Evenings by the Bay at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Join us for Evenings by the Bay! Extended summer hours until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays allow you to see the Aquarium in a whole new light.

Stroll our galleries with fewer people as you enjoy a glass of wine and listen to a variety of musical performances on Saturdays and live jazz from Monterey Jazz Festival musicians on Sundays.

In addition, enjoy sustainable bites in our Cafe, including brick-oven pizzas, fresh-tossed salads and desserts. All of our dishes feature the freshest, local ingredients sourced from Monterey Bay and the Central Valley.


July 4–Sept. 6

(Saturdays and Sundays)

Extended hours until 8 p.m.

Included with Aquarium admission
Please note that not all exhibits are available for viewing during these extended hours.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Tidepool Deck
Jazz at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Enjoy Music, Wine and More

Saturday, July 4
Monterey Acoustic Project—Rock, R&B, Soul
Estancia Wine (6–7 p.m.)
Monte's CSUMB Restaurant

Sunday, July 5
Kenny Stahl—Jazz
Estancia Wine (6–7 p.m.)
Monte's CSUMB Restaurant


Saturday, July 11
Rollin' & Tumblin'—Classic Rock, Blues

Sunday, July 12
Along Came Betty—Jazz


Saturday, July 18
Wharf Rats—Classic Rock, Blues

Sunday, July 19
Gary Meek and the DMSM Lab Band—Jazz


Saturday, July 25
Linda Arceo—Indie Originals
Estancia Wine (6–7 p.m.)
Baum & Blume Restaurant
Whole Foods Market

Sunday, July 26
Roger Eddy—Jazz
Estancia Wine (6–7 p.m.)
Whole Foods Market


Saturday, August 1
The Joint Chiefs—Funk, R&B, Soul
Bureo Skateboards
Ventana Surfboards
Patagonia

Sunday, August 2
Bill Spencer—Jazz
Bureo Skateboards
Ventana Surfboards
Patagonia


Saturday, August 8
Lillie Lemon—Indie Originals
Estancia Wine (6–7 p.m.)

Sunday, August 9
MJF County High School All-Star Band—Jazz
Estancia Wine (6–7 p.m.)


Saturday, August 15
Linda Arceo—Indie Originals

Sunday, August 16
Tim Jackson & Friends—Jazz


Saturday, August 22
Wharf Rats—Classic Rock, Blues
Estancia Wine (6–7 p.m.)

Sunday, August 23
David Morwood—Jazz
Estancia Wine (6–7 p.m.)


Saturday, August 29
Red Beans & Rice—Rock, R&B

Sunday, August 30
Julie Capili—Vocal Jazz


Saturday, September 5
Steve Ezzo & the Monterey Bay All-Stars—Rock, Funk, R&B
Estancia Wine (6–7 p.m.)
Whole Foods Market

Sunday, September 6
Paul Contos Big Band—Jazz
Estancia Wine (6–7 p.m.)
Whole Foods Market


Free Parking for Locals

The Cannery Row Parking Garage between Hoffman Ave. and Prescott Ave. is free for Monterey County residents after 4 p.m. You'll need a current driver's license with a "939" zip code. Enter on Foam St.

Hop Aboard the MST Trolley

The free MST Trolley is a great way to get to the Aquarium and avoid parking and congestion, all while being environmentally friendly—the wirelessly-charged electric trolley is pollution free! The route serves downtown Monterey, Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row and the Aquarium. It runs through Labor Day and operates daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends and holidays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Look for the green MST Trolley signs to board along the route!
Download the MST Trolley guide (PDF)


Sponsors


Comcast Spotlight
Estancia Wines
Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey County Weekly