Today's Hours

General Public: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Members: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Daily Schedule
Aquarium Map (PDF)

How to Get Here

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Directions & Parking


Tickets

Adult $39.95

Child $24.95
(Ages 3-12, under 3 free)

Student $34.95
(Ages 13-17 or college ID)

Senior $34.95
(Ages 65+)

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Dining at the Aquarium

Cafe at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Cafe
    11 a.m.–4 p.m. (Hours vary)
  • Cindy's Waterfront
    11 a.m.–3 p.m. (Hours vary)
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In the Spotlight: Tentacles 

Bigfin reef squid

Explore a dozen live exhibits of octopuses and their kin including the world's largest octopus and the world's smallest squid.

Daily Shows & Feedings
Jellies Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Explore More 

Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Follow our guides through staff-only doors with this special insider's tour of the Aquarium.
Learn more


Aquarium App

Download Our App

Get the most out of your visit! You'll learn about our animals and exhibits—plus programs and special events you won't want to miss.
Learn more


Google street view

Take a Virtual Tour

Want to visit the Aquarium from the comfort of your computer? Stroll through our exhibit galleries with Google Maps Street View.
Start your tour


Monterey Area Point Lobos

The Monterey Bay Area

Explore our world-famous coastline where miles of welcoming beaches, hiking and cycling trails are just minutes away by car.
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Disabled AccessThe Aquarium strives to be fully accessible to the disabled. Wheelchairs are available free of charge and on a first-come, first-served basis at the Information Desk inside the Main Entrance.
Learn more about our accessibility options

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VOTED #1 AQUARIUM IN THE WORLD

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