skip to content
The Best of the Southland selections are readers' choice and did not involve the editorial or reporting staff of the L.A. Times. Contact us with comments or questions at
South Bay - Long Beach - South Los Angeles

Aquarium of the Pacific

Best: Family Friendly Attraction

101 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

More About Us

25 Years of Connecting to Nature: Take a journey of discovery of the world's largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Meet more than 12,000 animals (including sea otters, penguins, sharks, sea jellies, frogs and more) and see over 100 exhibits depicting sunny Southern California, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific and the colorful reefs of the tropical Pacific. Join us in celebrating our 25th anniversary with new exhibits, events, and programs highlighting the remarkable natural world right outside our door. Journey through a re-themed Southern California Gallery featuring fascinating local animals and marine habitats. Discover colorful reefs, kelp forests, and sea grass beds as you meet a pod of lobsters, an octopus, deepwater fish and more. Hear about the local species we are saving and how we plan to rebuild California’s coastal wild.


Choose an area to explore:

Share on Pinterest
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Instagram
Loading ...