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Santa Monica Pier Aquarium


Get a spiny hug from a sea urchin, feel a knobby sea star or sticky anemone and experience the seawater spray of a swell shark on a visit to Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Aquarium. The Aquarium is home to more than 100 species found in the Santa Monica Bay, including sharks, rays, fish and includes child-friendly touch tanks filled with tide pool animals. Friendly and knowledgeable staff enriches the experience at the Aquarium where the wonder of discovery of the marine environment inspires conservation and stewardship.

Hours of Operation

Open to the Public: Tuesday – Friday: 2 – 6 p.m., Weekends: 12:30 – 6 p.m.


1600 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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  • ADA Accessible
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Eco Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Green Certified
  • Self Parking