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.
Eat, drink and dance the night away at our final Cooking for Solutions event of 2016. Stroll through our exhibits while tasting ocean-friendly food and drink by more than 60 restaurants, wineries and breweries until 10 p.m., when the Marine Mammal Gallery turns into an underwater nightclub. Ages 21 and up.
A mother-to-be swell shark in our Kelp Forest exhibit recently deposited her egg cases right in front of the window! The egg cases, also known as "mermaids' purses," have wiry tendrils at the corners that anchor them to rocks and seaweed.
We're working hard every day to protect the ocean and the animals that call it home. Join us by supporting our Conservation & Science programs.
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.