Outreach & Conservation Impacts 

The Aquarium provides over 75,000 Bay Area students with free education programs each year. These include students in marginalized communities such as Hunter’s Point Bayview Area and title 1 schools around the Bay.


Research with animals like sharks and octopuses allows us to know more about their natural habitats and how to better care for them.


Aquarium led community trash cleanups have prevented over 15,000 lbs of trash from entering the San Francisco Bay.


Diving for citizen science specialty course offers certifications to divers in kelp restoration and underwater naturalist specialties. This program is critical to regenerate the struggling kelp forests that benefit seals, sea lions, whales, sea otters, gulls, terns, snowy egrets, great blue herons, cormorants, and shore birds in the Monterey Bay.


EcoXpeditions facilitate conservation travel to domestic and international destinations that need help to improve their local ecosystem.