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Temporary Closure 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 and suspending all public programs, including programming at the Aquarium. Heal the Bay Aquarium is closed and all public activities are suspended until further notice to accommodate physical distancing and help reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

View our full COVID 19 response notice. If you have any questions, please Contact Us.


Heal the Bay Aquarium
at the Santa Monica Pier

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


Adults and kids 13+: $7
California locals discount (with ID): $5
Kids 12 and under: FREE

Groups of 10+
$5 each
California locals discount (with ID): $3 each

About Us

Under the Santa Monica Pier, 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, our award-winning Heal the Bay Aquarium is the perfect place to immerse yourself in marine science without getting your feet wet.

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

What’s New


The Aquarium is closed until further notice.



Contact Us

Get in touch

(310) 393-6149

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What's Going On?

Thursday at the Aquarium: Facebook Live Team Check-In

Join Heal the Bay Aquarium virtually every Thursday  at 1:30PM PDT to check in with our Education Team.

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.


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.

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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