Monday, July 29, 2013

Summer Outings Series: Long Beach Aquarium

The Long Beach Aquarium is a must-see for most so-cal natives. It's in a fun and bustling part of downtown Long Beach, CA. It's a pretty developed aquarium with plenty to do including fun snapshots with sea-life characters (think sting-ray dressed in board shorts holding a surf board) or enjoying a personalized tour where divers wearing special microphones talk to guest from within large tanks as they feed exotic fish. 

The aquarium has a fun outdoor play area and plenty of exhibits where volunteers are teaching visitors all about different sea creatures. You're even able to touch the occasional star fish or banana slug as well as feed certain fish with the assistance of volunteers. The aquarium has fun shops and can be shut down for private events. Plus visitors can plan to host birthday parties and sign up their children to attend summer camps and activities. It truly is a fun place to visit this summer. Admission into the aquarium costs between: $19.00 (child) - $36.00(adult), but those are web fares, so pay online before you go. 

Keep in mind the aquarium is a wonderful place to educate children on animal conservation. Throughout the exhibits children are taught about caring for fish in the wild and how we can ensure sea life is protected and cared for. There's even an adopt an animal project where families sponsor the cost of caring for a sea creature. 

Do you have a favorite aquarium you like to visit? Leave us a comment!

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