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Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

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1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3120
+1 310-393-6149
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good41%
  • Average24%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“sea life” (12 reviews)
“touch tank” (11 reviews)
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1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3120
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+1 310-393-6149
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1 - 10 of 161 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd heard about Santa Monica in songs, advertisements, and travel guides, so we put it on our list of things to do whilst in the area. One of the "attractions" at Santa Monica Pier was the aquarium, so we gave it a whirl. I don't...More

Thank AmigoMarlz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really looking forward to going to the aquarium as we have seen some great ones across the world. The entry fee is cheap, as it should be, as it will take you about 10 minutes to read everything and be done. Not what...More

Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I'm not positive but this place appeared to be shuttered and closed down. In leaving the Pier we walked down some concrete steps and past signs saying aquarium. The place appeared shuttered and closed. Could be wrong.

Thank MIke23693
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Pleasant and well organized venue. Some interesting species so a visit is a must especially with small kids.

Thank Stavreez
Reviewed 9 July 2017

In terms of Aquariums, this is not the Baltimore Aquarium or the Monterey Aquarium. It is open daily from 2 - 6 pm. It is staffed by volunteers who want to share their love of the sea life in the Santa Monica area. If you...More

1  Thank Connie F
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Kids 12 and under are free, and adults are inexpensive. My kids loved the touch tanks, and we finally had to make them leave. They spent a long time talking to all of the touch tank workers and learning about every single animal in the...More

Thank amyw2012
Reviewed 30 June 2017

It is a small aquarium which has species which are found around the pier. Some of the them, you can touch and feel. Some of them very unique sea species. They have a sit down are for the kids as well to color etc. our...More

Thank Gagan K
Reviewed 22 June 2017

nice little aquarium, fun to visit. interesting displays.does not take a long time to go throught it, but you will certainly learn something and the creatures are fun to see close up.

Thank tenisax
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Small aquarium at Santa Monica pier, or under it. Entrance fee was 5$/adult under 12 years old free with parents. Good fun for kids, not much to see for adults, a few fish tanks and info signs..

Thank mmikko
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We visited using our LA go card, so we didn't actually pay out right for this visit, which I am very pleased about as I would have been very disappointed. The aquarium firstly was very difficult to find, and once we found it we were...More

Thank Lo B
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famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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