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Monterey, California831-204-1269

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Marine Exhibits, Shows, and Tours

Go on an underwater adventure above the sea at one of the world's renowned aquariums.  Dive into a magical world of sea life to witness exciting exhibits showcasing everything from the open waters including sharks, jellies, and penguins. The Monterey Bay Aquarium features one-of-a-kind events and larger-than-life displays including awe-inspiring kelp forest habitats, the Giant Pacific Octopus, Life on the Bay, and Mission to the Deep. Catch a daily feeding, watch animal performances, and sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour into the lives of over 600 sea creatures, colorful crustaceans, and reptiles from around the globe.



  • Adults: $49.95
  • Children (3-12): $29.95, under 3 are free
  • Seniors (65+): $39.95
  • Students (with ID): $39.95

Hours -

Daily: 10 am to 5 pm


  • Otter Days
  • Evenings by the Bay
  • Halloween Dinner


  • Marine Exhibits
  • Daily Shows
  • Tours
  • Feedings
  • Dining
  • Shopping


  • Does Monterey Bay Aquarium offer discounts?

    The Monterey Bay Aquarium offers special offers and discounts on admission through a variety of local partners and programs. AAA members can buy discount tickets from any Northern California AAA office or online. The aquarium also offers discounts for groups, local residents, library affiliation, and all military personnel.
  • How long does it take to see the Aquarium?

    On average, it will take you two to three hours to explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium. However, it would not be hard to spend the entire day as there is a ton of stuff to see during your visit. Before coming, peruse the exhibits at so you'll know what to expect.

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