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Visit the Jelly Tank at the Central Coast Aquarium

50 San Juan Street
Avila Beach, CA 93424

Phone: (805) 595-7280

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What: Observe and learn about jellyfish at the Central Coast Aquarium
When: Daily, except on Mondays. Check with the Central Coast Aquarium to confirm time.
Reservation Required: No advance reservation is required, however Aquarium admission tickets apply and the tour is limited to 20 people.

Stewardship Travel along the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route in coastal San Luis Obispo County (SLO CAL) engages visitors in over 50 bite-size activities and contribution opportunities. Stewardship Travel adds meaning and fun while immersing visitors deeply in the natural and cultural heritage experiences that California’s unique Central Coast has to offer.

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.

Gain a deeper connection on vacation through activities and charitable donation opportunities that protect wildlife, habitat, and cultural heritage sites.
This activity selection includes:
*A learning activity and/or outing
*An educational center
*A conservation/heritage donation opportunity through Central Coast Aquarium

Thank you for being a Stewardship Traveler along the Highway 1 Discovery Route.

Features & Amenities

  • Kid Friendly
  • Stewardship Donation Opportunities
  • Stewardship Travel Activities