Monterey Bay Aquarium

Since its opening in 1984, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s mission has been to inspire conservation of the oceans. Consistently ranked #1 in the United States for its innovative exhibits and unsurpassed visitor experience, and with more than 35,000 creatures representing over 550 species in nearly 200 exhibits filling 34 major galleries, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a showcase for the habitats and sea life of one of the world’s richest marine regions. Named the #1 family-friendly aquarium by Parents Magazine and the best aquarium and the third overall family attraction in the country according to the Zagat Survey® U.S. Family Travel Guide, the aquarium has also grown to become one of the leading ocean conservation organizations in the world. You can find more information about the aquarium’s exhibits and the local marine environment, plus live web cams and a special events calendar on the aquarium’s website.