Giant kelp provides food and shelter for a vibrant ecosystem.
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.
We're swimming in ocean plastic pollution — sometimes literally. Right now, California is leading the way toward a solution. We need to make and use less single-use plastic, and increase what’s actually recycled. Join us and support a policy that stems the tide at its source.
See Cannery Row's kelp forest — both inside and outside our walls! The wild kelp forests inspired our founders to build the Aquarium over three decades ago. Walking through the Kelp Forest exhibit, you get a diver's-eye-view of the Monterey Bay, minus the wetsuit.
Before our doors open, there’s a symphony of movement behind the scenes as food is prepared and served to our 550 species. Find out what’s on the menu in our longest tour, Feeding Frenzy. You’ll even get to feed the fish!
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.