Guide to The Aquarium of the Pacific

two people taking photos in front of aquarium of sharks and fishes


What is there to do in Long Beach?


The answer is quite a lot, but there’s one place in particular that we always recommend our guests experience when visiting Long Beach.

The Aquarium of the Pacific

The Aquarium of the Pacific is minutes away from Hotel CURRENT and has been delighting guests of all ages for over 20 years. Experience the wonder of the natural undersea flora and fauna that is available. Turtles, sea lions, whale watching, penguins, sharks and much more await you!

The Aquarium of the Pacific is located on a 5-acre site on Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, California. It is directly across the water from the Long Beach Convention Center, Shoreline Village, and the Queen Mary Hotel and Attraction. It’s Southern California’s largest aquarium with 1.7 million people visiting every year.

The Aquarium offers visitors a chance to experience both onsite and virtual wonders of the ocean and its wildlife. For those interested in the changing environment, and the conservation efforts, there are full information displays available.


Something for Everyone

The aquarium also features guest speakers several times a month sharing their knowledge and experience working with sea creatures of all types.

There are close to 20 attractions running within the aquarium at any one time, and special events during holiday seasons. Some of the most popular exhibits include the Sea Otter Habitat, the Shark Lagoon and the virtual events such as Penguins 4D.

The Aquarium of the Pacific offers an educational and entertaining day out for all ages. It’s the perfect mix of kid-friendly fun and scientific learning.

Group and corporate tickets are also available if you want to bring your family or work team with you. You can also visit both the Los Angeles Zoo and the Aquarium of the Pacific for one combo deal.

If you’re missing the fun of the aquarium right now, you can take a virtual tour of it, listen to recorded interviews and guest speakers, and check out their aquarium webcams. Even if you can’t be there in person, you can virtually experience it for now.

Being just a few minutes away, Hotel CURRENT is one of the closest Long Beach hotels to the aquarium, so take advantage of the location! 
Be sure to contact our front desk team for Hotel Current’s Aquarium of the Pacific 1-night stay with discounted tickets package.


Location: 100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA 90802
Hours: 9am – 6pm (7 days)

Admission prices: Adult (12 and up) $29.95, Child $17.95


5 Quick Tips:

  1. Parking at the Aquarium of the Pacific is expensive. Take 50% off when you pre-order a set of 5 or more vouchers.
  2. Buy Nectar to feed the birds in the Lorikeet Aviary. You won’t be disappointed.
  3. Fill up before you go. The food at the cafeteria is expensive, but there are plenty of delicious restaurants in the area directly surrounding the aquarium.
  4. Children under 3 are free.  
  5. Take some time to walk the shoreline around the outside of the aquarium after your visit


Contact Us

5325 e. pacific coast highway

long beach, california 90804

800.990.9991 | 562.597.1341

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