To show appreciation for our local community, we offer a variety of special promotions to residents of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties (valid identification required). All offers are valid on site only. Guests of local tri-county residents must pay regular admission prices.

Upcoming 2017 Events

July 1–September 2 (Weekend Schedule Varies)

Evenings by the Bay

Spend weekend nights with us this summer and enjoy reduced admission prices, live music and amazing food! After 6 p.m., locals pay special admission prices of $25 per adult (including seniors and students) and $15 per child.

December 2–10

Community Open House

Enjoy free admission during the Aquarium's annual Community Open House. Visitors must present a photo ID (student IDs also accepted) or proof of residence like a current utility bill at the Main Entrance.

Stay tuned for more 2017 event updates!

Past Events

March 24 (Event 7-10 p.m.; Doors Open at 6:45 p.m.)

An Ocean of Opportunity

Attention young professionals! Join us for this special 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 $15 for general public, $12 for members. Advance tickets are required and space is limited. Ages 21 and up.