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“Got kids? Then its a must!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
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US$78.98*
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Ranked #20 of 103 things to do in Santa Monica
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San Diego, California
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Got kids? Then its a must!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

Cute little hands on aquarium for the kids. Learn about all the sea creatures in the local waters.
The staff is so friendly and helpful. They have little cards they give each child to do a scavenger hunt and my daughter had a blast. Hard to get her to leave so there is plenty to keep the kiddos busy. Even my 11 year old had fun.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Good local info”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

We visited here whilst in USA for two weeks travelling from LA, to Palm Springs and Las Vegas. I was travelling with my partner and two children, aged 13 and 5.

$5 entry with children free however additional donations are encouraged.

A small aquarium showing local sealife. Good exhibitions to demonstrate the local environment to children. Some hands on activities. Art work activities to complete as well as a puppet show and books to read. We spent about 45 mins here and the kids much enjoyed it.

http://www.healthebay.org/santa-monica-pier-aquarium

Visited July 2012
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Salton City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Visit just to say you went”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

For $3.00 entrance fee you can't expect a whole lot. It is very small, under the pier and has local fish. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Nothing like a Ripley's Aquarium but like I said it is $3 not $25 like Ripleys. It was not crowded and was a great way to get away from the hundreds of people on the pier. Great for little kids, maybe 7 and under.

Visited August 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“small but worth the look”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

went in here as there had been some filming on the peir above and there was a stall as part of the "Set" so decided to see for myself.
lovely friendly help.

Visited September 2011
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“Love It”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

I totally Love this Place.. My Daughters are at the peak of the teenage Yrs so the Aquarium was (not so kool) lol kool enough for me to enjoy it =)

Visited July 2012
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