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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 11, 12, and 13, 2014).

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

Earth Day Celebration

Festivals

April 26, 2014 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Earth Day Celebration

Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s fifteenth 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.

African Penguin

Online Learning Center

Birds

African Penguin

The African Penguin is the only one of 17 penguin species that lives on the African continent and its offshore islands. This species has had several names: Jackass Penguins because their raucous squawks sound like the braying of a donkey; and Blackfooted Penguin, although its feet are black and gray. Endemic to Africa, the common name, African Penguin, describes them best. In Afrikaans the word for African Penguin is “brilpikkewyn” (pronounced bril as in brilliant-puh-kuh-vain), which means braying penguin.

Admission

Package Adult Child (3-11) Senior (62+)
(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. |
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$43.95 $32.95 $40.95
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 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
$55.90 $42 $28.90 $19 $46.70 $42
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
$46.95 $36 $27.95 $25 $40.95 $35

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