Inspire the Next Wave of Ocean Leaders

There's Not a Moment to Lose

California leads the nation in science and technology, but ranks near the bottom in public school spending and student performance in science.

41 out of 50

California's rank in per-student spending

42 out of 50

California's rank in student performance in science

only 13%

of California schools offer environmental curriculum

Help Us Close the Gap

Already, our exceptional programs have made an important and lasting impact on children, teens and teachers. With your help, we'll expand our offerings to reach more than twice as many students and educators as we do now.

2.5 million

schoolchildren have visited free of charge since we opened in 1984

87 percent of teen alumni

said our programs inspired them to protect the environment

99 percent of participants

in our teacher programs included our science and environmental concepts in their lessons

Together, We'll Change Lives

These life-changing experiences foster a new understanding of our planet, the vital role of the ocean and a commitment to protect it.

Dennis and Alisha, Donors

"Visiting the Aquarium as a schoolchild has had a lasting impression on me that influences my life today. Alisha and I are so proud to have supported the new Center, knowing that our gift is helping to give that same opportunity to so many more children–especially at a time when the Aquarium's work to inspire students and teachers is needed more than ever."

– Dennis & Alisha Lin

Act Now for the Future of the Ocean

It's a pivotal moment for the Aquarium, and the children we serve, and we need your help to fulfill the remarkable promise of our new Center.

The mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.