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Morro Bay Aquarium

595 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442
805 772 7647
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Ranked #11 of 11 Attractions in Morro Bay
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

they only accept cash for the fish to feed sea lions. my children loved this place. it was a little sad seeing a big sea lions in such little areas. my children also loved the all the other fish. wasn't the best place but its a definite must see though...kind of like a tradition to stop and feed the sea... More 

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Commerce, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The problems were that the fish tank were not clean and does not give the proper description of the fish that were in the tank. Great to go to see the seals. If you are given the option buy food to feed the seals it is only $0.50 and great.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The best, and, saddest are the seals as you walk in. I know these creatures are there as they can no longer survive on their own, and/or, trying to repopulate. The tanks are very old, some of the creatures have clearly outgrown them. If you are with Children, after the seals they will be bored.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Part of me thinks the Morro Bay Aquarium typifies the sort of attraction I absolute love stumbling across during my road trips around California: small, quaint, local, cheap, quick, fun, a bit tacky and a bit old-fashioned. That part of me enjoyed being able to personally feed seals and take loads of pictures of myself doing so. But another part... More 

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Fresno, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The aquarium at Morro Bay is not a giant aquarium like other places. It is located in the rear of a gift shop on the Embarcadero. To get to the actual aquarium you first pass thru the sea lion/seal area which is maybe my favorite part. You can purchase food to feed the sea lions/seals and it is a fun... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My husband and I stopped through Morro Bay on a whim and were excited to see the Aquarium- worst idea ever! Yes, it is very cheap but I would much rather pay more money to see the animals have better living conditions. You can buy a small bag of tiny fish to feed the seals but the poor things are... More 

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San Dimas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The best thing about the aquarium is feeding the seals. They are fun, vocal, and acrobatic. You will enjoy this even if you don't have kids, but the kids love it!! Once past the seals, the inside is a tad worn, but the fish they have in there are quite unusual and worth the short time it takes to wander... More 

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Reedley, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I love coming to this place. The actual aquarium is not that nice inside but still fun to look at. But feeding the seals the little pieces of fish and seeing them perform for their food is just fantastic. My only complaint it that they really need to put in a real sink so you can was with soap and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

This place should be shut down. A sense of sadness came through me as I walked through this dark, wet, and horrible aquarium. The fish looked barely alive and the place just was overall gross. We were wondering if the squawk coming from the aquarium from the gift was. It was 3 seals trapped and having to go through 1... More 

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Himeji, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a privately owned aquarium that practices the worst kind of animal cruelty. You can hear the seals crying for miles down the street. The facilities are horrific, as are the conditions the animals are kept in. I have NO IDEA how this place stays open. I spoke with a few of the locals who were horrified that it... More 

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