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Museums & Aquariums

This page contains links to official websites for marine museums and public aquariums, including U.S. public aquariums, marine parks, marine museums, maritime museums, marine sanctuaries, and national parks. These links are provided by Sea and Sky as a courtesy to our visitors in an attempt to make these resources easy to find and use. By clicking on the links below, you will leave the Sea and Sky site. Sea and Sky is not responsible for the content of these external sites. Problems with these external links should be reported to the Sea and Sky administrator.

  • Aquarium of the Pacific
    Located in Long Beach, California, the Aquarium of the Pacific is the fourth most-attended aquarium in the nation. It displays over 11,000 animals in more than 50 exhibits that represent the diversity of the Pacific Ocean.

  • Florida Aquarium
    Located in Tampa, Florida, the Florida Aquarium is a large scale, 250,000-square-foot aquarium that is home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and all over the world.

  • Georgia Aquarium
    Located in Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium houses more than 100,000 animals representing 500 species, all of which reside in 10 million US gallons of marine and fresh water. It was the world's largest aquarium when it opened in 2005.

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Located in Monterey, California, the Monterey Bay Aquarium holds thousands of plants and animals, representing more than 600 species on display.

  • National Aquarium
    Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the National Aquarium was the nation's first public aquarium. It holds more than 2,200,000 US gallons of water, and has more than 17,000 specimens representing over 750 species

  • Shedd Aquarium
    Located in Chicago, Illinois, Shedd Aquarium contains over 32,500 fish, and was for some time the largest indoor aquarium in the world with 5,000,000 US gallons of water.

  • Coral World International
    Coral World International operates a number of marine parks around the world, including Hawaii, Australia, Israel, Spain, the Bahamas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • Marineland of Canada
    Marineland of Canada is a themed amusement and animal exhibition park in the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Owing to its proximity to the falls and other natural park areas and its blend of animal attractions and rides, it is one of the main tourist destinations in Niagara Falls, Canada.

  • Marineland of Florida
    Marineland is one of Florida's first marine mammal parks and is billed as "the world's first oceanarium". Marineland functions as an entertainment and swim-with-the-dolphins facility, and reopened to the public on March 4, 2006.

  • Miami Seaquarium
    Miami Seaquarium is a 38-acre oceanarium located near downtown Miami, Florida. It is the oldest oceanarium in the United States. If features marine mammals, fish, sharks, sea turtles, birds, reptiles, and manatees.

  • Seaworld Adventure Parks
    Seaworld operates marine mammal parks, oceanariums, and animal theme parks. The parks feature orca, sea lion, and dolphin shows and zoological displays featuring various other marine animals. They currently operate parks in Orlando, San Diego, and San Antonio.

  • Calvert Marine Museum
    The Calvert Marine Museum is a public, non-profit, educational, regionally oriented museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, research, and interpretation of the culture and natural history of Southern Maryland.

  • Poulsbo Marine Science Center
    The Poulsbo Marine Science Center features exhibits of over 100 species of marine plants and animals found in the Puget Sound that will instill love and respect for the environment.

  • The Whale Museum
    The Whale Museum in Friday Harbor, Washington, is the first museum devoted to a species living in the wild. It continues to promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.

  • Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
    The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum houses the world's largest collection of Chesapeake Bay boats and maritime artifacts and provides interactive exhibits in and around the 35 buildings which dot the campus.

  • Independence Seaport Museum
    The Independence Seaport Museum is the region's primary repository of art, artifacts and archival materials documenting the diverse maritime history of the Greater Delaware Valley, and the history of the Port of Philadelphia and the other major urban ports of the Delaware River.

  • Los Angeles Maritime Museum
    The Los Angeles Maritime Museum is located on the main channel in Los Angeles Harbor, San Pedro, California, in the former Municipal Ferry Terminal building.

  • Maine Maritime Museum
    The Maine Maritime Museum offers exhibits about Maine's maritime heritage, culture and the role Maine has played in regional and global maritime activities. It features a large and quirky collection, made up of more than 20,000 documents, artifacts and pieces of artwork and includes an extensive research library.

  • The Mariners Museum and Park
    The Mariners Museum and Park is one of the largest maritime museums in North America. The museum’s collection totals approximately 32,000 artifacts, equally divided between works of art and three-dimensional objects.

  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum brings history to life through its educational programs and interactive exhibits. It is also the perfect location for weddings, private parties, and corporate events at the Santa Barbara Harbor.

  • Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
    The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary has an area of 1,470 square miles and encompasses the waters that surround Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel and Santa Barbara Islands off the coast of California.

  • Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary
    The Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary was established in 1989 to protect and preserve the extraordinary marine ecosystem surrounding the Cordell Bank off the coast of California.

  • Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
    The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary protects 2,900 square nautical miles of waters surrounding the Florida Keys, from south of Miami westward to encompass the Dry Tortugas, excluding Dry Tortugas National Park.

  • Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary
    Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Georgia is one of the largest near-shore "live-bottom" reefs of the southeastern United States.

  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
    Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is a federally protected marine area offshore of California's central coast. The sanctuary encompasses a shoreline length of 276 miles and 4,601 square nautical miles of ocean, extending an average distance of 30 miles from shore.

  • Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
    Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary includes 2,408 square nautical miles of marine waters off the rugged Olympic Peninsula coastline in the state of Washington.