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From now through February 9, all California Smart & Final locations are offering a discount to the Aquarium of the Pacific. Pick up a coupon valid for $8 off adult admission and $2 off child admission (ages 3-11). Click below for hours and directions to your nearest Smart & Final store. Offer valid through June 30, 2016.

Hours/Directions.

Raise your very own sea jelly from egg to adult in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Jelly Lab App.

Learn and do what it takes to keep a healthy and growing sea jelly, from maintaining water circulation to feeding and cleaning. Do it successfully and watch your sea jelly grow into a beautiful adult medusa, all without getting wet! Take your jellyfish wherever you go and perform your animal care duties in the app just like the staff at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Then find out what sea jelly species you’ve raised and add it to your collection.

Jelly Lab is available for both iPhone and Android smartphones.

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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.

Free Child With Paid Adult
with this Coupon

Admission

Package Adult Child (3-11) Senior (62+)
General Admission | Buy Now $29.95 $17.95 $26.95
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
$49.95 $33.95 $45.95
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 $22.95 $35.95
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 $44.95 $34.90 $28.50 $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

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.

Free Child With Paid Adult
with this Coupon

Kids Not Required

Fun isn’t just for kids at the Aquarium of the Pacific. There is always something new to see and learn for adults. And all year long there are a variety of programs and evening events specifically for adults. The best times to visit for a more peaceful experience are when we open or after 3:00 p.m. Come see what’s new and don’t forget to meet our penguins, sharks and sea otters. Your admission fee helps us to feed our animals and supports our education and conservation programs. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Convenient parking is available for $8.

Click here for a
$20.95 admission coupon.

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.

Kids Not Required

Fun isn’t just for kids at the Aquarium of the Pacific. There is always something new to see and learn for adults. And all year long there are a variety of programs and evening events specifically for adults. The best times to visit for a more peaceful experience are when we open or after 3:00 p.m. Come see what’s new and don’t forget to meet our penguins, sharks and sea otters. Your admission fee helps us to feed our animals and supports our education and conservation programs. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Convenient parking is available for $8.

Click here for
$20.95 admission.

Kids Not Required

Fun isn’t just for kids at the Aquarium of the Pacific. There is always something new to see and learn for adults. And all year long there are a variety of programs and evening events specifically for adults. The best times to visit for a more peaceful experience are when we open or after 3:00 p.m. Come see what’s new and don’t forget to meet our penguins, sharks and sea otters. Your admission fee helps us to feed our animals and supports our education and conservation programs. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Convenient parking is available for $8.

Get $8 Off Coupon.

Buy Discounted Tickets Now

Kids Not Required

Fun isn’t just for kids at the Aquarium of the Pacific. There is always something new to see and learn for adults. And all year long there are a variety of programs and evening events specifically for adults. The best times to visit for a more peaceful experience are when we open or after 3:00 p.m. Come see what’s new and don’t forget to meet our penguins, sharks and sea otters. Your admission fee helps us to feed our animals and supports our education and conservation programs. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Convenient parking is available for $8.

Get $8 Off Coupon

Buy Discounted Tickets Now

Kids Not Required

Fun isn’t just for kids at the Aquarium of the Pacific. There is always something new to see and learn for adults. And all year long there are a variety of programs and evening events specifically for adults. The best times to visit for a more peaceful experience are when we open or after 3:00 p.m. Come see what’s new and don’t forget to meet our penguins, sharks and sea otters. Your admission fee helps us to feed our animals and supports our education and conservation programs. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Convenient parking is available for $8.

Click here for
$20.95 admission.

Baskin Robbins logoFrom now through September 7, participating Southern California Baskin Robbins locations are offering a discount to the Aquarium of the Pacific. Receive a coupon valid for a free child admission (ages 3-11) with the purchase of an adult admission. Click here for the hours and directions to your nearest Baskin Robbins. Offer valid through December 31, 2014.

I used the Aquarium’s app to learn about a local diving spot and how different species of fish live in different parts of a kelp forest. You can become an explorer on your next visit to the Aquarium of the Pacific by downloading the free Aquarium Guide & Explorer App to your mobile phone.

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA can now be in the palm of your hand!

Embark on four missions to explore the ocean and its animals in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Explorer App. This interactive app even allows you to share your accomplishments with friends. Also included are Aquarium maps, show schedule, and species IDs. Download it today and visit the Aquarium to receive your instructions from mission control. Good luck, explorer!

*We highly recommend using earphones with this app.

The app is available for free in the App Store and the Google Play and allows you to enhance your experience at the Aquarium by giving you all the information you need on your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or Android powered-device.

Schedule

  • Check out what shows and tours will be available on the date of your visit so you can plan ahead.

Map and Visitor Guide

  • An electronic version of our visitor’s guide full of information about our facility, galleries, animals, and more. This also includes maps of the Aquarium.

Species I.D.

  • With a trading card look, learn all about the plants and animals that call the Aquarium their home. It also includes information on often-asked-about animals. Navigate by species type, exhibit, or visually with just photos.

Also includes quick links to call, email, directions, and our website.

Explorer Missions

  • Brand new in version 2.0 - explore the Aquarium of the Pacific like never before. Embark on four missions to explore the ocean and its animals

I used the Aquarium’s app to investigate a hydrothermal vent! You can become an explorer on your next visit to the Aquarium of the Pacific by downloading the free Aquarium Guide & Explorer App to your mobile phone.

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA can now be in the palm of your hand!

Embark on four missions to explore the ocean and its animals in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Explorer App. This interactive app even allows you to share your accomplishments with friends. Also included are Aquarium maps, show schedule, and species IDs. Download it today and visit the Aquarium to receive your instructions from mission control. Good luck, explorer!

*We highly recommend using earphones with this app.

The app is available for free in the App Store and the Google Play and allows you to enhance your experience at the Aquarium by giving you all the information you need on your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or Android powered-device.

Schedule

  • Check out what shows and tours will be available on the date of your visit so you can plan ahead.

Map and Visitor Guide

  • An electronic version of our visitor’s guide full of information about our facility, galleries, animals, and more. This also includes maps of the Aquarium.

Species I.D.

  • With a trading card look, learn all about the plants and animals that call the Aquarium their home. It also includes information on often-asked-about animals. Navigate by species type, exhibit, or visually with just photos.

Also includes quick links to call, email, directions, and our website.

Explorer Missions

  • Brand new in version 2.0 - explore the Aquarium of the Pacific like never before. Embark on four missions to explore the ocean and its animals

I used the Aquarium’s app to learn about the different ocean zones and the amazing animals that live in each of them. You can become an explorer on your next visit to the Aquarium of the Pacific by downloading the free Aquarium Guide & Explorer App to your mobile phone.

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA can now be in the palm of your hand!

Embark on four missions to explore the ocean and its animals in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Explorer App. This interactive app even allows you to share your accomplishments with friends. Also included are Aquarium maps, show schedule, and species IDs. Download it today and visit the Aquarium to receive your instructions from mission control. Good luck, explorer!

*We highly recommend using earphones with this app.

The app is available for free in the App Store and the Google Play and allows you to enhance your experience at the Aquarium by giving you all the information you need on your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or Android powered-device.

Schedule

  • Check out what shows and tours will be available on the date of your visit so you can plan ahead.

Map and Visitor Guide

  • An electronic version of our visitor’s guide full of information about our facility, galleries, animals, and more. This also includes maps of the Aquarium.

Species I.D.

  • With a trading card look, learn all about the plants and animals that call the Aquarium their home. It also includes information on often-asked-about animals. Navigate by species type, exhibit, or visually with just photos.

Also includes quick links to call, email, directions, and our website.

Explorer Missions

  • Brand new in version 2.0 - explore the Aquarium of the Pacific like never before. Embark on four missions to explore the ocean and its animals

I used the Aquarium’s app to explore jellies and learn about kreisels and plankton. You can become an explorer on your next visit to the Aquarium of the Pacific by downloading the free Aquarium Guide & Explorer App to your mobile phone.

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA can now be in the palm of your hand!

Embark on four missions to explore the ocean and its animals in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Explorer App. This interactive app even allows you to share your accomplishments with friends. Also included are Aquarium maps, show schedule, and species IDs. Download it today and visit the Aquarium to receive your instructions from mission control. Good luck, explorer!

*We highly recommend using earphones with this app.

The app is available for free in the App Store and the Google Play and allows you to enhance your experience at the Aquarium by giving you all the information you need on your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or Android powered-device.

Schedule

  • Check out what shows and tours will be available on the date of your visit so you can plan ahead.

Map and Visitor Guide

  • An electronic version of our visitor’s guide full of information about our facility, galleries, animals, and more. This also includes maps of the Aquarium.

Species I.D.

  • With a trading card look, learn all about the plants and animals that call the Aquarium their home. It also includes information on often-asked-about animals. Navigate by species type, exhibit, or visually with just photos.

Also includes quick links to call, email, directions, and our website.

Explorer Missions

  • Brand new in version 2.0 - explore the Aquarium of the Pacific like never before. Embark on four missions to explore the ocean and its animals

Explore above and below the water!

Visit the Aquarium of the Pacific and Battleship IOWA for one great price:

  • Adult / Senior / Youth (ages 12+): $35.95
  • Child (ages 6-11): $25.95
  • Toddler (ages 3-5): $15.95

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore two attractions that celebrate the ocean at one great price. Just minutes away in San Pedro, the Aquarium and the Battleship IOWA can both be visited in one day or on separate days.

For more information on the many exciting tours and programs, visit the USS IOWA website.

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Please note that tickets are redeemable for up to one year from purchase date.

We welcome guests with disabilities who choose to bring their trained service animal into the Aquarium. A copy of our service animal policy may be obtained at the Information Desk. A kennel or staff escort is available for those who choose to leave their service animal when entering areas that are off limits to service animals.

Aquarium of the Pacific Service Animal Policy

Updated June 2012

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a “service animal” as dogs* that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. If they meet this definition, dogs are considered service animals under the ADA regardless of whether they have been licensed or certified by a state or local government. ADA requires service animals to be harnessed, leashed or tethered unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work, or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls. The care and supervision of a service animal is solely the responsibility of his or her owner. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability.

Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support, therapy dogs or dogs that provide a service to others not present (dogs in-training) do not qualify as “service animals” under the ADA.

A service animal may be excluded from the aquarium when that animal’s behavior poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others. Examples are vicious behavior towards other guests, a dog that is out of control and the handler cannot or does not regain control, or if the dog is not housebroken. If a service animal is excluded, the individual with the disability who uses the service animal must have the option of continuing to enjoy the aquarium.

The Aquarium of the Pacific is responsible for the health and wellbeing of collections of birds and marine animals. In the event that a service animal’s presence within certain areas of the aquarium is demonstrated to cause the animals in that area undue stress or anxiety, or present the potential for injury or illness, we reserve the right to designate such sensitive areas as off-limits. Sensitive areas may be designated as a result of new births or hatchings, nesting or breeding behavior in progress, or new animals in exhibits. Lorikeet Forest is an open aviary and is off-limits to service animals at all times. Further, service animals may not be present at behind-the-scenes animal encounters.

In order that our disabled guests may enjoy the aquarium to the fullest, aquarium staff members will be made available to hold/walk or kennel the service animal while other aquarium staff accompany the guest through the exhibit.

*As of March 15, 2011, only dogs are recognized as service animals under titles II and III of the ADA.

Prices

General Admission

  • Adult: $29.95
  • Child (3-11): $17.95
  • Senior (62+): $26.95

(Web Only Special)
General Admission
+ Harbor Tour + 4D Film

  • Adult: $39.95
  • Child (3-11): $19.95
  • Senior (62+): $34.95

(Web Only Special)
General Admission
+ Behind-The-Scenes Tour (Ages 7 and up only) + 4D Film

  • Adult: $43.95
  • Child (3-11): $32.95
  • Senior (62+): $40.95

General Admission
+ Behind-The-Scenes Tour (Ages 7 and up only)

  • Adult: $42.95
  • Child (3-11): $28.95
  • Senior (62+): $39.95

General Admission
+ Blue Whale Watch

  • Adult: $59.95
  • Child (3-11): $42.95
  • Senior (62+): $56.95

General Admission
+ Harbor Tour

  • Adult: $39.95
  • Child (3-11): $22.95
  • Senior (62+): $35.95

General Admission
+ Queen Mary Admission

  • Adult: $44.95
  • Child (3-11): $28.50
  • Senior (62+): $42.95

General Admission
+ Los Angeles Zoo

  • Adult: $40
  • Child (3-11): $27
  • Senior (62+): $39

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Hours

Open 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Open every day of the year, except Christmas Day and during the weekend of the Grand Prix of Long Beach (April 15, 16, and 17, 2016).

Late Night Calendar

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Directions

Aquarium Address
100 Aquarium Way,
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 590-3100

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Visitor Guide Apps

Download our visitor guide app to enhance your visit with information and presentation schedule.

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The Queen Mary is currently featuring the World’s Largest LEGO© Brick Model Ship

Two Great Attractions, One Low Price!

Enjoy both the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Queen Mary on the same day with our combined Long Beach ticket package.

  • Adult: $44.95 (save $13.90)
  • Child: $28.50 (save $4.90)

The Queen Mary and the Aquarium can both be visited in one day. The Long Beach Passport “C” bus offers free shuttle service between the Aquarium and Queen Mary.

General admission ticket includes

  • Queen Mary Historic Exhibit
  • Self-Guided Shipwalk Tour
  • Optional Audio Tour
  • Diana Exhibit
  • Admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific

Buy Tickets Now!

Tickets may also be purchased at the Queen Mary ticket window, the Aquarium’s ticket window, or in advance by calling the Aquarium’s ticket office (562) 590-3100.

Please note that Queen Mary tickets must be used on the date purchased at the Aquarium. Aquarium tickets are redeemable until December 31, 2015. Following black-out days apply to tickets for the Queen Mary: February 13-15, 2015, June 12-16, 2015, July 4, 2015, September 4-7, 2015, November 26, 2015, December 24-25 & 31, 2015.

The Queen Mary is currently featuring the World’s Largest LEGO© Brick Model Ship

Measuring 26 feet, weighing over 600 lbs. and made from 250,000 LEGO bricks, the LEGO Queen Mary brick model ship is a masterpiece to be seen. The model was designed by England’s certified LEGO Builder, Bright Bricks, Inc., to commemorate Britain’s most famous ocean liner.

The Queen Mary LEGO brick model ship is displayed in its own gallery aboard the Queen Mary - The Shipyard, where you can view the huge model and build your own LEGO ship. The Shipyard includes Bright Brick building stations where children and LEGO-enthusiasts can let their creativity run wild!

  • Hours: 10AM - 6PM, Daily
  • Location: Promenade Deck, Midship

Having Trouble with Our App?

Please let us know if you are having trouble with our app.

If you have any comments, suggestions, or issues with our app, please send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the subject “Aquarium App Feedback”. In the body please let us know which app (Visitor Guide on the iPhone or Android).

Enhance Your Next Visit or Raise Your Very Own Jelly

Aquarium Guide & Explorer

Jelly Lab

Aquarium Explorer App
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The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA can now be in the palm of your hand!

Embark on four missions to explore the ocean and its animals in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s new Explorer App. This interactive app even allows you to share your accomplishments with friends. Also included are Aquarium maps, show schedule, and species IDs. Download it today and visit the Aquarium to receive your instructions from mission control. Good luck, explorer!

*We highly recommend using earphones with this app.

The app is available for free in the App Store and the Google Play and allows you to enhance your experience at the Aquarium by giving you all the information you need on your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or Android powered-device.

Schedule

  • Check out what shows and tours will be available on the date of your visit so you can plan ahead.

Map and Visitor Guide

  • An electronic version of our visitor’s guide full of information about our facility, galleries, animals, and more. This also includes maps of the Aquarium.

Species I.D.

  • With a trading card look, learn all about the plants and animals that call the Aquarium their home. It also includes information on often-asked-about animals. Navigate by species type, exhibit, or visually with just photos.

Also includes quick links to call, email, directions, and our website.

Explorer Missions

  • Brand new in version 2.1 - explore the Aquarium of the Pacific like never before. Embark on five missions to explore the ocean and its animals

Grow Your Very Own Sea Jelly Pet


Learn and do what it takes to keep a healthy and growing sea jelly, from maintaining water circulation to feeding and cleaning. Do it successfully and watch your sea jelly grow into a beautiful adult medusa, all without getting wet!

Take your jellyfish wherever you go and perform your animal care duties in the app just like the staff at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Then find out what sea jelly species you’ve raised and add it to your collection.

Jelly Lab is available for both iPhone and Android smartphones.

Need the Aquarium App support page?

Q: Will you donate to our fundraiser?
A: Ticket/In-Kind Donation Request Guidelines

As a non-profit organization, the Aquarium is happy to assist other non-profit groups with their fundraising and event planning needs. In order to receive your pair of Aquarium admission tickets, please forward your request in writing on your organization’s letterhead along with a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope to:

Guest Support Center Donation Request
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

  • Please allow 1 to 2 weeks for processing.
  • The Aquarium will no longer accept fax, e-mail, or phone call requests as a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope is now required.
  • We are pleased to provide 2 complimentary tickets per organization/event, per year.
  • In the spirit of being “Green,” we do not need a letter of thanks for each donation.
Q: Do you have wheelchairs, what’s the cost to rent one?
A: Wheelchairs are complimentary and can be checked out at the information desk on a first come, first serve basis. A credit card is required at the time of check out
Q: Do you have strollers?
A: The Aquarium offers baby “backpacks”, which can be borrowed free of charge at our information desk. We do not offer strollers at this time. A credit card is required at the time of check out. While we do not have strollers for use, you are always welcome to bring your own. Also, on very busy days we have stroller parking areas throughout the Aquarium for your convenience.
Q: Are cameras or video cameras allowed?
A: Cameras and video cameras are permitted in the Aquarium, as long as the footage is for personal use. Tripods are not permitted.
Q: Are pets allowed?
A: We do not allow any animals or pets into our facility, except for licensed service dogs. This is to ensure the safety and health of our animals.
Q: Do you have reciprocal memberships?
A: Currently, we do not offer any reciprocal memberships with any other museums, zoos or aquariums.
Q: Directions to the Aquarium.
A: Our Aquarium is accessible from all major freeways. From the 5, 91, 60, 105, or 405 freeway you can connect to the 710 freeway South. The 710 will end and become Shoreline Drive. Proceed in the middle lane and continue straight on Shoreline Drive and make a right on Aquarium Way. You will find the Aquarium on your left and the Queensway Bay parking structure on your right.
Q: Directions to the Aquarium from the Blue Line.
A: The Aquarium is accessible from the MTA Blue line train. From the Blue line train you will exit at the Transit Mall station to Pine Ave and 1st Street. Cross the street to your right on Pine Ave and take the Passport C shuttle bus to the Aquarium. For additional directions, travel and/or arrival times, you may call 1(800) COMMUTE or log on to http://www.metro.net.
Q: Do you allow outside food in the Aquarium?
A: The Aquarium does not allow any outside food within the Aquarium. However, we do have picnic tables located in the front grass area on a first come, first serve basis. Any snacks, lunches or editable items may be consumed in this area.
Q: Are you open when it’s raining?
A: Yes, we are still open in the rain! Occasionally the Lorikeet Forest will close when it rains if the ground becomes slick, however all other exhibits will remain open.
Q: Do you have locker facilities available?
A: Unfortunately we do not have any lockers available at this time.
Q: I purchased my general admission tickets online for a specific date and time; however, I don’t think I will make it there at that time (or on that date). What should I do?
A: Unused general admission tickets are valid for one year from the date of purchase. You are welcome to use your ticket within one year of the date selected. This does not apply to boat programming or tours.
Q: How can I interview a Marine Biologist?
A: Please submit questions in the form of an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please allow 1-2 weeks for a reply.
Q: Do you have a restaurant at your facility?
A: We have a cafeteria style restaurant called Café Scuba that is available for guests on our second floor. For more information on Café Scuba please click here.
Q: Do you allow re-entry into the Aquarium?
A: Re-entry will be allowed for same day visits at the Aquarium. Be sure to have your hand stamped at the exit door. You will need a valid hand stamp to be allowed re-entry on the same date of visit.
Q: My child is under 3. What is the cost?
A: There is no charge for children under the age of 3 to visit the Aquarium.
Q: Is there a place where nursing mothers can breastfeed?
A: Yes, there is a family area in the downstairs women’s restroom located near the coffee cart in the Great Hall of the Aquarium.
Q: What is the cost of parking?
A: Parking is available at an adjacent parking structure (99 Aquarium Way) for a fee. The cost is currently $8, and payment is accepted in cash or check only.
Q: Do you have birthday parties?
A: Yes we do! Read here for more information.
Q: Do you have sleepovers?
A: Yes we do! Read here for more information.
Q: What is the Aquarium on Wheels program?
A: Yes we do! Read here for more information.
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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.

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Noche de Estrellas - Latin-themed late night

Late Nights

Photo Night

Sea Fare

Sea Fare

Night Dive

Member Prom

Kids not required!

Kids not required

Fun isn’t just for kids at the Aquarium of the Pacific. There is always something new to see and learn for all ages. And all year long there are a variety of programs and evening events specifically for adults. The best times to visit for a more peaceful experience are when we open or after 3:00 p.m. Come see what’s new and don’t forget to meet our penguins, sharks, and sea otters. Your admission fee helps us to feed our animals and supports our education and conservation programs. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Convenient parking is available for $8.

Open 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Every Day of the Year, Except Christmas Day (Dec. 25) and During the Grand Prix of Long Beach (April 15, 16, and 17, 2016).

You may purchase Aquarium tickets upon your arrival at our ticket windows in front of the Aquarium. You may also order your tickets online now. For phone reservations, please call (562) 590-3100 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PT.

Also for added convenience, you can now purchase online tickets to our 4D movies and Behind-the-Scenes Tours. The Aquarium accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

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Limited Time Discounts

Smart & Final
All California Smart & Final locations are now offering a coupon valid for $8 off adult admission (full-priced adult admission $29.95) and $2 off child admission (full-priced child admission $17.95, ages 3-11). The offer is available through 2/9/16 or while supplies last. Offer valid through 6/30/16.


Annual Discounts

AAA Discount
Receive 10% off adult, child, and senior admission when you present your AAA member card at Aquarium ticket windows or purchase from the AAA website. Valid for up to four discounts. Or, save up to 25% when you purchase tickets at any Southern California Auto Club branch.
Aquarium/Battleship IOWA Combo
Visit the Aquarium and the USS IOWA for one low price! That’s just $35.95 for adult/senior (ages 12+ save up to $13.95), $25.95 for child/youth (ages 6-11 save $3.95), and $15.95 for toddler (ages 3-5 save $2). Purchase tickets.
Aquarium/L.A. Zoo Combo
Visit the Aquarium and the Los Angeles Zoo for one great price— $40 for adults (save $8.95), $27 for children (save $2.95) and $39 for seniors (save $3.95). Purchase tickets.
Aquarium/Natural History Museum Combo
Visit the Aquarium and the Natural History Museum for just $33 for adults (save $7.95), $17 for children (save $2.95) and $29 for seniors (save $5.95). Purchase tickets.
Aquarium/L.A. Zoo/Natural History Museum Combo
Visit all three attractions and save–$50 for adults (save $10.95), $31 for children (save $3.95) and $46 for seniors (save $5.95). Purchase tickets.
Aquarium/Queen Mary Combo
Visit the Aquarium and the Queen Mary for one great price—$44.95 for adults and $28.50 for children. Purchase tickets..
College Discounts
Many universities in Southern California offer Aquarium tickets at a discount for their students. If you are a college student, check with your Student Union.
Conventioneer Discount
Present your Long Beach, Los Angeles County, or Orange County conventioneer badge at the ticket window after 2:00 p.m. to receive a discount of 50 percent or more. This offer is valid for one week before and after your convention is in town.
Military Discounts
Discounted tickets may be purchased in advance at any MWR/ITT office on base. For military personnel without prepurchased tickets, present your military ID card at the ticket window to receive $3.00 off adult admission and $1.50 off child admission.
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
Show your Pacific Surfliner boarding pass at the Aquarium’s ticket window and receive $2 off adult/$1 off child general admission.
Parking
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Aquarium Parking Structure

The parking structure for the Aquarium is on the water side of Shoreline Drive between Chestnut Place and Aquarium Way. Park at the structure all day, and visit The Pike and Shoreline Village for food and shopping before or after your visit to the Aquarium. It’s an easy, convenient place to park and spend your day enjoying the Aquarium and surrounding attractions.

  • From the 710 Freeway, follow direction signs to the Aquarium. The entrance to Aquarium parking is on the right on Shoreline just before the roller coaster bridge at Aquarium Way.
  • From the south, take Shoreline Drive to Aquarium Way. Left on Aquarium Way. The entrance is on the right, 100 feet beyond the dolphin fountain.
  • Additional parking: When the Aquarium lot is full, you will be directed to The Pike parking structure. The entrance is on Chestnut and Shoreline, just across the street from the Aquarium’s main lot.

Additional Information

The Aquarium parking structure is owned and operated by the City of Long Beach. For information, please call (562) 570-8555.

  • The structure is operated seven days a week.
  • There is no overnight parking allowed without authorization.
  • Cash or credit cards are accepted.

Aquarium Parking Structure Rates

$8 flat rate for Aquarium guests—scan your parking ticket at the Aquarium to receive this rate, or pre-pay at any ticket window/information desk. You may also pay cash or credit card at the pay stations next to the elevators or credit card only at the exit gate.

  • $2.75 for each 30 minutes
  • $8 flat rate for events (weddings, proms, etc.)
  • $15 max/lost ticket
  • With validation from area businesses:
    • The first 90 minutes are free
    • Up to 3 hours is $3.50
    • 3 to 4 hours is $5.25 plus each additional 30 minutes is $2.75
    • Cinemark validation is 3 hours free

Overflow Parking

When the Aquarium Parking Structure is at capacity, overflow parking will be directed to the Pike Parking Structure. Please bring your parking ticket with you to our ticket window and show it to the Guest Services attendant. They will scan your stub so that you pay the Aquarium rate of $8. Guests will need to pay for their parking at one of the machines located on the first level by the elevators and parking office. Guests can also pay at the exit gate if using a credit card.

The Aquarium of the Pacific welcomes people of all abilities to explore the Pacific Ocean.

Welcome

The Aquarium of the Pacific welcomes guests of all abilities. Please feel free to call our guest support center if you have any questions or special needs: 562-590-3100, ext. 0.

Wheelchairs

The Aquarium of the Pacific and its exhibits are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available for check out free of charge at the Information Desk. Behind-the-Scenes tours are wheelchair accessible.

Guests who are blind

Audio tours for those who are blind are available for checkout for free at the Information Desk.

Guests who are deaf

For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, scripts of our presentations are available for checkout at the Information Desk, listening devices are available in the Ocean Theater, and exhibit videos are close captioned. Sign language interpreters are available free for tours and programs with four days advance notice.

Service Animals

Service animals that accompany guests with disabilities are welcome (for more information, please visit our Service Animal Policy page). Because it is a free flight aviary, please note that service animals are not allowed in Lorikeet Forest but staff will provide assistance to both the guest and animal.

Education Programs

For our numerous public program classes, the Aquarium can develop tailored programming for groups with special needs.

Special Events

The Aquarium hosts several events throughout the year highlighting people with disabilities. Visit our events calendar for more information on Autism Nights, Abilities Night, and the Festival of Human Abilities.

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Planning your trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific is easy! Simply click here to go to the trip planner and enter your address and in the destination, simply type “Aquarium of the Pacific” and select “Museum” from the “Select landmarks…” drop down.

We are located half a mile from the Transit Mall in downtown Long Beach which makes for a 10 minute downhill walk to the Aquarium from the Blue line and major bus lines.

Walking directions from the Transit Mall at Pine and 1st Street:

  • Head South on Pine Ave. (towards the water)
  • Turn right at The Paseo
  • Turn left at Aquarium Way

Alternatively, you may take Long Beach Transit’s FREE Passport bus that serves downtown Long Beach, the Aquarium of the Pacific, and the Queen Mary. From downtown to the Aquarium, you can board at many stops along Pine Avenue, with the northwest corner bus stop of Pine at Ocean Blvd. being very popular (see southbound Pine at 1st St on the schedule). The Passport has frequent arrivals every 8-12 minutes depending on the day and time. For a detailed schedule, click here to be taken to the Long Beach Transit site.

Two Great Attractions, One Low Price!

Now is the perfect time to visit both the Los Angeles Zoo, with its baby hippo and giraffe, and the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, which is home to baby sharks and penguins. See them all for one low admission rate: $40 Adult (12+), $27 Child, and $39 Senior (62+).

Los Angeles Zoo admission includes a variety of engaging opportunities to learn about wildlife, such as up-close animal encounters, keeper talks, and the World of Birds show.

With Aquarium of the Pacific admission, explore the darkest depths of the ocean with Wonders of the Deep and enjoy special feedings, touch tanks, SCUBA diver shows and more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to dive into discovery with wonders of the land and sea. Less than an hour’s drive apart, the L.A. Zoo and Aquarium of the Pacific can be visited in one day or on separate days.

Get the L.A. Zoo and Aquarium of the Pacific Combo Ticket

Listen While You Look

Enhance your visit by downloading our audio tours and load them on your iPod or other MP3 player before you come to the Aquarium of the Pacific.

More gallery tours will become available, so stay tuned!

Visit the Aquarium when it's Less Busy

We want every guest who visits the Aquarium of the Pacific to have a positive experience. In order to do that, the Aquarium needs to limit the number of people who enter the facility so that large crowds do not overwhelm the exhibit galleries.

During our more popular summer periods and holidays when we anticipate higher attendance, the Aquarium of the Pacific utilizes a timed ticketing system, which allows each guest a special time to enter the facility. While you wait for your entrance time, we suggest exploring nearby downtown Long Beach restaurants and attractions.

Beat the Crowds

The Aquarium is most crowded on the weekends, during the holiday season and during the summer.

If you do decide to visit on a Saturday or Sunday, you can beat the crowds by coming earlier (between 9:00 am and 10:00 am). On weekdays, school groups visit the Aquarium in the morning, but leave by 2:00 pm.

Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sat.-Sun. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

In partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific, SAVOR… serves environmentally friendly and sustainable seafood at our main dining room, Café Scuba. Café Scuba is a relaxed atmosphere overlooking our Seal and Sea Lion exhibit and is the perfect place to grab a meal or a quick snack.

In addition to our daily specials, we offer grilled-to-order burgers, freshly made soups, sandwiches and salads, healthy options, and kids fare. Please join us in Café Scuba or one of our other locations located throughout the Aquarium.

Scuba Grill

Big Divers

  • Classic Hamburger
  • Classic Cheeseburger
  • Chili Cheese Dog
  • Chili Cheese Fries
  • Corn Dog
  • Hot Dog
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Fried Fish Tacos**
  • Grill Market Fish Tacos**
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich*
  • Fish and Chips*
  • Garden Veggie Burger*
  • Adult Chicken Strips*
  • French Fries

*served with Fries or Salad | **served with Tortilla Chips

Daily Specials

  • Daily Melt
  • Blue Whale
  • Sustainable Seafood

Little Divers

(kids under 12 year only)

  • Kid’s Grilled Cheese
  • Kid’s Chicken Strips
  • Kid’s Hot Dog
  • Kid’s Grilled Chicken
  • Kid’s Corn Dog
  • Kid’s Grilled Chicken Sandwich
  • Kid’s Turkey Sandwich
  • Kid’s Mac and Cheese

All kids food are served with a choice of French fries, Mac and cheese, Seasonal fruit or Market Veggies

Scuba Deli

  • Scuba Sandwich
    Black Forest Ham, Roasted Turkey, Tuna Salad and Chicken
  • Scuba Wrap
    Black Forest Ham, Roasted Turkey, Tuna Salad and Chicken
  • Daily Special Panini’s

All served with side salad

Soups

  • Clam Chowder Bowl
  • Soup of the Day

Market

  • Daily Featured Salad
    Create your own Salad with our market Veggies

Daily Pasta

  • Daily Special Pasta

Pizzas

  • Pepperoni Cheese Pizza
  • Special Daily Pizza
  • Classic Cheese Pizza

Our Slices of Pizzas are served with your choice of side salad

The Aquarium of the Pacific does not allow outside food in the Aquarium. However, guests may use the front lawn and picnic bench area to enjoy outside food.

Make the Most of Your Experience

You can download our current presentation schedules below:

Weekday Schedule (PDF)

Weekend Schedule (PDF)

  • Please refer to onsite printed program for show times during Aquarium festivals.
  • Weekend schedule will be in effect December 26, 2015 - January 3, 2016.

Daily Schedule for Mobile Device


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Aquarium Intro

Contact Us

Our Guest Support Center is staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day we are open. Call us at (562) 590-3100 or email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Your Guide to the Aquarium

Feel free to browse our current Visitor’s Guide. They are available printed on-site.

Visitor’s Guide (18 mb)

Guia para el Visitante en Español (18 mb)

Map Your Way to the Aquarium


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Aquarium Address

100 Aquarium Way,
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Destination:  
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

Directions

Directions to the Aquarium from Los Angeles:

  • Take the 405 S to 710 S and follow signs

Directions to the Aquarium from Orange County:

  • Take the 405 N and then the 22 West/7th Street exit. Continue west on 7th Street. Turn left on Alamitos Ave. Continue onto Shoreline Dr. Turn left on Aquarium Way.

You can also download and print out the map in PDF form: Aquarium Directions.

Parking

The parking structure for the Aquarium is on the water side of Shoreline Drive between Chestnut Place and Aquarium Way.

  • From the 710 Freeway, follow direction signs to the Aquarium. The entrance to Aquarium parking is on the right on Shoreline just before the roller coaster bridge at Aquarium Way.
  • From the south, take Shoreline Drive to Aquarium Way. Left on Aquarium Way. The entrance is on the right 100 feet beyond the dolphin fountain.
  • Additional parking: When the Aquarium lot is full, you will be directed to The Pike parking structure. The entrance is on Chestnut and Shoreline, just across the street from the Aquarium’s main lot.
  • Click here for more parking information.

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