Cabrillo Marine Aquarium & Tide Pools

We used to be members at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.  It was fun, but Darus seemed more interested in the elevators, bathrooms & trashcans that he was in the fish.  So, we found a more affordable alternative, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro.  The aquarium itself is maybe one-fifth the size of the Long Beach one, but the setting is stunning.  It's at the southern most tip of the Santa Monica Bay, also known as Point Fermin.  When we're really on our game, we will plan our visit around low tide, as Darus loves to climb over the rocks and explore all that there is to see.  Additionally, there's a beach and a park.  It's a really special place that our family loves to visit.