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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Address: 3720 Stephen White Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90731 (Harbor)
Phone Number: 310 548 7562
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Ranked #70 of 696 things to do in Los Angeles
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Both children and adults will enjoy viewing sea creatures of the...
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Both children and adults will enjoy viewing sea creatures of the Pacific in their natural habitats here.
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Liberty
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 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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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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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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Barstow, United States
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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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6 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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