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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 15, 16, and 17, 2016).

Special Exhibit Hours

The following exhibits may be closed until 1:30 p.m. on select weekdays for school programs. Call for specific hours.

Moompetam: Native American Festival

Festivals

September 19, 2015 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 eleventh 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.

Pelagic Siphonophore

Online Learning Center

Cniderians

Pelagic Siphonophore

Marrus orthocanna is one of several deep sea siphonophores that have the same common name, pelagic siphonophore. Deep sea ocean explorers in manned submersibles have viewed this species at depths as deep as 2000 meters (6600 feet).

Like other siphonophores M. orthocanna is a colony of specialized individuals known as zooids that have different functions such as locomotion, capturing prey, waste removal, and reproduction. No matter what the function, all the zooids attached to the stem of a siphonophore are descended from one fertilized egg so all are genetically identical.

Admission

Package Adult Child (3-11) Senior (62+)
General Admission | Buy Now $28.95 $14.95 $25.95
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 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 $40 $28.95 $27 $41.95 $39
General Admission
+ Natural History Museum AdmissionVisit the Aquarium and the Natural History Museum. | Buy Now
$40.95 $33 $19.95 $17 $34.95 $29
General Admission
+ Los Angeles Zoo & Natural History Museum AdmissionsVisit all three attractions and save. Please note that tickets are redeemable for up to one year from purchase date. | Buy Now
$60.95 $50 $34.95 $31 $51.95 $46

Add-On Packages

Add on a Behind the Scenes Tour and/or a 3D/4D film to any of the ticket packages above. Add on package must be added at time of purchase.

Aquarium/Battleship IOWA Combo