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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.

Junior Biologist: Fish

Festivals

June 22, 2019 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Fish

Participants ages 7-12 will learn how marine biologists keep fish healthy in an aquarium environment.
Yoga at the Aquarium

Festivals

July 20, 2019 7:30 AM—8:30 AM

Yoga at the Aquarium

Come experience the serenity of the Aquarium before it opens to the public with yoga in front of our three-story tall Honda Blue Cavern Habitat.
Sea Level Rise

Ocean Science Center

Sea Level Rise

Use this interactive map to find areas currently at risk of flooding, areas that could be at risk in the future, and use overlays to find schools, police and fire stations, wastewater treatment plants and other facilities located within the flood zone.

Eelgrass links to Eelgrass

Online Learning Center

Plants and Trees

Eelgrass

Although grass-like, eelgrass is technically a flowering plant that grows submerged in salt water. The salt tolerant plants form eelgrass meadows or beds that are both a biologically diverse ecosystem and a primary producer. They provide the base for a complex nearshore food web that starts with diatoms coating the plant blades to form an attachment for bacteria, fungi, and detritus. They act as a critical nursery and shelter for many species of fishes, shore and seabirds, and invertebrates. These beds also guard against erosion by dampening wave energy from storms and stabilize substrate. Sensitive to pollution, eelgrass is an indicator species for water quality.

Admission

Package Adult Child (3-11) Senior (62+)
General Admission including Pacific Visions | Buy Now $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 +
Whale Watch and Dolphin Cruise In Season
Buy Now
Take a voyage with Harbor Breeze Cruises in search of several species of dolphins, sea lions, sea birds, and other marine animals.
$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 and/or a 4D film 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
Whale Watch and Dolphin Cruise
In Season
Take a voyage with Harbor Breeze Cruises in search of several species of dolphins, sea lions, sea birds, and other marine animals.
$25 $15 $20
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