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Morro Bay Aquarium

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

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Small aquarium

This aquarium is small and old, however I grew up going to see the seals. My parents took me when I was small and I recently took my daughter. It can be entertaining for children... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2016
Lauren V
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Morro Bay, California
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Terrible conditions for wildlife. Local residents often comment in newspaper editorials on the deplorable situation. I do hope no one even considers taking children to view the cramped quarters,unclean conditions and miserable animals. With all the wildlife in the surrounding area to view in nature... do not go here!

1 Thank surfbird1
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is absolutely deplorable. Most of the animals are dead and the tanks that do have living creatures in them are so cloudy and dirty that you can barely see them. The seals are kept in an area about the size of a bathtub. Terrible. Please do not support this horrible place.

3 Thank loladoxie1
Palm Springs, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot believe in this day and age this kind of animal torture is allowed. I like other guests welled up in tears. Three beautiful sea creatures captured in tiny cages begging for the food you can feed them for 50 cents. I urge people not to visit here. It spoilt my whole trip. SAD SAD SAD

2 Thank leerick56
San Marcos, California
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615 reviews
271 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small aquarium and kids can feed the sea lions a bag of fish for 50 cents. Overall it is not well maintained, but for the small amount they charge they have a lot of takers. The enclosures are barely large enough for the animals. The aquariums inside with a lot of local sea creatures were interesting. My 8 Year Old... More 

Thank csarchibald
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is a SMALL aquarium. It is just right for little ones to see sea life and not get overwhelmed by the experience. The cost to enter is so low that it is affordable for everyone. I was surprised by how much my kids enjoyed it years ago and now My grand kids can visit. The gift shop has the... More 

1 Thank Deb M
Flagstaff, Arizona
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248 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This is a horrid little tiny prison for beautiful animals who do not deserve to be treated this way. Avoid! Surprised some agency doesn't shut this place down. Disgusting.

1 Thank Mom_with_Teenagers14
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I almost left in tears. There are 3 sea lions in this aquarium with hardly enough room to swim! Their enclosure is tiny with almost no natural light, it felt like a cell. We spoke to the workers and were told that is where the live 24/7! Such a horrible thing to see especially when you can walk outside and... More 

3 Thank Kirby M
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This is animal torture. The conditions the seals are kept in are shocking. Tiny cages, yards from the ocean where they hear other seals living in freedom. The prisoner seals had a desperate, depressed look in their eyes & you can hear their desperate cries from the street. My toddler was horrified & cried hysterically.

2 Thank Brookeart
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

This aquarium is small and old, however I grew up going to see the seals. My parents took me when I was small and I recently took my daughter. It can be entertaining for children to see and feed the seals, not much else though

Thank Lauren V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

It has been there for over 50 years. Great place for the kids to feed the seals & see sea life up close. It IS the best thing in Morro Bay!!!

Thank Brenda A

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