Avila Beach

Facility Rentals

The Central Coast Aquarium is located in beautiful Avila Beach, California. This charming beach town offers an amazing location for any event. Just driving into town, seeing the beachfront, quaint business district, boardwalk and pier will ensure your guests are impressed before they even walk in the door.

An added bonus, rental fees support the operation of the Central Coast Aquarium, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. From animal care to educational materials and volunteer development, funds are utilized in cultivating a community dedicated towards ocean stewardship. 

We look forward to hosting your next event!

New Outdoor Space

Our new outdoor patio venue, the Ocean Discovery Park, is ready for your rental! We provide the ocean view and beautifully landscaped space. You can custom design your event the way you like by renting tables, chairs, lights, decorations, photo booths, DJs, dance floors and more. Up to 100 people can be seated for dinner in the patio.

Smaller Gathering

Of course, the venue is available for smaller gatherings, too. The outdoor venue offers a stage area and access to electricity. In addition, your guests can pose near the gorgeous murals painted by artist, Colleen Gnos, and funded by the Avila Beach Community Foundation, the Coastal Commission and many other donors.

Indoor Venue

If a smaller, indoor venue is desired, our second-floor classroom can accommodate 30 people with tables or 60 people in rows. This venue is popular as a birthday party venue for children…or the young at heart of any age.

Let's Throw a Party!

The Aquarium has two special event venues that can be combined with a tour of our Aquarium Exhibit Hall to make for a unique, one-of-a-kind, memorable event!

Package Options

  • Beer and wine are allowed with proper permitting but no alcohol or smoking allowed.

  • We can add the entire facility including outdoor patio, upstairs classroom, and even add-ons to include the Aquarium’s Exhibit Hall.

Party Pricing

Our pricing is flexible and depends upon the space needed and other event details. Please contact us at info@centralcoastaquarium.com for more information.