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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 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: Mammalogist

Education

April 1, 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.

Earth Day Festival

Festivals

April 25, 2015 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Earth Day Festival

Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s sixteenth annual Earth Day Celebration.

Our Watersheds: Pathway to the Pacific

Our Watersheds Online Exhibit

Explore what is featured in the exhibit at the Aquarium, and plant a virtual native garden.

American Kestrel

Online Learning Center

Birds

American Kestrel

American Kestrels were formerly called Sparrowhawks because sparrows were believed to be their diet preference. These birds are the smallest, most common, and most colorful of North American falcons. Males are more brightly colored than females and females are larger than males. Because of their appetite for small rodents such as mice and squirrels, these small falcons play an important role of predators of so-called nuisance species. They are the only North American falcon that regularly hunts by hovering or kiting (sailing on the wind).

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