The Aquarium is perched on the edge of a world-famous coastline and surrounded by charming communities. Part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the waters just off our decks are home to a rich variety of marine life. Continue exploring miles of welcoming beaches, hiking and cycling trails just outside the Aquarium's doors, and visit the nearby towns to discover the area's rich history, culture and arts scene.
Our community is proud to put sustainability into practice every day. Our collective efforts have helped Monterey County become the third certified “Green Destination” in the United States on the Global Destination Sustainability Index.