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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.

Aqua Tots: Shoreline Shapes

Education

December 20, 2014 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Aqua Tots: Shoreline Shapes

As we explore our surroundings we will discover the beautiful shapes in the sea with your two or three-year-old.

Underwater Parks Day

Festivals

January 10, 2015 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Underwater Parks Day

Learn more about Southern California’s network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

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!

Ruddy Duck

Online Learning Center

Birds

Ruddy Duck

Ruddy Ducks are diving ducks that belong to the family of stiff-tailed ducks, named for their stiff tail that acts like a rudder. The ruddy part of their common name comes from the rust-red breeding plumage of the male. They are native to North America where they are wide-spread and common. Very awkward on land, they spend almost all of their time in shallow water at the edge of wetlands where there is an abundance of vegetation to hide in.

Admission

Aquarium/Battleship IOWA Combo