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Aquariums & Marine Centers

Aquarium of the Pacific

Long Beach – Home to more than 12,000 animals, the Aquarium of the Pacific explores the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Reach in and touch more than 100 sharks in the Shark Lagoon, walk through the Lorikeet Forest to feed dozens of Australian lorikeets, observe veterinary procedures at the Molina Animal Care Center, and interact with so many more exhibits. Read More

Birch Aquarium

La Jolla – Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Birch Aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fishes and invertebrates. Explore their two-story Giant Kelp Forest, Hall of Fishes, Sharks Shores, and touch animals in their Tide Pool Plaza. Read More

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

San Pedro – Check out 35 saltwater tanks and touch tanks, plus discovery labs, and an Aquatic Nursery. Tours, classes, camps, youth docents, family programs, events, tide pool walks, and grunion runs offered throughout the year. Read More

Heal the Bay Aquarium

Santa Monica – Located under the Santa Monica Pier, Heal the Bay Aquarium features 100+ species of marine animals and plants found locally in the Santa Monica Bay. Hands-on activities include touch tanks and daily educational programs. Field-trip programs, classes, parties, special events, live animal feedings, and summer camps are usually offered. Read More

Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles

San Pedro – MMCCLAs is a non-profit hospital for seals and sea lions that become stranded along stranded along the LA County coast. The center is open to the public on weekends for 15-minute, docent-led tours. Visitors can see seal and sea lion patients from a safe distance. Read More

Ocean Institute

Dana Point – Open to the public on weekends, families can go on a guided tide pool hike, kayak around the Dana Point harbor, or go on a whale and marine life tour aboard a research vessel. Read More

Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Laguna Beach – The PMMC Visitor Yard features interactive displays, marine mammal artifacts, and gift shop. Spend time observing the animals in the Visitor Yard. Open daily, free admission, donations appreciated. Read More

Roundhouse Aquarium

Manhattan Beach – Located at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier, the Roundhouse Aquarium cares for 100 different species of marine life, mostly be found in the Santa Monica Bay. Enjoy 12+ exhibits showcased within four aquarium galleries. Birthday parties, camp, school outreach programs, and volunteer opportunities available. Read More