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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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Address: 3720 Stephen White Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90731
Phone Number: 310 548 7562
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Both children and adults will enjoy viewing sea creatures of the Pacific in...

Both children and adults will enjoy viewing sea creatures of the Pacific in their natural habitats here.

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Great aquarium and beach stop

We were debating between Cabrillo and the larger aquarium in the area. We decided on Cabrillo and were so happy we did! The aquarium entrance is by donation ($5 adult and $1... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were debating between Cabrillo and the larger aquarium in the area. We decided on Cabrillo and were so happy we did! The aquarium entrance is by donation ($5 adult and $1 child is appreciated donation). Parking is by the hour but reasonable with a $9 max. The aquarium and beach share the same lot. We were there about 90... More 

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Monterey Park, California
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must whether you're on your way to the beach or just a visit. The aquarium is not big, but has enough things to see and do to keep kids of all ages entertain. They have a touch tank, many exhibits, a library, nursery, and gift shop. Entrance fee is based on donations. They have a lot of... More 

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Thank Helen C
Denver, CO
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came all the way the from Arkansas to visit the Cabrillo Aquarium. Well, for family and stuff too, but this really well-done place was on the list. Compared to many zoos and aquariums the Cabrillo packs in so much more information and explanation into its many exhibits. We could have spent all day. We also went nuts in the... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a great educational and research facility. We walked the whole area and saw all the exhibits in a little over an hour. The price was a suggested donation of $1.00 for seniors and children and $5.00 for adults. $10.00 entrance is well worth the price. They have tons of live sea life in natural setting tanks.... More 

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Thank Eileen S
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got there early at 7:45pm for the grunion run last night, very unfortunately. Only thing good about it was we found a good parking space. However the parking meter is a joke be prepared to use a credit card because it won't give you change! It's a POS because it offers you parking for $3.50 for parking until 11:59pm... More 

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Thank daikin
Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We headed to the Cabrillo beach to get away from the heat. Saw the museum nearby. They accept donations (suggested $5 per adult, $1 per child). Parking is $1 per hour. Nice fish tanks inside with lots of small sea animals. Our 5 year old son was most interested in the tide pool exhibit. His next favorite thing in the... More 

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Thank GiantsFanLosAngeles
Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a great place to go to if youre looking for a fun and inexpensive way to spend the day with your kids. My kids are 4 and 2 years old and they had a fun time. As other reviewers have stated, its not as big as the Aquarium of the Pacific (which we had also been... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

We came for the grunion run. It was interesting but a little disappointing. We got tickets online. Did not save us time in line and it was more expensive. Also paid parking with automated meter was confusing. Person in front of me did not have coins or credit (dollar bills not taken). He left and when I tried to pay... More 

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Thank Carlos R
Santa Ana, California
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269 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

I just heard of this Aquarium and it's been here 80 years!!!! What a fine everything is geared for touching. Loved it and the price was great!!! $5 for Adults and $1 for Kinds and Sebiors they have tidepools across the street. and a small one inside this is a find! Parking $1 an hour!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

I had a great time visiting. I would have to say the Georgia Aquarium was better but this wasn't too bad either! Would recommend visiting at least one though!

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