Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
This is a
phenomenal aquarium that offers a broad range of sea life in exhibits
that mimic the natural environment. The entire focus of the
aquarium is the Pacific Ocean.
are guided through the Pacific Ocean’s three major regions; Southern
California/Baja; Northern Pacific and the Tropical Pacific. Then,
visit the Aquarium’s vast Great Hall of the Pacific, a full-scale
model of a blue whale, the largest animal in the Pacific and world,
floats high above their heads.
the exploration of the Pacific for both children and adults, the
Aquarium’s Honda Theater and Sparkletts Learning Center host a variety
of classes, speakers, seminars, and more.
Aquarium’s indoor/outdoor restaurant, Café Scuba, offers delicious
meals and delightful views across the bay to the Queen Mary and the
downtown Long Beach waterfront. Hundreds of marine-related gifts, games,
educational toys, souvenirs and surprises are on display and for sale at
the Aquarium gift store, Pacific Collections.
The Aquarium is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., every day of the year, except
December 25 and the weekend of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long
Take the 101S to the 405S. Drive until you reach the 710 and
turn towards Long Beach. Take
the Shoreline Drive on the left towards Downtown/Convention
Center. There will be a series of forks in the off ramp - go
left, then right, then left. Merge onto West Shoreline
Drive. Turn right onto Aquarium Way. If you get lost in the
maze of off ramp, the Aquarium is located on a five-acre site on the
Rainbow Harbor. Driving time anywhere between 2 hours and 3,
depending on the traffic.
city of Long Beach provides convenient parking in an enclosed parking
structure only a few feet from the Aquarium's entrance. The maximum
parking fee is $6 (per day) with an Aquarium ticket stub. The day-rate
without an Aquarium ticket stub is $7.