Behind-the-Scenes Tour

See the Aquarium like you never have before. Unlock the secrets with this special tour and follow our guides through staff-only doors. You'll discover what it takes to run a world-class aquarium, learn about exciting research projects we're conducting and find out how we prepare food for over 10,000 animals. Get a glimpse of our exhibits—from the other side of the window!


This tour isn't currently offered due to construction for our expanding Animal Care Center.

Essentials

Ages:

6 to adult

When:

Daily

Length:

1 hour

Fees:

$15 per person plus admission, general public
$12 per person, Aquarium members

Things You Should Know

Space is limited:

We recommend you pre-register for all events.

Reservations by phone:

The Sales & Reservation Center is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (except holidays).
(831) 647-6886 or toll-free in the U.S. and Canada 
(866) 963-9645

Reservations in person:

You may register at the Membership and Tours Desk in the main lobby of the Aquarium.

Fee information:

Registration fees do not include Aquarium admission. You must also purchase admission tickets to the Aquarium for all tours that take place inside the Aquarium. 
All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Cancellation:

We require at least 72 hours' notice in order to offer a refund. Reservations and cancellations are processed by phone or in person (not by email).

Questions?

Call the Sales & Reservation Center or email us.