Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, Santa Monica

3.5
#2 of 8 in Museums in Santa Monica
The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is the public face of Heal the Bay, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; it is home to more than 100 species of marine animals and plants, living examples of the importance of our work to make Southern California’s coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean.

A visit to the Aquarium is uniquely interactive – the 4,500-square-foot marine center is loaded with hands-on exhibits; staff, trained volunteers, and interns are stationed throughout ready to help identify animals on display, answer questions, and engage in conversation about the ocean environment.
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  • This is a very small aquarium under the pier at Santa Monica. It cost $5 to get in. I loved the shark pups and the area where you can see the shark egg cases in tanks. There is also a little touch tan...  more »
  • Although it is very small, the aquarium has a wide and beautiful array of different species and the staff is incredibly informed and friendly. The touch pools had cool animals that we had never seen a...  more »
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  • i touch the touch tanks the starfish in the touch tanks i like the touch tanks there i wrote a haiku now go to the touch tanks they have cute starfish
  • The review is very informative. I hope to visit here some day to see the two spots Octopus and other Sea creatures.
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