Sea star populations along the Pacific Coast from southern California to Alaska are dying due to a disease outbreak called “wasting syndrome.” Learn more in our latest podcast.

How would you like to be face-to-face with this fellow? Our divers don’t mind, and neither does the fish! We give our critically endangered black sea bass routine health checks and freshwater baths (to eliminate parasites), and just found out that the largest one weighs 230 pounds! 
Learn more about how we care for this endangered species

How would you like to be face-to-face with this fellow? Our divers don’t mind, and neither does the fish! We give our critically endangered black sea bass routine health checks and freshwater baths (to eliminate parasites), and just found out that the largest one weighs 230 pounds!

Learn more about how we care for this endangered species

Congratulations Cindy Pawlcyn! The James Beard Foundation today announced that our culinary partner is a finalist for the prestigious 2014 James Beard Award as Best Restaurateur in the United States. Cindy’s on the left, above, with our resident executive chef for Cindy’s Waterfront, Jeff Rogers.

The award ceremonies are May 5 in New York City.

We’re thrilled for Cindy, and delighted that you can enjoy dishes every day at the Aquarium that reflect her commitment to seasonal flavors and sustainable cuisine.

Learn more about Cindy and her vision for the menu at Cindy’s Waterfront.



Thank you to everyone who entered “The Party with Alton Brown” sweepstakes. Didn’t win? That’s okay. Tickets are still available to this and other events at Cooking for Solutions, May 16-18. We hope to see you then!

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Thank you to everyone who entered “The Party with Alton Brown” sweepstakes. Didn’t win? That’s okay. Tickets are still available to this and other events at Cooking for Solutions, May 16-18. We hope to see you then!
Celebrate children and families at our 13th annual Día del Niño event on Sunday, April 6. Enjoy live Latin music performances, crafts, special bilingual programming and more. Free with Aquarium admission!
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Celebrate children and families at our 13th annual Día del Niño event on Sunday, April 6. Enjoy live Latin music performances, crafts, special bilingual programming and more. Free with Aquarium admission!

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Just Chillin’ on #StPatricksDay! Our exhibit sea otters love ice treats as a form of enrichment. And our otter keepers really went all out this time!

View our live web cam 

(Thanks Mika Yoshida for the great photos!)

If you love the Aquarium, share the love by becoming one of our volunteer guides. Attend an informational meeting March 25 at 7 pm, or March 29 at 9 am, in our auditorium.
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If you love the Aquarium, share the love by becoming one of our volunteer guides. Attend an informational meeting March 25 at 7 pm, or March 29 at 9 am, in our auditorium.

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Happy #StPatricksDay! Even our otters are going green! This video is from a few years ago, but our current exhibit trio will be having a green ice enrichment later this morning. Check back!

Learn how we’re helping save sea otters

We’re feeling the luck o’ the Irish around here. You?
Watch our otters live
(Nikki Dinsmore photo)

We’re feeling the luck o’ the Irish around here. You?

Watch our otters live

(Nikki Dinsmore photo)

We’d love to know: what’s one simple thing you do to help create healthier oceans? Here’s a suggestion: Carry a Seafood Watch guide or use our app to make good choices! It’s enough to make a seal smile…
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We’d love to know: what’s one simple thing you do to help create healthier oceans? Here’s a suggestion: Carry a Seafood Watch guide or use our app to make good choices! It’s enough to make a seal smile…

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About me

The Monterey Bay Aquarium, perched on the edge of a world-famous coastline, is your window to the wonders of the ocean. It’s located on historic Cannery Row in Monterey and is open daily except Christmas Day.

For more information about our animals and exhibits, and to view our live web cams, please visit www.montereybayaquarium.org.

Hours of operation vary by season. Daily schedules and tickets are available on our website or by calling
(831) 648-4800.