Today's Hours

Members: 9:30 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


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 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

Seasonal fish entrees served by Executive Chef Matthew Beaudin

Member Night Dinner

Saturday, September 24

6:15–7:30 p.m.

Start your Member Night with a delicious dinner in Cindy's Waterfront restaurant. Enjoy a fixed menu featuring seasonal selections. The dinner is limited to Aquarium members; seating is limited and reservations are required. Adult price is $55 (plus tax and gratuity); child price (under age 12) is $20 (plus tax and gratuity). Make your reservation online at or call (831) 648-4872 for more information.
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