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Celebrate the Holidays at The Aquarium of the Pacific + Giveaway

Get into the holiday spirit now through December 23, 2018, at the Aquarium of the Pacific during the month-long Aquarium Holidays celebration. Aquarium Holidays features special holiday décor, daily penguin parades at 10 a.m., shopping, snowfall in the Great Hall, daily screenings of the original cartoon Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a special holiday menu in Café Scuba, and daily appearances by Santa Diver and the Aquarium characters in their holiday outfits.

There is currently a beautiful display of gingerbread houses! On weekends the Aquarium will have a snow play area, children’s crafts, and photo opportunities with Santa.

A toy drive runs daily through December 23rd and supports the Long Beach Fire Department Spark of Love Toy Drive. Aquarium guests who donate a new, unwrapped toy – at a $15 value or more – will receive a coupon valid for $10 off adult/$3 off child, up to 4 total admissions. Aquarium members will receive a complimentary Aquarium admission ticket for each toy donated (max of 6).

Holiday Ugly Sweater weekend is December 22-23. Wear an ugly holiday sweater and get $5 off all ages upon request.

Aquarium Holidays Schedule:

In between his dive shows, Santa will appear in his traditional attire for photo opportunities.
Weekends: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Play in real snow! Just get a hand stamp at the exit in order to re-enter the Aquarium.
Weekends 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

See Santa dive with the fishes.
Weekends: 12:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Weekdays: 1:30 p.m.

Watch as snow falls in the Great Hall.
Weekends 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
Weekdays 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Take photos with our ray, polar bear, penguin, otter, and octopus costume characters in their holiday attire.
Weekends 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
Weekdays 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Original cartoon Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas in Ocean Theater.
Weekends 11:00 a.m., 2:40 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.
Weekdays 11:00 a.m., 2:40 p.m.

10:00 a.m. – 2nd Floor Northern Pacific Gallery, in front of Sea Otter Habitat

Weekends 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

December 8-23: See a special ocean-themed gingerbread house display created by Aquarium staff.

With coupon receive FREE CHILD ADMISSION with paid adult admission. $17.95 savings!
Mobile-device and printable coupon valid Dec 1-23, 2018:

GIVEAWAY! Enter to win 4 Tickets to celebrate the holidays at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Enter by leaving a comment below, and extra entries for leaving a comment on our Facebook post, sharing with a friend, and tagging a friend. We will pick one lucky winner Monday, December 17th. Tickets are good until December 23rd. Good Luck!

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  1. This looks so fun!

  2. Would love to win these tickets! My daughter and niece love the aquarium!

  3. I’ve always wanted to go! My kids would probably like it too;)

  4. I would love to go with my sister and niece!💕

  5. My family would love this!!

  6. The sea otters are so cute!

  7. I would like to enter, this sounds like fun! Thank you!

  8. I would love to see the Ginger bread houses in display and let my kid play in the snow . I’m sure he would really enjoy seeing the Santa diver.

  9. Would love to take the kids!

  10. I would love to take my 2 kiddos. We have been to the aquarium before but not for the holidays. What a great treat this would be!

  11. I would love to win this tickets for my family this Christmas! This would a new experience they would love. Thank you

  12. We loved our past visit to the aquarium, but Christmas + Aquarium looks like so much more fun!

  13. My daughter loves the aquarium! She likes seeing the divers – she’d love seeing one dressed as Santa!

  14. How fun! We would love to visit the aquarium! 🙂

  15. i would love to take my kids to see Santa Diver.

  16. My grandkids would just love this ❄🐟🐬

  17. We love the Aquarium of the Pacific but it sounds even more magical during the holidays!! Hoping to win

  18. My kids LOVE animals and would love to go to this!

  19. Awesome giveaway!

  20. Awesome. I know some kiddos that would love to go! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  21. Fun! Would love to take the kids!

  22. We love the aquarium and would love to win
    I want my boys to see the animals again

  23. Would love to win

  24. Wonderful giveaway! Would love to win this for my girls. Good luck everyone!

  25. My kids would love this!!

  26. My girls and I love Aquarium of the Pacific.

  27. My 1.5 year old would love!!

  28. My kids and i would love to go to the aquarium we havent been in a while and my son loves petting the sharks

  29. Done! Hope we win

  30. Would love to go with my family. Its been so long. Love the aquarium!!

  31. What a great treat!

  32. My daughter and son love the aquarium but we havent been here in a couple years. Would love to surprise them.

  33. Sounds so fun

  34. Would love to go!

  35. We love the aquarium and would love to go during their holiday event.

  36. I have never been so this is exciting!!!

  37. This looks like fun!

  38. My kids would love this.

  39. We have never been, this sounds fun!

  40. My daughter would love to visit the aquarium!

  41. love this 🙏

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