December


Members' Holiday Event

When: Friday, December 1
7–10 p.m.

Fee & reservations required for dinner only

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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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, such as a current utility bill, at the Main Entrance.

New Year's Eve Sleepover

When: December 31–January 1
6 p.m.–8:30 a.m.

Fee & reservations required

Have some bubbly this New Year's! Celebrate the arrival of 2018 with a sparkling cider toast, sundae bar, photo booth, fun activities, special programs and more! Plus, small bites and beverages will be available for purchase, including beer, wine and kid-friendly drinks. Tickets are limited, non-refundable, and must be purchased online in advance.

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