Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium, Manhattan Beach

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  • The roundhouse at the end of the pier houses a small marine life centre. There is a lot of information packed into a small space - great for kids to learn about the sea life of the Pacific coast. They...  more »
  • My husband and were enjoying our last afternoon in California at Manhattan Beach and decided to go in this small museum and I was surprised at how many displays were in this small space. There were se...  more »
  • The Roundhouse Marine studies lab and aquarium is a must stop while you are at the pier. You can learn about the various sea life that is in the area and what you can do to protect it.  more »
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  • This is a really cute little aquarium located at the end of the pier. Admission is free (though donations are recommended), and they show fish from the local area. There's also a few tanks where you can touch the sea life.
  • Though it is on the tiny side as some have pointed out, I loved it! I loved the tight knit feeling the place has. We went on my daughters 2nd birthday and she loved it! She was a little skeptical about touching live sea life lol but all in all it was great. I read some people complain about the $5 fee for adults lol which I find ridiculous, although it's small... people are still working there and the upkeep of the all the tanks in there is well worth beyond a cheap 5 bucks. ... don't see it as a fee to enter, see it as a very tiny donation the oceans wild life.
  • It was a cool small aquarium. You're able to touch the starfish, see the baby sharks, eels, preserved squid and see some fish.
  • It was kinda small and didn't have a lot information. Really cute if your from the area. I drove from Placentia to go there.
  • Very cool to see. It's small, but they packed a lot 8n there.

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