|The Long Beach Aquarium entertains the whole family with wondrously large tanks and exhibits representing three different regions of the Pacific. The Southern California Gallery focuses on tidepools, kelp forests, sea lions, rays, and turtles. The Northern Pacific Gallery depicts the subarctic waters of Russia and northern Japan; sea otters, diving birds, octopuses, and eels are star attractions. The Tropical Pacific Gallery contains coral lagoons, warm-water reefs, and vibrantly colored fish. The Aquarium has a 200-seat theater, a seal show, and a wheelchair-accessible playground with a replica of a whales skeleton that children can crawl through.
The Aquarium is marvelously wheelchair-accessible: exhibits are spacious, elevators are huge, ramps are comfortable, and the gift shop aisles are wide. Restrooms have large accessible stalls. There is a unisex restroom on the first floor next to the elevators near the entrance. The frustration factor at this Aquarium is zero.