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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.

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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

Aquarium Announcements

Celebrate ‘Winter by the Water’ – Visit our Aquarium for educational Pacific Seahorse presentations at 1:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the month of December! (Included with price of Aquarium Admission)

Winter Hours

Open 2:00pm-5:00pm

Open 12:30pm-5:00pm

CLOSED:  December 24-25 & January 1

Contact Us

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

Friday at the Aquarium: Seahorse Presentation and Sea Star Feeding

Meet the locals! Explore unique and critically important marine animals, habitats and environmental issues without getting your feet wet. See an educational presentation about Pacific Seahorses at 1pm. Then, lend a hand as staff feed the sea stars at 2:30pm.

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 for teachers, our educational programs instill passion for the ocean for all ages.


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


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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