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Ocean's Edge Opens
May 2005A dramatic transformation of the Aquarium's original exhibit galleries awaits visitors when The Ocean's Edge: Coastal Habitats of Monterey Bay opens over Memorial Day weekend. Ocean's Edge reintroduces visitors to the coastal habitats of California's central coast with a walk-through wave crash, improved touch pools and other experiences that incorporate hands-on approaches and important conservation themes in engaging and exciting ways.
Visitors to Ocean's Edge find significant and exciting changes, including a new and larger gallery devoted to the giant Pacific octopus, an interactive tidepool camera and video game in the Rocky Shore gallery, a significantly larger aviary, touch pools with better access and more hands-on exhibits than ever before. The changes reflect 20 years of experience in developing innovative and effective marine life exhibits.