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Watch the hustle and bustle of a coral reef community.

Try to keep up with a bevy of busy tropical fishes as they traverse the corals in our special exhibition, ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge.

This colorful neighborhood is home to many species of tropical fish, including the Cortez wrasse, scrawled filefish and Cortez angelfish. In the wild, coral reefs are among the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on Earth. Healthy reefs protect nearby shorelines and wetlands, and are home to thousands of species of fishes and corals.

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Join Our New Year's Eve Sleepover!

Have some bubbly this New Year's! Celebrate the arrival of 2018 with a sparkling cider toast, sundae bar, photo booth, fun activities, special programs and more! Plus, small bites and beverages will be available for purchase, including beer, wine and kid-friendly drinks.

See the Giant Clam in Splash Zone

Did you know that the giant clam is the largest clam in the world? It can weigh as much as 440 pounds, grow up to four feet, and live to be 100 years old or more. This rare beauty lives on shallow reefs in the Indian Ocean, the South Pacific and parts of South Africa.

Share the Love with an Aquarium Gift Card

Give your friends and family an Aquarium experience they'll never forget! Our gift cards can be used for admission tickets, tours and activities, membership, the Gift & Bookstore, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant and Cafe. Gift cards are available for purchase at the Aquarium, or by calling (866) 963-9645 Monday through Friday.

View Our ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge Curriculum

Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.