Kelp Forest Feedings
Albatross Encounters
Mysteries of the Deep
Penguin Feedings

NOTE: The program schedule is subject to change, so please check with the information desk when you arrive for current show times. Programs are free with Aquarium admission.


Penguin Feeding

Penguin Feeding

When: 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m.

Where: Splash Zone Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

In this live program aimed at our younger visitors, learn how aquarists feed and care for our blackfooted penguin colony and the challenges these animals face in today's world.


Sea otter Feeding

Sea Otter Feeding

When: 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Where: Sea Otter Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

See how aquarists train and feed our playful sea otters in this captivating live program. Learn how our exhibit otters help us understand otters in the wild. 


Open Sea Feeding

Open Sea Feeding

When: 11 a.m.

Where: Open Sea Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

Join us in front of one of the world's largest windows as we feed tuna, turtles, sharks, sardines and others in our spectacular Open Sea exhibit. See who's hungry and learn about the important roles these animals play to keep their habitats in balance. You can even watch the action behind the scenes on our large-screen monitors. 


Project White Shark

Project White Shark

When: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Learn about our efforts to better understand the life history of these threatened and fascinating ocean predators, as well as the steps we are taking to tag and exhibit white sharks.


Kelp Forest Feeding at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Kelp Forest Feeding

When: 11:30 a.m., 4 p.m.

Where: Kelp Forest Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

Watch a diver hand-feed the sharks, fishes and other animals in our Kelp Forest exhibit while you learn about this unique and beautiful undersea world during a live interactive presentation. 


Mission to the Deep

Mysteries of the Deep

When: 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m.

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Plunge below the cold, dark waters of Monterey Canyon and see amazing deep sea creatures with the help of robot submersibles used by scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. You can ask questions and decide which animals to see—you'll even "join" the expedition via a live link if the ship is on a mission.


Wild southern sea otter

Luna: A Sea Otter's Story

When: 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m.

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Prepare to fall in love as you follow a single sea otter's journey—from stranding as an orphaned pup to rescue, care and release by Aquarium staff. Through Luna's story, you'll learn about the threats facing California's sea otter population, and what the Aquarium is doing to help.


Humpback whale (Photo © Jim Capwell/www.divecentral.com)

Whales to Windmills: Inventions Inspired by the Sea

When: 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

In this 15-minute live program, you'll learn how whales, sharks, boxfish and other ocean critters are providing inspiration for new inventions that are greening and cleaning up our planet.


Albatross Encounter

Albatross Encounter

When: 1:30 p.m.

Where: Kelp Forest Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

Don't miss a chance to see Makana, our beautiful Laysan albatross, up-close. Learn about this amazing bird and the global threats albatross face from plastics pollution.


Behind the Glass

Behind the Glass

When: 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

This short film takes you behind the scenes at the Aquarium to find out how our staff care for more than 40,000 animals and plants.