Families at the Aquarium Families at the Aquarium

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

Job Shadow: Mammalogist

Education

July 30, 2014 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.

Seniors Day

Festivals

September 5, 2014 9:00 AM—2:00 PM

Seniors Day

The Aquarium of the Pacific will open its doors for free to seniors ages 50 and above on this special day.

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!

Epaulette Shark

Online Learning Center

Cartilaginous Fishes | Sharks

Epaulette Shark

This small, attractively marked shark is a rather interesting animal. It swims, however most of its movement is accomplished by “walking” with the use of several of its fins. Its slender body permits easy navigation in and around the intricacies of coral reefs where it feeds primarily on bottom living invertebrates.

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

Package Adult/Senior/
Youth 12+
Child
(6-11)
Toddler
(3-5)
General Admission
+ Battleship IOWA AdmissionVisit the Aquarium and the Battleship IOWA for one low price. Please note that tickets are redeemable for up to one year from purchase date. |
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$38.95 to $46.95 $33 $24.95 $21 $14.95 $13