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Address: 1021 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-6912
Phone Number:
+1 310-318-7438
09:00 - 15:30
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 15:30
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

The SEA Lab is a nonprofit aquarium run by the LA Conservation Corps. Join...

The SEA Lab is a nonprofit aquarium run by the LA Conservation Corps. Join us for touch tank tours Tues-Fri at 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm. Or every hour on the hour on Saturdays! We also offer fish feeding at 12pm on Saturdays.

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The SEA Lab specialized in providing low cost educational programs to individuals, students, and schools.

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Knowledge is power

This place has a larger outside than inside, which we really enjoyed. Even though it was raining we did the walk through the back tanks. What fun, our guide was knowledgeable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Beaufort, North Carolina
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Beaufort, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a larger outside than inside, which we really enjoyed. Even though it was raining we did the walk through the back tanks. What fun, our guide was knowledgeable about the fish, sharks, lobsters etc. I have two knowledgeable teens so we didnt expect much but i was pleasantly surprised at the extensive facts we were hearing. We... More 

Thank Thedriveagain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It only costs a small donation of $4 for a family to visit this fun marine lab and little kids love seeing, touching & learning about the sea life there close up! - INDOOR Tanks include 2 big eels, an octopus, a "Nemo" clown fish, tropical fish and jellyfish. Other mini rotating exhibits may include striped shrimp, shark eggs, frogs,... More 

Thank RJ226
Manchester, Ohio
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The SEA Lab operates on local support and donations only. It was wonderful to learn about local species and to get to touch corn sharks, sea anemones, starfish, and sea cucumbers. I recommend visiting and donating as much as you can afford.

Thank legges502
Redondo Beach, California
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Most of the exhibits were empty. Guess someone broke in and took the Fisk and they never recovered from it. Sad.

Thank djevans376
New Hampshire
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Great place to stop while your on a bike ride, walking or just passing by. They have viewing tanks inside and several outside with stations for kids to learn about how they can help protect the ocean.

Thank Sisterutely
Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The SEA lab has a lot of animals! We took the outside touch tank tour which was very cool! Inside the building, there were exhibits filled with animals as well!

Thank Jonathan T
Moose, Wyoming
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Pleasantly surprised by this FREE activity right near the beach. The complimentary tour on weekdays was great for our one year old daughter and the intern was so knowledgeable and great with children. Highly reccommend checkign this out because they have some really cool fish including a 300 pound sea bass!

Thank wykristen
Redondo Beach, California
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Great educational but fun experience for kids, lots of hands on and great for younger ones too. We live walking distance and go often and the kids are never bored (6 years old). Wonderful staff!

Thank jeff M
Torrance, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I visited as part of an event with One Surf Fly. I was impressed that something so informative, hands on, and free is in my backyard. The staff was helpful and knowledgeable, and the exhibits were fantastic.

Thank Marshall J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I've taken my 3rd and 4th grade class here, and they have a program where they come to you besides!!! Great learning experience, touch tanks, and knowledgeable people working here.

Thank susanj329

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