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Reopening Notice

To do our part in reducing the spread of COVID-19, Heal the Bay is following guidelines from the Los Angeles County Department of Health, City of Santa Monica, and the CDC. For the health and well-being of all, take proper precautions to limit the spread of illness.

Please follow these guidelines:

  • All guests over the age of 2 are required to wear a face mask covering both mouth and nose at all times.
  • Guests will maintain a 6ft distance from others when able and feasible.
  • Guests will not attend if they are sick with a fever and/or respiratory symptoms. Guests will also not attend if they have come into contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
  • No food or drink is allowed.
  • Our staff will be following COVID safety protocols put forth by LA County Department of Public Health, City of Santa Monica, and the CDC.
  • Our staff will wear masks at all times.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at our exit, and we have restrooms on site for guest convenience and use.
  • Get the COVID-19 vaccine when it’s your turn.
  • Get the flu shot to prevent influenza if you have not done so this season.

For more information, visit Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and view the LA Mayor’s Directive about COVID-19 LA City Guidelines.

Questions? Contact us or call (310) 393-6149 x206

Location

Heal the Bay Aquarium
at the Santa Monica Pier

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

Admission

Adults and kids 13+: $10.00
Kids 12 and under: FREE with an Adult Ticket Purchase (Children MUST be accompanied by an adult)
Group rate: $7.00 for a group of 5 (regardless of age)

Discounts:
(must show appropriate identification at Admissions Door)
EBT, Military: FREE
Students/ Older Adults (65+): $2.00 off Ticket Price

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at our Admissions booth for timed entry.

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About Us

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

Plus, you can visit our Shop for zero-waste goodies, plushies, green travel items, limited-edition Heal the Bay gear, and more! Browse some of the items in our online Shop.

What’s New

Hours

WE’RE OPEN!

Saturday & Sunday:
12pm-4pm

Contact Us

Call us at (310) 393-6149

Email us

Contact us online

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What's Going On?

Monday at the Aquarium

From live animal feedings to summer camp and conversations with our aquarium scientists, join us for our virtual events.

For more info on Aquarium & Heal the Bay events:

View Calendar

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.

Learn

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

Volunteer

Aquarium volunteers support public programs by interpreting at touch tanks, ensuring the success of private events and attending outreach events all over LA.

Aquadopt

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.



Host a Virtual Birthday Party

Make your party planning easier while supporting Heal the Bay. 

Invite your friends and family to a fin-tastic, all-virtual birthday party at Heal the Bay Aquarium– it’s the next best thing to actually being under the sea!   

Customize your party with an VIP Aquarium Tour, with the option to upgrade to a live animal feeding experience. Choose from a two-spot octopus, juvenile giant sea bass, moray eels, baby wolf eel, the fish of the Kelp Forest Exhibit, or baby swell sharks. Add-ons include digital party favors to keep the fun activities going at home.

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