Kelp Forest Cam

Live Web Cam: 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Pacific Time    Today's Feeding Times: 11:30 a.m., 4 p.m.
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Giant kelp provides food and shelter for a vibrant ecosystem.

Look closely and you'll discover an astonishing diversity of fish and invertebrates swimming in our Kelp Forest exhibit and clinging to the kelp and algae.

Listen to live audio of our Kelp Forest feeding program and watch divers hand-feed sharks, fishes and other animals. If you're lucky, a wolf-eel will emerge to gulp some squid or fish.

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Join Us for Evenings by the Bay!

See the Aquarium in a whole new light with extended summer hours until 8 p.m. on Saturdays from June 30 to September 1. Linger at your favorite exhibits after the crowds have gone, and enjoy wine, live music and sustainable bites.

Learn the History of Monterey Bay

Performed in and around our Great Tide Pool, our Turning the Tide show tells the stories of the people who immigrated to Monterey to harvest our bay's abundant waters. Live actors bring this rich and interesting story to life.

Plunge into the Kelp Forest

Discover the kelp forest ecosystem and the animals who call it home with two free apps designed for students and teachers. Create your own digital kelp forest in the game, and learn all about the Aquarium's Kelp Forest exhibit and the people who help it thrive in our interactive ebook.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Kelp Forest

Want a preview of our Kelp Forest and other exhibits? A virtual visit is just a few clicks away with Google Maps Street View. Get a 360-degree look at the Aquarium as you stroll inside through our galleries or outside on our decks—all from the comfort of your computer.

View Our Kelp Forest Curriculum

Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.