Explore Our History
The AZA promotes professionalism in animal care, conservation of wildlife and habitats, scientific research, and public education. It represents the elite aquariums and zoos nationwide.
Aquarium Gains Accreditation
October 1986The Aquarium is awarded accreditation from the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) and joins more than 100 other member zoos and aquariums worldwide. Accreditation indicates that the Aquarium has established a long-term commitment to highly professional standards. One reviewer comments, "In short, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is well done and an example to us all."