Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center

35 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

831.421.9993


The free admission Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center is just steps from the Santa Cruz Wharf and Beach Boardwalk. The Exploration Center features engaging interactive and multimedia exhibits to immerse you in the remarkable underwater environment of the sanctuary. Visitors can drive an underwater submersible, feed a turtle jellyfish and guide it on its journey across the Pacific or go anywhere in the world via Google’s Liquid Galaxy. It’s a wonderful experience for families and is enjoyed by all ages!

  • Wed. - Sun., 10am - 5pm
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