Take your sense of adventure for a paddle in the ocean's incredible biodiversity, with an Aquarium of the Pacific membership. Come nose-to-nose with fearsome-looking sand tiger sharks, zebra sharks, and even a hungry hammerhead!
Discover rainbow-colored poison arrow frogs, see otherworldly jellyfish and meet a cute family of waddling penguins. Your ticket also includes entry to the state-of-the-art Pacific Visions building, featuring a 4D cinema experience taken to the next level.
Meet more than 500 species of marine life – and over 12,000 animals – at the Aquarium of the Pacific, and see fascinating exhibitions that will take you on a deep-dive into the science of marine biology and oceanic conservation. You’ll be drowning in things to do.
The Southern California/Baja Gallery represents California's diverse marine environment across 18 exhibits. With an Aquarium of the Pacific membership you can expect to see playful sea lions and languid seals having a swimmingly good time together – you'll also encounter vibrant schools of balloonfish, colorful Cortez rainbow wrasses and more!
Learn more about the American wetlands at the shorebird sanctuary and see black-necked stilts, western snowy plovers, killdeer, and ruddy ducks amidst the beautiful flora and fauna of their natural habitat. These birds of a feather are kept together, away from their noisy parrot neighbors in Lorikeet Forest.
Take a trip to the Tropical Pacific Gallery, where stunning seahorses, seadragons, vibrant coral and clownfish will dazzle you. The gallery also includes Coral Reefs: Nature’s Underwater Cities, where you'll find flashlight fish, red-footed boobies, and a green sea turtle!
There are rockpools and touch-tanks too, where you can handle some of the creatures like gelatinous moon jellies.
The Aquarium is most crowded on the weekends (and during the holiday season and the summer). If you do decide to visit on a Saturday or Sunday, you can beat the crowds by coming earlier (09:00-10:00). On weekdays, school groups visit the Aquarium in the morning, but leave by 14:00. If the venue's still too crowded, you can always re-enter if you get a stamp at the exit.
|Thursday||09:30 - 16:30|
|Friday||09:30 - 16:30|
|Saturday||09:30 - 16:30|
|Sunday||09:30 - 16:30|
|Monday||09:30 - 16:30|
|Tuesday||09:30 - 16:30|
|Wednesday||09:30 - 16:30|
|Thursday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Saturday||09:00 - 20:00|
|Sunday||09:00 - 20:00|
|Monday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 18:00|
To protect you and those around you, these safety measures will be in place for your visit.
Tickets for Aquarium of the Pacific: Membership Voucher