Dedicated as much to education as entertainment, this spectacular aquarium more than justifies the drive down to Long Beach, especially if the alternative is the razzle-dazzle of San Diego's considerably pricier SeaWorld. Inevitably, the Shark Lagoon is the most popular exhibit. Other highlights include the low-key but fascinating Whales: Voices of the Sea. Much of the rest of the aquarium is divided geographically: loveable sea lions in the Southern California section, all kinds of garish fish in the Tropical Pacific area, a variety of exotic creatures in the new Gulf of California exhibit.
Aquarium of the Pacific
|Venue name:||Aquarium of the Pacific||Contact:|
100 Aquarium Way
at Shoreline Dr
|Opening hours:||9am-6pm daily.|
|Price:||$30 general admission|
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Aquarium of the Pacific is such an educational adventure for people of all ages. There are so many interesting exhibits to go to and sea creatures to see that you should really plan an entire day around your trip—you can even touch some of them! The Aquarium is always adding new exhibits and interesting educational programs to increase awareness for eco-friendly awareness. They also do these awesome 21+ and over events where they bring in alcohol and DJs and basically have a club night inside the aquarium. They are really innovative without ever forgetting their mission. Love this place.