Under the Santa Monica Pier, come see what Heal the Bay’s work is all about: Protecting the people and animals who call the Bay home. With over 100 local species on exhibit, hands-on activities for all ages, and daily educational programs, our award-winning Heal the Bay Aquarium is the perfect place to immerse yourself in marine science.
The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is Heal the Bay’s marine education facility, located beach-level, just below the Carousel at the Santa Monica Pier. The Aquarium is open to the general public and attracts nearly 100,000 visitors per year. Visit the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium with your family today.
Heal the Bay Aquarium is a marine education facility, which inspires understanding and conservation of Southern California coastal waters, watersheds and marine life through education, interaction and discovery. Located beach level, just below the Carousel at the Santa Monica Pier, the Aquarium is open to the general public daily.
A must-see when visiting Santa Monica Pier, the Aquarium is uniquely interactive with hands-on touch tank exhibits displaying starfish, hermit crabs, and sea urchins. Staff and trained volunteers are available throughout the aquarium to answer your questions about the local marine life, environmental conservation, and more.
Visit Our Aquarium. Steps from the ocean, an underwater wonderland awaits. Our kid-friendly Heal the Bay Aquarium at the Santa Monica Pier features 100+ species of marine life that live right offshore. Dive In
I took a quick trip to the Heal the Bay Aquarium, which sits right at the foot of the Santa Monica Pier. The aquarium is small but cute. There are several touch pools--with abalone, sea stars, sea urchins, and more--and a couple of pier-themed exhibits--which were quite cool and gave a good snapshot of the fish and other critters living nearby.