Santa Monica Pier Aquarium (exterior) Photo: Magdalena Davis
Kids Corner: A place for story time and discovery Photo: Heal the Bay
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium (Interior) Photo: Magdalena Davis
Have your holiday party at the Aquarium! Call 310-393-6149 ext. 105 to check availability for a fishy affair
Enjoy exclusive use of the center for you and your guests
Birthday parties are available Sat. and Sun. from 10 a.m. to noon
All other rentals subject to availability and approved on case-by-case basis
Make us your party, event or set location
For the young, and for the young at heart, there's no better spot to host a private event than Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium! You’ll have exclusive use of the marine education center; guests can take their time at the touch tanks, filled with animals found in the tide pools of the Santa Monica Bay. Get a hug from a sea urchin, feel the bumpy surface of a sea star or touch the silky smooth sea cucumbers and sticky sea anemones.
The Aquarium is naturally decorated with exhibits of live animals of the Bay, from the leopard sharks, fish and rays swimming in our largest tank, the Pier Habitat exhibit, to the majestic sea jellies gracefully floating nearby. Marine themed murals complement the live exhibits and colorful banners direct your eye to each habitat represented. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to explain the wonders of the sea to your guests.
With our accompanying sound system and audiovisual equipment available, you can groove to fun tunes for a birthday party or give a power point presentation to a group on a corporate retreat.
The Aquarium is also available for film rentals. The center has been the backdrop for scenes for numerous television shows, commercials and films.
To reserve a birthday party date: call 310.393.6149 ext. 102
For all other rentals: call 310.393.6149 ext. 105
NOTE: Due to high demand, call early to book a birthday party and ensure you can reserve that special date!