Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization which depends on your support to fulfill our mission: to in The Aquarium of the Pacific (formerly the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific) is an aquarium on a 5-acre (20,000 m2) site on Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, California, United States.

It is situated across the water from the Long Beach Convention Center, Shoreline Village, and the Queen Mary Hotel and Attraction.

Operating as usual

Paddles the penguin is kicking off molting season! Every year around this time, our penguins replace their old feathers ...
08/30/2021

Paddles the penguin is kicking off molting season! Every year around this time, our penguins replace their old feathers with new ones during their catastrophic molt. During this time the birds may look scruffy and will not go swimming, but in about 30 days they will have a fresh set of feathers. Stay tuned for new tuxedos! 🐧

Paddles the penguin is kicking off molting season! Every year around this time, our penguins replace their old feathers with new ones during their catastrophic molt. During this time the birds may look scruffy and will not go swimming, but in about 30 days they will have a fresh set of feathers. Stay tuned for new tuxedos! 🐧

Hit snooze, it's Sunday! 😴Photo by Robin Riggs #AOPpinnipeds
08/29/2021

Hit snooze, it's Sunday! 😴

Photo by Robin Riggs #AOPpinnipeds

Hit snooze, it's Sunday! 😴

Photo by Robin Riggs #AOPpinnipeds

More than you ever imagined. 🌊Photo by @nicoleoruephoto #loveAOP
08/28/2021

More than you ever imagined. 🌊

Photo by @nicoleoruephoto #loveAOP

More than you ever imagined. 🌊

Photo by @nicoleoruephoto #loveAOP

Planning on visiting the Aquarium? Turtelly awesome! Make sure to book your visit ahead of time at pacific.to/visit. 🐢Ph...
08/27/2021

Planning on visiting the Aquarium? Turtelly awesome! Make sure to book your visit ahead of time at pacific.to/visit. 🐢

Photo by Instagram User @littlegraythread #loveAOP

Planning on visiting the Aquarium? Turtelly awesome! Make sure to book your visit ahead of time at pacific.to/visit. 🐢

Photo by Instagram User @littlegraythread #loveAOP

08/26/2021
Lumpsucker

It's never too early for a PSL. Of course, we mean a Pacific spiny lumpsucker! 🎃☕️🐡

Tickets to our September 17 Night Dive are now on sale! Our August event sold out in record time, and you're not going t...
08/26/2021

Tickets to our September 17 Night Dive are now on sale! Our August event sold out in record time, and you're not going to want to miss out on this one. Night Dive is our adults-only after-hours event featuring live music, art, DJs in the galleries, bars, and everything about the Aquarium you already love. pacific.to/nightdive 💃🌊🕺

Tickets to our September 17 Night Dive are now on sale! Our August event sold out in record time, and you're not going to want to miss out on this one. Night Dive is our adults-only after-hours event featuring live music, art, DJs in the galleries, bars, and everything about the Aquarium you already love. pacific.to/nightdive 💃🌊🕺

08/24/2021
Penguin Honk

Whoa, THAT’S what a penguin sounds like?! 🤯

Join us live on TikTok at 3PM PT with our sea lions! pacific.to/tiktok
08/24/2021

Join us live on TikTok at 3PM PT with our sea lions! pacific.to/tiktok

Join us live on TikTok at 3PM PT with our sea lions! pacific.to/tiktok

08/23/2021
Groot

Get to know Groot and the other Aquarium animals with your Membership! Unlimited visits for 12 months, discounts, and exclusive events included. Visit pacific.to/membership to join today!

Video by Robin Riggs #AOPcephalopods

Naptime with the seals 🦭 >>>>Photo by @shulamite_yang #loveAOP
08/22/2021

Naptime with the seals 🦭 >>>>

Photo by @shulamite_yang #loveAOP

Naptime with the seals 🦭 >>>>

Photo by @shulamite_yang #loveAOP

Did you know otters are related to weasels, badgers, and skunks? 😳🤯Photo of Millie the water weasel by Robin Riggs #AOPo...
08/21/2021

Did you know otters are related to weasels, badgers, and skunks? 😳🤯

Photo of Millie the water weasel by Robin Riggs #AOPotters

Did you know otters are related to weasels, badgers, and skunks? 😳🤯

Photo of Millie the water weasel by Robin Riggs #AOPotters

We love when you base your OOTD around your Aquarium visit! Use the hashtag #loveAOP for a chance to be featured. pacifi...
08/20/2021

We love when you base your OOTD around your Aquarium visit! Use the hashtag #loveAOP for a chance to be featured. pacific.to/loveAOP 🦈👟

📸: @irlhermione

We love when you base your OOTD around your Aquarium visit! Use the hashtag #loveAOP for a chance to be featured. pacific.to/loveAOP 🦈👟

📸: @irlhermione

HAPPY HUMP DAY! Photo of Parker and his sagittal crest by Robin Riggs #AOPpinnipeds
08/18/2021

HAPPY HUMP DAY!

Photo of Parker and his sagittal crest by Robin Riggs #AOPpinnipeds

HAPPY HUMP DAY!

Photo of Parker and his sagittal crest by Robin Riggs #AOPpinnipeds

08/18/2021

Coral reefs are underwater cities filled with brilliant colors and amazing animals. Dive into these warm tropical waters and explore this unique habitat from the comfort of your home with the Aquarium Adventures at Home: Tropical Treasures kit. Dig for your own fossilized shark tooth, experiment with slime-making, design your own tropical fish, and more! Kits are shipped directly to you. Purchase of a kit also includes access to a live virtual program with an Aquarium Educator where together you will build your own coral reef habitat while learning about some of our favorite reef dwellers! ​https://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/aquarium_adventures_at_home/

08/16/2021
Seagull or Seal?

Nothing to see here, just four seals waiting for their dinner. 🤔🤭🤫

08/16/2021
Aww Fish P**p | The Pacific Pals Show!

Seymour is looking forward to hosting his game show segment “Does it Eat!” But a surprise caller has other plans.

Created by the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Creative Arts in Science Education Team, The Pacific Pals Show features science, comedy antics, and lovable characters that will leave explorers of all ages smiling!
https://www.aquariumofpacific.org/pacificpals

The Aquarium of the Pacific is open with safety protocols in place! Reservations are required, visit pacific.to/visit to...
08/15/2021

The Aquarium of the Pacific is open with safety protocols in place! Reservations are required, visit pacific.to/visit to make yours.

Photo by Instagram User @raisinglittleavellanedas

The Aquarium of the Pacific is open with safety protocols in place! Reservations are required, visit pacific.to/visit to make yours.

Photo by Instagram User @raisinglittleavellanedas

08/13/2021
Parrotfish

Bring the serenity of the Aquarium home with our webcams powered by explore.org! Visit pacific.to/webcams to watch our exhibits live, including Coral Predators.

08/12/2021
Moray Eel

R-eel-y cool video, Instagram User @tristanryanhong! Share your favorite Aquarium moments with the hashtag #loveAOP for a chance to be featured. http://pacific.to/loveAOP

08/12/2021
Lumpsuckers

Wait for it.

Video by Robin Riggs #AOPlumpsuckers

08/10/2021
Balloonfish

Everyone's favorite little fish friend, the balloonfish in our Soft Coral Garden 🤩🎈🐡

Video by Robin Riggs

Join us at 6PM PT on TikTok to meet and feed Groot the giant Pacific octopus! 🤩🕺🐙
08/10/2021

Join us at 6PM PT on TikTok to meet and feed Groot the giant Pacific octopus! 🤩🕺🐙

Join us at 6PM PT on TikTok to meet and feed Groot the giant Pacific octopus! 🤩🕺🐙

Our touch pools are open! Touch a ray, shark, moon jelly, or even a horseshoe crab on your next visit. Reservations are ...
08/08/2021

Our touch pools are open! Touch a ray, shark, moon jelly, or even a horseshoe crab on your next visit. Reservations are required, visit pacific.to/visit to make yours.

Photo by @msdreaaa #loveAOP

Our touch pools are open! Touch a ray, shark, moon jelly, or even a horseshoe crab on your next visit. Reservations are required, visit pacific.to/visit to make yours.

Photo by @msdreaaa #loveAOP

08/07/2021
Octopoop

Octopuses 💩 out of their siphons!

08/06/2021
Sharky Shadows

Sharky shadows by Aquarist Angelina 🦈🦈🦈

What's your favorite exhibit? 🤔Photo by @babybossbabes #loveAOP
08/05/2021

What's your favorite exhibit? 🤔

Photo by @babybossbabes #loveAOP

What's your favorite exhibit? 🤔

Photo by @babybossbabes #loveAOP

Address

100 Aquarium Way

90802

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 9am - 8pm

Telephone

+15625903100

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How heavy is an adult male walrus?
Groot was awesome to watch tonight.
It’s so amazing watching the animals and live videos that you guys share. It’s very educational as well. 🥰🥰
Happy #NationalZooKeeperWeek! The second smallest after the Kemp’s ridley, the olive ridley turtle weighs between 75-100 pounds (34 - 45 kg) and reaches 2-2 ½ feet (roughly 0.6 m) in length. They are named for their pale green carapace, or shell and are the most abundant of sea turtle species. Like the Kemp’s ridley, they nest 'in mass’ referred to as arribadas. During arribadas, thousands of females may nest over the course of a few days to a few weeks. Adults reach sexual maturity around the age of 15 years. DISTRIBUTION Olive ridleys occur globally and are found mainly in tropical regions of the Pacific, Indian, and Southern Atlantic Oceans. They are primarily pelagic, spending much of their life in the open ocean, but may also inhabit continental shelf areas and venture into bays and estuaries. Arribadas occur in Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Australia, parts of Africa, and a few beaches along the coast of India. The largest ones occur in Costa Rica, Mexico, and India. Other solitary nesting areas include Guatemala, Brazil, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Pakistan. Worldwide, they nest in approximately 40 countries. MAJOR THREATS Threats to olive ridleys include the direct harvest of turtles and eggs for human consumption, entanglement of turtles in commercial fishing gear, and coastal development. STATUS: IUCN - listed as Vulnerable, Population Trend: Decreasing / ESA - Pacific Coast of Mexico breeding population listed as Endangered, all other populations as Threatened The single highest number of Olive Ridley Turtle nesting occurs in the eastern state of Odisha in India. Every year, anywhere between 400,000 to 1,100,000 turtles come ashore in a mass nesting event called arribada! Humane Society International/India, along with its on-ground partners Action for Protection of Wild Animals, works to bring several other community based organisations and individuals under one broad umbrella to streamline conservation efforts all along the major nesting sites. http://video.humanesociety.org/assets/links/preview.php... Olive ridley turtles are the most numerous of sea turtles. They’re known for their mass nesting events called “arribadas” where tens or hundreds of thousands of females nest over a few days. There are also beaches where they nest individually. Learn more about these amazing turtles here: www.seeturtles.org/olive-ridley-turtles. #SaveSeaTurtles #PlasticFreeJuly #keeperweek #oliveridleyturtle
Hey AOP - as a member I was bummed at the lack of passable kid snacks are your snack bar. You had chips and cookies - I would have loved to see apple sauce pouches, cliff bars (even though they aren’t SUPER healthy they are shelf-stable, which is why I assume is what you’re going for) or something. My bad for forgetting our snacks in the car. That won’t happen again!
Handsome Groot!!
https://youtu.be/0O1jrihugRU I love the ocean and all the beautiful life it holds. I made a short video from our magical trip to Aquarium of the Pacific today. Enjoy!
My Beautiful Papito Found Nemo & Dora ❤
Shot in the dark- I keep refreshing the page just in case a 9am spot opens for my family of 5 for tomorrow. 🙏 if there’s a way to make it happen just let me know! Only here in California until noon tomorrow.
Was really interested in my boy.
Had a blast today. Thank you. ❤️
My daughter was so excited to finally get to go and see the octopus we’ve been talking about it for weeks.