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Annual Community Open House Offers Free Admission for Monterey County Residents
Let the Monterey Bay Aquarium treat you this holiday season. Monterey County residents receive free aquarium admission between Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 9 during its annual community open house.
Free admission for Monterey County residents is an annual thank you to the community for its support of the non-profit aquarium. It’s a great time of year to experience the aquarium as a member would – no crowds, no lines, exhibit windows all to yourself and front-row seats at daily feeding shows. Admission is good for all aquarium exhibits and programs, including the far-out world of the Jellies Experience.
Local conservation organizations will be at the aquarium on Sunday, December 9 with information and special activities to wrap up the final day of the community open house. Also on Sunday, visitors can enjoy bilingual feeding shows including a 3 p.m. penguin feeding and a 4 p.m. kelp forest feeding show.
To receive free admission, Monterey County residents must present photo ID and proof of residence at the main entrance. Current student identification from California State University Monterey Bay, Hartnell College, Monterey Peninsula College, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, utility bills or Monterey-Salinas Transit monthly bus pass are also valid proof of residence. Free admission is good only during regular aquarium hours, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Guests from outside Monterey County – including relatives or friends of local residents – can accompany local residents but will be charged regular admission fees.
For general aquarium information including daily program schedules, visit www.montereybayaquarium.org or call (800) 555-3656. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is located at 886 Cannery Row in Monterey. Its mission is to inspire conservation of the oceans.
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Mika Yoshida, Public Relations Administrative Coordinator
Angela Hains, Public Relations Senior Associate Manager