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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

 

Fall & Winter Hours

Monday-Thursday:
Closed for School Programs

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?

Underwater Parks Day

Jan. 20 @ 12:30pm – 5:00pm

Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium celebrates the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), or underwater parks, on January 20. The marine education center will unveil its new virtual reality headsets, allowing visitors of all ages to experience the beauty of an underwater park. Heal the Bay was a key player in the establishment of the Southern California MPAs, which were officially designated in January 2013.

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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