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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 Fiesta del Mar on Oct. 16

Celebrate ocean conservation and Latin American cultural traditions at our annual Fiesta del Mar event, October 16! The day includes live music, cultural dance, bilingual feeding shows, crafts for kids and more. Included with Aquarium admission; children 12 and under admitted free.

Hang Out with Our Hammerhead

The broad shape of the hammerhead shark's head is thought to have evolved to give an enhanced field of view all around the shark's body. It may also give this shark added lift and help it make sharper turns. See this skillful shark over in our Open Sea exhibit!

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.