Today's Hours

Members: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
General Public: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Daily Schedule

Membership Office

Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon.–Fri.
Tel: (800) 840-4880
Fax: (831) 644-7554
E-mail Membership

Benefits for all levels include:

  • Unlimited free admission for one year
  • Express entry through our Member Entrance
  • Special evening and early morning hours
  • 10 percent discount in our Gift & Bookstore
  • Discounts on Aquarium Adventures programs and special events
  • Previews of special exhibitions
  • Exclusive e-mail announcements
  • Free subscription to our member magazine, Shorelines


Ocean Advocate $300
2 designated adults plus children or grandchildren (ages 3-21) and 2 transferable guest cards*

Family $250
2 designated adults plus children or grandchildren (ages 3-21)

Individual $95
One designated adult

Student $75
One designated college student (with valid ID)

Senior $75
One designated adult (age 65+)

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Give a gift membership

*Guest cards are intended for use by family and friends. They may not be sold or used for promotional purposes. Member need not accompany guest.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 94-2487469). Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. You'll receive an acknowledgment stating the value of any tangible benefits received.

Join Us for Our Next Member Event

Member's halloween dinner

Halloween Dinner

Saturday, October 29

6:15–7:30 p.m.

Start your haunted evening off right with our special Halloween Dinner in Cindy's Waterfront restaurant and Cafe. Your dinner ticket includes admission to the Halloween Dance Party, a three-course dinner and a non-alcoholic beverage. The dinner is limited to Aquarium members; seating is limited. Adult price is $80; child price (under age 12) is $40. Advance reservations are required and tickets are non-refundable. Please note tickets to the Halloween Dance Party are still available.

Member Events

Center for Ocean Education and Leadership

Support Our Students

Join us in inspiring a new generation of ocean leaders by supporting our new Center for Ocean Education and Leadership.

Learn more and donate

Aquarium App

Download Our App

Get the most out of your visit! You'll learn about our animals and exhibits—plus programs and special events you won't want to miss.
Learn more

Shorelines Summer 2016 Cover

Read the Latest Shorelines

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