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Hours & Schedule


General Hours:10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Members:10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Restaurant:11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cafe:10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

We are open every day except Dec. 25.


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No Special Events for Friday, January 11, 2019

Upcoming Special Events

Event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monday, February 4
5:45–10 p.m.

An Ocean of Opportunity

Attention college students and young professionals! Join us for this exclusive 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 $25 for the general public, $20 for members. Advance tickets are required and space is limited. Ages 18 and up.
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Sunday, April 7
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Día del Niño

Celebrate children and families at our annual Día del Niño event on Sunday, April 29. Enjoy live Latin music performances, a craft room, special bilingual programming and more. Included with Aquarium admission!
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Fiesta del Mar at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Sunday, October 13
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Fiesta del Mar

Included with Aquarium admission; children 12 and under admitted free

Latin American traditions come alive during this celebration of ocean conservation! Four renowned chefs will demonstrate how to make delicious dishes featuring sustainable seafood—with free tastings! With live music, dance and crafts for the kids, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
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