The Aquarium of the Pacific is fully open again! That’s right, it’s OPEN and we had the best time visiting some of our favorite sea creatures. The last time we visited was back in 2018, for my Family Visit Guide , so this venture was long overdue.
Aquarium of the Pacific is Fully Open
The Aquarium displays about 12,000 animals and more than 100 exhibits from the Pacific Ocean. Its exciting to be able to visit the Northern Pacific, the Southern California/Baja region, and the warm coral reefs and lagoons of the Tropical Pacific…all at the same time!
We also finally got to explore the new Pacific Visions wing for the first time. It’s the first section you’ll see as you enter. Pacific Visions is a 29,000-square-foot, two-story building that features an immersive theater, an art gallery, and a culmination gallery with interactive games and activities, like creating your very own shark and watching it swim by. My kids didn’t want to leave!
We had a fun time getting close to some of our favorites again! AND during this visit, we got to touch Moon Jellies for the very time…it was incredible. You’re also able to feed them on select days, so check the website.
The touch pools are included in your admission ticket, but feedings are a separate fee.
Let’s Talk SAFETY
We felt completely safe during our visit and the Aquarium did a great job maintaining its cleanliness. Reservations are limited but if you still want to avoid a busy crowd, I highly suggest visiting during the week.
Everyone must have a timed ticket or online reservation before coming to the Aquarium.
Masks are required for guests ages 2 and over.
- All visitors will have their temperature checked before entry.
- The maximum party size is six to enter and travel within the Aquarium.
- There’s no Aquarium re-entry.
- Hand sanitizing stations throughout the Aquarium as well as hand washing stations near the touch tanks.
- Elevators are limited to one family per use.
- There’s limited food for takeout available, so bring those snacks.
- Touchless water bottle refill stations are available.
- Look for signs (arrows) for traffic flow direction.
- Don’t forget to take your parking ticket to validate.
Disclosure: Thank you, Aquarium of the Pacific for having us. All opinions are my own.
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