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Monterey Bay Aquarium

Located at the north end of Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of Monterey's most popular attractions. Explore amazing exhibits with more than 35,000 animals and marine life. 

Before You Go

  • Hours
    • General: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Members: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Café: 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Prices
    • Adults: $49.95
    • Youth: $39.95
    • Child: $34.95
    • Senior: $39.95
  • Events
    • Live animal feedings
    • Educational Programs
    • Member Events
    • Evenings by the Bay
  • Activities
    • Exhibits
    • Tours
    • Shows
    • Daily Feedings
    • Dining
    • Shopping

Travel Tips

What exhibits can I see at the Monterey Bay Aquarium?

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. 

What are the best exhibits at the Monterey Bay Aquarium?
Monterey Bay Aquarium showcases 200 incredible exhibits with more than 80,000 animals from Monterey Bay and ocean’s of the world. Popular exhibits include Life on the Bay, Open Sea, Rocky Shores, Kelp Forest, and the Giant Pacific Octopus. See fierce sharks, penguins, jellies, and frolicking sea otters at this amazing attraction.

What programs does the Aquarium offer?

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


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