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

Membership

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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*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

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Member Night: Explore the Deep with MBARI

Saturday, January 14

7–9 p.m.

Explore the deep sea at our first Member Night of the year! We'll have programs and activities that feature the amazing discoveries from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Member Nights are free for members and guest cards are honored. And start your night with a delicious dinner in Cindy's Waterfront restaurant. Dinner starts at 6:15 p.m. and features a three-course fixed menu of seasonal selections. Dinner is $60 for adults, $20 for children under 12. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To make reservations, please e-mail catering@mbayaq.org or call (831) 648-4872.
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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.

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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.
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