Roundhouse Aquarium Manhattan Beach
Where is it at?
Manhattan Beach Pier
Manhattan Beach Blvd
Where are we going today?
You know what is better than a family aquarium that you can explore with the family? An aquarium that is FREE to explore!
The Roundhouse Aquarium in California is run by suggested donation only, so you can take the family to learn about all the creatures of the ocean, no matter what your budget!
Located at the end of Manhattan Beach Pier, they are ALL about education and fun, with viewing and touch tanks, offering an incredible selected of marine fish and invertebrates of all shapes and sizes.
You don't have to go under the water to explore the amazing life that lives in our oceans!
Kids will be in their element, as the Roundhouse Aquarium also has a kids area filled with books and puzzles that will only enhance their educational experience.
Don't miss on Saturdays the feeding frenzy, where all visitors can watch the sharks being fed in their very own tank. It's certainly not something you see everyday!
Roundhouse Aquarium also offer great additional experiences, such as the Sea Story Time on Sundays, where the kids can all sit together and hear an ocean story, and get creative with crafts!
They occasionally hold a run fun too, and with birthday parties too, let's all go and explore the amazing underwater world with Roundhouse Aquarium!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsSuggested donation $5
- ChildrenSuggested donation $2
When can we go?
Summer: W/days 2pm - 8pm. W/ends 9am - 8pm. Winter: w/days 2pm - 5pm & W/ends 10am - sunset
All year round
They offer educational programs for Pre-K through college, with a variety of programs to fit your needs. They offer both on-site field trips and outreaches to your school. They may have grant funding to cover the cost, so ask when you call! A great day out for kids.
There are a host of places to eat in the local area, so why not grab something before or after! There isn't anywhere to pick up food within the aquarium.
Any Top Tips?
You can volunteer as part of the summer camps, or at the roundhouse itself to get involved with the running of it all!.
Need a little extra help?
Speak to staff on arrival about any accessibility or assistance needs you may have!.
Can I get one of those?
They do not have a gift shop on site, however items may be purchased through their online store.
They have great birthday parties for kids over 3 years, as well as summer camps too!.
What people are saying?
by Jennifer Read
I was hoping for a little more from the cafe. They only have junk food and hot dogs. But the aquarium is great for kids and the pier is a lovely place to watch the surfers.
by Luke Johnson
The aquarium is great but don't expect any wonders from the cafe.
by A Google User
The Roundhouse is a great place to take your family and friends. The have live sea animals that you can touch, cool sharks and fish to look at and a children's area upstairs where kids can play with puppets and puzzles and read stories. Plus, its free! It has a great view of the Pacific ocean and everyone that works there is very friendly and helpful. I would definitely go again and again!
by A Google User
by Jhon Lee