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Monterey Bay Aquarium

View Marine Life Exhibits With A Tour Of Monterey Bay Aquarium

Enjoy underwater adventures and get a closer look at exotic 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 including 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. Be sure to take a behind-the-scenes tour, catch a daily show, or view a feeding at this popular Monterey, CA attraction.
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium

886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California, 93940
Distance from Hotel: 1.43 miles

Hours & Prices


General Hours: 10 am - 5 pm
Cafe: 10 am - 30 minutes before close

For the most up to date hours, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium website. 


Adult Admission: $59.95
Child (5-12) Admission: $44.95
Senior 65+: $49.95
Behind-The-Scenes Tour - $29 per person plus admission, general public. $24 per person, aquarium members

For the most up to date pricing, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium website. 


  • Sleepovers
  • Fiesta del Mar
  • Members' Halloween Dance Party


  • Tours
  • Feedings
  • Field Trips
  • Exhibits
  • Dining

What type of exhibits does the Monterey Bay 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, which is the tallest aquarium exhibit in the world. Special exhibits include Viva Baja - Life on the Edge, showcasing animals along the coast of Baja, California.

Are cameras allowed inside the Monterey Bay Aquarium?

Yes, cameras are allowed inside the aquarium, and you’re welcome to take photos and videos for your personal use. For commercial photography, you will need prior written permission from the Public Relations Department. Keeping the safety of visitors as its highest priority, the Monterey Bay Aquarium prohibits the use of tripods and monopods.
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