From annual events such as Shark Day, Whale Watch Weeks and Fossil Fest to monthly talks, demonstrations and films, the Visitor Center offers fascinating fare for all ages.
Our Events page for upcoming activities, talks and special events.
The Visitor Center is more than just an aquarium. Our hands-on exhibits are designed to demonstrate marine science by getting you involved.
We're constantly adding new exhibits, many showcasing the work of researchers right here at HMSC. Frequent visitors will also find old favorites, from our resident octopus to our popular touch tanks.
Why do we return our resident octopus to the sea? Where do scientists get their ideas? What's this weird-looking thing I found on the beach? Get the answers thorugh our Ask A Scientist feature.
The Fish Health Corner, meanwhile, explains the work of our dedicated animal husbandry team to care for the hundreds of marine animals you can see in our exhibits.