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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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Address: 3720 Stephen M White Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90731-7012
Phone Number: 310 548 7562
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Beachfront Museum

Great place to teach and learn about marine biology on your way across the parking lot to the actual beach! Fun for kids and adults with $1 or $5 donation to enter.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
RozDe
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Ojai, California
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Ojai, California
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to teach and learn about marine biology on your way across the parking lot to the actual beach! Fun for kids and adults with $1 or $5 donation to enter.

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hidden jewel - especially if you have kids to delight & entertain them for a few hours. The exhibitions are fascinating & the museum is small & well designed flow allows for giving kids some autonomy/opportunity to get lost And explore. Afterward a hike along the trails around Cabrillo beach to tide pools or picnic at the beach is really... More 

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Thank hampy8
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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Thank hachimachi
Surprise, Arizona
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68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 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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Los Angeles, California
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524 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 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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111 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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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
Las Vegas, Nevada
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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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33 reviews
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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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