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    Our Exhibits Inspire the Next Wave of Ocean Leaders

    Our million-gallon Open Sea exhibit sparks curiosity, wonder and a sense of connection to ocean wildlife when schoolchildren encounter it on field trips. Help us expand our education programs to provide science and environmental education to more students than ever before!

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.

Don't Miss

Take a Shine to Our New Ocean Sunfish

An ocean sunfish (Mola mola) has recently been added to our Open Sea exhibit. A sunfish can dive to depths of 1,800 feet, or it might be seen laying flat on the ocean's surface, sunbathing. Scientists theorize this helps warm up its body after deep dives.

A Voice of Courage

The impacts of climate change are growing. Major scientific reports confirm extreme weather events, like the devastating wildfires in California, are getting worse as a result of man-made carbon pollution. Executive Director Julie Packard addresses these events and what we can do, together, to protect our beautiful blue planet.

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.