Public Aquariums in the USA

The public aquariums in the US range from the huge multi-acre sites to much smaller niche places, even down to individuals homes! If you run a public aquarium or have visited one you like, why not suggest an addition.

Public aquariums are often the only time you'll get to see many of the larger or more exotic species, we can't keep them all at home! Charitable and government funded aquaria also provide much needed research and conservation efforts. The USA has some of the largest and most well equipped public aquariums in the world.

Steinhart Aquarium: California Academy of Sciences - complete with a 100,000 gallon Northern California Coast tank, Rainforest biotopes and a host of other tanks home to over 38,000 creatures from 900 species. Located at 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118.

Monterey Bay Aquarium - The Monterey Bay Aquarium has a host of fish, inverts (including corals), octopus and mammals to see. You can find the aquarium at 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

301 Railway Ave. (at mile 0 of Seward Highway) Seward, AK, (800) 224-2525

701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL, (813) 273-4000