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 re-sold on third-party websites or used with vacation rentals and businesses. The misuse of guest cards will result in the loss of this benefit.

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.

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Join Us for Our Next Member Event

Monterey Bay Aquarium holiday event

Members' Holiday Event

Friday, December 1

7–10 p.m.

Experience a night of good cheer at our annual Holiday Event for members. This festive evening includes holiday music, photo opportunities with Santa, small bites, wine tasting (with wine glass purchase) and more! Shop for unique holiday gifts with your Member Night-exclusive 20 percent discount at our Gift & Bookstore. Start your Member Night with an optional dinner at the Restaurant where you'll enjoy a fixed menu featuring seasonal selections. Menu and reservation details to follow in your member emails.
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Member Events

Dr. Mike Murray examines a young loggerhead sea turtle prior to its release into the wild

Strengthening the Heart of Our Animal Care

With your help, we can provide the best possible veterinary care to ocean animals at the Aquarium and in the wild. Support our new Animal Care Center.

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Shorelines Summer 2017 Cover

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