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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: Mammalogist

Festivals

September 5, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist

3/15 CanceledHusbandry has nothing to do with finding a mate, and everything to do with animal healthcare. Learn how our mammalogists care for our marine mammals.
Urban Ocean Virtual Festival

Festivals

May 2, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Urban Ocean Virtual Festival

The event will include a virtual harbor cruise, time-lapse mural painting, educational videos, and more.
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.

Pacific Cleaner Shrimp from the side links to Pacific Cleaner Shrimp

Online Learning Center

Crustaceans, marine

Pacific Cleaner Shrimp

Known by various names, including Pacific cleaner shrimp, scarlet cleaner shrimp, and skunk cleaner shrimp, these shrimp play a vital role in coral reef ecosystems. Their common name is derived from the fact that a large portion of their diet is made up of dead tissue and parasites they remove from fish. They will set up a cleaning station on coral or a rock and wait for fish to stop by to be cleaned of dead tissue and parasites. These brightly colored shrimp have a red band on each side of their body separated by a white band down the middle of the back. As with members of the Order Decapoda, they have ten legs. This species is currently not evaluated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Admission

Package Adult Child (3-11) Senior (62+)
General Admission | Buy Now $12.00 $12.00 $12.00
General Admission +
Blue Whale and Sea Life Cruise In Season
Buy Now
Join naturalists and experts from the Aquarium of the Pacific for an ocean voyage in search of the largest animal on the planet—the blue whale.
$54.00 $39.00 $47.00
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.
$24.00 $18.00 $22.00

Tickets that expired during the closure, March 14-June 14, will be valid through 12/31/20. Coupons that expired during the closure, March 14-June 14, will be valid for an additional three months beyond the listed expiration date.

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
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
Blue Whale and Sea Life Cruise In Season
Join naturalists and experts from the Aquarium of the Pacific for an ocean voyage in search of the largest animal on the planet—the blue whale.
$45 $25 $35