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Monterey Bay Aquarium

886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California, 93940
Monterey Bay Aquarium at California
Category: Entertainment

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Situated on a former sardine cannery site on what is known as Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium is must see adventure during your Monterey getaway. The aquarium features over 35,000 plants and animals from around the world that represent more than 600 species. Learn about our efforts to protect area marine life our interactive education exhibits and get a fish-eyes view of the underwater world through our surface diving adventures.



  • Open daily, except December 25.
  • Regular Hours: 10am - 6pm
  • Winter: 10am - 5pm
  • Summer/Holidays: 9:30am - 6pm
  • Summer Weekends: 9:30am - 8pm


  • Adult - $34.95
  • Child (3-12) - $21.95
  • Student (13-17, or college ID) - $31.95
  • Senior (65+) - $31.95
  • 3 and under - Free


  • Kelp Forest
  • Mission to the Sea
  • Life on the Bay
  • Splash Zone & Penguins


  • Tours
  • Dining
  • Interactive exhibits
  • Teen Sleepovers

Directions and Parking

Located in Monterey at the west end of Cannery Row, The Monterey Bay Aquarium is just minutes from Carmel and Pebble Beach and 125 miles south of San Francisco.
Parking is available for a fee at the Cannery Row Parking Garage on Wave Street. Very limited metered parking is an option on the street surrounding the Aquarium. Hop on the free WAVE trolley and avoid traffic congestion and parking issues.

Hosting an event at Monterey Bay Aquarium

If you're looking for the ideal place to host a small reception, birthday party, formal gala or corporate event, Monterey Bay Aquarium can make your event special. The Aquarium is a full-service function space, featuring event planning, entertainment, music, lighting, décor and catering services. For more information, go to E-mail Event Sales.


  • What types of tours are available at Monterey Bay Aquarium?

    Monterey Bay Aquarium offers various tours and adventures for all ages, like Jellies Tour, Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Feed the Fish, Shark Tour, and Personal Guided Tours.
  • What dining options are available at Monterey Bay Aquarium?

    After a day of adventure at the Aquarium, relax in our full-service restaurant, Cindy's Waterfront, featuring breathtaking ocean views and delicious seasonal dishes, like Hunan Grilled Chicken Salad with Sesame Noodles and Monterey Bay Calamari with Curry Vinaigrette. Enjoy a casual meal at Café, serving brick-oven pizzas, burgers, salads and mouthwatering desserts. For a quick snack, check out our Coffee bar with beverages, pastries and hand-made desserts.

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