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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

#93 of 554 things to do in Los Angeles Features Animals
3720 Stephen M White Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90731-7012
+1 310-548-7562
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Both children and adults will enjoy viewing sea creatures of the Pacific in their natural habitats here.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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3720 Stephen M White Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90731-7012
+1 310-548-7562
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love aquariums. I wanted to go to Aquarium of Pacific but lateness of day and tiredness of child dictated an alternative. Since we were in San Pedro we decided to go here instead. Wonderful! Get right up to tanks. Learns about various creatures. Had...More

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a fun and inexpensive way to spend the afternoon, try a visit to the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. The staff are extremely friendly and ready to answer any questions and the exhibits are really nicely done and very informative. Kids will love...More

Thank Summervacationeer
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is lesser known and smaller compared to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, but it packs just more bang for the buck! The Aquarium is free to enter, but has a suggested donation of $5 per adult. They have...More

Thank Burculian
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The quality of the exhibits and resource/educational information is awesome! I found some of the exhibits to be MUCH more interesting and complex than those at the Aquarium of the Pacific because there are more species, more natural ecosystems and more natural objects in each...More

Thank RobinSPH
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We had a wonderful afternoon of discovery and informative exhibits. Go in after 2 pm to avoid school groups. The layout is easy to walk through. A great alternative to spending big $ at the Aquarium of the Pacific. They ask for a donation to...More

Thank T1656CIjenniferf
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

A little tired of long days of driving and sightseeing in Southern California, we wanted to find a few fun things to do in the San Pedro area. The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium was a pleasant three generation family experience. Admission is free, but donations are...More

Reviewed 7 January 2017

Better than expected, some told us not to bother if we've been to the bigger exhibits. I felt it was still well worth the effort. Docents were very friendly, most passionate about their topic & apparently very knowledgeable. The displays were well done and illustrated...More

Thank rockrotator2016
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I recently was faced with end of year donation requests. When an article written by a young person stated the importance and respect he gained and promoted about our ocean, my decision was easily made. Yes I joined and doubled my senior dues this time....More

Thank sabelsart
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A nice little getaway w/my son. When you think you've seen it all there are more creatures I've learned about

Thank Margaret V
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This aquarium, no admission fee, is dedicated to the marine life of Southern California. Research and educational projects to view with tanks of jellys, fish, and all one would find close to shore in the local area. Perfect for all ages, with staff and volunteers...More

Thank nana672016
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