July


Evenings by the Bay

When: July 5–6 (Sat.–Sun.)
6–8 p.m.
Spend summer evenings on the bay during our extended weekend hours until 8 p.m. See the Aquarium in a whole new light as you visit your favorite exhibits after the crowds, savor a glass of wine and snack on a special menu. Enjoy musical performances by Bill Spencer & Triple Trouble on Saturday night and Monterey Jazz Festival musician Kenny Stahl on Sunday.
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Picnic by the Bay

Member Night: Picnic by the Bay

When: Thursday, July 10
7–9:30 p.m.

Join us for one of our most popular Member Nights! Bring your own picnic dinner or favorite “to go” meal and enjoy dining on our ocean-front decks or inside the Aquarium in front of your favorite exhibit. 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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Evenings by the Bay

When: July 12–13 (Sat.–Sun.)
6–8 p.m.
Spend summer evenings on the bay during our extended weekend hours until 8 p.m. See the Aquarium in a whole new light as you visit your favorite exhibits after the crowds, savor a glass of wine and snack on a special menu. Enjoy musical performances by Steve Ezzo & The Monterey Acoustic Project on Saturday night and Along Came Betty on Sunday.
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Evenings by the Bay

When: July 19–20 (Sat.–Sun.)
6–8 p.m.
Spend summer evenings on the bay during our extended weekend hours until 8 p.m. See the Aquarium in a whole new light as you visit your favorite exhibits after the crowds, savor a glass of wine and snack on a special menu. Enjoy musical performances by Michael Glines on Saturday night and Monterey Jazz Festival musician Roger Eddy on Sunday.
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Evenings by the Bay

When: July 26–27 (Sat.–Sun.)
6–8 p.m.
Spend summer evenings on the bay during our extended weekend hours until 8 p.m. See the Aquarium in a whole new light as you visit your favorite exhibits after the crowds, savor a glass of wine and snack on a special menu. Enjoy musical performances by Rock, Paper, Scissors on Saturday night and Monterey Jazz Festival musician Gary Meek on Sunday.
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August


Evenings by the Bay

When: August 2–3 (Sat.–Sun.)
6–8 p.m.
Spend summer evenings on the bay during our extended weekend hours until 8 p.m. See the Aquarium in a whole new light as you visit your favorite exhibits after the crowds, savor a glass of wine and snack on a special menu. Enjoy musical performances by Terry Shehorn & the Hornets on Saturday night and Monterey Jazz Festival musician Julie Capili on Sunday.
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Evenings by the Bay

When: August 9–10 (Sat.–Sun.)
6–8 p.m.
Spend summer evenings on the bay during our extended weekend hours until 8 p.m. See the Aquarium in a whole new light as you visit your favorite exhibits after the crowds, savor a glass of wine and snack on a special menu. Enjoy musical performances by Derek Smith on Saturday night and the MJF County High School All-Star Band on Sunday.
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Evenings by the Bay

When: August 16–17 (Sat.–Sun.)
6–8 p.m.
Spend summer evenings on the bay during our extended weekend hours until 8 p.m. See the Aquarium in a whole new light as you visit your favorite exhibits after the crowds, savor a glass of wine and snack on a special menu. Enjoy musical performances by Steve Ezzo & The Monterey Acoustic Project on Saturday night and Tim Jackson & Friends on Sunday.
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Evenings by the Bay

When: August 23–24 (Sat.–Sun.)
6–8 p.m.
Spend summer evenings on the bay during our extended weekend hours until 8 p.m. See the Aquarium in a whole new light as you visit your favorite exhibits after the crowds, savor a glass of wine and snack on a special menu. Enjoy musical performances by Royal Deuces on Saturday night and Monterey Jazz Festival musician Bill Spencer on Sunday.
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Evenings by the Bay

When: August 30–31 (Sat.–Sun.)
6–8 p.m.
Spend summer evenings on the bay during our extended weekend hours until 8 p.m. See the Aquarium in a whole new light as you visit your favorite exhibits after the crowds, savor a glass of wine and snack on a special menu. Enjoy musical performances by Rock, Paper, Scissors on Saturday night and the Monterey Bay Jazz Orchestra on Sunday.
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September


Sea otter mom and pup

Member Night: 30 Years of Saving Sea Otters

When: Saturday, September 20
7–9 p.m.

Since 1984, our Sea Otter Program has been studying and trying to save the threatened southern sea otter. Join us for special programs or explore our exhibits during quieter hours when we’re open just for members and guests. Member Nights are free for members and guest cards are honored. Registration not required. Please enter through the Main Entrance.
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Otter Days

When: September 20–21 (Sat.–Sun.)
10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Adorable otters take the spotlight during Otter Days! The fun-filled weekend includes otter presentations, fun family activities, otter-spotting on the Great Tide Pool deck and more. Learn about efforts to save California's threatened sea otters and what you can do to help.
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October


Halloween Dinner at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Halloween Dinner

When: Saturday, October 25
6:30–8:30 p.m.

Member event
Fee & reservations required

Start your evening with our special Halloween Dinner! Before the Halloween Dance Party, enjoy a sustainable meal in Cindy’s Waterfront restaurant and Cafe. Price includes dinner and a ticket to the Halloween Dance Party. The dinner is limited to Aquarium members; seating is limited. Advance reservations are required and tickets are non-refundable. Dinner reservations will be available August 4, 2014.
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Halloween Dance Party at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Halloween Dance Party

When: Saturday, October 25
7–10 p.m.

Member event
Fee & reservations required

Put on your costume and join the skeletons and sea stars, black cats and bat rays for an evening of haunted activities and ghostly good times! Kids of all ages love this event featuring trick-or-treat stations, face painters, a DJ and stilt walkers. The Halloween Dance party is limited to members; children under three admitted free. Tickets go on sale on August 4, 2014.
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