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Experience the Santa Monica Bay
Best Time to Visit
- REGULAR OPEN HOURS
- Tues. - Fri.: 2 - 5 p.m.
- Sat. - Sun.: 12:30 - 5 p.m.
- Closed to the public on Mondays
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The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is Heal the Bay’s public marine-education center located beach-level, just below the Carousel at the world famous Santa Monica Pier.
Whether stopping by during our public hours, visiting with a field trip group, or attending a private party or special event, you will be treated to a unique view into the ocean world just steps from our Aquarium’s doors.
The family-friendly facility is home to more than 100 species of marine animals and plants – all found in the Santa Monica Bay. As our guest, you will gain a new appreciation for the sea life of the Bay, and leave inspired to become a steward of this crucial marine environment.
To keep up with what's happening, be sure to visit our Aquarium Facebook page.
Above: Long-time volunteer Alec Richker made the beautiful Aquarium video.