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Families at the Aquarium

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 and during the weekend of the Grand Prix of Long Beach (April 17, 18, and 19, 2015).

Watershed Exhibit Hours

9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. |
WEEKENDS

1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. |
MONDAY–FRIDAY

Please note the weekday hours of the Watersheds: Pathways to the Pacific exhibit

Homeschool Days

Education

September 17, 2014 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Moompetam: Native American Festival

Festivals

September 20, 2014 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 tenth annual Moompetam Festival.

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.

Southern California Steelhead

Online Learning Center

Bony Fishes

Southern California Steelhead

Steelhead are members of the salmon family that includes all salmon species, trout, and char. Southern California steelhead are the only members of the salmon family native to Southern California. They are anadromous fish, that is, they hatch and live for a part of their life cycle in fresh water, migrate to the ocean where they spend to mature, and return to a freshwater stream, usually the one where they were hatched, to spawn. Unlike their salmon relatives, they usually do not die after spawning.

At one time steelhead spawned in the majority, if not all, of California’s coastal rivers. Now the number in Southern California has declined 99% and some runs are extinct. Southern California steelhead are now listed as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The southern California population has declined from about 40,000 steelhead to less than 500.

Admission

Package Adult Child (3-11) Senior (62+)
General Admission | Buy Now $28.95 $14.95 $25.95
(Web Only Special)
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. + 4D FilmExperience the ups and downs of life on land and sea in this coming of age story starring Sammy the sea turtle. | Buy Now
$39.95 $19.95 $34.95
(Web Only Special)
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. + 4D FilmExperience the ups and downs of life on land and sea in this coming of age story starring Sammy the sea turtle. |
Buy Now
$43.95 $32.95 $40.95
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
+ Blue Whale and Sea Life CruiseJoin 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. | Buy Now
$59.95 $39.95 $55.95
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 6/6/14-6/8/14, 7/4/14, and 12/31/14. | 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