Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

1600 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90401- Map It
(310) 393-6149

AAA Editor Notes

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is at beach level along the Santa Monica Pier beneath the carousel at 1600 Ocean Front Walk. The aquarium features such child-friendly exhibits as touch tanks filled with crabs, snails, sea cucumbers, sea stars and sea urchins. Rays and sharks swim nearby, and a reef tank is home to colorful gobies and sea anemones as well as moray eels. Through a hands-on interactive experience, the aquarium inspires environmental stewardship and marine conservation. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
$5; free (ages 0-12 accompanied by adult and to all the first Wed. of the month).
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 2-6, Sat.-Sun. 12:30-6, July-Aug.; Tues.-Fri. 2-5, Sat.-Sun. 12:30-5, rest of year.