Visit our yellow tang in the Hall of Fishes.
Hall of Fishes
Discover a stunning variety of Pacific marine life as you travel through the Arthur M. and Kate F. Tode Hall of Fishes. Showcasing sea life from more than 60 habitats, your journey begins with the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest along the California coast before heading down to the tropical waters of Mexico and the Caribbean. Explore interactive, digital panels about the giant Pacific octopus and the San Diego Bay.
Midway through your journey, a large 70,000-gallon kelp forest tank filled with magnificent marine animals will captivate you as you watch from a specially designed viewing gallery. Please note: Our Kelp Forest will be off exhibit Jan. 6 - Feb. 8, 2014.
Meet La Jolla's legendary leopard sharks and other species of elasmobranchs (sharks and rays) that make their home in local waters. Our 13,000-gallon tank showcases sharks, rays, and other marine life that live close to shore.
Southern California Bight
Go digital to discover the Southern California Bight, a distinct area of the Pacific Ocean created by the inward curve of the California coastline. This interactive display, located in the Galleria, features a touchscreen interface that encourages visitors to explore the geography, geology, and oceanography of our unique ocean region. Get up-to-the minute info on local beach conditions collected by the Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS), located at Scripps Oceanography.