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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Map & Directions 3720 Stephen M. White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731


LA Weekly's Description

This San Pedro aquarium gets points for its excellent collection of marine life, but it has also kept most of the strange, old-timey displays of long-dead giant crabs and taxidermied animals accumulated since its founding in 1935. With exhibits spotlighting kelp forests, mudflats and the open ocean, this is a great place to bring the family to learn and explore the depths of the sea – without having to charter a boat.

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  • on 05/06/09

    Sometimes overshadowed by its gigantic cousin in Long Beach, the Cabrillo Aquarium in San Pedro is a fantastic alternative for visitors who want to spend the majority of their day at an actual beach. Full of hand-painted displays and small-town charm, the Cabrillo Aquarium has a wide variety of marine species, some of which can be experienced firsthand in a touch tank. It's also... More >>

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  • Los Angeles on 05/31/11

    Watch the grunion spawn in March, June and July. It's truly amazing to hold the silvery fish over the nighttime sand.

  • Ginny B. on 09/05/10

    Donation driven and very simple aquarium. Touch tank is the best part. Parking will be at most $9

  • mSpRiSyFuSyBuns on 07/05/13

    this place is awesome!!!! totally recommend & as for an entry donation we gave more then the requirement!! well worth the trip! the people were so good to us too...

  • Kris P. on 07/01/13

    Touch tank times are 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm during the week!

  • K B. on 10/13/12

    Park on the street and Save

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