Stroll through this massive aquarium at your own leisure and take in the beauty of marine life and learn all about the hundreds of species that make their home in the galleries and exhibits of the Aquarium of the Pacific. Opened in 1998, the building takes architectural inspiration from the towering waves of the Pacific and mirrors the temper of the ocean, and houses technologically advanced aquariums that range from 5,000 to 350,000 gallons. See the way of life under the ocean, from colorful reefs to the coldest reaches of the vast body of water!
The aquarium features a collection of over 11,000 animals that represent more than 500 species that are held in exhibits that vary in size and capacity that ranges up to 350,000 gallons! As you stroll through the aquarium at your own leisure, you will see exhibits like the Southern California & Baja Gallery that features a three-story Blue Cavern tank, Amber Forest exhibit, the Gulf of California exhibit, a Seal and Sea Lion Habitat and a Ray Touch Pool, where you can feel graceful stingrays under your fingertips.
Another exhibit you will see is the Northern Pacific Gallery that features creatures from the Bering Sea, a Sea Otter Habitat, a giant octopus tank, Diving Birds where auklets and puffins reside, and other tanks that feature jellyfish, sea anemones, and Japanese spider crabs. Explore other galleries like the Tropical Pacific Gallery and exhibits like Explorer's Cove, Shark Lagoon, Lorikeet Forest, and June Keyes Penguin Habitat, among many others. This is a fantastic opportunity for any ocean lover in your family, so you don't want to miss this chance to come face-to-face with a number of octopus, seals, penguins, and so much more!