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Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach

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Aquarium · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
Celebrate the diversity of the Pacific Ocean at Aquarium of the Pacific through its 19 major habitats and 32 exhibitions. From penguins to deep-water dwellers, this aquarium has more than 11,000 animals representing almost 500 species. It is also a home to year-round cultural events, marine science educational events, and conservation projects. The aquarium takes advantage of its coastal location by offering seasonal boat adventures for visitors to witness sea life first hand. These short cruises typically last for a little over two hours. If you prefer to stay on land, the aquarium offers indoor immersive experiences, such as animal encounters, scuba diving, and a behind-the-scenes tour. Add Aquarium of the Pacific and other attractions to your Long Beach trip itinerary using our Long Beach trip planner.
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  • I love this aquarium and I encourage other people to see it at least once. We saw so many different species which normally live in the ocean. It is really worth to see and it is worth every dollar we....  more »
  • I went with my daughter and two grandchildren (6 and 11). It was great. Everyone loved it. One of the highlights was petting the Stingrays.  more »
  • The Aquarium of The Pacific is awesome! So many Great exhibits. I really enjoyed it. I especially liked the Blue Cavern. It was awesome! My favorite exhibits are the large tanks with not only many different types of fish, but also beautiful sea life, like coral, anemones, etc. My Wife and I went together, but as we went on Labor day there were so many families with kids that were having fun and being incredibly fascinated, etc, band and that made the whole experience more fun for my Wife and myself.
  • The aquarium is awesome, the addition they've recently built was a bit underwhelming though. I am all for education, which is mostly all their addition is, just some kiosk style self education type things and a really cool theater where you can watch a short film about the environment etc. But a great place to bring the kids or your partner especially if you take the time to read the plaques.

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