Visit the Central Coast Aquarium

Visit the Central Coast Aquarium

Take a deep dive into our local ecosystem. Visit the Central Coast Aquarium on San Juan Street in Avila Beach!

Over 75 different species of local San Luis Obispo County sea creatures call this place home. Residents here include sea stars, decorator crabs, swell sharks, moon jellies, and, from time to time, a Giant Pacific Octopus.

Specifically focusing on the diversity of the waters off the coast of our county, their exhibits highlight the fascinating adaptations these creatures develop to survive and thrive in the seas, just footsteps away in Avila Bay.  From hands-on experiences like the Exhibit Hall’s touch tanks and close encounters with swell sharks to engaging school programs where students of all ages can learn to walk on sea legs aboard a fishing boat or dissect a squid in our classroom lab, the Central Coast Aquarium welcomes everyone to celebrate marine science with them!

Be sure to check out their exciting upcoming events.