Skip to main content

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.
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Cannery Row, Monterey, CA, 93940
Distance from Hotel: 0.093750 miles


Open daily from 10:00AM - 5:00PM. Closed on December 25th.


Child (ages 5-12) $44.95 // Youth (ages 13-17) $49.95

Adult (ages 18-69) $59.95 // Senior (ages 70+) $49.95


Join the seabirds for a feeding and learn more about these feathered friends.

Daily from 10:30AM - 10:45AM.

Join the action and excitement of mealtime and training with the sea otters.

Daily from 10:30AM - 10:45AM.

Watch hammerhead sharks chow down in this million-gallon exhibit.
Daily from 11:00AM - 11:15AM.

Activities and Attractions

Take a guided tour through restricted areas to get behind-the-scenes insights and hear insider stories of what makes the Monterey Bay Aquarium so special.

Daily from 12:00PM - 1:00PM.

Discover how underwater robots help scientists study the strangely wonderful creatures of the deep sea.

Daily from 4:00PM - 4:15PM.

Follow the exciting and amazing tales of elephant seals, brown pelicans, and gray whales as they migrate to Mexico's Baja Peninsula.

Daily from 1:30PM - 1:45PM.

Follow the incredible journey of one orphaned sea otter pup named Luna, who was rescued, raised, and returned to the wild.

Daily from 11:30AM - 11:45AM.

Join the African penguins in the Splash Zone Exhibit as they play, waddle, and dive during snack time.

Daily from 3:00PM - 3:15PM.

Join our team as we bring the deep sea to land in our newest, groundbreaking exhibition.

Daily from 4:00PM - 4:15PM.

What are the best times to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium?

The fall and winter months are the least crowded. If you do visit on holidays or in the summer, plan to come between 2:00PM - 6:00PM or on less busy days like Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Learn More about What are the best times to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium?

Are there any insider tips for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium?

Avoid long lines at the ticket window by ordering your tickets online. Once inside, 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 money and enjoy a meal on the outdoor patio overlooking beautiful Monterey Bay.

Learn More about Are there any insider tips for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium?