Tickets for Aquarium of the Pacific: Skip The Line

Dive into the incredible world of marine wildlife in Long Beach

Lorikeet Forest
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date
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Wheelchair accessible: Wheelchairs are provided free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis
Audio guide: Audio tours available to download
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  • Marvel at majestic marine life and see over 12,000 sea creatures, featuring amazing live demonstrations
  • Get up close to fearsome sharks, adorable penguins and bucketloads of other incredible creatures
  • Immerse yourself in the action at the Pacific Visions building with its 4D cinema and interactive art installations


Take your sense of adventure for a paddle in the ocean's incredible biodiversity, with tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific. 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. 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.


What's included

Skip-the-line entrance to the Aquarium of the Pacific
Access to all exhibits (incl. Shark Lagoon & Lorikeet Forest)
4D film

What's not included

Animal encounters
Behind-the-scenes tour
Additional info

Weekend visit:

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.

Amendment policy

  • Changes are possible for this ticket


Skip the ticket window, go directly to the entrance and show your smartphone ticket at your reserved timeslot. Please note that your confirmation won't be accepted for admission, but you need to present the barcode on your smartphone ticket.


Opening hours

Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00
Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Lorikeet Forest
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10:30 - 16:30
Friday 10:30 - 16:30
Saturday 10:30 - 16:30
Sunday 10:30 - 16:30
Monday 10:30 - 16:30

How to get there

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802, Los Angeles
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Ratings & reviews

based on 121 reviews
Aug 10, 2020
It was nice
Jul 2, 2020
We had a great time!
Jun 30, 2020
Very beautiful place with alot to see. Staff is very friendly.

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