfish

Online Learning Center

Bony Fishes, marine

Wedge-tail Triggerfish

The official state fish of Hawaii, the easily identified wedge-tail triggerfish is quite commonly seen in many other areas of its distribution. Besides its beautifully bright colors and perfect geometric markings, its greatest claim to fame is probably its official Hawaiian name, humu humu nuku nuku apua ‘a, which, according to Hawaiians, is longer than the fish itself. Not easy to learn and difficult to remember, it is said that native Hawaiians identify non-islanders by asking them to say the name. If not readily forthcoming, it leaves the persons background in question. Translation of the name to English defines the animal as the “fish with the pig-nosed face”. It is supported by the grunting noise the species may make when removed from the water.

Admission

Package Adult Child (3-11) Senior (62+)
General Admission including Pacific Visions | Buy Now $5 Off Web Special $34.95 $24.95 $31.95
General Admission +
Behind-The-Scenes Tour (Ages 7+)
Buy Now
(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.
$47.95 $40.95 $44.95
General Admission +
Gray Whale Watch In Season
Buy Now
Enjoy 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.
$54.95 $40.95 $50.95
General Admission +
Harbor Tour
Buy Now
Tour 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.
$45.95 $29.95 $40.95
General Admission +
Queen Mary Admission
Buy Now
As 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 July 4 or December 31.
$55.00 $32.00 $55.00
General Admission +
Los Angeles Zoo Admission
Buy Now
Visit 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.
$47.00 $36.00 $46.00
General Admission +
Natural History Museum Admission
Buy Now
Visit the Aquarium and the Natural History Museum.
$41.00 $26.00 $35.00
General Admission +
Los Angeles Zoo & Natural History Museum Admissions
Buy Now
Visit all three attractions and save. Please note that tickets are redeemable for up to one year from purchase date.
$60.00 $42.00 $56.00
General Admission +
Battleship IOWA Admission
Buy Now
Visit the Aquarium and the Battleship IOWA for one low price. Please note that tickets are redeemable for up to one year from purchase date. The Iowa combo is not available on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
$40.95 $32.95 $40.95

Add-On Packages

Add on a Behind the Scenes Tour to any of the ticket packages above. Add on package must be added at time of purchase.

Options General Public Member
Behind the Scenes Tour (Ages 7+)
Purchase Add-On
(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. Add on package must be added at time of purchase.
$19 $15

Aquarium Members

Options Adult Child (3-11) Senior (62+)
General Admission
Buy Membership Now
You will need to register and log in to your Aquarium Member Community in order to buy discounted tickets online.
FREE FREE FREE
Behind-The-Scenes Tour (Ages 7+)
(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.
$15 $15 $15
Harbor Tour
Tour 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.
$15 $6 $10
Gray Whale Watch In Season
Enjoy 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.
$25 $15 $20