if you’re interested, go check out The Korean Bell of Friendship.
And make sure to visit Cabrillo Beach and Marine Aquarium.
Parking is a staggering a dollar per hour! Keep in mind that this is still in LA where most of the parking fees can go from ten dollars to a riff-off big five-O. The beach area offers children’s parks, volleyball, table tennis, children’s indoor playroom, surfing spots, etc.
The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is designed by world-renowned architect, Frank Gehry. See the building here – Frank Gehry’s Architectural Works in California.
The admission fee is a whopping $0!!! Donations are encouraged.
They have different shows/special displays at different times/days. Mine happened to be the Tidepool Walk where people can dip their fingers to some anemones and starfish.
This is my most favorite from their exhibit. What I call glow in the dark fish, or what they call Garibaldi (even the name is cool).
The usual favorite, the jellies.
They have humungous lobsters, gargantuan starfish, some interesting-looking snails and other interesting sea life creatures. I decided not to show pictures as to not to crowd this post. Plus, I don’t want to spoil everything for those who might be interested in coming here. 😀
I’ll focus on these fascinating camouflaging aquatic creatures. Can you see any?
This next one is easy, but….
This flatfish is so fascinating. They really change color depending on their surrounding. Here it changed to white….
Can you even see it? Ha!
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Exhibits include the aquarium itself, Aquatic Nursery, Exploration Center, and a research Library… all that for free and a very cheap parking spot for all the beach fun you want.
And because of the fishing industry all over San Pedro, at night, the waterside gets illuminated like its Christmas all year round…
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