Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey, California

The Monterey Bay Aquarium opened the Bechtel Family Center for Ocean Education and Leadership in 2019. The four-story, 26,000SF facility offers the most innovative suite of educational programs of any aquarium in the nation and requires an AV solution to match.


  • Large Learning Space includes two 75” commercial-grade displays, flush-mount speakers, wireless presentation system, ALS and control touch panel
  • Meeting and Event Room uses 90” commercial-grade display, wireless microphones, ALS, and wireless presentation gateway to allow for wireless connectivity with devices
  • Learning Labs utilize two 65” commercial-grade displays, wireless presentation system, mobile AV cart, ALS and video system connected to a saltwater submersible PTZ aquatic camera


Owner: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Architects: Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects

Consultant: Blach Construction

AV Contractor: Ford Audio-Video Systems

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