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Look into a mysterious, mesmerizing world where life looms large.

You'll see giant bluefin tuna power their way through the water, while hammerhead sharks, pelagic rays and giant green sea turtles swim just inches away.

The stunning one-million-gallon exhibit is home to one of the most diverse communities of open-ocean animals to be found in any aquarium.

Don't Miss

Come to The Party on October 1!

Eat, drink and dance the night away at our final Cooking for Solutions event of 2016. Stroll through our exhibits while tasting ocean-friendly food and drink by more than 50 restaurants, wineries and breweries until 10 p.m., when the Marine Mammal Gallery turns into an underwater nightclub. Ages 21 and up.

Get an Up-Close Look at the Pacific Seahorse

These colorful fish range from San Diego in southern California to Peru, although warming waters have increased sightings up along the coast of California. See them for yourself in our new special exhibition, ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge.

Protect the Future of the Ocean

We're working hard every day to protect the ocean and the animals that call it home. Join us by supporting our Conservation & Science programs.

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.