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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.

Ocean Adventure Day Camp 2

Education

July 6, 2015 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

Ocean Adventure Day Camp 2

Join us as we explore the Pacific ocean and its inhabitants during our week-long summer day camp adventures for kids in grades 2-4.

Soar with Reading Day

Festivals

July 13, 2015 10:00 AM—4:00 PM

Soar with Reading Day

JetBlue and Magic Tree House are taking kids on a reading adventure this summer! Join us for a shark-themed event and let your imagination take flight!

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.

Weedy Seadragon

Online Learning Center

Bony Fishes

Weedy Seadragon

Weedy seadragons are found only in Australian coastal waters where they are most commonly found in a thin strip of shallow water along the coastline. Although they appear to be seaweed when drifting in the water column almost motionless, weedy seadragons are actually bony fish. They are related to seahorses, pipefish, and seamoths.

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Add-On Packages

Add on a Behind the Scenes Tour and/or a 3D/4D film to any of the ticket packages above. Add on package must be added at time of purchase.

Aquarium/Battleship IOWA Combo