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Just another work day? Buckling into a harness, Aquarium founder Steve Webster was hoisted above the bay by a crane to snap this #ThrowbackThursday photo of our construction site. We’re celebrating 30 years in October—help us grow

Just another work day? Buckling into a harness, Aquarium founder Steve Webster was hoisted above the bay by a crane to snap this #ThrowbackThursday photo of our construction site.

We’re celebrating 30 years in October—help us grow

Live long and prosper…at the Aquarium! With some movie magic, we transformed into the Cetacean Institute for “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.” Watch this #ThrowbackThursday scene from 1986—do you recognize some familiar exhibits?

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Caution: orca crossing! We’ve been seeing a lot of whales and dolphins in the bay this summer, but this #ThrowbackThursday photo from 1984 features the only orca ever seen on Cannery Row! This full-size model now greets guests in our main entrance. Plan your visit

Caution: orca crossing! We’ve been seeing a lot of whales and dolphins in the bay this summer, but this #ThrowbackThursday photo from 1984 features the only orca ever seen on Cannery Row! This full-size model now greets guests in our main entrance.

Plan your visit

"In my long life, I’ve never been able to see what’s down there. Now, at last, all of us can," marveled Aquarium founder Lucile Packard in the first edition of our member magazine. We’ve been sharing ocean inspiration ever since! This #ThrowbackThursday, help us celebrate 30 years by becoming a member

"In my long life, I’ve never been able to see what’s down there. Now, at last, all of us can," marveled Aquarium founder Lucile Packard in the first edition of our member magazine. We’ve been sharing ocean inspiration ever since!

This #ThrowbackThursday, help us celebrate 30 years by becoming a member

#ThrowbackThursday: You’re here to see me?! Students arriving to visit the new Open Sea wing in 1996 were in for a goofy shark surprise. Go on your own shark tour (no costume required)

#ThrowbackThursday: You’re here to see me?! Students arriving to visit the new Open Sea wing in 1996 were in for a goofy shark surprise.

Go on your own shark tour (no costume required)

#ThrowbackThursday: A Ferris wheel for jellies? Over the last 30 years we’ve displayed dozens of delicate jelly species. Special tanks—called kreisels—create circular currents to keep jellies afloat and away from walls. Help us innovate and inspire for another 30 years

#ThrowbackThursday: A Ferris wheel for jellies? Over the last 30 years we’ve displayed dozens of delicate jelly species. Special tanks—called kreisels—create circular currents to keep jellies afloat and away from walls.

Help us innovate and inspire for another 30 years

Now THAT’S something you could wear with pride! This belt buckle was given to Rudolph and Sletten employees—the contractors who built the Aquarium—in 1983. We’re celebrating our 30th Anniversary every #ThrowbackThursday.Won’t you help us reach another 30 years?  

Now THAT’S something you could wear with pride! This belt buckle was given to Rudolph and Sletten employees—the contractors who built the Aquarium—in 1983. We’re celebrating our 30th Anniversary every #ThrowbackThursday.

Won’t you help us reach another 30 years?  

#ThrowbackThursday: Can you see how this pressing of giant kelp inspired our logo more than 30 years ago? As kelp grows, the topmost blade separates and produces tiny offshoots—it’s this thriving “scimitar blade” that forms our logo.

We’re celebrating 30 years—“kelp” us reach future goals!

Pigs in an Aquarium? This old #ThrowbackThursday video may seem like it’s from Monty Python, but it’s a very real trip into our pump house to meet the “pigs” that keep our seawater pipes clean.

A beautiful blueprint? This #ThrowbackThursday concept drawing was sketched by Gene Takeshita in the 1970s—well before we opened in 1984. Some exhibits remain while others disappeared in development. Can you find your faves?

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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 www.montereybayaquarium.org.

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