Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, Santa Monica

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  • My husband and I went to the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium while we were at the pier. It was a $5 per adult admission and kids under a certain age were free. It was a very small display inside and geared...  more »
  • Didn't actually go in. It looked like the type of place that if you had small children it would be worth the entrance fee, otherwise I wouldn't and didn't bother.  more »
  • We'd heard about Santa Monica in songs, advertisements, and travel guides, so we put it on our list of things to do whilst in the area. One of the "attractions" at Santa Monica Pier was the aquarium, ...  more »
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  • Cheap and small. But still very cool to see. Plus the staff were incredibly friendly and fun to talk to
  • We decided to go since we had bought the Malibu go pass, where you do as many things in a day as possible for one price. We don't ride in elevators (claustrophobic), and the staff was friendly enough to walk us down to the emergency exit and let us in that way. It was smaller than expected, but still really nice. We went in the morning and it wasn't crowded at all. My favorite was the jellyfish. They also had an area upstairs where you could see more animals and touch starfish. Overall, a positive experience.
  • Cute, but overpriced. I get it though, $ for research and other good things I suppose. It was a nice distraction for my kid who loves fish.
  • Smaller than you think, but fun to learn about the local habitat. Heal The Bay is also there, which works tirelessly to protect our coastline.
  • Its the greatest pier ever. End if the famous Route 66

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