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Santa Monica Pier Aquarium tickets

Gate Prices Adult $5.00
Child (3-12)
FREE!

Visit Santa Monica’s non-profit community aquarium, operated by the environmental organization Heal the Bay, to learn about and see species of sea life that can be found right in Santa Monica Bay.

The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium features impressive touch tanks that provide an opportunity to get up close to and interact with small sea animals such as starfish, sea urchins, and more while popular shark-themed Sundays always draw a crowd to watch a feeding demonstration and educational presentation at the open top shark exhibit (view schedule online).

Visitors will learn and appreciate how keeping California ecosystems healthy is important for its economic well-being, while exhibit highlights illustrate the preservation efforts that Santa Monica Pier Aquarium makes, and what the general population can do to help, such as donating to partner organizations such as the aquarium’s own Heal the Bay.

The Go Los Angeles Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Your pass includes Santa Monica Pier Aquarium tickets, plus admission to dozens more top attractions.

Getting In

Present your Go Los Angeles Card to the admissions counter.

Hours

Tuesday-Friday, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday, 12:30 pm-5:00 pm

Closings

Mondays, Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Note

The aquarium closes periodically for special events; please call before arriving to verify hours of operation.

Address

1600 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Driving Directions

From the 405 Freeway: Exit on to the 10 Freeway west into Santa Monica. Exit Fourth/Fifth Street staying in the left lane of the exit ramp. Turn left (south) at the end of the exit ramp onto fourth Street. Proceed south on fourth Street to Pico Boulevard and turn right (west). Go west on Pico Boulevard to Appian Way (crossing Ocean Avenue on the way). Turn right (north) onto Appian Way at the bottom of the hill. Proceed north on Appian Way towards the Santa Monica Pier. Turn left at stop sign under the pier ramp into the 1550 Lot.
 

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[ 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful ]

Down by the sea
By Dianna the Explorer Verified Reviewer from Ellington, CT on
Pros:
Hands On Projects Table, Touch Tanks, Nice Break From The Sun, Friendly Volunteers, Demonstration Areas
Cons:
very small, Limited Age Appeal
Best Uses:
Young children
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Santa Monica Pier Aquarium:

Located at the beginning of the famous Santa Monica Pier. Perfect for the little ones. It is volunteer operated. The friendly young volunteer who greeted us was a little confused between our mobile and physical card scanning but it was quickly resolved.

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Cute little aquarium
By Nicole from St. Petersburg, FL on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Santa Monica Pier Aquarium:

Fun place

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