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New Year's Eve

You'll celebrate the countdown to 2018 at 9 p.m. (East Coast midnight) with a sparkling cider toast—plus, small bites and beverages will be available for purchase, including beer, wine and kid-friendly drinks. Throughout the evening, you can take a silly snapshot in our photo booth, satisfy your sweet tooth at our sundae bar, and show off your best moves at our pajama dance party! In the morning, wake up with the fishes as our first guests on New Year's Day. Enjoy a full breakfast in our Cafe, and then join our naturalists in watching wildlife from the Great Tide Pool deck to welcome 2018.

This event is now over.


5 to adult


Sunday, December 31, 2017


6 p.m. Sunday through 8:30 a.m. Monday

Book Your Sleepover

Space is limited. You must pre-register for the New Year's Eve Sleepover. Availability is subject to change.


New Year's Eve Sleepover

$125 per person, general public
$100 per person, Aquarium members

New Year's Eve Sleepover Package
(includes t-shirt)

$149 per person, general public
$120 per person, Aquarium members

Monterey Bay Aquarium Sleepover T-shirt

Commemorate your sleepover with an Aquarium Sleepover t-shirt! Purchase our New Year's Eve Sleepover Package and you'll receive a coupon to redeem a t-shirt upon arrival. Children's sizes XS–L and adult sizes S–XXL available; select sizes are limited. Additional Aquarium Sleepover t-shirts can be purchased at our Gift & Bookstore for $26.

T-shirt included with Sleepover Package only

Tips for Your Sleepover

What to Pack

Sleeping bag
Sleeping bag & pillow
Mattress pad
Mattress pad
Personal care items
Personal care items

Download our New Year's Eve Sleepover Planning Guide (PDF)

New Year's Eve Sleepover Includes

Sparkling cider toast
Sparkling cider toast
Small bites
Small bites for purchase
Cash bar
Cash bar
Aquarium at night
Aquarium at night
Special activities
Special activities
Sundae bar
Sundae bar
Sleep under the seastars
Sleep under the sea stars
Next day at the Aquarium
Next day at the Aquarium

Fee Information

Purchase of Aquarium admission is not required to participate in a sleepover. Upon check-in, you'll receive a wristband that will allow you admission into the Aquarium for the day following the sleepover. If you wish to visit the Aquarium prior to the sleepover, you'll need to purchase Aquarium admission. All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Questions or Reserve by Phone

For more information or to make a reservation by phone, please call our Sales & Reservation Center at 831.647.6886 or toll-free in the U.S. and Canada at 866.963.9645, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). You can also email us with questions.


  • We require at least five days' notice in order to offer a refund. Reservations and cancelations are processed by phone or in person (not by email).