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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.


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

What’s New

Enrollment is open for Spring Break and Summer camp. Register your child before space runs out.

Join us on April 22 for our special Earth Day celebration.


2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays

Special Hours

Sunday, April 30:
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Contact Us

(310) 393-6149
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What's Going on Today?

Shark Sunday

3:30 p.m.

Feast on a little knowledge while our swell and horn sharks chow down.

For more info on aquarium 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 field trips to Spring Break and Summer Camps to professional development, our educational programs instill passion for the ocean for all ages.


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


When you “adopt” one of our 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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