Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

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4/5 2 Reviews
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Photo: © Tara Crow
Gate Prices Adult $5.00
Child
FREE!

Get a spiny hug from a sea urchin, feel a knobby sea star or sticky sea anemone, and experience the sea water spray of a swell shark when you visit the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

The aquarium, operated by the environmental organization Heal the Bay, is home to some 100 species of organisms, including moray eels, octopus, sharks, rays, and a variety of fish and invertebrates–all examples of the animals found just a short stroll away in the Santa Monica Bay.

Our popular shark-themed Sundays include a feeding and presentation at the open top shark exhibit. Learn fun facts about these misunderstood animals and create shark related arts and crafts.

Friendly, knowledgeable staff and volunteers enrich the hands-on experience at this interactive aquarium, where the wonder of discovery of the marine environment inspires conservation and stewardship.

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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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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

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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