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Morro Bay Aquarium

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Go visit the Morro Bay Aquarium Before it is forced to close due to development ....

This gem has a 30 yr history before the rest of the town was ever built up. The grandfather of the... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
Raq S
Los Angeles, California
They've lost their lease.

They're closing down, most of the creatures are gone. The gift shop portion is moving to another... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2018
Mike H
Redlands, California
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good20%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible34%
Aug 17, 2018
Aug 2, 2018
“Gonna miss this place”
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595 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2217
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

This place is thinly veiled as an “ aquarium “. It’s a prison for these poor creatures!! Don’t support it or spend money- even in the gift shop.

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank KCCowgirlLosAngeles
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have been coming here for years. Brought our kids to say goodbye before they close, and the seals were already gone 😣 absolutely sad we missed our last chance to see them before this place closes. Thank you for all the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dottie F
Reviewed July 8, 2018

This gem has a 30 yr history before the rest of the town was ever built up. The grandfather of the family who owns and operates the aquarium & the attached Mom and Pop souvenir store built the building himself. It is extremely affordable and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Raq S
Reviewed June 22, 2018

I have visited this place before when the sea lions were here (they have since moved to another location) and liked it well enough. I brought my daughter back this time and was shocked to hear that the sea lions had been moved. I made...More

Date of experience: June 2018
17  Thank corifox907
Reviewed May 26, 2018

They're closing down, most of the creatures are gone. The gift shop portion is moving to another location nearby.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Every time we went to Morro Bay, the Aquarium was the first place we visited. The seals perform tricks for pieces of fish that you can drop down to them and you are less than 10 feet from the seals. Where else can you interact...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank BStradford
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

So happy to see it closing. Not sure what they will do with the poor animals there who have lived under horrific conditions.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ruthr0505
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

They only gained the 2 stars because the cheap price made it not a total loss ($3) and feeding the seals up close was a cool experience. But other than that, this place is a tiny, sad place. Rumor is that they will be closing...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank 705samig
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Walked in without looking it up first. What a mistake. Seals in tiny tanks and single fish in bare tanks with a few pebbles in the bottom. Walked straight back out. Even my 9 year old was upset by the conditions and asked to leave...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank ClareBird66
Reviewed March 3, 2018

fun little place for the kids . lets kids see up close and get an idea of what the sea has to offer . ok it's not spectacular or fancy but its better than the usual boring gift shop .

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank cayucosbob
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Erica M
August 12, 2018|
Response from Raq S | Reviewed this property |
I do not know there hours, but am sure you could find their ph# online and call.
Heather H
July 12, 2018|
Response from Raq S | Reviewed this property |
I believe they have moved the seals now, but there are still some other sea life. Call to be certain...either way, I know they would appreciate your support and your memories before they close.....
April 2, 2016|
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Response from Stefan B |
3$ adult
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