Green sea turtle swimming in The Open Sea exhibit

Businesses support our important work, including education programs that inspire and engage a new generation of ocean stewards; research involving sea otters and other threatened ocean animals; and creation of award-winning exhibits.


Business Partners Receive:

  • Recognition on our website
  • Recognition in Shorelines magazine
  • Listing on a donor plaque in the Aquarium (for gifts of $1,000 or more)
  • Invitations to member and donor events including our exclusive Business Partner receptions
  • Certificate of appreciation
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Visitors looking into the Kelp Forest Exhibit

Business Membership

Our Business Membership program provides special access to the Aquarium, positive exposure for your company and unique ways to reward your employees and clients.
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Crystal jellies

Matching Gifts

Many businesses match their employees' personal contributions—doubling or even tripling their support of the Aquarium's vital work.
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Mother and newborn pup sheltering in the Great Tide Pool at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Event Sponsorships & Cause-Related Marketing

Our onsite event sponsorships and cause-related marketing programs offer companies opportunities to associate their brands with the Aquarium. For more information e-mail Lorraine Yglesias or call (831) 648-4983.

Children get a close-up view of the dynamic world of the intertidal in a bubble window of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Wave Crash exhibit

Gifts & Grants

We offer a suite of opportunities to align your organization's funding priorities with our award-winning education, research and conservation programs. For more information e-mail Lisette Miles or call (831) 647-6859.

Corporate Events

We can accommodate up to 2,500 people in our spectacular exhibit galleries. Choose an informal strolling dinner, or sit down and enjoy an intimate meal in front of your favorite exhibit. Each event is unique—our event coordinators will help you with menus and pricing.
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Corporate Ticket Program

Save your employees time and money by providing Aquarium admission tickets at a discounted price. Good for one year from date of purchase.
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