Here's practical information to help you plan a press trip or your story about the Aquarium.
Assistance for Visiting Media
We'll assist with story development and logistics, even help with suggestions and access to resources if you're covering other aspects of the story in the Monterey area. We can also provide digital images
and broadcast-quality video for use with your story. Contact the Public Relations
Passes for Visiting Media
We offer free admission to working journalists on assignment. Contact our Public Relations
staff in advance of your visit to make arrangements.
Photo and Video Guidelines
All Aquarium visitors can take photos and video for their private, personal use only. For safety reasons, use of tripods or monopods is prohibited. Taking photos or video, including for stock images and other commercial purposes, is prohibited unless authorized in advance by the Public Relations
department. For media, there are also some restrictions on use of tripods and supplemental lighting. If you're planning a photo or video shoot as part of a story about the Aquarium, please review our Photo and Video Guidelines
, then contact the Public Relations
department in advance to make arrangements.
We're sorry, we don't provide stock photos of marine life.
Location Shoots at the Aquarium
On a case-by-case basis we'll consider requests to film scenes for a movie, TV show or commercial, or to photograph an advertisement at the Aquarium. We charge fees for location shooting; see our Location Guidelines
Contacting Public Relations
We return all calls and e-mail messages promptly, especially if you're on a deadline or have an urgent request.
All of our contact information is available online