• Adventure Awaits

    Adventure Awaits

    Just a step away from the beach we welcome you to explore the wonders from down under the sea

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  • Exciting Experiences

    Exciting Experiences

    Dive in and discover the depths beyond with our school programs, special events, and more.

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Holiday Shell-a-bration

Holiday Shell-a-bration

Squid Dissection Saturdays!

Squid Dissection Saturdays!

Join us on the last Saturday of each month for a Squid Dissection!

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Tidepools On Tour

Tidepools On Tour

We can offer formal and informal programs to your school, festival, party, and more. Our mobile touch tank allows us to bring a variety of tidepool creatures, such as sea stars, hermit crabs, barnacles, anemones, urchins, and other fun friends! We can tailor the program to your needs and curriculum and can provide complementing lessons. These could include marine mammals, sharks, plankton, and others upon request.

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DIY Beach Clean Up Program

DIY Beach Clean Up Program

Do your own beach clean up and feel good about keeping trash out of our ocean environment! Ask CCA Staff at the Front Desk for all you need: buckets, pick-up tools, gloves. DIY Beach Clean Up Program is sponsored by the Avila Beach Tourism Alliance and the Stewardship Travel program with CA Highway One Discovery Route. Want to make this a group activity? Contact us in advance so we are ready for your group. Call 805-595-7280 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Morro Bay Expansion Project

Morro Bay Expansion Project

UPDATED: June 19, 2019

NEXT STEP IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS: An Architectural and Exhibit Concept Plan.

NEXT UPDATE TO THE COMMUNITY: Tuesday, June 25 Morro Bay City Council Meeting.

For details, please click the link below!

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Stewardship Travel

California’s central coast award-winning Stewardship Travel Program provides a unique menu of over 50 activities for visitors to play, care, and connect deeper with local residents, scientists, naturalists, wildlife, and heritage sites located along the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route in coastal San Luis Obispo County (SLO CAL).

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  • Embrace ocean stewardship
  • Empower continued learning
  • Endorse educational exploration

Corporate sponsorship? Have Questions? Call us @ 805-595-7280

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Tidepools On Tour

Can't make it to the Central Coast Aquarium? We'll bring our live animals to you!

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Facility Rentals

Looking for a venue to host your special celebration? The Aquarium promises unique memories - not to mention - we have beautiful ocean views.

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Birthday Party Rentals

Your child will have a blast celebrating their birthday at the Central Coast Aquarium!

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Central Coast Aquarium

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  • (805) 595-7280
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  • Central Coast Aquarium
    50 San Juan Street
    Avila Beach, CA 93424

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