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.
If you need some summer style inspiration, turn to our Aviary exhibit. Our elegant American avocet is in its summer finery of cinnamon-apricot neck and head plumage.
Avoid traffic by hitching a free ride to the Aquarium on an MST trolley. Park in downtown Monterey and ride the Aquarium Direct Trolley for a streamlined trip. Or see the sites on the MST Trolley, which runs every 10 to 15 minutes between the Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf and downtown Monterey.
Want a preview of our Aviary and other exhibits? Now you can get one with Google Maps Street View. With just a few clicks you can go on a virtual Aquarium visit and stroll inside through our exhibit galleries or outside on our decks—all from the comfort of your computer.
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.
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.