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"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?

Still have your first ticket to the Aquarium? We do! This week’s #ThrowbackThursday features our first-ever printed tickets, including one to our Grand Opening in 1984. We’re celebrating 30 years—help us reach our future goals

Still have your first ticket to the Aquarium? We do! This week’s #ThrowbackThursday features our first-ever printed tickets, including one to our Grand Opening in 1984.

We’re celebrating 30 years—help us reach our future goals

Caution: splash zone! This #ThrowbackThursday photo captures a soggy moment between our giant Pacific octopus and Randy Hamilton, now vice president of husbandry. Giant Pacific octopus recognize and interact with staff—and can use their powerful siphons to their advantage! Learn more 

Caution: splash zone! This #ThrowbackThursday photo captures a soggy moment between our giant Pacific octopus and Randy Hamilton, now vice president of husbandry. Giant Pacific octopus recognize and interact with staff—and can use their powerful siphons to their advantage! 

Learn more 

How do you truck a 30-foot gray whale model down Cannery Row? With a police escort! See the beginnings of the Aquarium in this #ThrowbackThursday video from the early 1980s.

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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.