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Address: 595 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2217
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Kind of a depressing little place but the seals seem pretty happy but then again i don't speak seal, so who knows. My 9 year old daughter kind of got a kick out it so I guess it... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2017
Steven G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Loved the seals. Fun to feed them ($.50 for a little bag). Really liked the exhibits inside except that it was hard to tell which sea creature was on exhibit. Spent about 1/2 hour inside. Well worth the $3.00 entrance fee and then there is the gift shop. Really awesome things to see and buy. The museum does wonderful work... More 

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Thank Grace H
Oakland, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I was spending a couple of days in the area visiting my son and we thought we were going to see pretty fish tanks sort of like going to a fish store. This was like a terrible nightmare or horror movie. The seals are in such a small space that I find it hard to believe it is legal. They... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Kind of a depressing little place but the seals seem pretty happy but then again i don't speak seal, so who knows. My 9 year old daughter kind of got a kick out it so I guess it might be ok for some.

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Thank Steven G
South Pasadena, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This was our second time to see the "aquarium". It consists of two seals that you can buy bits of fish to feed them. The fish in tanks are laying on the bottom waiting to die. The few artifacts are not unusual...shark jaw, etc. You enter through a gift shop. I feel sorry for the seals

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Thank Toni I
Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Hard to understand the purpose of this place, the seals at the entrance are cute as they beg for food but their enclosure is small and sad to see. No life for a seal. The rest of the aquarium makes no sense really there is nothing worth seeing

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Placentia, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I have been to many aquariums in my life, and I can honestly say that the fish here are some of the saddest, most depressed fish I've ever seen. Most of them seemed to be dead, but upon closer inspection I picked up a bit of movement here and there. They all seem to be suffering from boredom. I think... More 

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1 Thank Luciano L
Discovery Bay, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Extremely small and run down. Heard there is plans to expand. Gift shop is small and not much to choose from. It's "NO" Monterey Bay Aquarium. Was disappointed. Entrance fee is very inexpensive though. Worth it for the glance.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This place is super small and in the words of my kiddo "it's kinda sad". It's not very maintained and pretty dark. The only thing liked was feeding the seals which was only 50 cents a bag. However the small cramped space they are kept in needs to be expanded desperately. The staff make it clear they were born into... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Feeding the sea lions is still a lot of fun and a very inexpensive way to to entertain the whole family

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Thank Steven T
Northern Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place should be forced to release their animals. If Baltimore aquarium can release their captive raised dolphins then this place can release its marine animals as well. It is just so sad to hear the cries from these animals. I would never ever go in there. Just hearing the cries when you walk by is so sad. It is... More 

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