Central Coast Aquarium, a place to learn

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The Central Coast Aquarium is a small 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to marine science education. Our Exhibit Hall features 15 exhibits in our small, 2-room aquarium hosting a great representation of what marine life is right here on the central coast! All proceeds go directly to marine science education. Thank you for your support!


No Reservations Required

Adult (13-59): $10.00
Child (3-12): $8.00
Children (2 and under): Free
Seniors: $7.00
Military (With ID): $7.00

We're open!

Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday

10am – 4pm

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Free street parking is available throughout Avila Beach. San Juan Street, 1st Street, San Francisco Drive, and Avila Beach Drive are nearest to the aquarium.

During the summer months parking can become competitive, so we recommend coming early before the spaces fill up. Alternatively guests can park at the public lot located on 1st Street (cost is $6 per day), or ride on the free Avila Trolley. More information on the Avila Trolley can be found at the Regional Transit Authority Website or the Avila Beach Pier Public Parking website.

More information on the Avila Trolley can be found at the Regional Transit Authority Website or the Avila Beach Pier Public Parking website


50 San Juan Street Avila Beach, CA 93424

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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.

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