Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, Santa Monica

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  • It is economic ($5) but they are basically 4 ponds with one other fish. It runs like in 20 min and is more difficult to find than what is worthwhile. Better go to the aquarium in Long Beach
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  • If you have young kids - this may be a fun, $5 and 30min diversion. But for adults...we spent almost 30 mins walking up and down the pier trying to find this place, finally were given correct directio...  more »
  • It's cheap, and it's fun for young kids. It's only one big room and dwell time is about 30 minutes but with the touching pools it's great for kids. Worth the admission price.  more »
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  • This place was great. I kept reading how people mentioned this place is over priced and I'm sorry but $5 dollars for an adult and children free was not bad at all. Especially when you're walking around a hot day with your kids on the pier it was nice to come here. My kids loved it and the staff was super friendly and nice. It's small but they have enough going on and they do story telling and puppet shows. I would definitely recommend it especially if you're with younger children.
  • Absolutely loved it here! The ladies here are awesome with the kids. Although small, kids can easily go from here to the beach and immediately connect one with the other. That all creatures small and big matter and must be cared for.
  • A small aquarium but just big enough to keep the kids preoccupied.Affordable entrance fee. Nice place,will go again in the future
  • Cute little aquarium to visit for fun. The staff are very friendly and informative.
  • Small aquarium that survives off of donations. It's technically free but you should give them a donation because they need and deserve it. Really good for kids, you can pet the star fish and sea cucumbers and wash them feed the fish every day. They had live shark eggs in an incubator when I was here, super neat
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