Inspiring Our Visitors

It all begins at the Aquarium with our living exhibits. From the oddly endearing sunfish to the heartwarming appeal of a sea otter, marine animals inspire us to care about them and remind us why it's so important to protect their ocean homes.


Strengthening the Heart of Our Animal Care

Our new Juli Plant Grainger Animal Care Center lets us expand animal health care and provide educational opportunities for aspiring veterinarians.
See how


Amazing New Animals

We welcomed several new animals to the Aquarium in 2018 that help us inspire our members and visitors to protect ocean wildlife.
Learn more


Going Global with Social Media

Social media lets us expand our mission beyond our walls, engage millions of people and bring the ocean into homes around the world.
Learn how


Wonder in the Water

The best day of the year for our dive team is one that lets young people with disabilities experience the freedom and wonder of the ocean.
Read why


Going Green(er)

Action to protect our ocean planet comes in many forms. We're changing many of our business practices to leave a lighter footprint, and inspiring our guests to do the same.
Learn how


Our Vital Volunteers

For the past 35 years, volunteers have connected visitors from around the world to ocean life in support of our mission to inspire conservation of the ocean.
Learn how

Annual Review 2018 (PDF)

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