The creatures in our aquarium inspire the scientist in all of us. At our invertebrate pool you can touch sea stars, sea urchins, hermit crabs, sea anemones and more. Our shark pool provides a close-up view of these fascinating and often misunderstood creatures, and provides you with the opportunity to touch a friendly swell shark! Other tanks house rockfish, eels, decorator crabs and jellies. Your visit will answer many questions and bring you closer to the creatures in the Monterey Bay.
Featured Exhibit: Moon Jellies
Our aquarists have been culturing moon jellies behind the scenes. On the way to becoming the familiar umbrella-shaped animals you likely recognize, jellies pass through several very different life stages. We now have three of these stages on display in our exhibit hall. Come marvel up close at these fascinating marine creatures including the tiny “baby” ephyra stage.