Giant kelp provides food and shelter for a vibrant ecosystem.
Look closely and you'll discover an astonishing diversity of fish and invertebrates swimming here and clinging to the kelp and algae.
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.
Experience one of nature's great reality shows this summer when PBS and BBC broadcast a three-part television event live from Monterey Bay! Big Blue Live will be anchored from open-air studios on the bay and right here at the Aquarium. It airs on PBS beginning August 31.
With thick jaws and snaggly front teeth, wolf-eels appears ferocious, but these slow-moving animals actually prefer to be left alone. You can find them in the Kelp Forest exhibit—and watch during feeding time when they wiggle out of their hiding places to be hand fed!
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.
Give your friends and family an Aquarium experience they'll never forget! Our gift cards can be used for admission tickets, Aquarium Adventures tours and activities, membership, the Gift & Bookstore, Cindy's Waterfront restaurant and the Cafe. Gift cards are available for purchase at the Aquarium, or by calling (866) 963-9645 Monday through Friday.
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.