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Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium

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Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
+1 310-379-8117
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Small aquarium on the end of the pier

It is small, but the kids love it. You just have to see their faces after they touch a star fish... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert7772015
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El Segundo, California
Small but interesting. Donation entry

At the end of the pier, its a small 2 story tower but has a lot of information packed in. Good for... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
Margot P
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea life” (13 reviews)
“round house” (3 reviews)
“donation box” (3 reviews)
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Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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+1 310-379-8117
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is small, but the kids love it. You just have to see their faces after they touch a star fish or other creature.

Thank Robert7772015
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

At the end of the pier, its a small 2 story tower but has a lot of information packed in. Good for children, but interesting facts for all. Run by volunteers, very worthy of support.

Thank Margot P
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Round House is a great place to take the Grand Kids. Lots for them to see and get to touch some of the Marine Life. All they ask is for a donation so low cost. Great walking out on the Pier also.

Thank cwwally
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

The roundhouse at the end of the pier houses a small marine life centre. There is a lot of information packed into a small space - great for kids to learn about the sea life of the Pacific coast. They sometimes close to the public...More

2  Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and were enjoying our last afternoon in California at Manhattan Beach and decided to go in this small museum and I was surprised at how many displays were in this small space. There were several displaced that you could touch and the shark...More

Thank Darlene H
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Roundhouse Marine studies lab and aquarium is a must stop while you are at the pier. You can learn about the various sea life that is in the area and what you can do to protect it.

Thank buffalojim67
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is a nice little find that is located at the end of the Manhatten Beach pier. It is a very reasonable $5 for an entire family.

Thank hal m
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

A nice find at the end of the pier, with free / donation admission. It is small but they have some nice displays some of which you can touch. Wouldn't go out my way to visit but if you are in the area - Do.

Thank KiddyBoy
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Spent about 20 min. here and had a lot of fun looking at all the sea animals and orka skull. My 15 year old daughter got to hold a starfish and loved it. Best of all it's free but donations are accepted.

Thank krystalsjewles
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Great little stop while at the pier in Manhattan Beach. Just enough to see of marine life to stimulate further interest.

Thank wagenaar2017
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