Orange Coast College's Dennis Kelly Aquarium

Orange Coast College's Dennis Kelly Aquarium

Orange Coast College’s Dennis Kelly Aquarium:

The aquarium is open FREE to the public during weekly public hours as well as tours are available for OCC students, community members and visiting students during the Fall & Spring semester.

Learn about a variety of marine life and aquarium husbandry skills lead by Orange Coast College’s student aquarium managers, they will answer questions and provide a tour.

Public Aquarium Tours

Official public hours are held during the Fall and Spring semesters when Student Aquarium Management Classes are in session, make sure to check times and plan your visit to the aquarium.

There are no official hours during the summer, but visitors are welcome to stop by and ask one of the Student Managers to look around. The public hours are meant to provide a time for Student Aquarium Managers to showcase the organisms they keep and provide community education about a diversity of marine life found in the ocean.

Prive Aquarium Tours

Private tours are available for groups upon request during the Fall and Spring semesters. They are limited to certain days and times during the week when classes are not in session and Student Aquarium Managers are available. Maximum group size of 35 students at any one time. Please contact: [email protected] to schedule a tour.


Located at the Lewis Center of Applied Sciences building. Pay for metered parking at Lot E off of Merrimac Way or purchase a one day parking permit at the corner of Merrimac Way and Fairview Rd.

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