Experience the wonders from the depths down under the sea with our immersive educational programs. The Central Coast Aquarium exists today because our founder wanted school children to connect with the ocean. Each day we strive to keep that mission alive and growing. We reach over 4,000 school children each year from San Luis Obispo County and five surrounding counties. We offer programs from pre-K through high school. Our goal is to bring marine science to children in a fun, friendly and hands-on environment. In our public aquarium, we see over 20,000 visitors each year. Our aim is to offer you a personal experience with our sea life through public talks, feedings, animal encounters with our trained staff and volunteers. In addition we offer events, programs and fun experiences all throughout the year. So, check in often as there is sure to be something for everyone!
Fundraisers, Beach and Dive Clean Ups, Member Events, and More
Hands On Education in the Aquarium, on the Avila Bay, and at your School
Marine Science Events for All Ages, Parties, Rentals, Tours, and More
Visit us daily for education and hands on activities about sharks from all over the world. Join us to celebrate sharks...because they aren't scary!! Discounts on all things SHARK will be offered all week on the GIft Shop.
CCA Members keep us going all year long. Not only do you get free admission for up to 5 people all year long, but we host members only throughout the year. Check in with us to make sure that you have access to events, special tours, and more.