Venice Oceanarium
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In Venice, fish gotta swim, man’s gotta dream and an Oceanarium may one day rise

Venice Oceanarium

Gwen Morgan, 6, of Santa Monica, left, and Ruby Lorrie, 5, of Australia, are intrigued with the shell collections at the Oceanarium at the end of Venice Pier.

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Venice Oceanarium

Visitors look under microscopes to view sea life specimens while stopping by the Oceanarium at the end of Venice Pier.

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Venice Oceanarium

Tim Rudnick, right, shows a young boy a sea specimen in a jar at his Oceanarium at the end of Venice Pier. The Oceanarium educates people on marine life in Santa Monica Bay.

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Venice Oceanarium

Visitors stop by Tim Rudnick’s Oceanarium, located at the end of Venice Pier.

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Venice Oceanarium

This is a prototype drawing of the permanent Oceanarium that Tim Rudnick wants to build at the end of Venice Pier.

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Venice Oceanarium

A plaque quoting William Shakespeare sits on the pier just down from Tim Rudnick’s Oceanarium at the end of Venice Pier.

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