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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.

Parent and Me: Otters

Festivals

July 20, 2019 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Parent and Me: Otters

Parent and Me classes allow adults and children to learn together through play, movement, and exploration.
Moompetam: Native American Festival

Festivals

September 21, 2019 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Moompetam: Native American Festival

This weekend celebration will feature traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, educational programs, live demonstrations, and more.
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.

Magellanic Penguin links to Magellanic Penguin

Online Learning Center

Birds

Magellanic Penguin

Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized, temperate water, migratory penguins. In the austral summer they are found in large and small land-based breeding colonies. In the winter season they are at sea foraging, often following schools of their preferred food, anchovy. These penguins are in the genus Spheniscus which means ‘wedge-shaped,’ referring to the tail. They are one of four species in the genus that are called banded penguins in reference to the distinctive black and white bands around their faces and bodies. Their relatives are the African Penguin (S. demersus), Galapagos Penguin (S. mendiculus), and Humboldt Penguin (S. humboldti).

Admission

Package Adult Child (3-11) Senior (62+)
General Admission including Pacific Visions | Buy Now $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 +
Blue Whale and Sea Life Cruise In Season
Buy Now
Join naturalists and experts from the Aquarium of the Pacific for an ocean voyage in search of the largest animal on the planet—the blue whale.
$64.95 $49.95 $61.95
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

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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
Blue Whale and Sea Life Cruise In Season
Join naturalists and experts from the Aquarium of the Pacific for an ocean voyage in search of the largest animal on the planet—the blue whale.
$45 $25 $35