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Live cams & Marine Animals at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Located at the north end of Cannery Row, our hotel near Monterey Bay Aquarium is your best spot to stay in Monterey, CA. It is one of Monterey's most popular attractions. Explore unique 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.

What to do near Monterey Bay Aquarium?
Monterey Bay Aquarium is located at the end of the famous local hotspot Cannery Row, making it a vibrant hangout for families and youth alike. Ride along the scenic 17-mile drive or hike along the historic Coastal Trail. You will find Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey Museum of Art, Pacific Grove, and more local attractions nearby. The beaches are also just a minute's walk from the Aquarium.
How much is parking at Monterey Bay Aquarium?
There are no parking options for visitors inside the Monterey Bay Aquarium campus. However, you can park for free in the garages and parking lots on Cannery Row. There is a free parking space nearby at the juncture of Wave Street and Ocean Blvd. It offers a scenic walk on your way to the Aquarium. Paid parking at Monterey Bay Park, Marina Lot, and Depot Lot costs around $2.00 per hour.

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