Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific - Long Beach

- Open Daily; Hours Vary

The Experience

Open Daily
Monday - Thursday | 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday - Sunday | 9:00am - 9:00pm
About the Experience
  • Choose from ticket entry for Adults and Children (ages 3-11). Tickets are valid for ANY day of the week (Weekdays & Weekends)
  • Featuring 12,000 animals in more than 100 exhibits (Our Water Future, Ocean Science Center, June Keys Penguin Habitat and more)
  • Entry includes Sammy & Ray 3D, and Hurricane 3D for free in the Ocean Theater (availability may be temporarily suspended)
What We Love
  • To create an aquarium dedicated to conserving and building Natural Capital (Nature and Nature's services) by building Social Capital (the interactions between and among people)
  • A 4,000-square-foot gift shop that showcases hundreds of marine gifts, toys, games and souvenirs
  • New wing of the aquarium, Pacific Visions is open
Take a journey of discovery at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Discover sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific, and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific. Come face-to-face with the ocean’s ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon, hand-feed colorful lorikeet birds, and watch our Magellanic penguins.  Discover Pacific Visions where you explore underwater realms and future possibilities. The centerpiece, Honda Pacific Visions Theater, features an 8 minute film with multisensory effects. The massive 180-degree curved screen and floor projection disc encompass the viewers’ full range of vision, creating a uniquely immersive experience. The theater experience is included in admission. There’s no better time to visit the Aquarium then now!

Need to Know

Useful Info
  • Open every day of the year except Christmas Day
  • AOP will be open until 9:00 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning Friday, June 7 through Sunday, September 1 as well as Friday through Monday of Labor Day (August 30- Sept 2) weekends
  • Keeping guests and staff safe is a top priority. The number of visitors is limited, advance tickets are required and social distancing measures are in place at the Aquarium
  • Masks and temperature checks are required for all guests
  • Guests can only enter the Aquarium in groups of six
  • Convenient parking available for $8 with Aquarium validation
  • The parking structure for the Aquarium is on the water side of Shoreline Drive between Chestnut Place and Aquarium Way
For All Ages
Good for Groups
Timed Reservation Required
Please print out your ticket or have it ready on a mobile device on the day of your visit. It is your admission ticket. You do not need to stop at a ticket window. JUST GO DIRECTLY TO THE ENTRANCE. 
Present your ticket to the entrance attendant. Please bring your ID, as you could be asked to present it for entrance.
Tickets Valid
Tickets expire 1 year from purchase
Fine Print
  • Your ticket is valid for a year from purchase date. If you are unable to visit at your selected date and time, you can make a new reservation at
  • For the use of this ticket you acknowledge to read and agree to the terms located at
  • No Refunds, No Exchanges
  • Price of this ticket includes all applicable taxes
  • Convenient parking available for $8 with Aquarium validation
  • Valid for Aquarium entrance only unless specified on this document
  • License granted herein may be revoked upon refund of box office price
  • Management reserves the right to refuse admission, control occupancy or eject any person whose conduct is deemed by the management to be disorderly or who fails to comply with the terms and conditions herein
  • Any attempt to sell this ticket for a higher price than that printed on the face hereof shall violate the license and will be considered cause to invalidate this ticket without refund
For full details on our refund policy click here


Safety Measures
Temperature Taking
Frequent Disinfecting of High-Touch Areas
Sanitizing Dispensers
Masks (Employees)
Floor Markings for Distancing
Masks (Customers)
Visible Safety Signage
Hands-Free Entry
Capacity Limits
Contactless Interaction
Timed Entry
Additional Info
Those who do not have a face covering will have an option to purchase one. Those who do not follow this policy will be asked to leave. The maximum party size is six to enter and travel within the Aquarium. We are not able to store guest items at this time. There will be no Aquarium Re-entry. Elevators will be limited to one family per use. Food service will be available following government guidelines. The City of Long Beach is strongly urging those who are age 65 or older and all people of any age who have underlying health conditions to remain at home. Note: Outdoor areas will remain open, which includes Harbor Terrace, Shark Lagoon, Lorikeet Forest, Our Water Future, Steelhead Story, Molina Animal Care Center, June Keyes Penguin Habitat, Ray Habitat and Seals and Sea Lions Habitat. The Moon Jelly, Shark Lagoon and Ray Touch areas will also be open for touching. The gift store and some food service will be available as well. For those that have purchased discounted tickets to visit over July 2-24, they will be able to enjoy our outdoor areas and will receive a ticket to return at a later time.


$8 Parking w/ Validation


The Aquarium of the Pacific is the fourth most-attended aquarium in the nation. It displays over 12,000 animals in more than 100 exhibits that represent the diversity of the Pacific Ocean. Each year more than 1.7 million people visit the Aquarium. Beyond its world-class animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. Through these programs and a variety of multimedia experiences, the Aquarium provides opportunities to delve deeper into ocean science and learn more about our planet. The Aquarium of the Pacific has redefined the modern aquarium. It is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and a place where important topics facing our planet and our ocean are explored by scientists, policymakers and stakeholders in the search for sustainable solutions.

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