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Morro Bay Aquarium

595 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442
805 772 7647
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Ranked #13 of 14 attractions in Morro Bay
Type: Aquariums
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Palo Alto, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I came here to see a little bit of wild life but instead I had to see the torture of beautiful sea animals! Money wishes this "aquarium" is cheap, only costing $1-2 but despite cheap admission I expected much much more not only for me but the animals themselves. First of all there is a chance to feed seals that... More

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Culver City, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The sea lions are in this small area of water with no place to really swim. The other fishes and sea life look so depressed not moving. One fish looked so sick and about to die. Too many fish, crabs, and shark in one tank they also did not have place to swim and keeped bumping into one another.

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Burbank, California
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8 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

They say these animals were 'saved or not born in the wild", but still deserve a much better location, more space, etc. It truly breaks my heart and now can't even go in the shop that runs it. I am surprised this isn't agains't some Ca. State law, and not closed down.

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Los Angeles
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I have no problem keeping most animals in captivity, with a few exceptions. This place has a seal and sea lion in enclosures little bigger than bathtubs. If you are going to keep seals, sea lions and other mammals you need to insure you keep them in enclosures sufficient for their size and energy level. It's sad and like visiting... More

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Southern California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We took our daughter, her husband and our granddaughters over the Memorial Day Weekend. Our son in law is retired military and currently works for the US Coastguard. We asked the miserable woman at the counter if they offered military discounts to which she replied "They must be in uniform". We offered her his military Identification to which she again... More

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Victorville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It's just a tiny little place, but it's just fun to go and see what they have. We've (my sister and I) have been coming here for years when it was only 25 cents to go see the seals. The price is still great the cheapest entry place I think there is. They rescue seals and that is nice to... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This place is awful. Tiny little wading pool for two sea lions. Just walk around and the area and look at the water instead

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La Verne, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We always stop here when we are in the Morro Bay/Los Osos area. The Docents are helpful, and there is always something to learn about the wildlife in the area.

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I went here our first time to Morro Bay and will never return. Everything I saw was in depressing shape. If you really care about wildlife, and I do, then this is not the place for you. The seals and the octopus and the sick fish need to be released or establishes in some sort of a sanctuary. They deserve... More

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Bradley
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Our grandchildren were thrilled at feeding the seals!! We've been going there for years and they had never been so this was a real treat for them. I'm an animal lover so any time I can get that close to a seal is a good moment for me. The inside tanks house a wide variety of creepy looking fish which... More

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