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Aquarium of the Pacific Los Angeles California

Aquarium of the Pacific

Review overview

Safe10
Clean9
Convenient9
Value10

Summary

9.5The aquarium was located in a shopping complex on the waterfront. Lots of options for dining and shopping afterward. Because of the rain, there were strategically placed buckets on the higher floors to catch leaks. They really don't get much rain here. It was a $27 Uber ride away from Anaheim making it somewhat convenient. The price point was good and the gift shop was amazing.

 

Zoos, Museums, and Aquariums are our jam.  We love a chance to sink our teeth into a new learning experience.  The Aquarium of the Pacific was the perfect opportunity to find our groove on a rainy Los Angeles day.

Yes, you read that previous sentence correctly.  It rained in Los Angeles… hard rain. According to a local, it had been 252 days since their last rain.  I guess we brought the unusual weather with us.  So we skipped Disneyland and headed to the Aquarium of the Pacific.

The first thing you notice inside is the whale suspended from the ceiling with her calf.  This incredible life size beauty is breath taking.

Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium Residents

This aquarium was a fantastic little nugget.  It was a wonderful stop on our West Coast journey.  We loved the Seahorses and the Jelly fish.  I have to say Jelly Fish (behind glass and out of stinging range) are absolutely beautiful.  They had so many variety of each species.

Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific

And my son found his spirit animal.  This Sea turtle was so interested in the kids and would follow them around from the other side of the tank.  So cool.

Aquarium of the Pacific

We made it in time to watch the Seal and Sea Lion show.  A couple of lucky kids got the chance to participate in the training session and its always cool to watch these amazing animals interacting with the staff.

Aquarium of the Pacific los angeles

And there were tons of hands on petting areas. From sharks, horseshoe crabs, rays, and even star fish and anemone. Aren’t these star fish beautiful.

Aquarium of the Pacific Los Angeles

The Frog exhibit was also amazing.  Check out this poisonous Blue Dart Frog.

Aquarium of the Pacific los angeles

We had a fantastic time at the Aquarium of the Pacific.  The gift shop was amazing.  Whoever chooses their stock does an incredible job.  Both the kids were able to find something they couldn’t live without.    Check out this awesome gift shop.

Aquarium of the Pacific gift shop

Aquarium of the Pacific gift shop

And check out these cool Kitchen accessories.

Aquarium of the Pacific gift shop tea infuser

Aquarium of the Pacific gift shop coolamari

Aquarium of the Pacific gift shop Popsicle kit

I am so thankful we could carve out some time to go there.

Visit the Aquarium Website for more information. 

Aquarium of the pacific los angeles california

 

Shanda Smith
A Wife, Mother, horseback riding, RV-ing, travel enthusiast always looking for the next adventure. As the Matriarch of a homeschooling family of four we keep our suitcases packed and our atlas handy. Join us on our adventures. With Love and Coffee, Shanda

9 Comments

  1. Great recap and so fun to ‘meet’ a fellow roadschooler/homeschooler! I’ve toyed with the idea of RV-ing (since camping sounds like torture LOL), but have never looked into the costs, etc. I’m betting it’s a lot of fun for the kids! Hope to keep in touch if only on our blogs 🙂 xo -kristiina

    1. We LOVE our RV. Such a relaxed way to travel with kids. I signed up for your mailing list so we should be able to keep in touch!

    1. Thank You! We definitely got the opportunity for learning to dance in the rain. But California is beautiful and worth a little drizzle!

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