Does your little one love to explore?

Big Fish Little Fish

Big Fish Little Fish is a monthly event during the school year (October -May) designed just for preschoolers and their guardians to explore the aquarium. Ages 0-5 are welcome, lessons are tailored toward 2-5 year olds. This program offers hands-on animal encounters with creatures like sea stars and sea urchins, story time, sing-a-longs, games, and crafts. We have a different educational theme each month and use this unique setting to help make learning fun.

Come Explore Education

  • This program runs from October – May
  • We hope you have a great summer and look forward to seeing you for Big Fish Little Fish again in the Fall! 

Program Information

  • $20 for one participating child and one parent 
  • $10 for each additional participating child
  • $5 for each additional adult
  • All sessions passes are available
  • All programs are 10:00am – 11:30am
  • Doors open at 9:45
  • Scheduled programming starts at 10
  • Doors lock promptly at 10:15

Birthday Parties & Event Rentals

Book your private party today! Birthdays, weddings, reunions and more. Host your event in the heart of downtown Avila Beach. Located adjacent to the park, beach, shopping and restaurants.

Volunteer Opportunities

Dive into the excitement of working at the Central Coast Aquarium! A fun and educational experience, where we will train those who wish to learn more about marine science and education.