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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

3720 Stephen White Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90731 (Harbor)
310 548 7562
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Ranked #39 of 391 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Aquariums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Both children and adults will enjoy viewing sea creatures of the Pacific in their natural habitats here.
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Barstow, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This little place is really cool, and it's all done by donations, so it's just really neat that they keep it going just to preserve the history of the sealife.

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San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

this is an awesome museum and aquarium. It includes live animals as well as fossils. Perfect for visiting as an educational outing. Not too big nor boring. It allows kids to touch several animals and it has a fun hands on learning area with displays, theater,experiments etc. I had a hard time getting my kids to leave. It is in... More

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

There's not much reason to go to San Pedro unless you're embarking on a cruise, but the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a pleasant diversion. They've made the most of a relatively small space, and it's very clean and easy to navigate. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and the admission price makes it a real bargain: technically free, but a suggested... More

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Signal Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Set right next to a very pleasant beach and tide pool, this aquarium is not the most flashy attraction, but easily does a wonderful job in educating visitors on marine wildlife. Parking is $1 an hour, but admittance is free (they encourage donations) and I believe most of the employees are volunteers. These volunteers are very cheery and extremely helpful.... More

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San Francisco
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Thank you, Trip Advisor, for the good reviews that convinced us to visit the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Kids will enjoy this place. The touch tank tide pool is a highlight, and there are quite a few exhibits that our nephews (ages 8 and 5) enjoyed. They were thrilled to see the leopard sharks and the eel on the other side... More

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Aurora, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This aquarium has... only $5 suggested donation admission. Touch Tank Tide Pool where you can touch urchins, sea stars, and anemone giant lobsters, and many other marine animals, a fish nursery, marine museum section, and a cute little gift shop. Parking is just a dollar an hour and it is located in San Pedro near a great beach.

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Bozeman, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The aquarium is nice with many fishes and other sea creatures; It takes 1-2 hours to see it depending on how much details you want to look at. There was no entrance fee but you could donate to feed fish. The aquarium is located near the beach where you can visit the aquarium, prepare a barbeque and spend afternoon swimming... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We came here in March. I wanted to go somewhere different after visiting the Long Beach aquarium last year so we decided on the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. This place was really good and it proves that it is not the size of the attraction that is important but the quality. This place was educational and being able to spend time... More

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Spent a few hours at this impressive little aquarium. We have visited lots of aquarium around the USA and this one is small but so educational. My kids (10, 9, 7 years old) all loved it and wanted to stay longer. They have 2 sides to visit and make sure you do since they are both totally different and both... More

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

There are displays here that will awe you even if you've visited larger aquariums. You pay for parking and a donation is suggested. There are tide pools there so check the tide schedule and visit the museum beforehand to know what to look for.

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