Today: Friday, December 2, 2016   

  • Cafe: 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • General Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Members Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Coffee Bar: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Restaurant: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

All Feedings Programs Member Events

Sea otter Feeding

10:30 a.m.

Sea Otter Feeding

Where: Sea Otter Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

See how aquarists train and feed our playful sea otters in this captivating live program. Learn how our exhibit otters help us understand otters in the wild. 

Penguin Feeding

10:30 a.m.

Penguin Feeding

Where: Splash Zone Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

In this live program aimed at our younger visitors, learn how aquarists feed and care for our blackfooted penguin colony and the challenges these animals face in today's world.

Open Sea Feeding

11 a.m.

Open Sea Feeding

Where: Open Sea Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

Join us in front of one of the world's largest windows as we feed tuna, turtles, sharks, sardines and others in our spectacular Open Sea exhibit. See who's hungry and learn about the important roles these animals play to keep their habitats in balance. You can even watch the action behind the scenes on our large-screen monitors. 

Kelp Forest Feeding at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

11:30 a.m.

Kelp Forest Feeding

Where: Kelp Forest Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

Watch a diver hand-feed the sharks, fishes and other animals in our Kelp Forest exhibit while you learn about this unique and beautiful undersea world during a live interactive presentation. 

Wild southern sea otter

11:30 a.m.

Luna: A Sea Otter's Story

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Prepare to fall in love as you follow a single sea otter's journey—from stranding as an orphaned pup to rescue, care and release by Aquarium staff. Through Luna's story, you'll learn about the threats facing California's sea otter population, and what the Aquarium is doing to help.

Project White Shark

12 p.m.

Project White Shark

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Learn about our work to better understand the life history of these threatened and fascinating ocean predators, as well as the steps we are taking to tag and exhibit white sharks.

Gray whale

12:30 p.m.

Journey to Baja: A Tale of Three Travelers

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Follow the migrations of three far-ranging animals—gray whales, brown pelicans and elephant seals—that share one common trait: each travels to Baja California, the remote and beautiful peninsula on Mexico's west coast, to have their young.

Seadevil

1 p.m.

Mysteries of the Deep

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is using the deep waters of the Monterey Canyon as their laboratory—find out how tools such as underwater robots and other groundbreaking technologies are transforming our understanding of the amazing and bizarre creatures that call the deep sea home.

Sea otter Feeding

1:30 p.m.

Sea Otter Feeding

Where: Sea Otter Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

See how aquarists train and feed our playful sea otters in this captivating live program. Learn how our exhibit otters help us understand otters in the wild. 

Albatross Encounter

1:30 p.m.

Albatross Encounter

Where: Kelp Forest Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

Don't miss a chance to see Makana, our beautiful Laysan albatross, up-close. Learn about this amazing bird and the global threats albatross face from plastics pollution.

Project White Shark

1:30 p.m.

Project White Shark

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Learn about our work to better understand the life history of these threatened and fascinating ocean predators, as well as the steps we are taking to tag and exhibit white sharks.

Wild southern sea otter

2 p.m.

Luna: A Sea Otter's Story

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Prepare to fall in love as you follow a single sea otter's journey—from stranding as an orphaned pup to rescue, care and release by Aquarium staff. Through Luna's story, you'll learn about the threats facing California's sea otter population, and what the Aquarium is doing to help.

Gray whale

2:30 p.m.

Journey to Baja: A Tale of Three Travelers

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Follow the migrations of three far-ranging animals—gray whales, brown pelicans and elephant seals—that share one common trait: each travels to Baja California, the remote and beautiful peninsula on Mexico's west coast, to have their young.

Penguin Feeding

3 p.m.

Penguin Feeding

Where: Splash Zone Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

In this live program aimed at our younger visitors, learn how aquarists feed and care for our blackfooted penguin colony and the challenges these animals face in today's world.

Seadevil

3 p.m.

Mysteries of the Deep

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is using the deep waters of the Monterey Canyon as their laboratory—find out how tools such as underwater robots and other groundbreaking technologies are transforming our understanding of the amazing and bizarre creatures that call the deep sea home.

Sea otter Feeding

3:30 p.m.

Sea Otter Feeding

Where: Sea Otter Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

See how aquarists train and feed our playful sea otters in this captivating live program. Learn how our exhibit otters help us understand otters in the wild. 

Project White Shark

3:30 p.m.

Project White Shark

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

Learn about our work to better understand the life history of these threatened and fascinating ocean predators, as well as the steps we are taking to tag and exhibit white sharks.

Kelp Forest Feeding at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

4 p.m.

Kelp Forest Feeding

Where: Kelp Forest Exhibit
Length: 15 minutes

Watch a diver hand-feed the sharks, fishes and other animals in our Kelp Forest exhibit while you learn about this unique and beautiful undersea world during a live interactive presentation. 

Behind the Glass

4 p.m.

Behind the Glass

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

This short film takes you behind the scenes at the Aquarium to find out how our staff care for more than 40,000 animals and plants.

Behind the Glass

4:30 p.m.

Behind the Glass

Where: Auditorium
Length: 15 minutes

This short film takes you behind the scenes at the Aquarium to find out how our staff care for more than 40,000 animals and plants.

Members' Holiday Dinner

6:15 p.m.

Member Night: Holiday Dinner

Fee & reservations required

Celebrate the season at our Holiday Dinner! Start your Member Night with a delicious dinner in Cindy's Waterfront restaurant and enjoy a fixed menu featuring seasonal selections. The dinner is limited to Aquarium members; seating is limited and reservations are required. Adult price is $55 (plus tax and gratuity); child price (under age 12) is $20 (plus tax and gratuity). Menu and reservation details to follow in your Member e-communications.
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Ocean Discovery Storefront

7 p.m.

Member Night: Holiday Event and Sale

Experience a night of good cheer at our annual Holiday Event and Sale! This festive Member Night includes holiday music, photo opportunities with Santa, wine tasting (with wine glass purchase) and more. Shop for unique holiday gifts with your Member Night-exclusive 20 percent discount at the Gift & Bookstore. This event is free for members and guest cards are honored.
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