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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

We’re offering free admission to our Aquarium this month only (November 2018) to any individual who displays an “I Voted” sticker. Forget Washington D.C., come see some real shark-infested waters.

Do You Give A Snap? View our New Snapchat Lenses of a Whale, a Dolphin and Jellies! Tag us @healthebay.

Black Friday Apparel sales on 11/23 – stop by our Aquarium for details.


Open 2:00pm-5:00pm

Open 12:30pm-5:00pm

Closed on 11/22 for Thanksgiving. Open on 11/23 at 12:30-5PM.

Contact Us

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

The Aquarium is closed on Mondays for private educational events and programs. Check our Events calendar for what’s going on this week.

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.


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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