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TODAY'S HOURS: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Aquarium Launches New Seal and Sea Lion Experience

Watch as the seals and sea lions enjoy their morning meal and undergo their daily health checks, hear about each animal, and ask the animal care staff questions.

WHAT: The Aquarium of the Pacific is now offering a new way for visitors to view an animal care presentation that makes accommodations for social distancing and safety. Starting on September 13, the Aquarium will offer a Seals and Sea Lions Experience on Sunday mornings before the Aquarium opens to the public.

Join the animal husbandry staff as they feed and care for the Aquarium’s seals and sea lions. Limited to twenty guests total and with a maximum group size of six people, this exclusive experience gains you early access to the Aquarium’s outdoor areas before the facility opens to the public. Watch from the amphitheater seating area outside the exhibit as the seals and sea lions enjoy their morning meal and undergo their daily health checks. Animal care staff members will discuss each animal and how the Aquarium cares for them and will also answer questions from participants. After the presentation, guests will have fifteen minutes to begin exploring the outdoor exhibits before they open to the public at 9:00 a.m. Advance reservations are required.

WHEN: Sundays, 8:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m.

WHERE: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

COST: $40 per person, $25 per Aquarium member; minimum of four people and maximum of six per reservation. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance.

INFO: (562) 590-3100 /

AQUARIUM: The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 12,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include Shark Lagoon, the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, Lorikeet Forest, and the Molina Animal Care Center. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, including lectures by leading scientists, through its Online Academy. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits. NOTE: ONLY OUTDOOR AREAS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN. Convenient parking is available for $8 with Aquarium validation.