Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium offers one of the most unique locations in Southern California for a party, staff retreat or corporate meeting. Located beach level at the historic Santa Monica Pier, the Aquarium is naturally decorated with exhibits of live animals of the Bay, from the leopard sharks, fish and rays swimming in the Under the Pier exhibit to the majestic sea jellies gracefully floating nearby. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to explain the wonders of the sea to your guests.
Our audiovisual equipment and sound system allow for party tunes or a power point presentation, depending on the occasion.
Securing a caterer for an event is up to the client but Aquarium staff can provide assistance for special deals; the Aquarium lists a number of Party Partners on our website. These companies provide onsite delivery options and can customize their products and services based on your special needs – and a portion of the proceeds from any Party Partner catering directly supports Heal the Bay's mission to protect our coastal waters.
The Aquarium is also available for film rentals. The center has been the backdrop for scenes for television shows, commercials and films.