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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.

Junior Biologist: Birds and Reptiles

Festivals

February 23, 2019 9:30 AM—11:30 AM

Junior Biologist: Birds and Reptiles

Participants ages 7-12 will learn why they would find birds and reptiles at an Aquarium and how marine biologists care for them.
African-American Festival

Festivals

February 23, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

African-American Festival

The festival will feature live entertainment and arts and crafts.
Sea Otter Challenge Interactive Game

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!

Staghorn Coral links to Staghorn Coral

Online Learning Center

Cnidarians | Corals

Staghorn Coral

Staghorns are some of the fastest growing and most exceptional reef building corals. The number of staghorn species is unknown at this time, but it is estimated that there could be as many as 400 of various shapes and colors. Small, soft-bodied coral polyps, related to jellies and anemones, are the reef builders. Nematocysts or stinging cells help them capture prey. These corals are found in warm, sunny, clear tropical waters. They have a unique symbiotic relationship with zooxanthellae (photosynthetic algae) living within their tissues. Considered environmentally sensitive, these corals are affected by pollution, silting, ocean warming and ocean acidification.

Admission

Package Adult Child (3-11) Senior (62+)
General Admission | Buy Now $29.95 $17.95 $26.95
General Admission +
Behind-The-Scenes Tour (Ages 7+)
Buy Now
(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.
$42.95 $33.95 $39.95
General Admission +
Gray Whale Watch In Season
Buy Now
Enjoy 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.
$49.95 $33.95 $45.95
General Admission +
Harbor Tour
Buy Now
Tour 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.
$40.95 $22.95 $35.95
General Admission +
Queen Mary/Diana Exhibit Admission
Buy Now
As 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 July 4 or December 31.
$57.90 $44.95 $34.90 $28.50 $55.00 $44.95
General Admission +
Los Angeles Zoo Admission
Buy Now
Visit 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.
$50.95 $41 $33.95 $28 $44.95 $40
General Admission +
Natural History Museum Admission
Buy Now
Visit the Aquarium and the Natural History Museum.
$41.95 $33 $22.95 $17 $35.95 $29
General Admission +
Los Angeles Zoo & Natural History Museum Admissions
Buy Now
Visit all three attractions and save. Please note that tickets are redeemable for up to one year from purchase date.
$62.95 $51 $38.95 $32 $53.95 $47
General Admission +
Battleship IOWA Admission
Buy Now
Visit the Aquarium and the Battleship IOWA for one low price. Please note that tickets are redeemable for up to one year from purchase date. The Iowa combo is not available on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
$49.90 $35.95 $29.90 $25.95 $43.90 $35.95

*Prices will increase for visits after May 23, 2019.

Add-On Packages

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

Options General Public Member
Behind the Scenes Tour (Ages 7+)
Purchase Add-On
(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. Add on package must be added at time of purchase.
$19 $15
4D Film
Purchase Add-On
Watch a 4D film in our Ocean Theater. Add on package must be added at time of purchase.
$3 $2

Aquarium Members

Options Adult Child (3-11) Senior (62+)
General Admission
Buy Membership Now
You will need to register and log in to your Aquarium Member Community in order to buy discounted tickets online.
FREE FREE FREE
Behind-The-Scenes Tour (Ages 7+)
(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.
$15 $15 $15
Harbor Tour
Tour 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.
$15 $6 $10
Gray Whale Watch In Season
Enjoy 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.
$25 $15 $20