Roundhouse Aquarium is Ready to Reopen

Beginning July 1st, 2020, the Roundhouse will re-open to the general public and guests will once again have the opportunity to visit the aquarium to explore its marine life exhibits.

Health and safety are among our highest priorities. We will be reopening cautiously and in phases to ensure your protection. The following rules are based on Federal, State, County and City guidelines, and on common practices of other aquariums, zoos, and museums. Additional protocols may be added or amended. Those who do not follow safety protocols are subject to removal.

To enable appropriate social distancing we will be limiting the number of people allowed in the aquarium at one time. We highly recommend making a reservation to ensure you will be able to explore the aquarium, especially during the first two weeks as staff and volunteers are getting acquainted with the new procedures.  Walk-ins will be accommodated during times that aren’t reserved.


Update: The Manhattan Beach Pier (and the Roundhouse Aquarium) will be closed Friday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 5th.

Make your reservation within the following dates and times:

Health and Safety Guidelines

Any person exhibiting a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle pain, or recent loss of taste or smell will be requested to visit another day.

Masks covering your nose and mouth are required when visiting the aquarium.  Ages 2 and under are exempt.  Masks will be available to guests who might need one.

Observe physical distancing. The number of guests and total capacity will be limited to ensure a minimum of six feet distance between guests, staff and volunteers. Members of the same household may stay together, but other parties are requested to maintain six feet from the next guest, staff and volunteer.
Hand sanitizers will be available at the entrance and exit of the aquarium and should be used prior to entering and upon leaving the aquarium.
Follow one direction to view the exhibits. Signs will help you navigate the aquarium.

Limit touching of surfaces when possible. Animals and specimens will be for viewing only.

No strollers or luggage larger than overhead compartment size will be allowed in the aquarium.
Dogs may be carried if a support animal or allowed in the aquarium if a service dog.
No food or drink will be allowed in the aquarium.
No re-entry will be allowed.

“We are excited to welcome our guests and patrons back to the Roundhouse Aquarium. We are looking forward to showcasing the incredible marine life at the Roundhouse that we are so fortunate to teach about and share with our guests.”

John Roberts, PhD

OTS’ President and Chairman of the Board

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