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Address: 1021 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-6912
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+1 310-318-7438
09:00 - 15:30
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 15:30
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

The SEA Lab is a nonprofit aquarium run by the LA Conservation Corps. Join...

The SEA Lab is a nonprofit aquarium run by the LA Conservation Corps. Join us for touch tank tours Tues-Fri at 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm. Or every hour on the hour on Saturdays! We also offer fish feeding at 12pm on Saturdays.

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The SEA Lab specialized in providing low cost educational programs to individuals, students, and schools.

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Just right for families with kids through elementary school

This is a small, well maintained sea aquarium with a friendly staff. The outdoor tanks are used for the bigger sea animals, and as touch tanks. Small and big kids will enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Catonsville, Maryland

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Catonsville, Maryland
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is a small, well maintained sea aquarium with a friendly staff. The outdoor tanks are used for the bigger sea animals, and as touch tanks. Small and big kids will enjoy the tours and exhibits.

Thank gr8fish2017
Redondo Beach, California
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a great place for kids, it is a quick lab, where you can go and learn so much in such little time. Staff is extremely friendly and there is a lot you can do. It's a very clean establishment. You will not be disappointed. I didn't even know this was so close by, and I wouldn't have gone... More 

Thank Cucharina
Redondo Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

love this place for children. From summer camps to birthday parties to just an afternoon visit, this place is wonderful. Most of the tour guides are amazing and give tons of information about the sea life and environment.

Thank tljdray
Beaufort, North Carolina
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72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This place has a larger outside than inside, which we really enjoyed. Even though it was raining we did the walk through the back tanks. What fun, our guide was knowledgeable about the fish, sharks, lobsters etc. I have two knowledgeable teens so we didnt expect much but i was pleasantly surprised at the extensive facts we were hearing. We... More 

1 Thank Thedriveagain
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

It only costs a small donation of $4 for a family to visit this fun marine lab and little kids love seeing, touching & learning about the sea life there close up! - INDOOR Tanks include 2 big eels, an octopus, a "Nemo" clown fish, tropical fish and jellyfish. Other mini rotating exhibits may include striped shrimp, shark eggs, frogs,... More 

Thank RJ226
Manchester, Ohio
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The SEA Lab operates on local support and donations only. It was wonderful to learn about local species and to get to touch corn sharks, sea anemones, starfish, and sea cucumbers. I recommend visiting and donating as much as you can afford.

Thank legges502
Redondo Beach, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Most of the exhibits were empty. Guess someone broke in and took the Fisk and they never recovered from it. Sad.

Thank djevans376
New Hampshire
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great place to stop while your on a bike ride, walking or just passing by. They have viewing tanks inside and several outside with stations for kids to learn about how they can help protect the ocean.

Thank Sisterutely
Manassas, Virginia
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180 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The SEA lab has a lot of animals! We took the outside touch tank tour which was very cool! Inside the building, there were exhibits filled with animals as well!

Thank Jonathan T
Moose, Wyoming
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Pleasantly surprised by this FREE activity right near the beach. The complimentary tour on weekdays was great for our one year old daughter and the intern was so knowledgeable and great with children. Highly reccommend checkign this out because they have some really cool fish including a 300 pound sea bass!

Thank wykristen

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