The Monterey Bay Aquarium is known as one of the best aquariums in the world. It specializes in the sea creatures of the Monterey Bay, including the giant Pacific octopus, jellies, otters, bat rays, seahorses, sunfishes and sometimes a white shark. The Aquarium Adventures program also features Underwater Explorers for children (a diving experience in the Great Tide Pool) and sailing for adults and families.
About UsThe mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans.
More Informationjob openings . veterinary school , serve on a boat studying whales in the North Atlantic, do photo research in Iceland and work for major conservation organizations. Where will your internship take you?
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Animals and Activites
Take your Aquarium visit to the next level. Sleepovers, behind-the-scenes tours and teen surface scuba diving are just a few of the adventures we offer to help you experience the wonders of ocean life.Learn more
Engaging auditorium programs, exciting live shows and our staff-led aquarium adventures help you get more out of your aquarium visit.All activities & programs
From acorn barnacles to zebra sharks, learn more about life in our oceans in our newly expanded animal guide. Includes cool facts, conservation, videos, podcasts and even computer wallpaper .View our animal guide
Watch a kelp forest feeding, listen to a penguinologist or watch a jelly drift—all without leaving home. Our multimedia features bring the aquarium to you.
|Ocean Advocate||$250||2 adults plus children,
2 guest cards and more
|Member||$195||2 adults plus children
All memberships include:
- Free admission for one year and express entry
- Discounts in our Gift & Bookstore and on Aquarium Adventures programs
- Today's Hours: Regular: 9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
- Members: 9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
- Hours & Calendar
- Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon.–Fri.
- Tel: (800) 840-4880
- Fax: (831) 644-7554
- E-mail Membership