Strengthening the heart
of our animal care

We're expanding our Animal Care Center to better meet the growing needs of ocean animals here at the Aquarium and in the wild. Your gift will help us give them the best possible veterinary care—now and for years to come.

Meet Dr. Mike

Our director of veterinary services and dedicated animal care specialists are leaders in providing extraordinary care for ocean wildlife.

New frontiers in animal care

The expanded Animal Care Center will nearly triple the size of our existing facility, and include a new laboratory and two animal hospital wards. The $7.3 million behind-the-scenes addition will be operational in fall 2018.

  • Rendering of new laboratory

    A new laboratory

  • Dr. Mike examining a turtle

    Two animal hospital wards

  • A loggerhead turtle during an exam before flying to the East Coast to be released back to the wild

    State-of-the-art technologies

  • Aquarist caring for a sea otter pup behind-the-scenes

    Training for veterinary students

Your gift will help us

Sea otters

Care for stranded otter pups

Snowy plovers

Rescue injured shorebirds


Raise generations of jellies


Watch over thousands of fishes

"I see firsthand the impact we have on ocean animals. Our work is making a difference."

- Dr. Mike Murray
Director of Veterinary Services

Help us strengthen the heart of our animal care

Support our new and expanded Animal Care Center and help us provide the best possible care for our animals and those in the wild.