Visit to Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

cabrillo marine aquarium Visit to Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

One of the things that my mom and I did alone together during our recent vacation to Los Angeles was we took a visit to Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. I always love aquariums and it was neat to explore a new one.

About Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is an educational center that includes a research library and marine life exhibits. It is super affordable; they ask for a $5 donation per adult. It’s not as touristy as most of the other aquariums I’ve been to but it has a lot to see. In one building you can look at a bunch of different sea stuff under microscopes. In another there are some sort of experiments going on and you can kind of look around and see what’s happening with all of the lab equipment. In the main area there are rooms filled with taxidermy/fossil/bone displays and other rooms with aquariums of live animals. Outside is a touch pool that is only open at certain times of day and we were able to go out there and hear a little talk and touch things like anemones and starfish and limpits.

whale bones Visit to Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Although I say that it’s in LA, this aquarium is actually in San Pedro. I kind of count the whole LA area as LA when talking about it but it did take about an hour to get here from my brother’s place off of Malibu. The aquarium is just one of the sights at Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park where you can also see a historic bathhouse, a few statues of different people important to the area, and a coastal native plant garden among other things.

Out in the Touch Pool

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aquarium touch pool Visit to Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Other Favorite Things I Saw

seahorse Visit to Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

This aquarium didn’t have my favorite creature, the leafy seadragon, but they did have its cousin the seahorse

jellyfish Visit to Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

The aquarium had several different types of my other favorite sea animal: the jellyfish

And Some More Stuff

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There were some fun exhibits for kids like this one where you can go stand inside the aquarium and see it all around you. My mom and I crawled in to do it and take photos as kids at heart.

sea otter skeleton Visit to Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Some of the informative displays did creep me out a little bit …

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