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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.

Location

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

Admission

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

Upcoming Events

💡 S.T.E.A.M Machines

In the spirit of Spring Break, the Aquarium will be open to the public the week of March 26-30 from 12:30pm-5pm!

 

Winter Hours

Monday-Thursday:
Closed for School Programs (Learn more about our educational opportunities)

Friday:
Open 2pm-5pm

Saturday-Sunday:
Open 12:30 pm-5:00 pm

 

Contact Us

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

Fishing for Health

Every other Friday @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Heal the Bay’s Angler Outreach Program has launched an interactive, bilingual educational opportunity to be featured every other Friday at our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Led by Frankie Orrala, Heal the Bay’s Angler Outreach Program Manager, this educational experience is designed for all ages. Everyone will have a chance to learn more about fish contamination, fish consumption, and cooking methods for those who fish from Los Angeles County piers.

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.

Learn

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

Volunteer

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

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.



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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