Explore Our History
The Sunset cover photo, taken before the Aquarium opened, shows an "underpopulated" Kelp Forest.
November 1984The Aquarium is featured on the cover of Sunset magazine. Inside, an article entitled "Monterey Bay and its astonishing new aquarium: It's a good time to explore both" explains that the Aquarium is a "celebration of the diversity of the entire bay area." More than 25 percent of all first-year visitors cite the cover article as having inspired them to come for a visit.