Meet the colorful residents of Southern California’s underwater world at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro. The Frank Gehry-designed aquarium boasts the largest collection of Southern California marine life anywhere. Opened in 1935, approximately 300,000 people visit the aquarium's exhibits and programs every year.
The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium runs a variety of programs for individuals and families. Visitors can go on guided walks, whale watching trips and even take art classes, so check the schedule when you are in town.
Cabrillo Coastal Park is also just outside the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. You could spend hours tidepooling, birdwatching, fishing, boating or swimming. With tables, bathrooms and a fishing pier, it’s a nice place for a picnic.
The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is located at San Pedro’s Cabrillo Beach between Point Fermin and the Port of Los Angeles. It’s open Tuesday through Friday. The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is closed Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas.