Today's Hours

Members: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
General Public: 9:30 a.m.–6 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 nonprofit, charitable organization and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. You will receive an acknowledgment stating the value of any tangible benefits received.


Join Us for Our Next Member Event

A picnic basket prepared for the annual evening member night, Picnic by the Bay, held at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Member Night: Picnic by the Bay

Thursday, July 7

7–9:30 p.m.

One of our most popular Member Nights is back! Bring your own picnic dinner or favorite "to go" meal and enjoy an evening dining on our ocean-front decks or inside the Aquarium in front of your favorite exhibit. Picnic baskets available for purchase and must be reserved in advance. View picnic basket dinner options (PDF). To reserve your picnic basket, please e-mail catering@mbayaq.org or call (831) 648-4872. Please note that beer and wine are available for purchase at the Aquarium; you may not bring in your own alcoholic beverages. Member Nights are free for members and guest cards are honored. Registration not required. Please enter through the Main Entrance.
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