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Heal the Bay Aquarium

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Neighborhood: Pier/Ocean Ave
1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Heal the Bay Aquarium is Heal the Bay’s 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 and attracts nearly 100,000 visitors per year. Over its 16 years of operation, the Aquarium has welcomed more than one million visitors during public hours, and in-house education programs have reached close to 200,000 students.

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  • Family-Friendly
  • Meeting Facilities A/V Available
  • Hours Open - Monday: 12:30-5:00pm
  • Hours Open - Tuesday: 12:30-5:00pm
  • Hours Open - Wednesday: 12:30-5:00pm
  • Hours Open - Thursday: 12:30-5:00pm
  • Hours Open - Friday: 12:30-5:00pm
  • Hours Open - Saturday: 12:30-5:00pm
  • Hours Open - Sunday: 12:30-5:00pm
  • Parking Available: Paid
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  • Restaurant Capacity (Seated): 25
  • Restaurant Capacity (Standing): 25
The Aquarium Gallery provides a beautiful undersea world backdrop for any occasion. Guests can simply mingle and gaze at the marine life or roll up their sleeves for close encounters with the creatures in our tide pool touch tanks. The science lab just off the main gallery is perfect for staging a casual buffet.
  • Exhibit Space: 1
  • Exhibits: 10
  • Number of Rooms: 2
  • Booths: 5
  • Largest Room: 4000.00
  • Total Square Feet: 4500.00
  • Reception Capacity: 150
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Banquet Capacity: 50