Whether you foster an animal for yourself, a classroom, or a grandparent, Aquadoption at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is a special way to connect with an animal and gain a greater understanding of the amazing ocean habitat in our Bay. By participating in this program, you make a commitment to keeping the Santa Monica Bay and its animals healthy and safe.
By purchasing a gift adoption, you help raise awareness of the Aquarium, giving your friends and family a greater understanding of the ocean and creating new stewards of the marine environment.
The program has been revamped to add new animals and newly structured aquadoption levels and benefits. Some aquadoptions now include guided Aquarium tours, an opportunity to feed an adopted animal and behind-the-scenes tours. All yearlong aquadoptions feature a personalized packet with an adoption certificate, photo, fact sheet and two free passes to the Aquarium.
Adopt today and make an investment in the future of the Bay.
Wolf Eel Holiday Special for a Limited Time Only! ($50)
Fun Fact: At nearly three-feet long, the young wolf eel is neither wolf nor eel, but a member of the wolffish family (named for their large front teeth) and will grow to be about seven feet long. This fish is eel-shaped, with a grayish-indigo colored body patterned with gorgeous dark spots.
In the Aquarium: The wolf eel can be found peering out of a rocky outcropping in the Aquarium’s Kelp Forest exhibit.
Fun fact: Swell sharks can suck in water and air, making them look like balloons.
In the Aquarium: The swell sharks spend their time in the Aquarium’s shark and ray exhibit. Be sure to stop by during Shark Sundays when we hold an in depth educational presentation followed by a shark feeding.