Pacific Tide Pool

Hands-on learning with unique creatures.

Tide Pool Facts

Shallow pools of seawater found in tidal regions on the coast, tide pools are some of the harshest environments you’ll find in the natural world. Located along the seashore, tide pools are home to many unique invertebrates that can survive the ever-changing conditions. Our Pacific Tide Pool features animals that are found along the coast from southern California to Alaska. Discover more about these fascinating invertebrates and enjoy your hands-on experience.

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There are over 200 known species of sea urchins.

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Sea anemones mostly dwell in warm coastal waters.

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Starfish or Sea Stars can regenerate their arms.

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There are more than 1,000 species of sea anemones.

Admission

Infant (0-2)

Free

Youth (3-12)

$9

Adult (13-59)

$12

Senior (60+)

$11

*Plus 9% sales tax

Hours

Monday - Saturday

10AM - 5PM

Sunday

11AM - 5PM

* Last entry 1 hour before close

Sting Ray Touch Pool Main Detail

Stingray Touch Pool

You can create your own unique connection with an ancient species at the Stingray Touch Pool in the Aquarium.
Aquarium Main Detail

Aquarium

The Aquarium at the Butterfly House & Aquarium displays hundreds of different species of fishes and corals in over 10,000 gallons of aquariums.