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#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.

Recognize it? Our Aviary has come a long way since this 1984 #ThrowbackThursday photo! This slice of sandy seashore is now home to rescued and rehabilitated shorebirds.

Find your favorite feathered friends with our live cam

It’s #ThrowbackThursday! This Fall 1980 edition of our newsletter featured elegant algae of Monterey Bay, drawn by seaweed scientist, Aquarium founder and Executive Director Julie Packard. Learn more about giant kelp—the inspiration for our logo!

It’s #ThrowbackThursday! This Fall 1980 edition of our newsletter featured elegant algae of Monterey Bay, drawn by seaweed scientist, Aquarium founder and Executive Director Julie Packard.

Learn more about giant kelp—the inspiration for our logo!

Could we really have been this goofy? Almost 30 years ago our Aquaravan visited schools, hospitals, and senior centers to promote ocean conservation. We’re celebrating our 30th Anniversary every #ThrowbackThursday. Help support another 30 years of ocean outreach

Could we really have been this goofy? Almost 30 years ago our Aquaravan visited schools, hospitals, and senior centers to promote ocean conservation. We’re celebrating our 30th Anniversary every #ThrowbackThursday.

Help support another 30 years of ocean outreach

This #ThrowbackThursday, can you guess what we were building here? Hint: it’s not a boat or a blimp…it’s an exhibit! We’re celebrating our 30th anniversary this year. Help us create incredible exhibits for another 30 years! Learn more

This #ThrowbackThursday, can you guess what we were building here? Hint: it’s not a boat or a blimp…it’s an exhibit! We’re celebrating our 30th anniversary this year. Help us create incredible exhibits for another 30 years! 

Learn more

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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.