Kelp Forest Feedings
Mysteries of the Deep
Penguin Feedings

NOTE: The program schedule is subject to change, so please check with the information desk when you arrive for current show times. Programs are free with Aquarium admission.


Penguin Feeding

Penguin Feeding

When: 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m.

Where: Splash Zone Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

Learn how we care for our African penguin colony—and what we're doing to help their wild kin—during this lively program where you can watch penguins feeding underwater.


Guests observing marine life from the Wildlife Viewing Station at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Today on the Bay

When: 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Where: Wildlife Viewing Station
Length: 15 minutes

Join staff at the edge of Monterey Bay for a little local history and spontaneous sightings of ocean wildlife, including sea otters, whales, seabirds, sea lions and more. Borrow our binoculars and watch nature's own reality show.


Open Sea Feeding

Open Sea Feeding

When: 11 a.m.

Where: Open Sea Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

Join us in front of one of the world's largest windows as we feed tuna, turtles, sharks, sardines and others in our spectacular Open Sea exhibit. See who's hungry and learn about the important roles these animals play to keep their habitats in balance. You can even watch the action behind the scenes on our large-screen monitors. 


Kelp Forest Feeding at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Kelp Forest Feeding

When: 11:30 a.m., 4 p.m.

Where: Kelp Forest Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

Watch a diver hand-feed the sharks, fishes and other animals in our Kelp Forest exhibit while you learn about this unique and beautiful undersea world during a live interactive presentation. 


Wild southern sea otter

Luna: A Sea Otter's Story

When: 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m.

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Prepare to fall in love as you follow a single sea otter's journey—from stranding as an orphaned pup to rescue, care and release by Aquarium staff. Through Luna's story, you'll learn about the threats facing California's sea otter population, and what the Aquarium is doing to help.


Project White Shark

Project White Shark

When: 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Learn about our work to better understand the life history of these threatened and fascinating ocean predators, as well as the steps we are taking to tag white sharks.


Gray whale

Journey to Baja: A Tale of Three Travelers

When: 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Follow the migrations of three far-ranging animals—gray whales, brown pelicans and elephant seals—that share one common trait: each travels to Baja California, the remote and beautiful peninsula on Mexico's west coast, to have their young.


Seadevil

Mysteries of the Deep

When: 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is using the deep waters of the Monterey Canyon as their laboratory—find out how tools such as underwater robots and other groundbreaking technologies are transforming our understanding of the amazing and bizarre creatures that call the deep sea home.


Seabirds at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Seabirds Feeding

When: 1:30 p.m.

Where: Open Sea Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

Seabirds are masters at catching food under water. Watch as we feed tufted puffins, pigeon guillemots and common murres in this dynamic program designed to showcase their diving skills. 


Behind the Glass

Behind the Glass

When: 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

This short film takes you behind the scenes at the Aquarium to find out how our staff care for more than 40,000 animals and plants.