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Spot sharks, rays and other fishes as they cruise through our rocky reef.

Sevengill sharks, leopard sharks, spiny dogfish and the elusive Pacific angel shark all dwell in our Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit—like they do just beyond our walls in the cold waters of the bay. Designed with sharks in mind, this exhibit's 90-foot-long hourglass shape gives our big sharks plenty of room to glide and turn.

Watch carefully and you might see big skates and bat rays pass by the window, just like their shark kin. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for sturgeon coasting through the water, rockfish and giant sea bass relaxing by the reef, and flatfish nestling on the sandy seafloor.

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Join Us for Our World Ocean Day Celebration

Join us June 4–5 as we celebrate the amazing ecosystem that covers 70 percent of our planet, and present actor, filmmaker and environmentalist Adrian Grenier with the Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award. Enjoy live musical performances and crafts for kids. Free with Aquarium admission!

Come Fin to Fin with a Sandbar Shark

This elegant elasmobranch is easily recognized by its distinctly large dorsal fin. The resident sandbar shark over in our Open Sea exhibit made a surprising journey to us here at the Aquarium—via airplane from Hawaii!

Join Us for Our New Insider's Tour!

Get an insider's look at the Aquarium by exploring exhibits with our most seasoned guides. Through their personal stories, you'll meet new animals and fishes, go behind the scenes with our jellies, and learn about groundbreaking research.

Save on Aquarium Tickets with CityPASS

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. 

View Our Monterey Bay Habitats Curriculum

Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.