With touch tanks, baby sharks and a priceless view of the water from the pier, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is perfect for families of every age. The simple layout makes this attraction just one part of your day rather than an entire trip, and the cost is affordable — kids under 12 are free and adults are asked for a suggested donation of just $5. Stop in for Story Time Saturdays or Shark Sundays and enjoy the family-friendly presentations before visiting the rest of the pier.
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, 90401, CA