Monterey Bay Aquarium
Exhibits & Sea LifeFrom 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.
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.