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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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Address: 3720 Stephen White Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90731
Phone Number: 310 548 7562
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Both children and adults will enjoy viewing sea creatures of the Pacific...
Both children and adults will enjoy viewing sea creatures of the Pacific in their natural habitats here.
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Small and Quaint

I've been to this place too many times to count since I was a kid for field trips and luckily it's gotten better through the years. They are a small aquarium compared to the one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Hawthorne, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Cabrillo Aquarium is right across the parking lot from Cabrillo beach. Being on the smaller side, we were done in less than 2 hours. If you wanted to come to the aquarium and then make a beach afternoon out of it, you'd probably have a decent and fairly inexpensive afternoon. Parking wasn't horrible, $1.00 per hour. The aquarium doesn't have... More 

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Granada Hills
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I've been to this place too many times to count since I was a kid for field trips and luckily it's gotten better through the years. They are a small aquarium compared to the one in Long Beach, but it's great for a day trip and less expensive. It has a great location next to a small beach with playground... More 

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Dallas, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This aquarium is a great deal, has a wealth of information and the exhibits are fun for adults and kids. There is no fee but a suggested donation of $5/person I would definitely recommend young couples, families with kids and seniors to take a visit.

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium reminds me of an aquarium built in someone's garage. This aquarium continues to be a great hands on place for learning. They bring the Ocean to you! Funky, small, accessible, awe-inspiring, and the entry fee is a donation to keep the aquarium running. Go, enjoy, and learn in an uninhibited environment. And the location is breathtaking.

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san pedro ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Small Aquarium more suited to younger kids. No admission cost for the museum. You have the Cabrillo State Beach in the same parking area. If you want a big aquarium with sharks and yellow fin tuna, go to the Long Beach Aquarium.

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Liberty
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This aquarium was directly across from the beach/ocean we went to stick our feet in. There was no cost, only a suggested donation which was minimal. It's a small facility but with a lot of information and animals. There was a hands on area for the entire family which was cool. This was a spur of the moment place to... More 

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Encinitas, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

If you're in the area, go to the Long Beach Aquarium, don't bother with this one. It reminded me of a visit to an elementary school that was having an open house. Yes, they have some small things in tanks like baby fish, some sea urchins, sea stars, and they have some bones that have washed up on the beach,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you're in the area, I would certainly suggest giving this a visit. We only spent about 45 minutes in there, as we had a little bit of time before dinner, and we were certainly happy we did. Some of the animals in there (such as the largest starfish I have ever seen) were amazing and definitely unique. Even as... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The "donation" will not break the bank like other aquariums in the area and the docents and learning stations are wonderfully done. The kids loved this aquarium and we all learned something! The displays are very well done.

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My family had a great time. There is so much to learn about sea life; very educational. There is an area where you can touch certain animals and the staff is there to provide you with information and answer questions. Aside from live animals, there are also many fossils you can see. They also have the lab where you can... More 

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