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.

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

In addition, enjoy special guests, sustainable wines and tastings from local Seafood Watch restaurant partners. You can also purchase casual food that's perfect for the whole family 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 performances by these great musicians:

    • Saturday, July 4
      Monterey Acoustic Project - Rock, R&B, Soul
    Sunday, July 5
    Kenny Stahl - Jazz
  • 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
  • Sunday, July 26
    Roger Eddy - Jazz
  • Saturday, August 1
    The Joint Chiefs - Funk, R&B, Soul
  • Sunday, August 2
    Bill Spencer - Jazz
  • Saturday, August 8
    Lillie Lemon - Indie Originals
  • Sunday, August 9
    MJF County High School All-Star Band - Jazz
  • Saturday, August 15
    Linda Arceo - Indie Originals
  • Sunday, August 16
    Tim Jackson & Friends - Jazz
  • Saturday, August 22
    Wharf Rats - Classic Rock, Blues
  • Sunday, August 23
    David Morwood - Jazz
  • Saturday, August 29
    Red Beans & Rice - Rock, R&B
  • Sunday, August 30
    Julie Capili - Vocal Jazz
  • Sunday, September 5
    Steve Ezzo & the Monterey Bay All-Stars - Rock, Funk, R&B
  • Sunday, September 6
    Paul Contos Big Band - Jazz

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.

Catch the WAVE:

Catch the WAVE (Waterfront Area Visitor Express)! This free MST Trolley is a great way to get to the Aquarium and avoid parking and congestion. 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!


Sponsored by:


Comcast Spotlight
Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey County Weekly