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Address: 595 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Phone Number: 805 772 7647
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Ignorance WAS bliss

Growing up, my family would vacation up the coast every summer, and stay in Cambria. Every trip, we would stop at the "aquarium" to visit and feed the sea lions. This weekend, my... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Laurie C
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Fullerton, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is the most sad aquarium I've ever seen, and everyone agrees with me that I know- as you can also see from the reviews. It is depressing to see the seals like this and the fish tanks are strange and bizarre. It's a quick 10 minute (or less) walkthrough that only costs $3 for adults. Even though it's awful,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

This place is like walking back in time....in a bad way. The seals are stuck in tiny units. You just feel so bad for them. The Monterey Bay Aquarium or the Elephant Seal Observation area up the coast were far more gentle places to see marine animals and to truly educate my nieces and share the ocean creatures with them.... More 

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California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Cute, cute, cute and they bark like doggies until you feed them some fishies. Little spoiled booties. They are so adorable and the staff makes it really fun! Go and enjoy yourself. Be a kid again. It's FUN!!! :)

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Growing up, my family would vacation up the coast every summer, and stay in Cambria. Every trip, we would stop at the "aquarium" to visit and feed the sea lions. This weekend, my family is vacationing in Cambria, once again, only now with our spouses and children, and were eager to take them for the experience. I was last there... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great design and exhibits, But the rude crowds can ruin the experience. The people pushing in front of you and the children running around can test your patience.

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This place is a dump. The facility is poorly maintained and the animals look unhealthy. Dead fish floating in the water. The place smells. I can't believe the city does not close this place down.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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131 reviews 131 reviews
34 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We saw all of the compact displys. It was a short visit for $16 each. We spent a lot of time at the touch tank and the guide was very knowledgable and helpful. It was fascinating and we learned a great deal. Recommended.

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Taft, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
36 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We've been coming to Morro Bay for 20+ years and have been here twice - once when we came the first time, and second, when we brought our grandchildren. Both times we have felt EXTREMELY SAD seeing these poor animals in this tiny enclosure, having them scream at you to throw food to them. I hope some day they allow... More 

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Concord, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Morro Bay Aquarium has been here for generations. It's so much fun to walk through the small gift shop, feed the sea lions, and view the fish, eels, and crabs up close. The sea lions featured in the aquarium were rescued and not deemed fit for return to the wild, so it's great that they have a home here!... More 

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Escondido, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The sea lions were very loud and we enjoyed feeding them. The kids had a great laugh. The aquarium was interesting and the price was right. $15 for a family of five

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