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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.

Penguins

Aquarium Academy

April 9, 2020 9:00 AM—9:30 AM

Penguins

Waddle like a penguin while learning all about these fun and fascinating birds.
Urban Ocean Festival

Festivals

May 2, 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Urban Ocean Festival

The event will include art exhibitions, a recycled fashions showcase, mural painting, poetry readings, booths, and educational activities.
Sea Level Rise

Ocean Science Center

Sea Level Rise

Use this interactive map to find areas currently at risk of flooding, areas that could be at risk in the future, and use overlays to find schools, police and fire stations, wastewater treatment plants and other facilities located within the flood zone.

Harbor Seal links to Harbor Seal

Online Learning Center

Mammals | Marine

Harbor Seal

Harbor seals are members of the family Phocidae. Lacking an external ear flap, members of this family are commonly called the true or earless seals. Fur seals in the family Otariidae, which includes fur seals and California sea lions, are known as eared seals. Earless seals cannot rotate their hind flippers under their bodies so they undulate when on dry land, keeping their flippers at their sides and trailing their hind flippers along unused.

This species has the broadest distribution of the pinniped group of animals. The term pinniped comes from the Latin pinna, meaning winged, and ped, meaning foot. There are five commonly recognized harbor seal subspecies based on geographic distribution: P. v. concolor, P. v. mellonae, P. v. steinegeri, P. v. vitulina., and P. v. richardii. The latter harbor seal subspecies is the one found in Southern California.

Admission

Package Adult Child (3-11) Senior (62+)
General Admission including Pacific Visions | Buy Now $5 Off Web Special $34.95 $24.95 $31.95
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.
$47.95 $40.95 $44.95
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.
$54.95 $40.95 $50.95
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.
$45.95 $29.95 $40.95
General Admission +
Queen Mary 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.
$55.00 $32.00 $55.00
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.
$47.00 $36.00 $46.00
General Admission +
Natural History Museum Admission
Buy Now
Visit the Aquarium and the Natural History Museum.
$41.00 $26.00 $35.00
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.
$60.00 $42.00 $56.00
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.
$40.95 $32.95 $40.95

Add-On Packages

Add on a Behind the Scenes Tour 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

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