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Monterey Bay Aquarium, California

Monterey Bay Aquarium

886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California, 93940 | 831-648-4800
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Monterey CA Aquarium: Tours, Feedings and Marine Life

See underwater adventures and world-class marine life without getting wet at one of the most famous aquariums in the world. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is known for their larger than life exhibits, awe-inspiring kelp forest habitats, and countless sea creatures, representing 623 separate named species on display like sea otters, sharks, free floating jellies, sea turtles, and seahorses. The aquarium receives a high circulation of fresh ocean water and is also one of the very few aquariums in the world to exhibit both bluefin and yellowfin tuna. Make sure to take a behind-the-scenes tour, catch a daily show, or view a feeding.


Prices -

Adult admission: $49.95, Child Admission: $29.95


Senior 65+: $39.95, Students (with ID): $39.95


Behind-the-Scenes Tour - $15.00


Hours -

General Hours: 9:30 am - 6 pm, Coffee Bar: 9:30 am - 6 pm, Restaurant: 11 am - 3 pm


  • Live Exhibits
  • Group Tours
  • Sea Creature Feeding Shows


  • Tours
  • Exhibits
  • Feedings
  • Dining
  • Field Trips


  • What type of exhibits does the Aquarium have?

    Among the aquarium's numerous exhibits, two must see favorites include The Open Sea Exhibit showcasing life in the open ocean from sharks to turtles swimming around, and the Giant Kelp Forest, an underwater forest, making it the tallest aquarium exhibit in the world. Special exhibits include Viva Baja, Life on the Edge, showcasing animals along the coast of Baja, California.
  • Does the Aquarium have daily feeding shows?

    Guests can watch the aquarists train and feed lively marine animals like the sea otters, penguins, tuna, sharks, turtles and other creatures in the open sea. There are daily feedings a few times a day, so be sure to check the website for times.  

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