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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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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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I had a great time visiting. I would have to say the Georgia Aquarium was better but this wasn't too bad either! Would recommend visiting at least one though!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Redrocke
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great time visiting. I would have to say the Georgia Aquarium was better but this wasn't too bad either! Would recommend visiting at least one though!

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Pasadena, California
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274 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My nine-year-old granddaughter loves to visit Cabrillo Marine Acquarium and now I know why. It is obvious their goal is to educate and they do a wonderful job. I really enjoyed our visit and my granddaughter was so excited to show me all the wonderful exhibits, including the seahorses she has watched grow up, the nursery, and the tide pool... More 

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Thank PasCaLady
Los Angeles, California
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96 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We love the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium for their great learning experience offered to the guests of all ages. the Aquarium is also very creative for the activities offered. We choose the all day at sea by Catalina Island experience. real Hands on science on board and quite a day away from the city. This Museum is definitely less commercial than... More 

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Thank meherio
Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This aquarium is small but works very well for entertaining young kids for a couple of hours. There is a touch tank they can explore (during certain times) and plenty of exhibits in the enclosed area. We went on a weekday and there were only a couple dozen others there. The staff was very friendly. Our children aren't old enough... More 

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1 Thank VivaLaVida98101
Hawthorne, California
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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1 Thank Helena C
Granada Hills
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

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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44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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87 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

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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35 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 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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Thank kevin p
Liberty
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57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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