4. Los Angeles: Aquarium of the Pacific Annual Membership
Discover the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and enjoy the advantages of an Annual Membership Card. The cards are available in the following formats:
Family Membership: all member benefits for up to two named cardholders, plus all children (17 years or younger) living in the same householdDual Membership: all member benefits for two named cardholders living in the same household
The Annual Membership card will allow you to explore the 500 exhibits inside the aquarium exhibitions at your own pace and admire 12,000 animals representing the major regions of the Pacific Ocean.
Marvel at the beauty and diversity of coral reefs and their animal residents, reefs in Pacific Visions through a new show in the Honda Pacific Visions Theater, and an interactive exhibit in the art gallery.
Come face-to-face with the ocean’s ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon, hand-feed colorful lorikeet birds, and watch the Magellanic penguins. Discover Pacific Visions, where you explore underwater realms and future possibilities.
Visit the newest exhibition: Babies!
Meet the newest members of the Aquarium family and discover how they hold the key to the future.
From rescued sea otters, mesmerizing little cuttlefish, and miniature sea jellies to tiny translucent fish and a young desert tortoise, experience the heart-warming joy of baby animals while learning their fascinating behavior and biology, how to care for them, threats to their survival, and what their future means for their species and our ocean planet.
Also learn about the many endangered local animals that the Aquarium is helping to save, including frogs, abalone, giant sea bass, green sea turtles, and more.
There is always something going on at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Check out these upcoming festivals included with general admission:
Moompetam: Native American Festival
September 17-18, 2022
In celebration of local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its eighteenth annual Moompetam Festival. This celebration will feature traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, educational programs, live demonstrations, music, and dance celebrating California’s indigenous maritime cultures, including Tongva, Chumash, Acjachemen, Costanoan, Luiseno, and Kumeyaay.
Baja Splash Cultural Festival
September 24-25, 2022
The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its twenty-first annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival in celebration of cultures from México, Central and South America, and beyond. The event features traditional dance, live music, educational programming in English and Spanish, and booths. The festival takes place during National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Southeast Asia Day
October 1, 2022
The Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate its eighteenth annual Southeast Asia Day. The festival’s program will highlight the beauty and diversity of the cultures of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, and Indonesia. Guests will enjoy live performances, including music, dance, and cultural craft demonstrations. Children will have the opportunity to partake in arts and crafts.
Scarium of the Pacific
October 29-30, 2022
Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s twenty-third annual Scarium of the Pacific—a spooktacular, educational Halloween event for the whole family. Enjoy special Halloween programs, including the annual children’s costume contest, creepy coloring contest, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, kooky crafts, and eerie animals in the Great Hall.