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Aquarium of the Pacific
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Walkway to the aquarium
Date openedJune 20, 1998[1]
LocationLong Beach, California, United States
Coordinates33°45′44″N 118°11′49″W / 33.76216°N 118.19692°W / 33.76216; -118.19692Coordinates: 33°45′44″N 118°11′49″W / 33.76216°N 118.19692°W / 33.76216; -118.19692
No. of animals11,000[2]
No. of species500[2]
Volume of largest tank350,000 US gallons (1,300,000 l)[3]
Annual visitors1.6 million[4]
MembershipsAZA[5]
Major exhibitsJune Keyes Penguin Habitat, Lorikeet Forest, Northern Pacific Gallery, Shark Lagoon, Southern California/Baja Gallery, Tropical Pacific Gallery[2] Downtown Long Beach (Los Angeles Metro station)
Public transit accessLAMetroLogo.svg  A Line  Downtown Long Beach (Blue Line)
Websitewww.aquariumofpacific.org

The Aquarium of the Pacific (formerly the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific[3]) is a public aquarium on a 5-acre (20,000 m2) site on Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, California, United States. It is situated across the water from the Long Beach Convention Center, Shoreline Village, and the Queen Mary Hotel and Attraction.[6]

The Aquarium sees 1.5 million visitors a year and has a total staff of about 1,875 people, including more than 1,500 volunteers and about 375 employees.[6][7] It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit aquarium.[6]

The Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).[5]

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