Aquarium Of The Pacific General Admission - Long Beach

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Families on vacation in Long Beach or Los Angeles dont want to miss the Aquarium of the Pacific, a world-class aquarium with 19 wildlife habitats and 32 smaller exhibits. With this general admission ticket, you can see nearly 500 different marine species, including penguins, otters, sharks, sea lions, sea horses and an octopus. With its regional galleries that span the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Australia the aquarium will both educate and fascinate you.


  • Admission to all galleries including the Shark Lagoon and Lorikeet Forest.

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When you arrive at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, about 25 miles (40 km) south of central Los Angeles, head inside with your general admission ticket to begin your exploration of this marine wonderland. Right off the bat, be wowed by the full-scale model of a blue whale (the largest animal in the world) suspended above you in the Great Hall of the Pacific, and gaze at the leopard sharks and other predatory fish swimming around the three-story Blue Cavern Habitat.

The Aquarium has some exciting news! A Magellanic Penguin chick was born in late May 2017 and plans to join the waddle in late August. The new baby chick will be joining it's parents (Roxy and Floyd) and older siblings (Skipper, Lily, Heidi, and Anderson) when it is ready to make its home in the penguin habitat. Around that time, the aquarium expects to know if the baby penguin is male or female.

NOW OPEN! FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Southern California. Explore the world of frogs from lush rainforests to arid deserts. Uncover mysteries behind frogs and their amphibian relatives as you discover more than two dozen of these aquatic and terrestrial creatures in thematic exhibits. Learn why frogs and other amphibians are disappearing from our planet and what you can do to help.

Your general admission gives you access to all of the aquariums galleries and exhibits, which focus on the creatures and environment of the Pacific Ocean. Your self-guided tour of the aquarium takes you from the cold waters of the Northern Pacific to temperate Southern California to the sunny tropics. Spend as much time as you like at the aquarium, checking out the 11,000-plus animals that represent almost 500 marine species. A sample of the galleries is listed in the itinerary below.

Inclusions for Aquarium Of The Pacific General Admission

  • Admission to all galleries including the Shark Lagoon and Lorikeet Forest

Exclusions for Aquarium Of The Pacific General Admission

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Optional aquarium activities such as purchasing nectar to feed the lorikeets


Southern California and Baja:
Enjoy up-close views of playful seals and sea lions in their indoor/outdoor habitat, and admire reef fish from the Sea of Cortez in a kelp forest.

Northern Pacific:
Feel the temperature drop as you enter this gallery, dedicated to the ice-cold waters of northern Japan, Alaska and Russia. Watch puffins dive for food, be amused by frolicking sea otters, check out a giant Pacific octopus, and take a look at sea stars and Japanese spider crabs.

Tropical Pacific:
Embrace the vacation-like atmosphere of this gallery, where you’ll see brightly colored fish from Micronesia swimming around a coral lagoon with sea horses and sea dragons. The gallery is also home to the aquarium's largest exhibit — the Tropical Reef Habitat — where you can spot sharks and other sea creatures via a glass tunnel and viewing windows.

June Keyes Penguin Habitat:

The exhibit is home to the first penguins in the Aquarium’s collection and includes a crawl-in space, allowing you to feel as if you are in the exhibit with the animals. Also, you'll find panels and interactive touch screens that will teach you about the penguins and the issues that are affecting their survival in the wild.

Lorikeet Forest:
Stroll through this hands-on aviary to admire dozens of Australian lorikeets, whose bright feathers come in various shades of blue, green, yellow and red. If you wish, purchase a cup of sweet nectar to feed the birds, who will perch on your hand, your arm or even your head.

Shark Lagoon:
This large exhibit showcases more than 150 sharks, including sand sharks and tiger sharks. If you dare, reach into the touch pools for a feel of their skin.

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair and stroller accessible

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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7 Traveler Reviews

  • We loved this!...and spot around it had lots of fun shopping!

  • We enjoyed the Aquarium very much and will go again sometime.

  • The place was ok but it was just way to crowded! There isn and #39;t really anytime type of organization involved. Everyone seems to just be waundering around. The over crowding did not allow mr and my party to see everything. The restrooms were dirty and nasty. The eating facilities were sold out

  • The tour was very good!

  • This Aquarium was pretty good. Lots of customers on a Sunday. So it was pretty crowded. Getting time to look at the exhibits due to the crowds was a bit tiresome But this aquarium is one of the best in the US. Contacted the Aquarium of the Pacific before we arrived to make sure we didn't need to do anything extra to make the voucher from Viator valid. After several questions at the entrance, we were ushered to a different table where we did receive our tickets for entry. So it was just a small hiccup in an otherwise enjoyable day.

  • We enjoyed the aquarium and surrounding area. Since we left the cruise terminal early we didn't find out about the shuttle bus until after we paid for a taxi.

  • Trip was wonderful. Had a great time.

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