Upcoming Events

August 10, 2014

Shark Conservation Weekend

10:00am - 5:00pm

They are an ancient species with a lineage that extends back millions of years. They are perfectly adapted to their environment. They inspire fear and fascination. They are sharks. But due to prejudice, habitat destruction, climate change and over-hunting, sharks are rapidly becoming one of the most imperiled creatures on Earth. Every year, humans harvest millions of sharks from the world's ... more

Face-to-Face Snorkel

11:00am - 1:00pm

Jump in and Enjoy an Unforgettable Underwater Adventure Professionally trained Aquarium Dive Guides will assist you throughout your entire experience – we want you to enjoy every possible moment! In addition to the program featured here, we can also schedule diving sessions, private/ semi-private programs  and special sessions (e.g. underwater photography). Inquire for additional i... more

Dive Presentation

12:00pm - 12:30pm

All summer long, get as close to some amazing marine life as possible without getting wet! Our dive presentations let you watch and speak live to our volunteer SCUBA divers as they swim among sharks and rays in the Passages of the Deep's Open Sea exhibit. The divers will share their experiences and insights about the animals and give you a glimpse into what it takes to maintain a world-class aq... more

Behind the Scenes Tours

1:15pm - 1:45pm

How does the Aquarium care for a swarm of stinging jellies, a five-hundred pound California Sea Lion and dozens of toothy sharks? Travel behind the scenes with us to explore the ins and outs of caring for over 20,000 animals everyday. The tour lasts 30 minutes. Participants: Ages 6 and up. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult over 21 years of age. Maximum n... more

Face-to-Face Snorkel

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Jump in and Enjoy an Unforgettable Underwater Adventure Professionally trained Aquarium Dive Guides will assist you throughout your entire experience – we want you to enjoy every possible moment! In addition to the program featured here, we can also schedule diving sessions, private/ semi-private programs  and special sessions (e.g. underwater photography). Inquire for additional i... more

Seal and Sea Lion Kisses

2:15pm - 2:45pm

No trip to the Aquarium is complete without a fishy kiss from a sea lion or a Harbor seal! Take a trip behind the scenes and meet one of our furry friends and get a memory you will never forget. Make sure to bring your camera! This is 20-30 minute experience including a behind-the-scenes look at our pinniped facility followed by a whiskery kiss from a sea lion or harbor seal and fun photo oppor... more

August 11, 2014

Behind the Scenes Tours

1:15pm - 1:45pm

How does the Aquarium care for a swarm of stinging jellies, a five-hundred pound California Sea Lion and dozens of toothy sharks? Travel behind the scenes with us to explore the ins and outs of caring for over 20,000 animals everyday. The tour lasts 30 minutes. Participants: Ages 6 and up. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult over 21 years of age. Maximum n... more

Seal and Sea Lion Kisses

2:15pm - 2:45pm

No trip to the Aquarium is complete without a fishy kiss from a sea lion or a Harbor seal! Take a trip behind the scenes and meet one of our furry friends and get a memory you will never forget. Make sure to bring your camera! This is 20-30 minute experience including a behind-the-scenes look at our pinniped facility followed by a whiskery kiss from a sea lion or harbor seal and fun photo oppor... more

August 12, 2014

Giant Pacific Octopus Encounter

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Are you a sucker for the spineless? Go behind-the-scenes on a popular encounter to shake our octopus's hand... er, suckers. Learn about the exciting life of one of the most intelligent invertebrates on this planet! Spineless... And Spectacular! Octopuses live along the rocky shores and in tide pools, where they prowl the ocean bottom in search of crab, scallops, clams and other crustaceans. The... more

Behind the Scenes Tours

1:15pm - 1:45pm

How does the Aquarium care for a swarm of stinging jellies, a five-hundred pound California Sea Lion and dozens of toothy sharks? Travel behind the scenes with us to explore the ins and outs of caring for over 20,000 animals everyday. The tour lasts 30 minutes. Participants: Ages 6 and up. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult over 21 years of age. Maximum n... more