September


Evenings by the Bay

When: September 5–6 (Sat.–Sun.)
6–8 p.m.
Spend summer evenings on the bay during our extended weekend hours until 8 p.m. See the Aquarium in a whole new light as you visit your favorite exhibits after the crowds, sip a glass of wine and savor sustainable bites. Enjoy musical performances by Steve Ezzo & the Monterey Bay All-Stars on Saturday night and Monterey Jazz Festival musicians Paul Contos Big Band on Sunday.
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Restaurant at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Member Night Dinner

When: Saturday, September 26
6:15–7:30 p.m.

Fee & reservations required

Join us for a special dinner this month in Cindy's Waterfront restaurant. The dinner is limited to Aquarium members; seating is limited. Adult price is $46 (plus tax and gratuity), and menu includes: Heirloom tomato tart, goat chevre, arugula, aged balsamic; warm baby squash salad, local black cod, maple sweet potato puree, beurre blanc; sweet corn popsicles. Child price is $20 (plus tax and gratuity), and menu includes: Crudité with ranch in mason jars; grilled chicken, mashed potatoes; chocolate cake. To make a reservation, please call (831) 648-4872 or e-mail lmigdal@mbayaq.org.
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Sculptures made of recycled plastics in the Ocean Travelers Plastics Gallery

Member Night: Plastics

When: Saturday, September 26
7–9 p.m.

Many people think that the biggest source of pollution in the oceans is oil spilled from ships, but most marine pollution is litter that starts on land. Join us for special programs and explore our exhibits during these quieter hours when we're open just for members and your guests. Member Nights are free for members and guest cards are honored. Registration not required. Please enter through the Main Entrance.
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October


Cooking for Solutions Sustainable Foods Celebration

When: Saturday, October 3
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Included with Aquarium admission

Learn how to live an ocean-friendly lifestyle and "Make It Sustainable" one meal at a time! Stroll through the Whole Foods Marketplace & Kids Zone, watch cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs and learn easy recipes to cook at home. Don't miss the 11:30 a.m. Kelp Forest feeding featuring Alton Brown as the underwater narrator, and the 2 p.m. Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award Ceremony honoring Anjali World, recording artist and ocean advocate.
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The Prelude with Sam Choy and Anjali World

When: Saturday, October 3
6–7 p.m.

Fee & reservations required

Gear up for The Party with Alton Brown with this Cooking for Solutions program, emceed by Nathan Lyon and featuring Chef Sam Choy and Anjali World, recording artist and recipient of our 2015 Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award. You'll enjoy a cooking demonstration, savor wine by The Hess Collection and get priority access to The Party afterward. Ages 21 and up.
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The Party with Alton Brown

When: Saturday, October 3
7–10 p.m.

Fee & reservations required

At this Cooking for Solutions event, join Alton Brown—along with more than 50 restaurants, wineries and breweries—for an evening celebrating ocean-friendly food and drink. Explore the Aquarium's award-winning exhibits, dance in the shadow of a whale in the Marine Mammal Gallery, feast on sweet and savory small bites prepared with sustainable ingredients, and sip wines and brews created using Earth-friendly methods. Ages 21 and up.
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Cooking for Solutions Sustainable Foods Celebration

When: Sunday, October 4
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Included with Aquarium admission

Learn how to live an ocean-friendly lifestyle and "Make It Sustainable" one meal at a time! Watch cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs and learn easy recipes to cook at home. Plus stroll through the Whole Foods Marketplace & Kids Zone for delectable tastings from local growers and food artisans.
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Member's halloween dinner

Halloween Dinner

When: Saturday, October 24
6:15–8 p.m.

Member event
Fee & reservations required

Start your evening with our special Halloween Dinner in Cindy's Waterfront restaurant and Cafe. Price includes dinner and a ticket to the Halloween Dance Party. The dinner is limited to Aquarium members; seating is limited. Advance reservations are required and tickets are non-refundable. To reserve your seat, call our Membership Department at (800) 840-4880.
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Members' Halloween Dance

Halloween Dance Party

When: Saturday, October 24
7–10 p.m.

Member event
Fee & reservations required

Put on your costume and join the skeletons and sea stars, black cats and bat rays for an evening of haunted activities and ghostly good times! Kids of all ages love this event featuring trick-or-treat stations, face painters, a DJ, stilt walkers and more. The Halloween Dance Party is limited to Aquarium members; children under three admitted free. To reserve your tickets, call our Membership Department at (800) 840-4880.
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December


Members' Holiday Dinner

Member Night: Holiday Dinner

When: Friday, December 4
6:15–8 p.m.

Fee & reservations required

Celebrate the season at our Holiday Dinner! You'll dine in Cindy's Waterfront restaurant and enjoy a fixed menu featuring seasonal selections. Dinner reservations are required and will be available in the fall.
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Ocean Discovery Storefront

Member Night: Holiday Event and Sale

When: Friday, December 4
7–10 p.m.

Help us kick off the holidays with a special Member Night featuring our Gift & Bookstore! Shop for unique holiday gifts, take part in special programs and enjoy local wines while strolling through the Aquarium at its festive best.
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