Open 9am-6pm Monday-Friday; open 9am-8pm on Saturday-Sunday (closed Christmas Day).
Reservations are required. Select date and time for confirmation.
Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Aquarium Way and Shoreline Drive W.
The parking structure for the Aquarium is on the water side of Shoreline Drive, between Chestnut Place and Aquarium Way. Parking is $6 for Aquarium guests, in both the Aquarium and Pike parking structures when you show an Aquarium ticket stub. Additional parking: When the Aquarium lot is full, you will be directed to The Pike parking structure. The entrance is on Chestnut and Shoreline, just across the street from the Aquarium's main lot.
Age: 3-11 years old. Under 3 free.
COVID-19 Safety Procedures:All persons 2 years and over must wear a face covering for entry to the Aquarium and at all times, except when eating. Face covering are available for purchase on site. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, please inform the staff member checking you in. All visitors will have their temperature checked before entry. Those with temperature of 100.4F and above and those in their party will not be allowed to enter. All family units will be required to maintain a minimum distance of six feet at all times from staff and other visitors. Adults will be responsible for ensuring their children follow this rule. Everyone must follow all posted signs and directions from the numerous staff stationed throughout the Aquarium regarding social distancing, traffic flow, closed areas, and other safety protocols. We are not able to store guest items at this time. There will be no Aquarium Re-entry. Numerous hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the Aquarium and near any touch area. We ask that everyone use them after touching a surface. Aquarium staff will be constantly sanitizing all touched surfaces throughout the day. Elevators will be limited to one family per use. Food service will be available following government guidelines. Various areas will be temporarily closed and several programs will be on hiatus. Closed areas include the Northern Pacific Touch lab, Horseshoe Crab touch lab, and Shark Lagoon children’s play area. Shows, mascot appearances, animal meet-and-greets, and behind-the-scenes tours have temporarily suspended to prevent gatherings.
Aquarium admission includes all the galleries, hands-on labs, and presentations as noted on the daily handout. The Aquarium of the Pacific provides wheelchairs free of charge. The Aquarium is most crowded on the weekends, during the holiday season and during the summer. If you do decide to visit on a Saturday or Sunday, beat the crowds by coming earlier (between 9:00 am and 10:00 am). During more popular summer periods and holidays when higher attendance is anticipated, the Aquarium of the Pacific utilizes a timed ticketing system, which allows each guest a special time to enter the facility.