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Aquariums & Marine Science

Blue Submarine

The Blue Submarine is a marine biology outreach program offering classes and activities for students pre-K through 8th grade. Topics are presented in an interactive format and live tide pool animals are available for certain classes. They can also bring live tidepool animals to you, adding an unforgettable experience to a birthday party or special event.

Ocean Institute

Interactive exhibits, marine life, touch tanks, a variety of cruises (whale watching, bioluminescence night cruises), including sails on the tall ship, The Spirit of Dana Point. Their new marine education center focusing on sharks, opens in 2020. 

Aquarium of the Pacific

More than 12,000 ocean animals, plus educational classes/programs, whale watching, family sleepovers, Shark Lagoon Nights, birthday parties, camps and more.

Birch Aquarium

Visit more than 5,000 fish in 60+ habitats. Get hands-on in their living tide pool exhibit. Watch a shark feeding or catch a show and witness divers descent into two-story Giant Kelp Forests.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Thirty-five saltwater tanks and touch tanks, plus discovery labs and an Aquatic Nursery. Tours, classes, camps, youth docents, family programs, annual events, tide pool walks and grunion runs are offered.

Heal the Bay Aquarium

More than 100 species, featuring touch tanks with tide-pool animals. Plus year-round field-trip programs, kids’ classes, party packages, special-themed event days, and summer camps.

Legoland’s Sea Life Aquarium

Sea Life Aquarium is the home to over 350 different species and more than 6,000 creatures. Interactive activities include touch pools, dive shows and feedings.

Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles

Visitors can view rescued seal and sea lion patients; free. Docent-led tours are available for groups. Volunteer opportunities for high schoolers; plus educational events and activities.

Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Rescues, rehabilitates and releases marine mammals. After-school and Girl Scouts programs available.

Roundhouse Aquarium

Located at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier, the Aquarium has viewing and touch tanks, a kid’s area with books and puzzles. Plus, Summer Science Beach Camp, and birthday party packages. 

The SEA Lab

Hands-on coastal science education center that offers free and low-cost programs, touch-tank tours, public fish feeding, field trips and parties. Summer camps also offered.