March


Monterey Bay Aquarium Great Tide Pool

Member Night: What Makes an Aquarium?

When: Saturday, March 18
7–9 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to build an Aquarium? Come learn about the early days of the Monterey Bay Aquarium with unique presentations, the iconic history of our Kelp Forest exhibit with a dive show, and more! Member Nights are free for members and guest cards are honored. Start your night with a three-course fixed dinner (PDF) in Cindy's Waterfront. Dinner is $60 for adults, $20 for children under 12 (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations are required; please e-mail catering@mbayaq.org or call (831) 647-2327.
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Event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

An Ocean of Opportunity

When: Friday, March 24
7–10 p.m.

Attention young professionals! Join us for this special event and enjoy food, wine and select exhibits while learning about conservation issues. Network with other young adults who want to get involved with the Aquarium. Tickets are $15 for general public, $12 for members. Advance tickets are required and space is limited. Ages 21 and up.
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April


Ocean waves

Member Night: Earth Day Celebration

When: Saturday, April 22
7–9 p.m.

Did you know the Earth is composed of more than 70 percent water? Join us for this Member Night as we celebrate Earth Day and, of course, the ocean! Member Nights are free for members and guest cards are honored. Start your night with a three-course fixed dinner (PDF) in Cindy's Waterfront. Dinner is $60 for adults, $20 for children under 12 (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations are required; please e-mail catering@mbayaq.org or call (831) 647-2327.
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Día del Niño

When: Sunday, April 30
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Celebrate children and families at our annual Día del Niño event on Sunday, April 30. Enjoy live Latin music performances, a craft room, special bilingual programming and more. Included with Aquarium admission!
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October


Fiesta del Mar at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Fiesta del Mar

When: Sunday, October 15
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Included with Aquarium admission; children 12 and under admitted free

Latin American traditions come alive during this celebration of ocean conservation! With live music, cultural dance, animal feedings presented bilingually and crafts for kids, there's something for every member of the family to enjoy.

December


Monterey Bay Aquarium Great Tide Pool

Community Open House

When: December 2–10 (Sat.–Sun.)
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Free admission for residents of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. Visitors must present a photo ID (student IDs also accepted) or proof of residence like a current utility bill at the Main Entrance.