Tide Pool Deck

Join us June 4 and 5 for a two-day celebration of the amazing ecosystem that covers 70 percent of our planet. You'll learn about the treasures of the ocean, the threats it faces and what we can do to keep it healthy.


June 4–5 (Sat.–Sun.)

  • 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m. general public

  • 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Aquarium members

  • Included with Aquarium admission

Weekend activities will feature live musical performances, plus crafts for kids sponsored by Lonely Whale Foundation.

Monterey Bay Aquarium craft room
Food sample

Paul Walker

Special Weekend Event

Saturday, June 4

Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Awards Presentation

Join us for our special awards presentation of our Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award, which honors Paul's memory and his commitment to ocean conservation by recognizing individuals who use their public stature to support ocean causes and philanthropic ventures.


Adrian Grenier

Adrian Grenier

Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award

Actor, filmmaker, environmentalist and co-founder of the ocean preservation organization Lonely Whale Foundation.
Read Adrian's bio and learn more about Lonely Whale Foundation

Meg Kikkeri

Meg Kikkeri

Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Youth Award

Accomplished ocean advocate and Teen Conservation Leader alumnus who is pursuing a degree in environmental science and policy with a minor in marine sciences at Smith College in Massachusetts.


"We have taken a leadership role to deliver curriculum that helps our children develop empathy for marine life and take beneficial actions that create a nurturing environment. This, along with policy change, is a critical complement to affect awareness more quickly."
—Adrian Grenier


Adrian Grenier at the Jane Goodall Foundation

Lonely Whale Foundation


World Ocean Day is an international observance that's recognized by the United Nations and commemorated at aquariums, zoos, schools and conservation organizations across the globe.



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Union Bank