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Look into a mysterious, mesmerizing world where life looms large.

You'll see giant tuna power their way through the water, while pelagic rays and green sea turtles swim just inches away.

The stunning one-million-gallon Open Sea exhibit is home to one of the most diverse communities of open-ocean animals to be found in any aquarium.

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All Aboard the Free MST Trolley!

Hop aboard the MST trolley for a fast, fun and free ride to the Aquarium! The trolley runs every 10 to 15 minutes with stops in downtown Monterey, Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row and the Aquarium. Look for the electric trolley in the fleet for an emission-free trip!

Ditch the Disposables

We've teamed up with aquariums across the country to launch In Our Hands, a campaign to reduce single-use plastics and choose alternatives instead. The solution is in our hands—join us and help keep plastic out of the ocean!

Building a Future for the Ocean

With your help, we can expand our education programs through our new Center for Ocean Education and Leadership. Please join us in inspiring a new generation of ocean leaders.

Revealing Tuna Secrets

Our Tuna Research and Conservation Center, a partnership with Stanford University, is achieving unprecedented insight into the lives of bluefin tuna. 

View Our Open Sea Curriculum

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