Visit the Jelly Tank at the Central Coast Aquarium

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What: Observe and learn about jellyfish at the Central Coast Aquarium
When:When: During open hours – check the Central Coast Aquarium’s most up-to-date exploration hours on their website.
Reservation Required: No advance reservation is required, however Aquarium admission tickets apply and the tour is limited to 20 people.

A wet world of underwater secrets and fun learning for all ages awaits visitors at the Central Coast Aquarium in Avila Beach.

Did you know that jellyfish are actually a type of plankton? Come watch and learn as these beautiful, graceful creatures gently drift, collecting tiny brine shrimp in their delicate tentacles. Learn about several local species and which to look out for while swimming along the Central Coast. During the jelly talk, you will see what baby moon jellies look like and learn about the different life stages of jellies. The jelly talk also shares some of the dangers for one of the few animals that eat jellyfish, Sea Turtles.

You’ll also learn about what a stewardship traveler can do to help protect these gentle giants. The moon jelly feeding is an attraction that has been a high point for thousands of visitors to the Aquarium.


50 San Juan Street
Avila Beach, CA 93424

(805) 457-5357


  • Kid Friendly
  • Stewardship Donation Opportunities
  • Stewardship Travel Activities
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