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. View the kelp tank online!
Note: This exhibit will close May 29 to make way for our new habitat, ElasmoBeach.
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.