Watch our aviary cam carefully—you never know who'll stroll by.
Marvel at the long legs of our black-necked stilt or spot the tiny western snowy plovers that blend into the sand.
Look for leg bands on our birds, which help us identify them. Each bird has its own history—most came here injured and can't live in the wild.
The Aquarium works hard to make a difference in the threatened western snowy plover population. As one of the main rehabilitation sites for shorebirds in northern California, we rescue injured adults, injured chicks and abandoned eggs.
Are you ready for Tentacles, our new special exhibition opening April 12? You'll explore a dozen live exhibits of octopuses and their kin including the world's largest octopus and one of the world's smallest squid.
We recently added a new species, lemon jellies (Aegina citrea), to "The Jellies Experience." They were collected here in the bay with the help of our sister organization, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and raised behind the scenes. These jellies swim with their tentacles out front, using them like a rake to catch other jellies.
Are you visiting the Aquarium and also touring the San Francisco area? Purchase a San Francisco CityPASS ticket booklet and save on Aquarium admission, plus four more top Bay Area attractions.
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.