Join the Monterey Bay Aquarium as we celebrate summer with several special events in San Francisco, Oakland and beyond!


Film night in the park, San Francisco

Film Night in the Park

Enjoy recent and classic movie favorites on a giant outdoor screen at this free film series held in several parks throughout San Francisco. Spread your blanket out on the grass and enjoy a picnic dinner, and be sure to visit our photo booth before the sun sets and the show starts. Show your Aquarium member card for free popcorn, candy and a special gift while supplies last.

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Waterfront Flicks Jack London Square

Waterfront Flicks at Jack London Square

Whether it's date night or family flick night, you'll have a great time at this free outdoor screening on the waterfront. Arrive early with blankets in hand for pre-film festivities including posing in our photo booth, plus small eats, trivia and giveaways. Show your Aquarium member card for free popcorn, candy and a special gift while supplies last.

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Friends work together at a beach cleanup

Beach Cleanups

Join the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Live 105 to help clean up Bay Area beaches. Enjoy a morning at the beach, meet new friends and help keep our shorelines free from plastic debris. Show your Aquarium membership card at the cleanup and receive a special gift while supplies last.

Friends share a toast

Happy Hours in the City

We're also sponsoring happy hours across the Bay Area so you can celebrate summer and raise a glass with fellow ocean lovers. If you're an Aquarium member, don't forget to flash your membership card and collect your special gift while supplies last.

Monterey Bay Aquarium photo booth

Festivals and Fairs

We're also popping up with our fun photo booth at several community events in the Bay Area and beyond. Strike a pose with our wacky props and create a lasting, shareable summer memory! Members—remember to show your membership card for a free gift while supplies last. 

Paddleboard racers during a San Francisco Giants game

Paddleboard Races at San Francisco Giants Games

We've teamed up with 101 Surf Sports to provide between-inning entertainment at 10 Giants games at AT&T Park. You won't want to miss the action in McCovey Cove as the paddleboarders compete—wearing new costumes inspired by our ocean animals. Root for your favorite paddler and favorite baseball team. Go Giants!

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