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Happy 2010! A glorious day at the beach has put me in an aquatic mood, so here's the first entry of the new year: the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.
Looking for a unique place to throw your kid's next birthday bash? The Santa Monica Pier aquarium is small enough that the youngsters won't get lost, yet it offers a ton of activities to keep them entertained. A petting tank, interactive exhibits, and story and craft time are just some of the offerings here. Parties start at $350.
Even if you're sans kids, you should still check this little aquarium out. It's right underneath the Santa Monica pier on the beach level. It's currently run by Heal The Bay and promotes aquatic conservation and education, so you know your money's going to a good cause.
Tickets are $5 suggested donation, and they are open 2-5 Tuesdays to Thursdays and 12:30-5 Saturday and Sundays.
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium