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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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Address: 3720 Stephen M White Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90731-7012
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+1 310-548-7562
12:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Both children and adults will enjoy viewing sea creatures of the Pacific in...

Both children and adults will enjoy viewing sea creatures of the Pacific in their natural habitats here.

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Wow! So much to learn and see!

The quality of the exhibits and resource/educational information is awesome! I found some of the exhibits to be MUCH more interesting and complex than those at the Aquarium of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Salisbury, North Carolina
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The quality of the exhibits and resource/educational information is awesome! I found some of the exhibits to be MUCH more interesting and complex than those at the Aquarium of the Pacific because there are more species, more natural ecosystems and more natural objects in each of the exhibits. There are fewer tanks and exhibits overall, though, but if you're interested... More 

Thank RobinSPH
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We had a wonderful afternoon of discovery and informative exhibits. Go in after 2 pm to avoid school groups. The layout is easy to walk through. A great alternative to spending big $ at the Aquarium of the Pacific. They ask for a donation to keep this wonderful place running. We liked the predatory snail display. They also had shark... More 

Thank T1656CIjenniferf
Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

A little tired of long days of driving and sightseeing in Southern California, we wanted to find a few fun things to do in the San Pedro area. The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium was a pleasant three generation family experience. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged! It is a small aquarium that focuses on Southern California marine life. It is... More 

Moorpark, California
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Better than expected, some told us not to bother if we've been to the bigger exhibits. I felt it was still well worth the effort. Docents were very friendly, most passionate about their topic & apparently very knowledgeable. The displays were well done and illustrated the sea creatures nicely within their budget constraints. A couple hours flew by touring the... More 

Thank rockrotator2016
Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I recently was faced with end of year donation requests. When an article written by a young person stated the importance and respect he gained and promoted about our ocean, my decision was easily made. Yes I joined and doubled my senior dues this time. Right away I started receiving emails about events and am going to one this weekend... More 

Thank sabelsart
West Covina, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A nice little getaway w/my son. When you think you've seen it all there are more creatures I've learned about

Thank Margaret V
United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This aquarium, no admission fee, is dedicated to the marine life of Southern California. Research and educational projects to view with tanks of jellys, fish, and all one would find close to shore in the local area. Perfect for all ages, with staff and volunteers to answer questions and increase your understanding of the local marine environment. You'll be happy... More 

Thank nana672016
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is not your typical marine aquarium. It is on a smaller scale with more emphasis on helping the environment and conservation. There is a moderate sized touch tank with different type of marine life for the kids to actually handle under the supervision of a museum official. Admission is free but a donation of $5 is suggested. This is... More 

Thank fyremaven
Ojai, California
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to teach and learn about marine biology on your way across the parking lot to the actual beach! Fun for kids and adults with $1 or $5 donation to enter.

Thank RozDe
Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Hidden jewel - especially if you have kids to delight & entertain them for a few hours. The exhibitions are fascinating & the museum is small & well designed flow allows for giving kids some autonomy/opportunity to get lost And explore. Afterward a hike along the trails around Cabrillo beach to tide pools or picnic at the beach is really... More 

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