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Skip the Ticketing Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission Ticket

Long Beach, United States

From USD 36.78

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit sharks, penguins and puffins with admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, and explore 19 wildlife habitats from every corner of the world’s largest ocean. Slip beneath a full-sized model of a blue whale, and catch the eye of a fierce leopard shark. Travel from a Sea of Cortez kelp forest to the ice-crusted waters off Northern Japan; watch sea horses play in a tropical lagoon, pet a shark in a kid-friendly touch tank and listen to the eerie melodies of an undersea whale song. Keeping our guests and staff safe is our top priority. We are limiting the number of visitors, requiring advance timed reservations, and managing traffic flow to ensure social distancing, requiring face coverings and temperature checks, providing numerous hand-sanitizing stations, and much more. Please note, the Lorikeet Forest and June Keyes Penguin Habitat are currently closed to protect our animals from avian (bird) flu.
  • General admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach
  • Learn all about the marine life of the Pacific Ocean, the planet’s largest ocean
  • Travel from the waters of Alaska to California to Micronesia
  • See seals, sea lions, otters, sharks, tropical fish, sea stars, an octopus and more
  • Babies! Opening May 27th - Meet the newest members of the Aquarium family and discover how they hold the key to our future. From rescued sea otters, mesmerizing little cuttlefish, and miniature sea jellies to tiny translucent fish and a young desert tortoise, experience the heart-warming joy of baby animals while learning their fascinating behavior and biology, how we care for them, threats to their survival, and what their future means for their species and our ocean planet.

What's Included

  • 4D movie and entrance to Pacific Visions
  • Children under the age of 3 are free
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Optional aquarium activities such as purchasing nectar to feed the lorikeets
  • Behind the Scenes Tours and Harbor Cruises may be purchased at the Information Desk upon arrival

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible
  • Wheelchairs available at the Information Desk
  • Visitors Guides available in English and Spanish
  • Map Translations available at Information Desk in: Cambodian Chinese French German Italian Japanese Korean Russian Vietnamese
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Convenient parking available for $8 with Aquarium validation.
  • Tickets are valid for a year from purchase date. TO CHANGE YOUR DATE OR TIME OF VISIT go the the Aquarium's website to create a new free reservation. Your tickets will scan on your new date and/or time.
  • Most travellers can participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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      Q:What are the opening hours of the Aquarium of the Pacific?

      A:The Aquarium is open every day except Dec. 25th. Hours are 9 am to 6 pm Mon-Thur and 9 am to 8 pm Fri-Sun.

      Jun. 2021

      Q:What is the address of the Aquarium of the Pacific?

      A:The Aquarium of the Pacific is located at 100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA 90802.

      Jun. 2021

      Q:Is there parking available at the Aquarium of the Pacific?

      A:The parking structure for the Aquarium is steps away on the water side of Shoreline Drive between Chestnut Place and Aquarium Way. The fee is $8.00 for the day with Aquarium validation.

      Jun. 2021

      Q:Can I take public transportation to the Aquarium of the Pacific?

      A:The Aquarium is located half a mile from the Transit Mall in downtown Long Beach which makes for a 10 minute downhill walk to the Aquarium from the Blue line and major bus lines. Alternatively, you may take Long Beach Transit’s FREE Passport bus.

      Jun. 2021

      Q:How can I get from the Transit Mall to the Aquarium?

      A:From the Transit Mall at Pine and 1st St, head South on Pine Ave. (towards the water) Turn right at The Paseo. Turn left at Aquarium Way.

      Jun. 2021

      Q:Are food/drink available in the Aquarium?

      A:Café Scuba, serving a variety of sandwiches, salads, burgers, pizza, and more, provides a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the Seals & Sea Lions exhibit. (Food/drink are not included in admission.)

      Jun. 2021

      Q:Are there vegetarian options available at the Aquarium?

      A:Yes, there are vegetarian options available at Café Scuba.

      Jun. 2021

      Q:Can I participate in animal encounters in the Aquarium of the Pacific?

      A:Animal Encounters with Sharks & Rays, Seals & Sea Lions, Penguins, or Feathered Friends are available for an add'l fee. Encounters require a 48-hour advance reservation. Please call the Aquarium at the phone number on your ticket for more details.

      Jun. 2021

      Q:Can I participate in feeding the animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific?

      A:Yes - You can feed brine shrimp to the Moon Jellys or feed nectar to the Lorikeets in the Lorikeet Forest. There is a nominal fee for each feeding experience.

      Jun. 2021

      Q:Is the Aquarium of the Pacific handicap accessible?

      A:The Aquarium of the Pacific and its exhibits are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available for check out free of charge at the Information Desk.

      Jun. 2021

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      Traveller Tips

      Definitely go in the morning before the crowds get there
      I needed a wheelchair, and there was no charge for the use.
      For us 2 adults no kids, it was ok. We expected more.
      386 reviews
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      At Least The Ice Cream Truck Was Good
      Casey_D, Mar 2023
      A very bland and commercialized aquarium without much to offer. They seemed more focused on selling merchandise and food than maintenance upkeep or diversity in animals. You would think that a major metropolis would have a much more enjoyable aquarium. Save your $
      Everything was exciting....
      Maxine_W, Mar 2023
      Everything was exciting. I really missed my favorite the Penguins. Tickets were quick and convenient not waiting in line. Truly an enjoyable experience.
      Aquarium great - Viator customer support TRASH
      Liliana_C, Mar 2023
      The aquarium was a great experience for my family. My experience with the customer support from Viator was complete trash! I will never do business with them again. I would suggest that everyone look into buying tickets directly from the business if that is possible.
      Ok, interesting
      Michael_M, Feb 2023
      While in Long Beach for a cruise we had a day to ourselves and spent some time at the port. Fish and coral were great
      Imaginary trip No help
      Jenna_G, Feb 2023
      We didn’t make the trip because our family got caught in snow. I tried to contact staff from the aquarium or edit the reservation but neither was successful. We definitely want to go next time.
      Go early!
      Jim_J, Feb 2023
      It was great! A little crowded but has a really nice setup. I think it is best to go early. There is avian flu right now so the penguins were inside.
      It was my moms first time...
      Teresa_G, Jan 2023
      It was my moms first time at the aquarium and she had a blast, also my baby is 6 now the last time we came was 4 years ago and he loves all that touching feeling animals so he was so excited
      There were all...
      Arman_S, Jan 2023
      There were all interesting,, Everyone should take their kids to have fun. It was an amazing day… We has such a fun day.
      Worth it to buy skip the line.
      Bonnie_K, Jan 2023
      The aquarium is right across the street from the parking garage. The parking garage is a good size, though some spots are a bit small. Skip the line tickets were great, especially since it was raining when we arrived. The aquarium over all was nice, it was a little smaller than I had been expecting it to be.
      We paid full price but...
      Parisa_M, Jan 2023
      We paid full price but half of the aquarium was closed and there was no notice when I purchased the tickets
      Nice thank you!
      Rhonda_K, Jan 2023
      Easy, delivered quickly to your email, and their price is better than at the door great! I suggest to anyone looking for a fast ticket but same day
      Glenn_F, Jan 2023
      I was sick with the new virus and you don’t gone refunds This is a terrible business policy during this season
      Excellent half day
      q7vq4q7m8z, Dec 2022
      The sharks and stingrays, as well as the Pacific Visions exhibitions. Drawing a fish and watching it come to life was pretty cool
      Purchasing tickets was...
      Tonette_J, Dec 2022
      Purchasing tickets was quick and easy through Viator. I would recommend Viator purchasing to everyone.
      Sea life
      Sharon_E, Dec 2022
      Seeing all the beautiful ocean life. The experience of bing able to touch starfish, sting rays. Watching the sea lions play. The huge crabs, the octopuses
      No big lines if you go...
      Andrew_L, Nov 2022
      No big lines if you go early. Lots of empty display venues though. Plenty of washrooms- be ready to walk, the shuttle is not running
      Perfect for a day date!
      Raychel_R, Nov 2022
      This was such a fun activity to do on the weekend. Lots do see and interact with. I loved that there were both indoor and outdoor exhibits to check out. Overall, we spent about 3 hours here and it wasn’t too crowded for a Saturday. However, we went earlier in the afternoon.
      To many Jerks
      Heather_B, Nov 2022
      Way to many rude people. They would not move so we can see what we wanted to see. I was assuming departure on my ticket meant we would be lead in a group. It was awful
      Family time at the aquarium!!
      Elizabeth_F, Nov 2022
      Bought the tickets online and entered quick and easy upon entrance! My family has a great time!! The toddlers loved the presentation and movie theater!
      Great family fun
      tameka_j, Oct 2022
      This was an amazing trip the baby loved it great family fun. Especially the shark lagoon and the pacific theater