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“Hands-On Marine Education”

Aquarium of the Pacific
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US$29.95*
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Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission
Ranked #7 of 96 things to do in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The aquarium is full of literally awesome displays and experiences. The headline feature is a clear tank that must be 30 feet high, where you can see hundreds of fish and the divers who tend to them. Smaller displays feature jellyfish, seahorses, and more, with viewing windows set low enough that young children can see without being lifted. There's a touch tank that kids love, and a pinniped habitat with a transparent underwater tunnel. For children of all ages, this is a real treat.

1  Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

I've been to aquariums inSingapore, Monterey, Boston, San Diego, and Seattle. This aquarium is right there with the best of them.
If you love sea life, you'll Love this aquarium.

Thank Cal92673
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

It doesn't matter if you're 2 or 102, this place is cool! If you have any interest at all in aquatic animals, the ocean, etc, you're going to love it here. There are tons of hands-on exhibits for kids (and adults) and everything is so beautifully laid out.

I recommend checking out some of the shows to break up the day a bit.

1  Thank thedopplereffect
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Our daughters, ages 9 and 12, loved this aquarium. I especially loved being able to touch sharks, sting rays, and jelly fish. There was plenty of room at each exhibit. We also watched the sea lion show, which was great! I was very thankful that the gift shop prices were very reasonable. Both girls were able to get a decent sized stuffed animal for only $15!

Thank lisa_Utah
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We hadn’t been to the aquarium for many years. This time we had our grandson with us and he loved it. The aquarium has been kept up well and the harbor area outside seems to have undergone renovations. The addition of the bird area was surprisingly enjoyable. I would highly recommend a trip to the aquarium for anyone. It isn’t just for families with children or teenagers.

Thank Linda R
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