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Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California, 93940
Category: Activities
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Monterey Bay Aquarium

Discover the wonders of the Pacific Ocean at this world-class attraction that offers an incredible array of well-designed animal exhibits in a stunning location overlooking the scenic Monterey Bay. Celebrated for its diverse collection of sea animals, kid friendly exhibits and a keen focus on conservation and environmental awareness, the aquarium invites visitors to learn about and explore the deep ocean while encountering everything from sharks, bat rays and sea turtles to penguins, octopus and sea otters.


Hours -

Open daily, 10am-6pm with extended weekend and summer hours.

Prices -

$39.95 adults, $24.95 children (3-12), $34.95 seniors (65+) & students.


  • Cooking for Solutions
  • Dia del Niño
  • Evenings by the Bay
  • World Oceans Day


  • Guided Tours
  • Animal feedings
  • Underwater explorers
  • Gift shops & bookstore
  • Restaurant & café

Exhibits & Sea Life

From cuddly sea otters and amusing penguins to a remarkable kelp forest and an impressive Outer Bay tank, the Monterey Bay Aquarium offers exhibits to fascinate and inspire visitors of all ages. The aquarium features an array of live ocean animals, birds and fish, including sharks, rays, sea turtles, sunfish, sea stars, jellyfish, tuna, and more.


The Monterey Aquarium’s newest exhibit opens on April 12, 2014 with an exciting array of intriguing cephalopods on display. See a dozen exhibits featuring live octopuses, squid and cuttlefish large and small, while you discover more about their life cycles, habitats and unique talents.


  • What are the best times to come?

    The fall and winter months are the least crowded. If you do visit on holidays or in the summer, plan to come between 2pm-6pm or on less busy days like Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Are there any insider tips for visiting the aquarium?

    Avoid long lines at the ticket window by ordering your tickets online. Once inside, plan to check the feeding and film times so you can plan your visit accordingly. Take the little ones to the touch pools and Splash Zone early to avoid the crowds. Pack your lunch to save cash and enjoy a meal on the outdoor patio overlooking the Bay.

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