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Since we opened in 1984, more than two million schoolchildren and teachers have come through our doors—for free. We offer in-depth programs for students and teachers that reach thousands more.

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Monterey rocky shore

We’re taking action on ocean conservation issues

Our work to inspire conservation of the ocean begins at the Aquarium and extends around the world. We're helping to save species like sea otters and white sharks, and giving a voice to urgent ocean issues at the local, state, national and international levels. You can learn more about our latest research, policy initiatives and actions you can take on our Future of the Ocean blog.

Support Our Work

Dr. Mike Murray examines a young loggerhead sea turtle prior to its release into the wild

Help us meet the growing needs of ocean animals at the Aquarium and in the wild.

With your help, we can expand our Animal Care Center and provide the best possible veterinary care to the exceptional animals we exhibit—and their wild kin. Your gift will help us nearly triple the size of our existing facility, so we can continue our important work for stranded otter pups, injured shorebirds, and the thousands of fishes and other animals in our care.

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