Giant kelp provides food and shelter for a vibrant ecosystem.
Listen to live audio of our Kelp Forest feeding program and watch divers hand-feed sharks, fishes and other animals. If you're lucky, a wolf-eel will emerge to gulp some squid or fish.
See the Aquarium in a whole new light with extended summer hours until 8 p.m. on Saturdays from June 30 to September 1. Linger at your favorite exhibits after the crowds have gone, and enjoy wine, live music and sustainable bites.
Performed in and around our Great Tide Pool, our Turning the Tide show tells the stories of the people who immigrated to Monterey to harvest our bay's abundant waters. Live actors bring this rich and interesting story to life starting June 23.
Twice a day our divers jump into this exhibit to feed the fishes—including fan favorites like the leopard shark and giant sea bass. Hand-feeding ensures everyone gets enough sustainable seafood to eat. It's also a great chance for you to meet the many species that make up this diverse community.
Want a preview of our Kelp Forest and other exhibits? A virtual visit is just a few clicks away with Google Maps Street View. Get a 360-degree look at the Aquarium as you stroll inside through our galleries or outside on our decks—all from the comfort of your computer.
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.