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Heal the Bay Aquarium

20 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
This is a little hidden gem—most people who go to the pier don’t even realize it’s there. Kids can touch the starfish and sea urchins and get a deeper understanding of the beauty and fragility of our ecosystem. It’s nothing fancy but is a good 30 minutes of entertainment. Every one of the more than a hundred species of animals and plants on display comes from right here in Santa Monica Bay.
November 11, 2016

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Barbara & Katy
Barbara & Katy
June 29, 2019
Right off the pier, simple and easy.
September 06, 2018
You must see the ocean while you’re here.
April 28, 2017
Education-oriented marine center with over 100 local species & hands-on exhibits like touch tanks
April 23, 2017
The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is located at beach level under the historic Carousel. Featuring hands-on presentations and interactive exhibits, the Aquarium is a part of Santa Monica’s own “Heal the Bay” program, an initiative to educate, inspire and empower its visitors to be stewards of the…
April 05, 2017
Tiny, but enjoyable aquarium, worth the $5 price of admission.

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1600 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone+1 310-393-6149
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 2:00 PM