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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

August 5, 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.

Moompetam: Native American Festival

Festivals

September 19, 2015 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Moompetam: Native American Festival

In celebration of the local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its eleventh annual Moompetam Festival.

Ocean Science Center

Ocean in Motion

View images, video, and datasets that are featured in our Science on a Sphere® film Ocean in Motion. Learn more about the world’s fisheries, dead zones in the ocean, ocean currents and ecosystems, and more, as well as what we can do to preserve the ocean as a home for marine life and a source of seafood.

Rockmover Wrasse

Online Learning Center

Bony Fishes

Rockmover Wrasse

This wrasse has a number of common names: rockmover, dragon, and reindeer. Rockmover comes from the behavior in which they move coral fragments and rubble to find prey. Reindeer and dragon describe the first two dorsal fin spines of juveniles that are elongated.

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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