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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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So much to see and learn here!

What an amazing and fun little Aquarium! OK - it's not as flashy as the one in Long Beach (it also... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2019
thankgodforbooks
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Los Angeles, California
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The best interactive low-priced ($5 donation) aquarium experience. Touch tank with starfish... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2019
catmanlarry
,
San Pedro de Ycuamandiyu, Paraguay
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Both children and adults will enjoy viewing sea creatures of the Pacific in their natural habitats here.
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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3720 Stephen M White Dr, san pedro, california, USA, Los Angeles, CA 90731-7012
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is small and there is not so much you can see. All your visit can last 30 minutes, but the good think is that it is free and the staff try to to their best to make and keep this aquarium interesting.

Date of experience: May 2019
30  Thank F-F-7676
Reviewed September 16, 2019

What an amazing and fun little Aquarium! OK - it's not as flashy as the one in Long Beach (it also was not $$$ - suggested donation of $5 adults and $1 kids) and there were many things to do and see. My grandchildren loved...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank thankgodforbooks
Reviewed August 1, 2019

The place is a disgrace. Free is free, and you get what you pay for. Dated, smelly, tiny, old. Go to Long Beach and invest in an experience. The “manager” here Matt yelled at my wife and autistic son, so the place is also apparently...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ScarlettB A
Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

The best interactive low-priced ($5 donation) aquarium experience. Touch tank with starfish, anenomes, even sharks. Tide pools,beaches, fire pits and pier nearby. Easy access, parking at beautiful Cabrillo Beach.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank catmanlarry
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Located feet away from the beach, this small aquarium is a nice spot to learn about various sea life. Great place for families with small children.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PepperNewJersey
Reviewed November 12, 2018

This aquarium has lots to see from fish tanks to touch tanks to beautiful (?) jellyfish. That is not all Habitats Hall shows though for there are exhibits showing the natural habitat of other species of the surrounding area. There are wildlife exhibits, bird displays,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joseph C
Reviewed July 3, 2018

This was a perfect place to go not only for the wedding but wedding on the beach!! Two events at the same time no one can complain!!!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank terridavidson82
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Well its free admission so can't complain too much, the interior is a little run down and smells fishy but the creatures are well maintained and look happy. You can see some interesting Jellyfish and even seahorses. Its worth a stop with young ones if...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ashley S
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Unlike famous aquariums in Chicago and Monterey, Cabrillo is run on donations and caters to kids and school field trips. Beware, on any given day more than 300 kids could be around. Once you pay your $5 donation, you will enjoy quite an extension collection...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Larry G
Reviewed April 8, 2018

I have been going to this museum ever since I was a child, I really like going here, a nice place to stroll and relax. Some of the old whale bones are the same ones when I was a kid. They also have a small...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank esethebomb
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