Aquarium

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.

Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Aquarium

New Exhibit

California Coastal Art & Poetry Contest

On Display Now


Explorations Each year, California students from kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to enter the California Coastal Art & Poetry Contest, presented by the California Coastal Commision. By encouraging youth to reflect on California’s beaches and ocean through art and poetry, the Commission hopes to inspire a greater sense of stewardship for these natural places.

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