Rescued sea otter pup 540 and surrogate mother Joy explore the Sea Otter exhibit together for the first time on June 28, 2011. Joy has helped raise 15 pups, making her the most successful surrogate in the Aquarium’s Sea Otter Research and Conservation program.


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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

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