Aquarium of the Pacific Safety
We welcome everyone back to the Aquarium of the Pacific. The Aquarium of the Pacific places safety as its highest priority.
Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific/Andrew Reitsma
To ensure we are meeting and exceeding all health and safety guidelines, we have set up the following protocols.
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- If you are unable to visit at your designated time, your ticket will be good from one year from the date of purchase. When you are ready to return, you must make a free reservation.
- Advanced online reservations are required for Saturday, Sunday, all holidays, and special events. Reservations are strongly recommended for Monday through Friday. Walkups will be allowed weekdays as space is available.
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All guests ages two and over are recommended to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth except while in outdoor spaces. The Aquarium recommends both vaccinated and unvaccinated guests and staff to wear a mask indoors.
Masks are required at all times during Animal Encounters both indoors and outdoors.
Visitors who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, fever, or recent loss taste or smell are asked to visit another time.
Everyone must follow all posted signs and directions from staff and other safety protocols.
Numerous hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the Aquarium and near any touch area. We ask that everyone use them after touching a surface.
Aquarium staff will be constantly sanitizing all touched surfaces throughout the day.
Touchless water bottle refill stations will be available.
Several programs will be on hiatus.
Shows, mascot appearances, and behind-the-scenes tours are temporarily suspended. Please check back for updates on re-openings.
Additional protocols may be added or amended. Those who do not follow the safety protocols are subject to removal.