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    Our Exhibits Inspire the Next Wave of Ocean Leaders

    Our million-gallon Open Sea exhibit sparks curiosity, wonder and a sense of connection to ocean wildlife when schoolchildren encounter it on field trips. Help us expand our education programs to provide science and environmental education to more students than ever before!

Look into a mysterious, mesmerizing world where life looms large.

You'll see giant tuna power their way through the water, while pelagic rays and green sea turtles swim just inches away.

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.

Don't Miss

What's in Squid Skin?

The squid, like the octopus, is famous for its fabulous color-changing abilities. So, how does it work? In our latest blog post, we share amazing footage of a young squid showing off its chromatophores — the color-changing cells that help make the magic happen.

A Shark's-Eye View

When Aquarium scientist Sal Jorgensen and his colleagues placed camera tags on sharks in South Africa, they discovered something unexpected about white sharks and kelp forests. In our video, learn about these scientists' research — and see the ocean from a shark's perspective!

Who's Eating Deep Sea Microplastic?

We know that microplastic particles from our water bottles, clothing and take-out containers are at the surface of the ocean, but we've just discovered that there's even more in the deep sea. Read our latest research results to learn who's been eating these deep-sea plastic particles and what that means for their health — and the ocean's!

View Our Open Sea Curriculum

Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.