Meet the Locals!

Visit the Aquarium


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, Heal the Bay Aquarium is the perfect place to immerse yourself in marine science without getting your feet wet.


Heal the Bay Aquarium
under the Santa Monica Pier

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

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Contact Us

Get in touch

(310) 393-6149

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What's Going On?

Sunday at the Aquarium: Shark Presentations

Meet the locals! Explore unique and critically important marine animals, habitats and environmental issues without getting your feet wet. Feast on a little Shark Sunday knowledge while our horn and swell sharks chow down at 3:30pm.

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.


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 Birthday Party

Planning a birthday party? It’s easy to make a big splash at Heal the Bay Aquarium under the Santa Monica Pier. If you’re organizing a staff retreat, setting up a photo shoot, or planning an event — we offer event rentals, too.

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