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The mission of the Central Coast Aquarium is to cultivate a community that is dedicated to ocean stewardship through education, engagement, and action. The aquarium hosts school groups and provides marine science education programs to students...more
The tickets are good for the day. Stick around to pet a shark or hold sea wildlife. The baby sharks are neat. The kids got to pet a shark. The volunteer was super helpful and kind. The beach is close and there’s a good size...More
The Central Coast Aquarium at Avila Beach California is a very small venue. They charge an $8.00 fee to get into the Aquarium and it only takes about 10 minutes to walk round and see everything in the Aquarium. The staff was very nice, but...More
My daughters (9 & 6), husband and I just visited and loved it. It is tiny but it is interactive which made up for it. They have a list of times when the feedings and education happen and you can come back later in the...More
I don’t know how long this aquarium has been present but I’ve been to Avila Beach many times and only discovered it on my most recent trip. It is only two rooms but wonderful for adults and children alike. There are tanks where one can...More
Great time for the kiddies !...Stick your hands in the Shark tank leave your hand in the longest get a free pass next visit !...Sea snail eating contest....name that thing sticking to the wall of the fish tank...great visit !
This isn't the biggest aquarium you will ever see in California, but it's small size gives it a much more personalized experience. You don't have to fight crowds or wait forever to see up close some of the amazing sea life CA has to offer!...More
Cannot be compared to big aquarium, this is a non profit organisation run by volunteers. However it is lovely and has a good selection of exhibits to entertain little ones. They are running feeding sessions regularly throughout the day and also have a few touch...More
An adorable student from the local high school gave us a tour of the whole place. She was very knowledgable and patient with my young friend. We were able to "pet" some of the sea creatures too! We learned a lot and were very lucky...More