“under the sea!”
The Central Coast Aquarium is a friendly public visitor center that is ideally situated on the beautiful Central Coast just steps away from the beach and boardwalk. Students and vistors get a fun, hands-on experience here that allows them to explore the world of the ocean, beneath the surface. Our small, family-friendly aquarium has a mission of educating and inspiring visitors of all ages about local sea life and marine science by giving them an exciting hands-on experience. During public hours, visitors can explore our Exhibit Hall’s touch tanks, which are home to dozens of species of marine animals from the commonly known sea stars and rock crabs to the unique gumboot chiton and purple sea urchin. Additional tanks highlight the diversity of local marine habitats and the fascinating adaptations of sea creatures. Other exhibits include a microscope lab, kids coloring activities and a unique Chumash culture display. Discover a variety of local species at our Exhibit Hall, and gain a new appreciation for the sea life of Avila Bay. You'll be inspired to become a steward of this crucial marine environment. Visit us today and unearth what the underwater world has to offer!
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Central Coast Aquarium
- Sun, Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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