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

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Long Beach, United States
Skip the Ticketing Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission Ticket
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

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.
  • 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
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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

Departure Point

Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802-8126
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 travelers can participate
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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Ticketing Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission Ticket?
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The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Ticketing Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission Ticket.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Ticketing Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission Ticket?
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The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Ticketing Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission Ticket.
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What are the opening hours of the Aquarium of the Pacific?
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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
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What is the address of the Aquarium of the Pacific?
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The Aquarium of the Pacific is located at 100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA 90802.
Jun 2021
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Is there parking available at the Aquarium of the Pacific?
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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
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Can I take public transportation to the Aquarium of the Pacific?
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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
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How can I get from the Transit Mall to the Aquarium?
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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
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Are food/drink available in the Aquarium?
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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
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Are there vegetarian options available at the Aquarium?
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Yes, there are vegetarian options available at Café Scuba.
Jun 2021
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Can I participate in animal encounters in the Aquarium of the Pacific?
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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
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Can I participate in feeding the animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific?
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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
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Is the Aquarium of the Pacific handicap accessible?
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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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Can I bring a service animal into the Aquarium of the Pacific?
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Service animals that accompany guests with disabilities are welcome, however, due to the nature of some exhibits, they may not be allowed in all areas.
Jun 2021
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Can I bring my small child with me to the Aquarium of the Pacific?
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Yes, children under 3 years old enjoy free admission with accompanying adult.
Jun 2021

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  • "Definitely go in the morning before the crowds get there" See review
  • "I needed a wheelchair, and there was no charge for the use." See review
  • "For us 2 adults no kids, it was ok. We expected more." See review

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Aquarium of the Pacific Is Fun & Educational for the Whole Family!
michef23
, Jul 2021
Aquarium of the Pacific Is fun and educational for people of all ages. They have excellent exhibits and tons of information about a plethora of ocean and underwater animals and plants. The museum works hard to show many varied fish, water animals, water plants, coral etc. and discuss the impact of global warming ( although I prefer to say the increase in more extreme weather). The ocean is right there as well, Whale watching tours are close by if you want to actually want to get in a boat and see some animals and plants in their natural habitat ( the boat tours are separate and there is an additional cost), and there is shopping and many dining places a small walk away. Aquarium of the Pacific Is definitely worth the time, and there is a lot to do in the area if you want to make it a fun filled day.
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Easier when purchased before going
Maritza_H
, Jul 2021
There was no line at the ticket window. Nevertheless, it was good to have it all done ahead of time.
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First timer enjoyed experience
Ashley_B
, Jul 2021
Had a great time for my 18 month olds first time. When we got there staff was very friendly and guided us in. He loved all the animals never wanted to leave exhibit until realizing there was another one a few steps away. We had a wagon so we had to wait for elevators so I do suggest if you can avoid using elevators, stairs are so much faster.
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The undersea is world
Nicole_S
, Jul 2021
The shark lagoon was awesome! The coral reef ecosystem is amazing! My company was fantastic! I really found the frogs incredible! The size and colors are vibrant!
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Fast and Convenient
Aaliyah_T
, Jul 2021
Entering the aquarium was quick and easy, inside the building within a minute. All you have to do is scan your ticket and then you are let inside. You don’t have to be exactly punctual either, which I was worried about since I arrived 30 minutes later than my time slot, but it was fine.
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Monday Morning Tour
Kiana_V
, Jul 2021
The birds, feeding them nectar and having them perch on you is magical. If you love interacting and learning with your loved ones this is the place to go. What made it special was going with the right people. Lots of restrooms and rest areas. Amazing service and people. Definitely go in the morning and you must wear a mask. Parking was 12 dollars for me but I had it validated and they took off three dollars.
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Guide
Joel_L
, Jul 2021
My kids loved the aquarium. Their favorite part was collecting stamps through out the aquarium for their map book.
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Highly recommended
Jamie_K
, Jul 2021
Everything was done very well. Organized and run smoothly. We enjoy our visit and will definitely be back.
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A Great time
Sabrina_C
, Jul 2021
All of the dishes and seals, penguins and everything else. We had a awesome time. Would definitely return for another trip
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Sharktastic
Renita_W
, Jul 2021
My three and four year old grandsons was so amazed at the sharks and the large stingray they were living out Nemo in real time. They even name your oldest shark Bruce because of the way he looks
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