Aquarium of the Pacific

★★★★★
  • 100 Aquarium Way

    Long Beach, CA 90802

    Cross street: Off Shoreline Dr

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  • 562-590-3100

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A great place to bring your family or come on a date. Lots of things to see and touch. Thy have a tide pool to touch different sea creatures that have different textures.

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A great place to bring your family or come on a date. Lots of things to see and touch. Thy have a tide pool to touch different sea creatures that have different textures.

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I could spend all day here took my nephew and he loved it, they have great stuff for the kids to do and as an adult i did not find it to boring myself! great day out and not overpriced.

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I could spend all day here took my nephew and he loved it, they have great stuff for the kids to do and as an adult i did not find it to boring myself! great day out and not overpriced.

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This is one place you don't want to miss. Great for the family as they have weekly activities for children to attend and participate in. I bought a yearly pass which is very affordable and allows me to attend all of their special events.

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★★★★★

This is one place you don't want to miss. Great for the family as they have weekly activities for children to attend and participate in. I bought a yearly pass which is very affordable and allows me to attend all of their special events.

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We went there Today..

pros
-fish collection is good, you can look at them closely and touch them, staff is knowledgeable..
-food was good
-this is mostly for family and who are really into sea creatures..
-can finish it in 3

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★★★★★

We went there Today..

pros
-fish collection is good, you can look at them closely and touch them, staff is knowledgeable..
-food was good
-this is mostly for family and who are really into sea creatures..
-can finish it in 3

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We went this past week (on a Thursday). My toddler LOVED it.

If you are going on a weekday do not go before noon...too many school kids. Your child will have to maneuver his way to see things. After lunch it was nicer...kids were all gone and I was able to let my child just walk up to the exhibits with no problems.

We brought lunch with us and ate outside in the Sea Lion Exhibit. Bring extra clothes for your kids cause there is a water play area and the kids are sure to get wet.

Parking is $8

WAYS TO SAVE:
Most Fridays they have FREE entrance to Shark Lagoon from 6pm - 9pm. You go through a side entrance and you have access to the outside area and see the shark tank with live music. I wouldn't drive to do this (or pay for parking), but if I was already in the area I definitely would.

GOLDSTAR has tickets for $15.50 for Adult, $9 per child to visit from 3pm - 6pm (perfect time) http://www.goldstar.com/events/long-beach-ca/aquarium-of-the-pacific.html

READY SET GROW LA has coupons you can print out....save $6 Adult $2 Child http://www.readysetgrowla.org/coupons-partners/images/aquarium-of-the-pacific.jpg

VISIT LONG BEACH has coupons you can print out...save $3 Adult $1.50 per Child http://www.visitlongbeach.com/coupons/index.cfm?action=showCoupon&couponID=252

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We went this past week (on a Thursday). My toddler LOVED it.

If you are going on a weekday do not go before noon...too many school kids. Your child will have to maneuver his way to see things. After lunch it was nicer...kids were all gone and I was able to let my child just walk up to the exhibits with no problems.

We brought lunch with us and ate outside in the Sea Lion Exhibit. Bring extra clothes for your kids cause there is a water play area and the kids are sure to get wet.

Parking is $8

WAYS TO SAVE:
Most Fridays they have FREE entrance to Shark Lagoon from 6pm - 9pm. You go through a side entrance and you have access to the outside area and see the shark tank with live music. I wouldn't drive to do this (or pay for parking), but if I was already in the area I definitely would.

GOLDSTAR has tickets for $15.50 for Adult, $9 per child to visit from 3pm - 6pm (perfect time) http://www.goldstar.com/events/long-beach-ca/aquarium-of-the-pacific.html

READY SET GROW LA has coupons you can print out....save $6 Adult $2 Child http://www.readysetgrowla.org/coupons-partners/images/aquarium-of-the-pacific.jpg

VISIT LONG BEACH has coupons you can print out...save $3 Adult $1.50 per Child http://www.visitlongbeach.com/coupons/index.cfm?action=showCoupon&couponID=252

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We went this past week (on a Thursday). My toddler LOVED it. \r
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If you are going on a weekday do not go before noon...too many school kids. Your child will have to maneuver his way to see things. After lunch it was nicer...kids were

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We went this past week (on a Thursday). My toddler LOVED it. \r
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If you are going on a weekday do not go before noon...too many school kids. Your child will have to maneuver his way to see things. After lunch it was nicer...kids were

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A great place for learning for people of all ages. in addition, you get to see a wide variety of animals from sea lions, to sharks and bat rays. They also have a great outdoor viewing area.

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A great place for learning for people of all ages. in addition, you get to see a wide variety of animals from sea lions, to sharks and bat rays. They also have a great outdoor viewing area.

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In California on business. Had the weekend free, so I thought I'd checkout the harbor & aquarium. Luckily I checked out their website & found a very valuable $10 off coupon! So if you're planning a visit, be sure to checkout the website.

The displays were fairly large and wide-open providing enough room for viewing & to see plenty of fish! Although the sharks were interesting and the seals were fun, my favorite display has to be the all of the jellyfish displays! They are all so beautiful!

The only drawback is the expense; you've got to pay to park, pay admission, pay to feed some of the animals, etc...adds up quickly.

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In California on business. Had the weekend free, so I thought I'd checkout the harbor & aquarium. Luckily I checked out their website & found a very valuable $10 off coupon! So if you're planning a visit, be sure to checkout the website.

The displays were fairly large and wide-open providing enough room for viewing & to see plenty of fish! Although the sharks were interesting and the seals were fun, my favorite display has to be the all of the jellyfish displays! They are all so beautiful!

The only drawback is the expense; you've got to pay to park, pay admission, pay to feed some of the animals, etc...adds up quickly.

Pros: Great, Bright Displays

Cons: Can Be Expensive

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I went here while I was on business and am glad I took the time to check it out. There is a lot of stuff to see and many different viewing areas. The only thing I didn't like was how out of control parents kid's were. Seeing well behaved kids is so hard to see nowadays!

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★★★★★

I went here while I was on business and am glad I took the time to check it out. There is a lot of stuff to see and many different viewing areas. The only thing I didn't like was how out of control parents kid's were. Seeing well behaved kids is so hard to see nowadays!

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This is one of the best Aquariums in Southern California. They have beautiful exhibits, friendly staff and an incredible shark lagoon. It is fun for all ages. This is a great way to get up close and personal with some great sea life.

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This is one of the best Aquariums in Southern California. They have beautiful exhibits, friendly staff and an incredible shark lagoon. It is fun for all ages. This is a great way to get up close and personal with some great sea life.

Pros: Great Location

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This is a great place to take the kids and/or family. There's such a variety of different species of all kind of water mammals and aquatic life. They have great tours you can take, and lots of videos available as well. It'll take you a few hours to go through this aquarium, but definitely worth it!

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This is a great place to take the kids and/or family. There's such a variety of different species of all kind of water mammals and aquatic life. They have great tours you can take, and lots of videos available as well. It'll take you a few hours to go through this aquarium, but definitely worth it!

Pros: Sooo fun and cheap

Cons: Crowded

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This is a great attraction for little kids. My 18 month old was amazed by the fish and all the sea life. A little bit pricey and nothing close to the Monterey Aquarium but not a bad substitute if you can't get there.This is the first time I was there and there were lots of peope not too many places to eat you're better off going to pine street and having a nice meal.

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This is a great attraction for little kids. My 18 month old was amazed by the fish and all the sea life. A little bit pricey and nothing close to the Monterey Aquarium but not a bad substitute if you can't get there.This is the first time I was there and there were lots of peope not too many places to eat you're better off going to pine street and having a nice meal.

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My Son And I Had A Blast

Very Awesome Workers U Have

Here I Will Be Back

I ThinK The Facilty Is Real Clean

And My Son Had A Good Time

Pettin All The Sharks And Reptiles

Thanks For The Life Long Experience

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My Son And I Had A Blast

Very Awesome Workers U Have

Here I Will Be Back

I ThinK The Facilty Is Real Clean

And My Son Had A Good Time

Pettin All The Sharks And Reptiles

Thanks For The Life Long Experience

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If I didn't win free tickets. I would never paid for it. I guess you have kids they would love it. We were only there for couple hours. Its cool you can feed the stingrays.

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If I didn't win free tickets. I would never paid for it. I guess you have kids they would love it. We were only there for couple hours. Its cool you can feed the stingrays.

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There are 12,500 animals at the Long Beach Aquarium. The shark lagoon and petting zoo is awsome. The many exhibits, what more can you do for an entire fun filled day and spend time with the family.

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There are 12,500 animals at the Long Beach Aquarium. The shark lagoon and petting zoo is awsome. The many exhibits, what more can you do for an entire fun filled day and spend time with the family.

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Yes it is a little pricey.....BUT.....It is a nonprofit facility. There are a lot of volunteers that work there also EVERYONE that works there seem to be happy to be there, and well informed. Even the people that work in the cafe. I like the fact that it is not huge, and commercially motivated. Don't get me wrong, I love, I mean love Disneyland, but the AoP is in a class all by itself. I have been twice. The first time was really crowded. I'll admit I had to be patient, and tolerant, but I still enjoyed it. The second time I went, today, was awesome. We got there around 2ish. Wasn't crowded at all. At 4:30 my 6 year old niece, and I went to the shark, and stingray petting area and made some friends. Literally. We were there till closing at 6pm. After a while they get used to you. They were like puppies. The sharks would swim up over my fingers so I could tickle their bellies, and the smaller stingrays would stop for a long back rub. The best was the BIG stingrays in the bigger pool who love their noses rubbed. So cute. They would come over to me, and turn their little noses up to get rubbed!! My niece was dying to pet the Rays, but was scared. One of the girls there came down from her podium and coached her through it, so sweet of her. I can't stress enough to only go during the week after 2pm. Also we took the train from Pasadena. Kind of a long trip, but worth it. The Aquarium.....kind of pricey, but worth it!

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Yes it is a little pricey.....BUT.....It is a nonprofit facility. There are a lot of volunteers that work there also EVERYONE that works there seem to be happy to be there, and well informed. Even the people that work in the cafe. I like the fact that it is not huge, and commercially motivated. Don't get me wrong, I love, I mean love Disneyland, but the AoP is in a class all by itself. I have been twice. The first time was really crowded. I'll admit I had to be patient, and tolerant, but I still enjoyed it. The second time I went, today, was awesome. We got there around 2ish. Wasn't crowded at all. At 4:30 my 6 year old niece, and I went to the shark, and stingray petting area and made some friends. Literally. We were there till closing at 6pm. After a while they get used to you. They were like puppies. The sharks would swim up over my fingers so I could tickle their bellies, and the smaller stingrays would stop for a long back rub. The best was the BIG stingrays in the bigger pool who love their noses rubbed. So cute. They would come over to me, and turn their little noses up to get rubbed!! My niece was dying to pet the Rays, but was scared. One of the girls there came down from her podium and coached her through it, so sweet of her. I can't stress enough to only go during the week after 2pm. Also we took the train from Pasadena. Kind of a long trip, but worth it. The Aquarium.....kind of pricey, but worth it!

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Let me qualify the title of my review by saying that this is great aquarium and not some over done theme park called Sea World. You won't get a big dolphin shows or a shamu show because the AoP does not make their animals perform and they don't have whales or dolphins. What they do have is a great collection of creatures from the Pacific ocean - from sea otters of the North Pacific, to tropical fish of Palau, and even a recreated kelp forest with native Californian marine animals. I was able to pet a small shark and a stingray and get up close with some of the coastal creatures of Baja California (sea stars, cucumbers, and urchins). The seals and sea lions are always fun to watch.

People complain that the place isn't big enough but what this place may lack in size, it makes up for in quality of their displays and the care the staff puts into taking care of the creatures. I really enjoyed this year's special exhibit of Waves and learning about the science of how waves and tsunamis are created.

If you are looking for a place to spend a morning or afternoon, check out the Aquarium of the Pacific. And you can supplement your visit by visiting the shops in the harbor or at the Pike or even take a whale watching tour.

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Let me qualify the title of my review by saying that this is great aquarium and not some over done theme park called Sea World. You won't get a big dolphin shows or a shamu show because the AoP does not make their animals perform and they don't have whales or dolphins. What they do have is a great collection of creatures from the Pacific ocean - from sea otters of the North Pacific, to tropical fish of Palau, and even a recreated kelp forest with native Californian marine animals. I was able to pet a small shark and a stingray and get up close with some of the coastal creatures of Baja California (sea stars, cucumbers, and urchins). The seals and sea lions are always fun to watch.

People complain that the place isn't big enough but what this place may lack in size, it makes up for in quality of their displays and the care the staff puts into taking care of the creatures. I really enjoyed this year's special exhibit of Waves and learning about the science of how waves and tsunamis are created.

If you are looking for a place to spend a morning or afternoon, check out the Aquarium of the Pacific. And you can supplement your visit by visiting the shops in the harbor or at the Pike or even take a whale watching tour.

Pros: Best Aquarium in Southern Cali

Cons: Gets crowded during peak hours so either go early or on a weekday. Food options aren't too great in the Aquarium.

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This aquarium is aptly named. All of the displays and interactive activities are based on sea life within the Pacific ocean. From the coastal tide pools of California to the reefs of the tropical Pacific islands, you get a great tour of one of the largest bodies of water in the world. I still think one of the most fun exhibits is the ray exhibit on the outside...where you can reach right into the pool and pet a ray. The aquarium is truly a community active organization. They have activities all the time...from seasonal festivals to lectures, movies, and even programs for the preschoolers. It's a great learning environment. I recommend this aquarium for everyone. Also, because of it's location, there are tons of restaurants and shopping nearby where you can enjoy the rest of your day after visiting the aquarium.

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This aquarium is aptly named. All of the displays and interactive activities are based on sea life within the Pacific ocean. From the coastal tide pools of California to the reefs of the tropical Pacific islands, you get a great tour of one of the largest bodies of water in the world. I still think one of the most fun exhibits is the ray exhibit on the outside...where you can reach right into the pool and pet a ray. The aquarium is truly a community active organization. They have activities all the time...from seasonal festivals to lectures, movies, and even programs for the preschoolers. It's a great learning environment. I recommend this aquarium for everyone. Also, because of it's location, there are tons of restaurants and shopping nearby where you can enjoy the rest of your day after visiting the aquarium.

Pros: great exhibits, interactive exhibits

Cons: can get crowded and loud

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I love the jellyfish the best but in addition to the sealife, the Aquarium offers special events as well.... Concerts, the Abilities Expo, my favorite special event was a Hawaiian event, I think it was E Hula Mau. I haven't had such delicious ono kaukau since I lived in the islands!

Yes, I suggest visiting the Aquarium when they have a Special Event, that way you can enjoy the fish and not have to venture far to enjoy something else.

And,,, across the parking lot is the MAI TAI BAR, but that's a whole other review. Aloha!

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I love the jellyfish the best but in addition to the sealife, the Aquarium offers special events as well.... Concerts, the Abilities Expo, my favorite special event was a Hawaiian event, I think it was E Hula Mau. I haven't had such delicious ono kaukau since I lived in the islands!

Yes, I suggest visiting the Aquarium when they have a Special Event, that way you can enjoy the fish and not have to venture far to enjoy something else.

And,,, across the parking lot is the MAI TAI BAR, but that's a whole other review. Aloha!

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This is a great way to enjoy nature with the family, and see the sea! Some very beautiful exhibits and it's really cool when the divers are inside of the tank with the mics talking to the people in the crowd! The staff was great, and although it is a little small and the souvenirs are over-priced, it's still a memorable experience for all!

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This is a great way to enjoy nature with the family, and see the sea! Some very beautiful exhibits and it's really cool when the divers are inside of the tank with the mics talking to the people in the crowd! The staff was great, and although it is a little small and the souvenirs are over-priced, it's still a memorable experience for all!

Pros: Beautiful exhibits, great for the family, very fun and interactive

Cons: Small and a little pricey

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The first time I went to this place was because of a school project. I love the fact that they have interactive pools where visitors could touch sharks, sting rays, sea anemone, and other animals.

It's a great way to bring back nature into this highly technological-yet-very-sterile generation.

I encourage you to bring your kids and those who are kid-at-heart and marvel at our underwater friends.

Kudos to the staff of the aquarium.

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★★★★★

The first time I went to this place was because of a school project. I love the fact that they have interactive pools where visitors could touch sharks, sting rays, sea anemone, and other animals.

It's a great way to bring back nature into this highly technological-yet-very-sterile generation.

I encourage you to bring your kids and those who are kid-at-heart and marvel at our underwater friends.

Kudos to the staff of the aquarium.

Pros: very interesting, tons of things to see, amazing galleries

Cons: might be pricey.

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The Long Beach Aquarium is just the right size to go on a day trip with small kids. The staff are wonderful and the presentations are fun and informative. If you are ever in the Long Beach area, I highly recommend taking the time to visit.

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The Long Beach Aquarium is just the right size to go on a day trip with small kids. The staff are wonderful and the presentations are fun and informative. If you are ever in the Long Beach area, I highly recommend taking the time to visit.

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What a wonderful place! Took my son there on a trip to California and he absolutely loved it. (He was about 3 at the time). There were so many wonderful, large displays/exhibits, to walk through, featuring all different kinds of sea life, from all over the world. There is also an aviary filled with lorikeets that you can feed. The food was $1.00. The lorikeets came right down and landed on your hands to drink from the cups of nectar. There is a nice area outside with shallow pools full of small sharks & rays that allow the kids to get close enough to touch, with supervision. The staff at each of the exibits was helpful and informative, teaching everyone a little bit about all of the creatures they were seeing. There is also a large shark tank where you can watch them feed the sharks, if you are there at the right time. That was wonderful, but try to get there a little bit early and claim a place up close to the viewing window, especially if you have children/short people, in your group.

Not only is the aquarium itself wonderful, but it is located in a great area with plenty of restaurants and other attractions. Very close to the Queen Mary, which is also a fun excursion. Great place to visit for tourists an locals alike. If we lived in the ara, we would invest in a yearly pass.

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What a wonderful place! Took my son there on a trip to California and he absolutely loved it. (He was about 3 at the time). There were so many wonderful, large displays/exhibits, to walk through, featuring all different kinds of sea life, from all over the world. There is also an aviary filled with lorikeets that you can feed. The food was $1.00. The lorikeets came right down and landed on your hands to drink from the cups of nectar. There is a nice area outside with shallow pools full of small sharks & rays that allow the kids to get close enough to touch, with supervision. The staff at each of the exibits was helpful and informative, teaching everyone a little bit about all of the creatures they were seeing. There is also a large shark tank where you can watch them feed the sharks, if you are there at the right time. That was wonderful, but try to get there a little bit early and claim a place up close to the viewing window, especially if you have children/short people, in your group.

Not only is the aquarium itself wonderful, but it is located in a great area with plenty of restaurants and other attractions. Very close to the Queen Mary, which is also a fun excursion. Great place to visit for tourists an locals alike. If we lived in the ara, we would invest in a yearly pass.

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Aquarium of the Pacific is a more comprehensive aquarium than the tiny Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. This is where you should go if you want to see real full-fledged aquarium. Admission is more expensive though, $18.95 for adults and $10.95 for kids 3-11 year old plus you have to pay a parking fee. We had opted for the behind-the-scenes tour once and that was almost $30 per person. However, you do see thousands of ocean animals and is definitely well worth the price.

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Aquarium of the Pacific is a more comprehensive aquarium than the tiny Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. This is where you should go if you want to see real full-fledged aquarium. Admission is more expensive though, $18.95 for adults and $10.95 for kids 3-11 year old plus you have to pay a parking fee. We had opted for the behind-the-scenes tour once and that was almost $30 per person. However, you do see thousands of ocean animals and is definitely well worth the price.

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The Long Beach Aquarium is a must for all of Southern Cali people. The place can get pretty crowded with children during weekend afternoons but its worth it.

There are lots of aquatic life forms to look at and different sea animals to see. The aquarium is very clean and well kept.

There is also a bird exhibit where you can touch and feed the fish. Also there is a shark exhibit where you can touch the sharks and stingrays.

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The Long Beach Aquarium is a must for all of Southern Cali people. The place can get pretty crowded with children during weekend afternoons but its worth it.

There are lots of aquatic life forms to look at and different sea animals to see. The aquarium is very clean and well kept.

There is also a bird exhibit where you can touch and feed the fish. Also there is a shark exhibit where you can touch the sharks and stingrays.

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The Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific is one of the most beautiful places that a person can take his/her family to. There are plenty of very interesting activites for the whole family including touch zones where kids can touch various sea anemones and stingrays (without their stingers of cousre). It is a must see in the City of Long Beach and I highly recommend it to everyone. Be warned however, eat before you go in; it is quite expensive to eat inside...

PROS: Excellent place to go to for the whole family.
CONS: Eat before you go!

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The Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific is one of the most beautiful places that a person can take his/her family to. There are plenty of very interesting activites for the whole family including touch zones where kids can touch various sea anemones and stingrays (without their stingers of cousre). It is a must see in the City of Long Beach and I highly recommend it to everyone. Be warned however, eat before you go in; it is quite expensive to eat inside...

PROS: Excellent place to go to for the whole family.
CONS: Eat before you go!

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The first thing I notice about the Aqauarium of the Pacific is how beautiful the architecture is. The aquarium is small and lovely. The Lorakeet forest is my sons favorite place to visit!

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The first thing I notice about the Aqauarium of the Pacific is how beautiful the architecture is. The aquarium is small and lovely. The Lorakeet forest is my sons favorite place to visit!

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Took my friend here as an alternative to Sea World San Diego and the decision was too good! The jellyfish exhibits were just spectacular and so were the shark displays. We actually touched sting rays and flat sharks for the first time in our lives! Also, every hour they have a sea-lion or a dolphin show... be sure to get to the venue early because it gets crowded for this shows and its tough to see whats going on! Also check out the boat rides right outside on the harbor!

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Took my friend here as an alternative to Sea World San Diego and the decision was too good! The jellyfish exhibits were just spectacular and so were the shark displays. We actually touched sting rays and flat sharks for the first time in our lives! Also, every hour they have a sea-lion or a dolphin show... be sure to get to the venue early because it gets crowded for this shows and its tough to see whats going on! Also check out the boat rides right outside on the harbor!

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a fun and adventurous place to go for all ages! cool fish, sharks and other sea creatures in gorgeous displays! their souvenier shop has some really cool stuff to, but is kinda expensive!

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a fun and adventurous place to go for all ages! cool fish, sharks and other sea creatures in gorgeous displays! their souvenier shop has some really cool stuff to, but is kinda expensive!

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Aquarium of the Pacific got to be the most beautiful place to go at night. My high school prom was held here and it was a beautiful one. I had a great time enjoying all the species of fish they have in here. The most memorable part of the Aquarium of the Pacific is got to be the view of the bridge just behind of it. At night it lighted up blue and makes the sea look so beautiful.

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Aquarium of the Pacific got to be the most beautiful place to go at night. My high school prom was held here and it was a beautiful one. I had a great time enjoying all the species of fish they have in here. The most memorable part of the Aquarium of the Pacific is got to be the view of the bridge just behind of it. At night it lighted up blue and makes the sea look so beautiful.

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Great aquarium and surrounding area. The dock outside is a nice place to walk around and can even sit and enjoy the atmosphere at the nearby grassy areas. The aquarium itself is extremely nice; well set up, plenty of exhibits and fish life. Ample touch pond. Nice place to walk around and check out all they have to offer. Great date place, or as an outing for the kids.

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Great aquarium and surrounding area. The dock outside is a nice place to walk around and can even sit and enjoy the atmosphere at the nearby grassy areas. The aquarium itself is extremely nice; well set up, plenty of exhibits and fish life. Ample touch pond. Nice place to walk around and check out all they have to offer. Great date place, or as an outing for the kids.

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The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is a great local aquarium and is located right by the ocean. The size of the aquarium is a little small and the variety of animals are mediocre. Most the animals consist of small under water creatures and the only larger ones are seals and sea otters-my favorite. This is a great place to take for the family. After the aquarium, I recommend hanging around the area, because across the st. is an active nightlife.

PROS: Good location
CONS: Small variety of animals

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The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is a great local aquarium and is located right by the ocean. The size of the aquarium is a little small and the variety of animals are mediocre. Most the animals consist of small under water creatures and the only larger ones are seals and sea otters-my favorite. This is a great place to take for the family. After the aquarium, I recommend hanging around the area, because across the st. is an active nightlife.

PROS: Good location
CONS: Small variety of animals

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The Aquarium of the Pacific is worth a visit. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because, in my mind, nothing can top the Monterey Bay Aquarium. However, Long Beach's aquarium comes close. It is pricy ($19 plus parking) but come planning to spend a good part of the day looking at all the exhibits. I especially enjoyed the sea horses, jellyfish and sharks. The kids will love it (especially the sharks!).

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The Aquarium of the Pacific is worth a visit. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because, in my mind, nothing can top the Monterey Bay Aquarium. However, Long Beach's aquarium comes close. It is pricy ($19 plus parking) but come planning to spend a good part of the day looking at all the exhibits. I especially enjoyed the sea horses, jellyfish and sharks. The kids will love it (especially the sharks!).

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Aquarium of the Pacific is located in a beautiful building overlooking the ocean. I just love the design of the building with the wavy roofs which just reminds me of the ocean waves. The aquarium has really wonderful exhibits. I love the shark exhibit and feeding time there is really an exciting event to watch.

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★★★★★

Aquarium of the Pacific is located in a beautiful building overlooking the ocean. I just love the design of the building with the wavy roofs which just reminds me of the ocean waves. The aquarium has really wonderful exhibits. I love the shark exhibit and feeding time there is really an exciting event to watch.

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The aquarium is great! The environment represents each of the various ecosystems of the pacific ocean. There has been recently a special exhibit about whales and other sea mammals. There are great opportunities for getting your hands dirty (or at least wet) by touching sharks and rays or playing in the water fountains disguised as sea creatures. There is also a nice lorikeet display. It is also located in downtown Long Beach near the Queen Mary and the convention center.

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★★★★☆

The aquarium is great! The environment represents each of the various ecosystems of the pacific ocean. There has been recently a special exhibit about whales and other sea mammals. There are great opportunities for getting your hands dirty (or at least wet) by touching sharks and rays or playing in the water fountains disguised as sea creatures. There is also a nice lorikeet display. It is also located in downtown Long Beach near the Queen Mary and the convention center.

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This is an amazing aquarium with plenty to do for the little kids as well as enjoyable for us adults. Prices are okay and there is a lot of parking. Plenty of educational opportunities and hands on fun for parents and kids. You could easily spend the day here in Long Beach.

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★★★★★

This is an amazing aquarium with plenty to do for the little kids as well as enjoyable for us adults. Prices are okay and there is a lot of parking. Plenty of educational opportunities and hands on fun for parents and kids. You could easily spend the day here in Long Beach.

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I took my class of second and third graders to the Long Beach Aquarium on a field trip, and we had a great time. The kids couldn't get enough of all the fish and aquatic animals! They have a nice outdoor area where you can eat lunch. The employees are friendly and knowledgable.

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★★★★★

I took my class of second and third graders to the Long Beach Aquarium on a field trip, and we had a great time. The kids couldn't get enough of all the fish and aquatic animals! They have a nice outdoor area where you can eat lunch. The employees are friendly and knowledgable.

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I enjoy taking my daughter to this aquarium. It's spacious and pretty much eye level for the kids. They have wonderful exhibits such as a touching pool that allows the kids to pet sting rays and other fishes. The only thing I was disappointed in was the Sea Lion show.

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★★★★★

I enjoy taking my daughter to this aquarium. It's spacious and pretty much eye level for the kids. They have wonderful exhibits such as a touching pool that allows the kids to pet sting rays and other fishes. The only thing I was disappointed in was the Sea Lion show.

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When the aquarium first opened, it was quite a disappointment bc it was so small. However, they have since developed several more attractions, including a shark's cove and aviary. Prices are a bit steep at about $19 per adult, considering what it has to offer. They have a nice jellyfish exhibit, but they do not have anything extraordinary that you couldn't see at another aquarium. I recommend it if it is your first time visiting but warn not to set your hopes too high.

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When the aquarium first opened, it was quite a disappointment bc it was so small. However, they have since developed several more attractions, including a shark's cove and aviary. Prices are a bit steep at about $19 per adult, considering what it has to offer. They have a nice jellyfish exhibit, but they do not have anything extraordinary that you couldn't see at another aquarium. I recommend it if it is your first time visiting but warn not to set your hopes too high.

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The Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific is so much fun. The tanks are really clean and bright. They have an amazing selection of fish, jellyfish, and other ocean creatures. Check out the petting tanks and touch a shark, sea cucumber, and more.

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The Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific is so much fun. The tanks are really clean and bright. They have an amazing selection of fish, jellyfish, and other ocean creatures. Check out the petting tanks and touch a shark, sea cucumber, and more.

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My high school Prom was hell here and all i can said was well worth the price. The aquariums contain plenty of fish. It a great place for a prom because of the color light refected from the tanks. I love my prom. THe best part is, behind the aquariums there is a parking spot, if you sit there at night the bridge's light will light up a blueish color and show you a beautiful view of the stream.

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My high school Prom was hell here and all i can said was well worth the price. The aquariums contain plenty of fish. It a great place for a prom because of the color light refected from the tanks. I love my prom. THe best part is, behind the aquariums there is a parking spot, if you sit there at night the bridge's light will light up a blueish color and show you a beautiful view of the stream.

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This aquarium is pretty nice but it isn't a huge aquarium full of exotic fish. It is nice to see some of the animals there but I do think there are better aquariums. Great tours available

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This aquarium is pretty nice but it isn't a huge aquarium full of exotic fish. It is nice to see some of the animals there but I do think there are better aquariums. Great tours available

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Make sure you get a membership and visit this aquarium during special times. It's especially beautiful in the evenings. The petting area in the back is awesome. You can tough sharks, sting rays, and sea cucumbers. Kona the seal likes to follow your hand under the water in the tube. Their sea otters are fun to watch and watching the divers clean the tanks is fun too.

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★★★★★

Make sure you get a membership and visit this aquarium during special times. It's especially beautiful in the evenings. The petting area in the back is awesome. You can tough sharks, sting rays, and sea cucumbers. Kona the seal likes to follow your hand under the water in the tube. Their sea otters are fun to watch and watching the divers clean the tanks is fun too.

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I recently visited Long Beach Aquarium Of The Pacific in Long Beach. My family and I had a great time and enjoyed every minute. It can certainly be pricey here but I personally think it's worth the money. Children can learn so many things here and have fun at the same time, that's the best part about it.

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★★★★☆

I recently visited Long Beach Aquarium Of The Pacific in Long Beach. My family and I had a great time and enjoyed every minute. It can certainly be pricey here but I personally think it's worth the money. Children can learn so many things here and have fun at the same time, that's the best part about it.

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I visited the Aquarium of the Pacific and I found it to be a very exciting place to be , a place to learn all about sea life , with its huge enclosures filled with water you are able to see all sorts of sea-life from tiny little fishes of all the colors in the rainbows to huge sharks . Its an amazing place to take the whole family. Its a great way to spend the day with friends and family !

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I visited the Aquarium of the Pacific and I found it to be a very exciting place to be , a place to learn all about sea life , with its huge enclosures filled with water you are able to see all sorts of sea-life from tiny little fishes of all the colors in the rainbows to huge sharks . Its an amazing place to take the whole family. Its a great way to spend the day with friends and family !

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This aquarium has many great exhibits and is laid out in a great way. They have the exhibits designed so that they are by coastal region or ocean region. They have lots of great ehibits including the shark and ray petting area, sea lions, Lorakeet Forest, and Jelly Fish exhibits.

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This aquarium has many great exhibits and is laid out in a great way. They have the exhibits designed so that they are by coastal region or ocean region. They have lots of great ehibits including the shark and ray petting area, sea lions, Lorakeet Forest, and Jelly Fish exhibits.

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I've only been once, but found it fascinating. The collection of sea life is overwhelming and highly educational. Definitely a great place to take children. I love the fact that there's the equivalent of a "petting zoo" and you can actually touch stingrays and anemones. Loved watching the sea dragons! They even have transgendered fish!

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★★★★☆

I've only been once, but found it fascinating. The collection of sea life is overwhelming and highly educational. Definitely a great place to take children. I love the fact that there's the equivalent of a "petting zoo" and you can actually touch stingrays and anemones. Loved watching the sea dragons! They even have transgendered fish!

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conveniuently located close to the train station you can bring your kids here and enjoy this aquarium that will blow you away with the beautiful tanks filled with fishes (more than 10,000!) and the shark laggon.

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conveniuently located close to the train station you can bring your kids here and enjoy this aquarium that will blow you away with the beautiful tanks filled with fishes (more than 10,000!) and the shark laggon.

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this is a pretty large aquarium with tons of exhibits to look at. there's sting rays that you could touch, and a bird aviary, sharks, every fish you can think of, sea lions, puffins, the whole thing. you could spend the whole day here and still not get bored. they also have specal events such as cultural festivals on weekends that are free with admission. a great place for families, conveniently located across from the pike.

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★★★★★

this is a pretty large aquarium with tons of exhibits to look at. there's sting rays that you could touch, and a bird aviary, sharks, every fish you can think of, sea lions, puffins, the whole thing. you could spend the whole day here and still not get bored. they also have specal events such as cultural festivals on weekends that are free with admission. a great place for families, conveniently located across from the pike.

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The Aquarium of the Pacific is a great place to take your kids! This place is really cool and interesting. It can be pricey here but it's so worth it. I really enjoyed this place my self. This is a really nice place and I definitely recommend it to everyone.

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★★★★☆

The Aquarium of the Pacific is a great place to take your kids! This place is really cool and interesting. It can be pricey here but it's so worth it. I really enjoyed this place my self. This is a really nice place and I definitely recommend it to everyone.

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Theres more to do in Long Beach than we realized until a recent visit! The aquarium is nicely sized and a center for conservation, offering plenty of...

 

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