Tickets for Aquarium of the Pacific: Skip The Line

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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
Smartphone tickets accepted
  • 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 – and spot a sea turtle or two casually drifting by. 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
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.

Cancellation policy
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are possible for this ticket

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

Opening hours
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
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Lorikeet Forest
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
Tuesday 10:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 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
114 Reviews
Feb 20, 2020
Wonderful. I very much enjoyed it. Thank you.
Feb 12, 2020
great, and buying the tickets online was usful. Fast and the place wasn't that crowded on a Tuesday
Feb 11, 2020
I had a really good time at the aquarium. I loved seeing all the different sea creatures and learning more about their habitat. My personal highlight was that you were allowed to touch some of the rays and sharks!

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