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Monterey Bay Aquarium

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886 Cannery RowMontereyCalifornia93940
Category: Family / Kids
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Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the finest aquariums and sea life centers in the world, Monterey Bay Aquarium provides guests with the chance to explore the amazing underwater world of brightly colored fish, cheeky marine mammals, bizarre sea creatures. Popular with all ages, this aquarium features over a dozen natural habitats to discover, from the sandy shore and kelp forest to the deep sea and coastal regions.


Hours -

10AM to 5PM

Prices -

$34.95 adults, $31.95 students/seniors, $21.95 children 3-12, free for children under 3

Events -

Kelp forest, penguin and open sea feedings, discovery talks at various exhibits, albatross encounters and more


  • Discover the world beneath the sea
  • Have a personal encounter with an albatross
  • Watch them feed the penguins
  • Make friends with a giant Pacific Octopus
  • Explore over a dozen incredible
    animal exhibits


Free parking at the aquarium can be difficult to find, but you may be able to find a space in the nearby residential areas. Otherwise, you’ll find metered street parking and paid parking garages close to the aquarium.


Save time and avoid the lines by purchasing your tickets in advance on the Monterey Bay Aquarium website. Ticket prices to this world-class animal center contribute to education, research and conservation programs.


What are the best times to visit to avoid crowds?

Fall and winter months are always less busy (with the exception of school holidays). Otherwise, aim to visit the aquarium from 2PM to 6PM on Tuesday through Thursday to avoid the larger crowds.

What are some of the must-see exhibits?

Monterey Bay Aquarium has a huge range of exhibits, but the most popular attractions include the Secret Lives of Seahorses, the Jellies Experience and the Open Sea.

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