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At the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, come see what Heal the Bay’s work is all about: Protecting the animals that call the Bay home. With over 100 local species on exhibit, hands-on activities for small frys, and daily educational programs, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is the perfect place to immerse yourself in marine science without getting your feet wet.


Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
1600 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90401
How to find us


Individuals and groups of 9 or less
Adults and kids 13+: $5 per person
Kids 12 and under: FREE

Groups of 10 or more: $3 per person, regardless of age

Give an unforgettable experience to the next wave of ocean stewards. Make a $25 donation for Giving Tuesday.


Fall & Winter Hours

Closed for School Programs

Open 2pm-5pm

Special Black Friday Hours
November 24, 12:30pm-5pm – 50% Off All Apparel (adult & youth)

Open 12:30 pm-5:00 pm

Contact Us

(310) 393-6149
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What's Going On?

A Life Among Fishes, The Art of Gyotaku: Sunday, Dec 3

2 p.m.-5:00 p.m

Meet world-renowned artist, ecologist and fisherman, Chris Dewees. There will be a special presentation of stories and poems based on Chris’ original prints created with the Japanese art form, Gyotaku. Special children’s activity, book signing and Q&A with the author.

For more info on Aquarium & Heal the Bay events:

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Current Exhibits

Dive Deeper

Can’t quite get your Aquarium fix in one afternoon visit? Here are three ways to hang with us more often.


From school field trips to camps to professional development, our educational programs instill passion for the ocean for all ages.


Our volunteers are the heart of our Aquarium. Get trained to educate visitors, assist our aquarist staff, and help out at special events.


When you “adopt” one of the animals, the animal stays with us, but your good karma stays with you. Plus, enjoy free visits to the Aquarium for a full year.

Book an Event

Whether you’re planning a child’s birthday party, organizing a staff retreat, or setting up a commercial photo shoot, it’s easy to make a big splash by hosting your event at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

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