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Today's Hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

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.

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 7-9, 2017).

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

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Group of whales and logo

Whales: Voices in the Sea

Discover the sounds of humpback, sperm, gray, blue, beaked, and Northern right whales in this online version of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s exhibit Whales: Voices in the Sea. Listen to each whale call, watch videos on the whales, learn about conservation issues, and see interviews with scientists.

Topsmelt

Topsmelt

Although their common name contains “smelt”, topsmelt are not true smelt—they are in the silversides family, Atherinidae, a family that includes jacksmelt (Atherinopsis californiensis) and grunion (Leuresthes tenuis). The family name, silversides, is very descriptive as these small elongate fish appear to be formed of burnished silver. They are common along the southern California coast and frequently appear in large schools, sometimes in the company of sardines. Having the ability to tolerate varying levels of salinity, this species is found in both marine and estuarine environments.

Grouping of orange colored sea jellies

Aquarium Webcams

Check in on our animals with live webcams placed inside some of the Aquarium’s exhibits.

Aquarium Prices

General Admission

ADULT $36.95
CHILD (3-11) $26.95
SENIOR (62+) $33.95

ADMISSION PACKAGES

Purchase package experiences for additional savings

ADULT $58.95
CHILD (3-11) $44.95
SENIOR (62+) $54.95
Dolphins in boat wake

Take a voyage with Harbor Breeze Cruises in search of several species of dolphins, sea lions, sea birds, and other marine animals.

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ADULT $48.95
CHILD (3-11) $31.95
SENIOR (62+) $42.95
Sea Lions on red buoy

See the downtown shoreline, ocean vistas, ships from around the world, and even sea lions in this 45-minute tour of one of the most active ports in the world.

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ADULT $50.00
CHILD (3-11) $38.00
L.A. Zoo Entrance

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 and don't have to be used on the same date.

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AQUARIUM MEMBER PRICES

Annual Membership

Levels include unlimited admission and member benefits. Member reservations required.

Add-on Experiences for Members

ADULT $27
CHILD (3-11) $19
SENIOR (62+) $22
Dolphins in boat wake

Take a voyage with Harbor Breeze Cruises in search of several species of dolphins, sea lions, sea birds, and other marine animals.

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ADULT $15
CHILD (3-11) $6
SENIOR (62+) $10
Sea Lions on red buoy

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.

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