Look into a mysterious, mesmerizing world where life looms large.
The stunning one-million-gallon Open Sea exhibit is home to one of the most diverse communities of open-ocean animals to be found in any aquarium.
An ocean sunfish (Mola mola) has recently been added to our Open Sea exhibit. A sunfish can dive to depths of 1,800 feet, or it might be seen laying flat on the ocean's surface, sunbathing. Scientists theorize this helps warm up its body after deep dives.
The impacts of climate change are growing. Major scientific reports confirm extreme weather events, like the devastating wildfires in California, are getting worse as a result of man-made carbon pollution. Executive Director Julie Packard addresses these events and what we can do, together, to protect our beautiful blue planet.
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.