1600 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tucked beneath the historic Carousel on the lower level of the Santa Monica Pier, Heal the Bay Aquarium is a living exhibition promoting the conservation of Southern California coastal waters, watersheds, and marine life. The Aquarium features hands-on education, interaction, and discovery for kids, families, and anyone interested in marine life and conservation. Their sustainability practices and policies range from the building features to the staff practices, putting the health of people, animals, and the environment first.
In addition to implementing green practices, the aquarium exhibits model sustainable practices for others to learn from and follow. For example, the Aquaponics Exhibit shows how fish, water, and edible vegetable plants can work symbiotically to feed fish, filter water, and provide food for humans to eat using 90% less water than traditional farming methods. Heal the Bay Aquarium is undergoing renovations to include more water-saving upgrades, a water bottle refilling station, and an outdoor patio expansion featuring an aquarium retail store selling eco-conscious items to the public.