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Monterey, CA 652 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
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Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Category: Family / Kids
886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California, 93940 831-648-4800

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Monterey's Marine Magnificence

On the site of a former sardine cannery at the north end of Cannery Row you'll find the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Exhibits here immerse two million visitors each year in marine life, with over 620 species of flora and fauna including 35,000 animals. Signature experiences at the non-profit Monterey Bay Aquarium include the 28-foot high Kelp Forest exhibit and the Open Sea Galleries. Special exhibits offer a deep dive into the worlds of penguins, octopus, and jellyfish. Aquarium amenities include four retail shops, a cafe, coffee bar, and a full-service restaurant, Cindy's Waterfront.



  • Live animal feedings
  • Educational programs
  • Member events
  • Evenings by the Bay


  • Exhibits
  • Tours
  • Daily shows
  • Daily feedings
  • Dining
  • Shopping


  • What type of exhibits can I expect to see?

    Permanent exhibits at the Monterey Bay Aquarium include Giant Pacific Octopus, Kelp Forest, Life on the Bay, Mission to the Deep, Monterey Bay Habitats, Open Sea, Rocky Shore, Sandy Shore & Aviary, Sea Otters, and the Splash Zone & Penguins. Current special exhibitions include ¡Viva Baja!
    Life on the Edge, and Tentacles. 
  • What kinds of Programming Does The Aquarium Offer?

    Interactive, informative, and educational activities are offered daily throughout the Aquarium in addition to daily feedings. Throughout the day you can see shark, fish, penguin, turtle and sea otter feedings at multiple exhibits. The Auditorium also hosts presentations such as Exploring the Deep Sea, Journey to Baja, and Project White Shark. 

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