If you are ever in the Long Beach, California area, take the time to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific. Its a wonderful place to take children, with plenty of hands-on (literally, like on a sting ray!) exhibits, both indoors and out. The variety of sea-life on display is remarkable. I've only seen a better aquarium in Monteray, California.
These Jellyfish were so spectacular that I just had to try to photograph them.
Ever feed a lorikeet? Do you even know what one is?? Well, you can not only feed one, you can feed many! They love necter, and will happily perch on you head, arm, shoulder, hand while you feed some to them.
The aquarium is open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day of the year, except December 25 and during the weekend of the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
There is a large parking garage adjacent to the facility, and is near the Queen Mary. They offer AAA and Military discounts, and also have many other special offers.