• 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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Weekly Hours

Weekly Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Winter Camp is Here!

Winter Camp is Here!

For the first time ever we are offering a winter break camp!

Click here to learn more.

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Mommies & Guppies

Mommies & Guppies

Mommies and Guppies is a monthly event during the school year designed just for preschoolers and their parents to explore the aquarium. Held during special operating hours, parents and tots enjoy up-close animal encounters with creatures like sea stars and urchins, story time, sing-a-longs, games, and crafts.

Follow the link below for the 2018-2019 schedule!

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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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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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Donate Now!

  • 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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