The Monterey Bay Aquarium's mission is to inspire conservation of the ocean. Since opening in October 1984, we have inspired more than 65 million visitors by showcasing the amazing sea life and habitats found in Monterey Bay and beyond - from coastal wetlands to the open sea, from kelp forests to a mile-deep submarine canyon. We know that bringing people face-to-face with living marine animals is a powerful way to move them to care about the ocean and ocean wildlife. To inspire a rising generation of ocean stewards, we offer free programs that have engaged more than 2.6 million schoolchildren, teens and teachers in scientific explorations of the ocean. As a leading ocean conservation organization, we promote seafood sustainability through our Seafood Watch program, conduct cutting-edge conservation research to promote understanding, protection and recovery of ocean animals and ecosystems, and work to reduce the effects of plastic pollution and climate change on the ocean.
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940