If you're interested in the local flora and fauna of the sea they have a good collection of local marine life.
We visited here all the time when it was the Sea Life Center: $3 for adults, which is exactly what it's worth. Cal Poly students helped kids pet the fish, they had crafts and fun activities (e.g., find the hidden fish) and musical instruments made of beach finds. Very cool place, very local. Now it costs $8 for adults, and... More
Super nice people work/volunteer here, but the size of aquarium leaves much to be desired. It is literally the size of a small living room. Admission price should be no more than 2$ a person. It's nice and fun for my 2 & 4 year old, but we finished our tour in 20 minutes. I was so thankful for the... More
I recently visited the Central Coast Aquarium to check out its potential for field trip opportunities. First off, I was very impressed with how knowledgeable the staff was in marine science. As a middle school science teacher, I appreciated how they were able to explain complex science concepts in simple terms. I also loved the facility in itself. Everything was... More
I was in the area with a friend and we decided to stop into the center. It's small, but interesting. It would be a great stop for kids. As a "big kid" I still enjoyed the touch pool and talking w/ the staff about the various exhibits. The entrance fee goes toward conservation efforts, so we felt good about that.
Fun to visit and learn about local sea life. It's convenient and provides a quaint little discovery center experience.
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