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.
Avoid parking and traffic by hitching a free ride on the MST Trolley. The electric trolley runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and stops at the Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf and downtown Monterey.
It took growing into his regal-looking adult feathers for our female bufflehead duck to give our male a chance. When he first arrived from Zoo New England as a youngster, she wouldn't let him share the same nest! Find them both in our Aviary exhibit.
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.