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LA: Aquarium of the Pacific Skip-the-Line Entry

Activity provider: Aquarium of the Pacific

LA: Aquarium of the Pacific Skip-the-Line Entry

Activity provider: Aquarium of the Pacific

From US$ 35.55 per person

Book your skip-the-ticket-booth-line admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Los Angeles and spend a half day exploring the site’s main galleries and specialized outdoor exhibits. See marine life from all major regions of the Pacific.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore 500 exhibits inside the aquarium
  • Admire 12,000 animals representing the major regions of the Pacific Ocean
  • Take in the outdoor exhibits, including Shark Lagoon
  • Meet the Magellanic Pengiuns in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat
  • Use your mobile ticket to skip the ticket booth line and go directly to the front gate so you have more time to explore
Full description

Take a journey of discovery at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Los Angeles. Benefit from skip-the-ticket-line access so you don't waste your day waiting in the long ticket booth line. 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 the 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.

Come visit our newest exhibition: Babies! Meet the newest members of the Aquarium family and discover how they hold the key to our future. From rescued sea otters, mesmerizing little cuttlefish, and miniature sea jellies to tiny translucent fish and a young desert tortoise, experience the heart-warming joy of baby animals while learning their fascinating behavior and biology, how we care for them, threats to their survival, and what their future means for their species and our ocean planet. Also learn about the many endangered local animals that the Aquarium is helping to save, including frogs, abalone, giant sea bass, green sea turtles, and more. Open Now! Join us as we feature new arrivals and the latest births. Babies hold the future for all species.

There is always something going on at the Aquarium of the Pacific! Check out these upcoming festivals included with general admission:

Moompetam: Native American Festival

September 17-18, 2022

In celebration of local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its eighteenth annual Moompetam Festival. This celebration will feature traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, educational programs, live demonstrations, music, and dance celebrating California’s indigenous maritime cultures, including Tongva, Chumash, Acjachemen, Costanoan, Luiseno, and Kumeyaay.

Baja Splash Cultural Festival

September 24-25, 2022

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its twenty-first annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival in celebration of cultures from México, Central and South America, and beyond. The event features traditional dance, live music, educational programming in English and Spanish, and booths. The festival takes place during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Southeast Asia Day

October 1, 2022

The Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate its eighteenth annual Southeast Asia Day. The festival’s program will highlight the beauty and diversity of the cultures of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, and Indonesia. Guests will enjoy live performances, including music, dance, and cultural craft demonstrations. Children will have the opportunity to partake in arts and crafts.

Scarium of the Pacific

October 29-30, 2022

Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s twenty-third annual Scarium of the Pacific—a spooktacular, educational Halloween event for the whole family. Enjoy special Halloween programs, including the annual children’s costume contest, creepy coloring contest, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, and kooky crafts, and eerie animals in the Great Hall.

Includes
  • Aquarium of the Pacific skip-the-ticket-line entrance ticket
  • Parking (if you bring your parking ticket into the aquarium you can receive a $8 all-day parking validation)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Head directly to the Aquarium of the Pacific. You can bring your parking ticket into the Aquarium for an $8 all-day parking validation.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The Aquarium is closed December 25
  • The Aquarium is open during the Long Beach Grand Prix with very limited parking
  • The value stated includes reservations only as specified. Any additional charges for changes or additional services incurred should be paid directly to the Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Lorikeet Forest and June Keyes Penguin Habitat are currently closed to protect the animals from avian (bird) flu
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 413 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Took two granddaughters to visit sites in CA. The Aquarium was one and was very enjoyable. Both girls were interested in each area. Take your parking ticket with you as they validate on your way out. Reduces the cost of parking to $8. Parking is readily available. Remember to book online ahead of time.

June 26, 2022

Great experience, definitely a little way too packed. It made complete sense though we were there for Memorial Day weekend. The information on each exhibit was incredible and all the aquatic life we got to see was amazing. We were able to touch some moon jellyfish for the first time it was definitely an experience!

May 31, 2022

This is a nice Aquarium to visit. There is plenty of interactive stations to keep kids engaged. They usually rotate different exhibits. Right now is a great jellyfish exhibit. There is touch the stingray poos and the shark pool outside. Right now they have some very entertaining sea otters and sea lions. There is a outdoors space also with a Lorikeet exhibit. You have the option to buy nectar at 4.00 a small cup to let the Lorikeets land on you and enjoy the nectar. The Aquarium is located at the harbor where you can also enjoy a boat tour, rent electric bikes and scooters to roam around. Several dining options are around the boardwalk which in itself is a pleasant walk around. A short 10-15 minute walk to heseaside village with dining and shops to enjoy.

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May 29, 2022

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