The Aquarium of the Pacific is the fourth most-attended aquarium in the nation. It displays about 12,000 animals and more than 100 exhibits that celebrate the planet’s largest and most diverse body of water, the Pacific Ocean. Its galleries represent the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific, the temperate Southern California/Baja region, and the warm coral reefs and lagoons of the Tropical Pacific.
Founded in June 1998, the Aquarium of the Pacific is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Located on a six-acre site on Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, California, the Aquarium encompasses 360,000 square feet.