The mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean. Our work to understand and protect the global ocean and inspire generations of ocean stewards is only made possible by generous support from individuals, foundations and corporations.


Monterey Bay Aquarium Annual Review Cover

Highlights of our work in 2017 include beginning the expansion of our Animal Care Center, becoming the first to culture spotted comb jellies, working with other U.S. aquariums to raise public awareness of ocean plastic pollution, supporting an international agreement to recover Pacific bluefin tuna, and marking the 10th anniversary of our most innovative teen program. Our Annual Review has stories about those accomplishments and more.

View the 2017 Annual Review

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation is a 501(c)(3) California not-for-profit corporation.