Embark on a "journey" of the world’s largest ocean, from the frigid waters of the North Pacific to the colorful reefs of the tropical Pacific to sunny Southern California and the Baja Peninsula. Over 50 exhibits containing more than 1,000 species of marine creatures showcase the three main environments of this region.|
In the Southern California and Baja Gallery, seals and sea lions can be viewed in an up-close and personal indoor/outdoor setting. A kelp forest, endangered sea turtles from the Sea of Cortez, and many other fascinating animals are featured here as well.
The Northern Pacific Gallery is home to puffins and other diving birds "flying" underwater, while the sea otters frolic in a nearby habitat. Watch mysterious schooling fish and a giant octopus, plus bright sea stars and giant Japanese spider crabs.
In the Tropical Reef Habitat—the Aquarium's largest exhibit—view a coral lagoon with colorful fish, sea horses, sea snakes, and mysterious sea dragons. Sharks and colorful sea life swirl around visitors in a tunnel and through various viewing windows.
Lorikeet Forest is a walk-through, hands-on aviary filled with dozens of Australian lorikeets. Purchase a cup of nectar to feed these friendly birds that will land on your hand, arm, or even your head to get a sip of the sweet nectar. The Shark Lagoon is an educational adventure showcasing impressive large sharks and touch pools where visitors can reach in and touch more than 150 smaller sharks.
The Aquarium of the Pacific has also recently opened two special exhibits. One is the BP Sea Otter Exhibit, modeled after the otters' natural habitat, and home to Maggie, the Acquarium's newest otter.
The second special exhibit is the Molina
Animal Care Center, where you can see how animals are cared for, as well as learn about the latest medical procedures. Now is the perfect time to learn about the ocean and explore everything new at the Aquarium of the
- One-day admission to aquarium
- All galleries within the aquarium
- Shark Lagoon
- Lorikeet Forest
Please allow 2–3 hours to visit the aquarium
Hours of operation:
9 AM–6 PM; aquarium is closed April 18–20 and on Christmas Day
Children 2 and younger are admitted free of charge. Weekends, holidays, and summer months can be busy; Aquarium of the Pacific recommends arriving early to beat the crowds.
|After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:|
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.
Exchange your voucher for activity:
Please present your voucher(s) and photo identification at any ticket window in exchange for admission tickets. The address and customer service phone number will be listed on your printed voucher(s).
|Terms and conditions|
|Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.|