Long Beach Aquarium

Long Beach, CA Activities. With over 11,000 animals in 50 different exhibits, the Aquarium of the Pacific is the largest in Southern California—and the nation’s fifth largest overall! The aquarium receives a million visitors each year, including 200,000 school children, making this Long Beach, CA aquarium Los Angeles’ third largest cultural attraction. The aquarium’s wide variety of features makes it perfect for family and group visits—or a wandering solo exploration. For an enhanced visit, you can also sign up for a special hour-long Behind-the-Scenes tour, or take a cruise around the aquarium’s harbor! Other boat tour opportunities also include their Blue Whale and Sea Life cruise in summer, and ones for watching Dolphins and Grey Whales in Spring and Winter. But even those don’t exhaust all the aquarium has to offer: festivals, job shadow events and other activities are all hosted here throughout the year—you can find the complete schedule on their website.