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  • 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
Sharks After Dark

Sharks After Dark

Join the Celebration Every Month!

An educational pairing of nibbles and knowledge, Sharks After Dark is a monthly event held at the CCA where local experts discuss various marine topics such as oceanography and current marine events.

Jan.18, Feb.15, Mar.15, Apr.19, May.17

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Mommies & Guppies

Mommies & Guppies

Mommies and Guppies is a monthly event 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.

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Shoreline Explorers

Shoreline Explorers

We invite you to visit the Aquarium one time per month for a brief educational talk about our species of the month and pick up your Beachcombers Guide, then the real fun begins! Head out with your detailed Beachcombers Guide to explore our beautiful tide pools and shorelines in search of the animal of the month. Let us do the hard work and detail for you- where to go, how to get there, and what to look for. You get to do the fun part and enjoy your exploring! Seven months of marine science for $20 or $17 for CCA Members!

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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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Summer Camp 2018

Summer Camp 2018

Campers have the opportunity to spend a week engaged in fun-filled, hands-on marine science activities. Every week is a different theme so campers discover a broad range of ocean topics.

More information can be found at our seasonal camps page, and registration is currently available on Eventbrite.

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  • Empower continued learning
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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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  • Central Coast Aquarium
    50 San Juan Street
    Avila Beach, CA 93424

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