Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Los Angeles

4.4
#11 of 49 in Parks in Los Angeles
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is an aquarium in San Pedro, California, United States, a community within Los Angeles. It concentrates on the marine life of Southern California. In addition to its displays, it also offers school and group programs.

The aquarium is operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.
The original building was a small structure that welcomed visitors until there was a move to a much larger structure designed by Frank Gehry in 1981.

The 2004 expansion was designed by Barton Phelps & Associates.
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  • We've been to lots of aquariums and this was great for kids and adults. No, doesn't have the big tanks with sharks, but has lots of intersting small tanks and lots of explanations in different...  more »
  • Great little gem in San Pedro. This is not like the big aquariums that draw in the tourists. Much more of a native gem. Admission is by donation with a suggested donation of $5 per adult. Exhibits...  more »
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  • Our friend and tour guide took us to this place. I LOVED IT! Very interesting marine life. Things I've never in my life seen in real life. It was a great learning experience for my neice whom has down syndrome as well. She loved reading the info cards attached to each aquarium. The gift shop was small, but nice. Across the parking lot is a small beach to cool off at and have a nice picnic lunch.
  • I would honestly only give it a terrible rating because I know people wouldn't go if I did and I could keep this little gem all to myself! It's a perfect place to watch the sunset with a new or old Love. It offers more than what you actually see initially (you need to discover it like I did on my own!). One of my favorite places to go when I just feel like being away from the rigor if the regular world.

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