From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium offers free admission to active duty military personnel and their families, as part of the Blue Star Museums program. Proper ID is required.

Discounts for Cabrillo Marine Aquarium are sometimes offered on aquarium memberships through online coupon sites such as Yipit.

This aquarium is part of the Los Angeles Go Card, which is sold at a discount on Undercover Tourist. Click here to check prices.

Discounts for the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium gift shop are sometimes available in local ads, newspaper and local websites such as Kids Guide Magazine.

Although the Cabrillo Aquarium can be free to visit, a membership can offer some other free benefits. Membership includes FREE or discounted entry to over 150 zoos, museums and aquarium throughout the United States, discounts to some local restaurants, hotels, shops and attractions like Knott’s Berry Farm and the California Science Center IMAX Theater and more.

 Cabrillo Marine aquarium visitors can view sea lions.

Cabrillo Marine aquarium visitors can view sea lions.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium coupons, discounts, deals and specials are usually for a limited time and may have an expiration date.

Cabrillo Aquarium Information

Address:  3720 Stephan M. White Drive, San Pedro, California 90731

Phone:  1-310-548-7562


Size:  36,000 square feet

About Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium focuses mainly on the animals and plants living in the ocean of Southern California. The building is set near the beach and tide pools that hold many types of sea life.  

The San Pedro attraction is about 36,000 square feet and holds the largest displayed collection of Southern California marine life in the world.

Cabrillo Aquarium also has an outdoor tide pool touch tank, a teaching laboratory, auditorium, interactive exhibits, Exploration Center and the Virginia Reid Moore Marine Research Library. 

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Details

The aquarium is open every day of the year except for Mondays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  

Cabrillo Aquarium hours are Noon to 5 pm on Tuesday through Friday.  On Saturday and Sunday, it is open from 10 am to 5 pm.

There is no regular admission price for the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium so you can get in FREE. However, they suggest a donation of $5 for Adults and $1 for Children and Seniors.

Parking is $1 per hour with a $9 maximum charge for cars and $2 per hour with a $15 max for boats and over-sized vehicles at the Cabrillo Beach Parking. Members get FREE parking passes.