Guide to Southern California Zoos & Aquariums

Southern California is home to some of the best zoos and aquariums in the country!

 If you’re looking for a fun day out with the family, or want to learn more about wildlife, then these attractions are a must-visit.

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

 The 133-acre Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens are home to over 1,400 animals, representing more than 270 different species, of which over 58 are endangered.

Heal the Bay Aquarium

If you’re in the Santa Monica area or are expecting/ intending to visit in the future and are a fan of sea life, then you should definitely check out the Heal the Bay Aquarium.

The aquarium features several exhibits ranging from Southern California’s Marine Habitats Hall, an Aquatic Nursery, to their interactive Exploration Center.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Roundhouse Aquarium

Oceanographic Teaching Stations (OTS) is a non-profit organization that manages the Roundhouse Aquarium at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier.