Families at the Aquarium Families at the Aquarium

Families at the Aquarium

The Aquarium will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday January 29, 2015.

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 17, 18, and 19, 2015).

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: Veterinarian

Education

February 4, 2015 3:30 PM—6:30 PM

Job Shadow: Veterinarian

Learn what it takes to be a world-class veterinarian in charge of over 11,000 animals in this hands-on class.

African-American Festival

Festivals

February 21, 2015 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

African-American Festival

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its 13th annual African-American Festival, celebrating the rich diversity of African-American and African cultures.

Test Your Knowledge

Sea Otter Challenge Interactive Game

Learn more about sea otters and test your knowledge in the Sea Otter Challenge Interactive Game! Meet field biologist Tim Tinker, who will guide you through the challenge. Watch video clips and beat the clock to answer true or false and multiple choice questions about sea otters!

Saltmarsh Dodder

Online Learning Center

Plants & Trees

Saltmarsh Dodder

Saltmarsh dodder is one of eight California native species of Cuscuta. This species grows as a leafless, rootless, yellow or orange vine. It cannot photosynthesize to satisfy its own energy needs so it gets its nutrients and water from its hosts, salt tolerant halophytes, (such as pickleweed, Salicornia virginica), that grow in tidal coastal saltmarshes. Such parasites are called holoparasites. Although the plants have little if any chlorophyll and no leaves, they are still classified as true plants.

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