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Address: 595 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Phone Number: 805 772 7647
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Sea Lions and Seals

My daughter wanted to see sea lions and seals. They had two seals and a sea lion. The sea lion was very talkative. The rest of the aquarium was a disappointment. It was really... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I studied Marine Biology in college, so aquariums always fascinate me. Now living in Arizona post-college, I go to California often for vacation. This year, we are in Morro Bay, and happened across the Morro Bay Aquarium, in Morro Bay, California. This visit happened today, August 27th, 2015. To my dismay and horror, the conditions of which this aquarium stands... More 

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Orange, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Loud day and night and early morning. I felt bad for the animals...too small for these animals. Gift shop attached was busy.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It was unkempt, smelly and dismal. The carpets smelled of cat urine, and the walls and ceilings had obvious water damage. Inside the aquarium, it was cramped, wet floors, and we totally felt sorry for the one real attraction--a lone seal in a cramped tank. There wasn't anything of value to see and we felt very sad leaving that place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Feeding the seals was fun! they had one room with different sea animals. Not a big aquarium but its only $3 for admission so its worth it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This so called aquarium is heart breaking. I cannot believe PETA spends its time chasing Sea World instead of helping to close down this sad establishment. There are 3 seals confined to very small enclosures approximately 10' x 10' and only a few feet deep. Inside the aquariums are small and large sea creatures are crammed into the tanks with... More 

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Palmdale, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My daughter wanted to see sea lions and seals. They had two seals and a sea lion. The sea lion was very talkative. The rest of the aquarium was a disappointment. It was really dark inside. They did have different types of sea life. The displays looked old and worn. Admission was really cheap so it was worth our daughter... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A very small aquarium with not that much to see. All aquariums were worn out and the animals did not seem to have it so good. The barking sea lions were the main attraction.

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Monrovia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

What drew us to the aquarium was the sea lion that sounded like he was being tortured. We could hear him as we sat outside. It is a tiny aquarium, pretty basic. Ah, but the sea lions were entertaining. The loud sound from the sea lions was when there were people feeding them. They were loudly trying to get everyone's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The family owners of this place have been there for a long time, and they are not interested in upgrading the establishment to look like Marine World. The joint will NOT be improved because the city is requiring (rightfully) that a good portion of the seaward side should be set aside for coastal access. Go there when it is NOT... More 

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Hanford, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I love aquariums, but I felt bad for the seals here. It was so small and confined. It felt like visiting a jail.

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