Zoos and Aquariums
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
CABRILLO MARINE AQUARIUM AND BEACH
3720 Stephen M White Drive, San Pedro
What a great place to see the ocean life in California. There are so many different types of sea creatures that you can see through aquariums, and there are also shark bones and other skeletons of great sea life. Another great thing about this aquarium is that it is located right beside the beach, so after you go and explore in the aquarium put on your bathing suites and go to the beach! Great for all ages.
HOURS: Tues.-Fri. 12pm-5pm; Sat.-Sun. 10am-5pm. The Touch Tank opens twenty minutes at a time: Tues.-Fri. 1:30pm, 2:30pm, & 3:30pm; Sat.-Sun. at 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, & 3:30pm.
COST: The aquarium is free, but there is a $6.50 parking fee.
EXOTIC FELINE BREEDING COMPOUND
Rhyolite Ave., Rosamond
If you are a cat lover you have to come see this place! Over 10 different species are represented amongst the 40 different wild exotic cats. You will see Jaguars, leopards and other types of amazing cats. HOLD ON TO YOUR CHILDREN!! Great for 3 and up.
HOURS: Thurs.-Tues. from 10am-4pm
8101 Tampa Ave., Reseda
(818) 341-6805-recording & (818) 885-6321-The Farm on the weekends
Here is your chance to hang out on a real farm! All the animals you would want to see on a farm are all at this farm. You will see cows, pigs, goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, and many other animals. A great place for young children. Great for all ages.
HOURS: Open Sat. & Sun. from 10am-6pm. Call before you go because times and days do change.
COST: $3 for ages 1 and up. Pony rides are an additional $2.50.
1050 South Prairie Ave., Inglewood
A great place for horse lovers. If you want to bring children, they even have a children’s play area. Great for 3 years and up.
HOURS: From April through July. Call for times.
COST: $6 for adults. 16 and under free.
KELLOGG’S ARABIAN HORSE FARM
Kellogg Drive, California State Polytechnic University, Pamona
A great show of beautiful Arabian horses parade around for you for a one hour show. Great for 3 years and up.
HOURS: Call for hours.
COST: $3 for adults; $2 for ages 2-17; children 5 years and under- free.
LONG BEACH AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC
200 Shoreline Drive, Long Beach
A beautiful new aquarium has been built and will be opening this summer. Right by the aquarium is the beach so you can make a full day trip out of this outing. Great for all ages.
LOS ANGELES ZOO
Griffith Park, Los Angeles
Everyone knows what a zoo is all about, but this was is really great for everyone to have a great time. Great for all ages.
HOURS: Open everyday from 10am-5pm.
COST: $10 for adults; $5.50 for seniors; $3.50 for ages 2-12.
MARINE MAMMAL CARE CENTER AT FORT MACARTHUR
3601 South Gaffey St., San Pedro
This place houses sick and injured sea mammals, so while they are there being nursed back to health you have a chance to visit the animals . Also right next door is the Fort MacArthur Museum. Great for all ages.
HOURS: Open everyday from 8am-4pm.
MONTEBELLO BARNYARD ZOO/GRANT REA PARK
600 Rea Drive, Montebello
(213) 887-4595-park; (213) 727-0269-pony and horse rides
This park is great because you have your usual park with grass and the baseball fields, but it also has a petting zoo with different types of animals and pony rides. Great for everyone.
HOURS: The park is open everyday from 7am-dusk; The zoo is open from 9:30am-5pm everyday. Pony rides are not available on Mondays.
COST: Everything is free except for the pony rides which are $2 and the hay rides which are a $1 per person.
Manhattan Beach Blvd., at the end of the Manhattan Beach pier, Manhattan Beach
This is really a great aquarium, and to add to it there is a great beach right below the pier. There is also fishing off the pier. Great for all ages.
HOURS: The aquarium is open Mon.-Fri. 3pm-sunset; Sat. & Sun. 10am-sunset.
COST: The aquarium is free. If you want to take a tour there are prices for that (please call for the prices). There is no official parking there is metered parking and wherever you can find a spot!
SANTA ANITA PARK
285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia
A really fun place to watch beautiful horses race, and in the morning you can take a tram ride through the barns and see what goes on every morning to prepare the horses for the races. Great for ages 3 and up.
HOURS: The season runs from December through April and the month of October.
COST: Free before 9:30; After 9:30 admission is $4 for adults; Free for kids 17 and under when accompanied by an adult. Parking is $3 after 9:30am.
Calypso Sailing Association 3300 Via Lido Newport Beach CA 92663 949-645-7100 http://www.atlantis-intl.com/lido Membership club, $250 to join, 30 sailboats, connection